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Is it posssible to connect two external monitors using a single HDMI port, perhaps using a special adapter/splitter?

The two displays are currently connected to a desktop using VGA and DVI.

  • If your DVI is DVI-D, it can run dual displays. But if your computer has both HDMI and DVI ports, this is a great way to get two separate monitors. – Chris K Mar 19 '13 at 20:22
  • All I have is a HDMI port on my laptop. I wanted to replace my desktop at work with this laptop and still use my dual screens. I guess this won't happen. – Dominic Goulet Mar 19 '13 at 20:32
  • Ah, you can look into getting a docking station, but yeah, laptop graphics cards aren't as awesome as most desktop ones. – Chris K Mar 19 '13 at 20:42
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You should be able to with an HDMI splitter.

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You can get an HDMI Splitter and your computer will output to that splitter.

Your computer won't know the 2nd monitor exists. So as a result, you won't be able to make dual monitors out of it. Instead the 2 monitors will be a mirror display of each other.

  • Which means that it is pretty useless ;-) Thanks for the info! – Dominic Goulet Mar 19 '13 at 20:15
  • Right, but the other way around could be helpful- if you have multiple PCs and a KVM switch. – Gaʀʀʏ Mar 19 '13 at 20:47
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Yes, using an HDMI splitter, but it will only have one source (aka one display, not extended display).

  • Ok so the two monitors will actually display the exact same thing, without the ability to extend the desktop? – Dominic Goulet Mar 19 '13 at 19:26
  • Correct, all the device is doing it making two copies of the video for two wires, you will not be able to make the screen's show different things. – David Mar 19 '13 at 20:34

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