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Needing to connect two LCD monitors to my laptop


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#1 happydude

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 12:59 PM

I have a Compaq v6000 laptop that I want to hook-up two LCD monitors. Will a VGA Y splitter do the job? This is an example of one:
VGA Splitter link

Compaq v6000 review
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#2 ClePto

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 01:26 PM

VGA splitter will work but you need to take a couple things into account.

VGA splitter "sometimes" degrade the signal and I have seen them not work properly.
Your external LCDs will be clones of each other.

If you wanted a triple monitor setup with your laptop and the two externals to each have their seperate displays you would have to look at something like this here.

http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/products/gxm/dh2go/\

Let me know what you think.

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 01:48 PM

Wow! Thanks for the heads up on the Matrox option. I will definitely look into it. If purchased I will update this post.
Cheers!

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 09:33 AM

See my reply in this thread
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...p;#entry1157723

Might be something you can use.
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