Windows 10: HDMI splitter/switcher for 2 PCs wanting to use 2 screens

Discus and support HDMI splitter/switcher for 2 PCs wanting to use 2 screens in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; OK, I have at my office table 2 PC's and I have 2 - 32" 1440p monitors. I currently have it setup that each PC has it's own screen. But I would like... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by g725s, Jul 12, 2019 at 5:07 PM.

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    HDMI splitter/switcher for 2 PCs wanting to use 2 screens


    OK, I have at my office table 2 PC's and I have 2 - 32" 1440p monitors.

    I currently have it setup that each PC has it's own screen. But I would like it if there was an HDMI splitter/switch that would allow me to switch to that either PC could have dual monitor setup. Not at the same time of course as that would seem impossible.

    Is there such a switch/splitter? Each PC only has one HDMI imput, at this point anyway. I believe the monitors have 2 HDMI jacks

    :)
     

  2. Looking for a good HDMI 2-n-1 Splitter...

    Spoiler: You want a switch, not a splitter The problem with HDMI is HDCP which prohibits splitting in the normal sense. The micro packets have to be decoded, then re-encoded with HDCP before sending them out.


    I don't have this but I'm a sucker for StarTech hardware so this is what I'd go with:
    http://www.startech.com/AV/Splitter...o-Splitter-with-Audio-USB-Powered~ST122HDMILE

    It explicitly mentions HDCP so I expect zero problems with it. You should be able to get it from another retailer (like Amazon) for cheaper.
    Here's StarTech HDMI Switches. Of those, I'd go with either of these:
    Cheap (Auto + Button)
    High Quality (Auto + Button + IR)

    I don't have any of the aforementioned products but I have been using a StarTech KVM for the last 8 years. The build quality on the "high quality" one above looks to match my KVM.
     
    FordGT90Concept, Jul 12, 2019 at 5:09 PM
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  3. HDMI Splitter

    A splitter will not work it only shows the same image on two screens.

    Your graphic card needs to have 2 HDMI ports.
     
  4. HDMI splitter/switcher for 2 PCs wanting to use 2 screens

    Issue HDMI Splitter(1 male to 2 female). Working,but not really

    I am using a HDMI splitter (1 male to 2 female,the one in the image) to display the same image on 2 monitors,both with a 1080p resolution.One of them a graphic tablet display,the other a regular monitor.


    HDMI splitter/switcher for 2 PCs wanting to use 2 screens 08473b7f-21ad-4fde-be0b-accd25698fd4?upload=true.jpg


    I was able to get it working,but once one of these scenarios occurs ,the resolution changes into 640x(and stays locked in the settings,I can not change it.)

    • one of the monitors is turned off.
    • male HDMI which is plugged into the computer is unplugged ,and plugged back up again.
    • When the computer goes into standby.
    Basically the computer can't seem to save that state,and turns to 640x



    The only solution I found is to manually ,disconnect the graphic display tablet from the splitter,leaving only the monitor connected to the splitter.Then disconnecting the splitter from the computer and connecting it back in.After that connecting the graphic
    display tablet to the splitter.

    Doing this is quite the unnecessary hassle.

    So my question is,if there's a way to save the 1080p state,and not having it changing the display resolution every time the monitors are turned off.

    Thanks in advance
     
    PedroFerreirasSquasar, Jul 12, 2019 at 5:09 PM
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