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Windows 7: Use HDMI and DVI on same monitor.

05 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 8 Pro x64 with WMC
 
 
Use HDMI and DVI on same monitor.

I know that it's possible to use 2 inputs on the same monitor, as I have done iw tiwh DVI and VGA before. I want to hook up my Xbox 360 to the monitor via HDMI and my computer via DVI. Whenever I do this though, and try to switch between inputs using the button on the monitor, I don't get a signal. I'm just wondering if it's a limitation of my GTS 250. Any help is appreciated. Specs are below.

Brian

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05 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blackroseMD1 View Post
I know that it's possible to use 2 inputs on the same monitor, as I have done iw tiwh DVI and VGA before. I want to hook up my Xbox 360 to the monitor via HDMI and my computer via DVI. Whenever I do this though, and try to switch between inputs using the button on the monitor, I don't get a signal. I'm just wondering if it's a limitation of my GTS 250. Any help is appreciated. Specs are below.

Brian
HDMI and DVI are both digital and your monitor probably is only able to switch between analog (VGA) and digital so you cannot switch between HDMI and DVI>>> That's my guess.
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05 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 8 Pro x64 with WMC
 
 

Hmm...yeah, that does make sense. If that's the case, it really sucks, but I guess I'll just have to live with switching the HDMI cord back and forth.
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05 Jul 2010   #4

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

I believe a monitor that sees a signal from DVI wants to treat the HDMI as audio. We had up to 8 PC's (servers, work stations and PC's) hooked to one monitor through a switch, it had connections for 8 PC's video, keyboard and mouse, we simply pressed the button for which one we wanted. There are also 2 place switches for 1 monitor shared between 2 PC's but they use VGA so you would need a DVI to VGA adapter for the PC and an HDMI to VGA adapter for the Xbox and it will work.
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05 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 8 Pro x64 with WMC
 
 

Hmm, alright, well thanks for the info guys. Guess I'll just use the old unplug and replug method for now, until I can get a switch. Rep for ya both.
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05 Jul 2010   #6

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Hey thanks, this is smallest footprint one I could find the DVI-VGA and HDMI-VGA are everywhere so I didn't search for them. Amazon.com: Linxcel 2-Port SVGA VGA ELECTRONIC Monitor Switch: Everything Else
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