Almost every one of us uses an HDMI cable as it has the capacity for transmitting high-quality sounds and videos. But the problem arises when we find that there is a single HDMI port on the pc and we want to connect 2 monitors. So, the question arises now, can you run 2 monitors with 1 HDMI? Although it may seem an impossible task, the answer is yes, we can. No matter how many HDMI ports the computer may have but still you can connect not only two but even multiple monitors too. As you read below, you will get to know how to do it.
HDMI Ports And Their Advantages
Each electronic device such as pcs and laptops is manufactured having at least one HDMI port. An HDMI port serves multiple uses. A few of them have been mentioned below.
- The current 2.1 HDMI cables are one of the fastest. It can transmit data with an approximate seed of 48 Gbps.
- A more smooth image and video content are displayed on our external monitors now as the HDMI cables have a refresh rate of 120Hz.
- The high bandwidth of the HDMI ports is perfect for gaming and so it can support various consoles.
- We can also connect our music systems and home theater with the HDMI cable and enjoy high-quality output.
How To Run 2 Monitors With 1 HDMI
- HDMI Splitter: Get an HDMI splitter that has 1 HDMI In and 2 out along with a splitter with multiple ports. And then follow the steps.
- Put the HDMI cable into the output port of your pc.
- Put the other end into the input port of the splitter
- Connect the other HDMI cable to the HDMI-IN of the external monitor. And the opposite end to the output port of the splitter.
- Use a third HDMI cable to connect the second monitor following this same procedure.
Having done that you will find that both the external monitors will be running the same screen on which your pc is playing.
- HDMI Adapters: The adapters extend the display. Follow the steps for connecting.
- Connect directly the first monitor to the HDMI-OUT of the pc.
- Now check the devices and get an adapter accordingly. If the pc has a VGA port and the monitor has HDMI then use HDMI to VGA adapter.
- Connect one end of the VGA cable to the output port of the pc and the other to the input port of the adapter.
- In the HDMI-IN of the monitor connect one end of the HDMI cable. And the other end to the adapter’s HDMI-OUT port.
Having done that, verify with the displays. Bot the monitors will be in the extended mode. It shall display all that it is running on the pc.