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Question

external monitor switching between two input source

by km123456 / February 19, 2016 9:03 AM PST

Hi,

can someone please provide some pointer regarding this issue: i have an external monitor which i 1) sometimes want to connect to a laptop 2) sometime want to connect to a dvd player.

I can achieve this manually but every time I switch source i have to take out and reconnect wires. For instance for connecting monitor to dvd I switch to hdmi wires between dvd player and monitor. For connecting monitor to laptop I switch between vga wires between laptop and monitor.

Does there exist a switch such that everything remains connected and when i want i can toggle between laptop or the dvd player to provide output to the external monitor.

Thanks in advance.

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That would be a HDMI switch
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 19, 2016 10:02 AM PST

There are over 100 models up on Amazon and in stores. As to VGA there are VGA switch boxes but for the price I bought a monitor just for my laptop.

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I have never tried myself but...
by Oldartq / February 19, 2016 8:32 PM PST

what happen if you have both dvd and laptop hooked up to the monitor at the same time then just switch monitor input?

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