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Setting up 3 monitors on a PC - with an HDMI switcher

Hey All - thanks for the help (computer noob here)

I currently have a dual monitor setup for my PC. The graphics card has an HDMI and DVI port, both of which are used on the two monitors. I have a TV close-by which I want to connect to the computer. Unfortunately there is no 3rd HDMI port, (and the graphics card can not support 3 displays at once). Is there a box I can buy which can switch the display between 1 of the monitors and the TV (so I can either have 2 monitors going, or 1 monitor and 1 TV). Or is there another way to support 3 displays?

Thanks!
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    There are in fact masses of switches out there that do exactly what you're looking for. Just look on google or amazon for an HDMI switch.

    EDIT:

    This guy is just an HDMI splitter, but it should work for what you want.
    http://www.amazon.com/HD-102-Powered-Splitter-Certified-Support/dp/B005HXFARS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1399065389&sr=8-1&keywords=hdmi+splitter+2+out
  2. Thanks man! I had purchased this: http://www.amazon.com/Fosmon-HD1831-3-Port-Switch-Pigtail/dp/B008GVOVK0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1399083258&sr=8-2&keywords=hdmi+splitter

    and for some reason it didn't work - nothing would happen. Are these very different?

    DarkSable said:
    There are in fact masses of switches out there that do exactly what you're looking for. Just look on google or amazon for an HDMI switch.

    EDIT:

    This guy is just an HDMI splitter, but it should work for what you want.
    http://www.amazon.com/HD-102-Powered-Splitter-Certified-Support/dp/B005HXFARS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1399065389&sr=8-1&keywords=hdmi+splitter+2+out

  3. They are VERY different, yes.

    If you read that guy you purchased, it takes three input signals and switches between them for a single output. It's for TVs that only have one or two HDMI ports, so that you don't have to plug and unplug things.
  4. Ahh okay thanks man. I think I'll get the thing you sent over to me. Appreciate your help!!!

    DarkSable said:
    They are VERY different, yes.

    If you read that guy you purchased, it takes three input signals and switches between them for a single output. It's for TVs that only have one or two HDMI ports, so that you don't have to plug and unplug things.
  5. Of course, hope everything works nicely for you! :)
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