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Trying to configure dual monitors using Splitter


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#1 EPL5906

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 04:19 PM

Hi, 

i am running a laptop with W-10 O/S.  Trying to configure 2 monitors...both HDMI connectivity.  Laptop has 1 HDMI port, so bought a splitter.....Cannot seem to configure windows to recognize both screens ???

What am I missing ??     :axe:       Might there be a setting in control panel?   

Thx.


Edited by Chris Cosgrove, 26 July 2017 - 06:29 PM.
Moved from Win 10 to External hardware.


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#2 Rocky Bennett

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 06:01 AM

It will not configure two screens with a splitter, it will only see one screen.


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Posted 27 July 2017 - 11:31 AM

To expound on what Rocky Bennett said, Windows will not recognize the monitors attached to the splitter.  As far as Windows is concerned the splitter is the attached monitor.  Even if you could get it to work the same image would be on both monitors.  You need a USB to HDMI adapter (or another video supported by the monitor) in order to use both monitors independently.  From that link, there are a few $80+ versions that will allow you to connect two monitors.



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Posted 27 July 2017 - 03:27 PM

Thanks to all that provided the "Excellent" advice !!!






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