Use 1 HDMI output to connect 2 screens

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#1

Here’s the deal, I need to use a laptop with HDMI output to connect to 2 external monitors also with HDMI, and have extended desktop. The desktop starts at the laptop’s screen and goes through the external monitors.

Is that possible? How to?


#2

yes you need hdmi spliter not a switcher if you live m by a frys they have them if not here is some on amazon


#3

But with a HDMI splitter, the image will be the same on both external monitors, am I right? I need extended desktop, using notebook’s display + 2 monitors, to have maximum workspace.


#4

That isn’t possible over HDMI.

The only ports which support 1 output to multiple monitors (daisy chained) with unique images on the monitors is Thunderbolt or DisplayPort. It would have to supported by the GPU & computer as well as the monitors used.


#5

They do make USB video cards: https://smile.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_4_11?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=usb+to+hdmi+adapter&sprefix=usb+to+hdmi%2Caps%2C208