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I just bought a new laptop (lenovo Y50 to be exact) and with my old laptop I had two additional screens hooked up to it but with this new laptop, it only has one hdmi output cable but it has a NVIDIA gtx 860m which I know can support multiple monitors because I had the same card in my old laptop, I want to connect the two extra monitors into my new laptop but the one hdmi port is being quite the nuisance, Is it best to just buy a splitter and extend the resolution so it extends to both screens or is there a way to port both screens into the one hdmi port (or perhapse i could use a USB but i'd prefer not to). Also I could convert the hdmi to dvi and split that if it would be better, but i'm not sure if that would make a difference.

  • Splitting a video port sends the same signal to both monitors. If you want different content on the two monitors, you will need a second video port of some kind. – fixer1234 Dec 21 '14 at 6:27
  • @fixer1234 Well yeah but it's a laptop and it only has the one video port, so what should I do? – Mitchell Dec 21 '14 at 20:58
  • USB? WiFi device? Ethernet device? Something like Google TV? I don't know if any of the cable or satellite services offer a feature where you stream to your router or other interface and can than view it on your TV cable. The problem with a laptop is that there are limitations to what features you can add. Without re-engineering it, you are pretty much stuck with a solution that uses the existing connections. – fixer1234 Dec 21 '14 at 21:50
  • @fixer1234 Maybe USB would be the best way to go, I doubt it but I believe I saw somewhere that the Ethernet port could be used but I have doubts, can it be used? or should I just go with USB? – Mitchell Dec 25 '14 at 3:05
  • Most monitors don't have Ethernet ports. Using Ethernet would likely require using some other device to feed your monitor. Ethernet would just provide a network connection to that device. I've never used USB to directly connect a video signal so I don't know whether you need an additional device for this, also. You might need to do some Google research or perhaps someone more familiar with the options can offer some advice. – fixer1234 Dec 25 '14 at 3:29
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Lenovo offers a USB 3 Docking Station, having an additional set of ports. Two of them are DVI ports.

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