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

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May 2, 2014 2:05:45 PM

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?

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May 2, 2014 2:11:19 PM

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.

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This guy is just an HDMI splitter, but it should work for what you want.
http://www.amazon.com/HD-102-Powered-Splitter-Certified...

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May 2, 2014 7:15:38 PM

Thanks man! I had purchased this: http://www.amazon.com/Fosmon-HD1831-3-Port-Switch-Pigta...

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...



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May 2, 2014 10:48:22 PM

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.
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May 3, 2014 12:20:03 PM

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.


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May 3, 2014 5:55:17 PM

Of course, hope everything works nicely for you! :) 
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