What cables are needed to connect two monitors?
If your monitor and laptop or PC have one or two HDMI ports, you just need a single HDMI cable. If you want to connect two monitors but only have one HDMI port, use an HDMI splitter. Be sure that the splitter has the same refresh rate as the HDMI cable.
What happens if I connect two monitors with HDMI?
For example, if you have a desktop computer connected to two monitors with an HDMI splitter, you will see the same image duplicated on each screen. You will not be able to extend the display.
Do you need 2 HDMI cables for 2 monitors?
Sometimes you have only one HDMI port on your computer (typically on a laptop), but need two ports so that you can connect 2 external monitors. In this case: You can use a 'switch splitter' or 'display splitter' to have two HDMI ports.
Do you just need and HDMI cable for a monitor?
Generally speaking, today, we recommend using an HDMI cable. With higher quality displays, you may want to use a DisplayPort for higher refresh rates.
What is the best way to connect a second monitor?
And then click identify. Step 5 match the physical arrangement of the monitors by dragging the monitor. Icon then click ok step 6. Arrange the displays on a mac by clicking system preferences.