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Hdmi to Displayport/Mini Displayport

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by football101, Dec 5, 2013.

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  1. football101

    football101 Thread Starter

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    Are there any adapters to do this or ways to do this? I can't seem to find any.

    I am buying new monitors, the dell u2414h. Now, while this does have hdmi, I will be connecting multiple monitors together to extend the display from the laptop to give me multiple screens. The problem with this is that it only works if you use displayport and not hdmi, so I need a way to convert the hdmi to displayport or mini displayport.

    I will primarily be using these monitors with my laptop that has displayport, so that is why I am getting these monitors and that won't be a problem. I will most likely hook up other laptops to the monitors and hdmi is way more common from what I have seen on laptops than displayport and is why I need a way to go from hdmi to displayport or mini displayport.

    Any ideas? Thanks.
     
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    You can't, HDMI does not support daisy chaining in the manner that DisplayPort does and you can't use a simply adapter to go from HDMI to DisplayPort and get the features of DisplayPort.
     
  3. football101

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    I knew that hdmi didn't support daisy chaining, but I thought there might be some way to convert the hdmi signal to displayport. Tons of other converts, so I thought there had to be one for this as well. Probably not very common to go from hdmi to displayport. Thanks for the help.
     
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