Turning my laptops HDMI output to an input?

So my laptop has an output only HDMI port, and I also have a second monitor hookup. So I was wondering if I got a HDMI splitter would I be able to plug in something like my Nintendo Switch, and it would be output onto my second screen. My second screen is hooked up through a HDMI / VGA adapter, not sure if that s important.

2 Answers

  • Fulano
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Video input is a different story from video output, you need a specific video capture card to get video input, which I'm sure you can get USB devices that do that.

    But ya, like the other guy said, just hook both devices to the monitor rather than the laptop.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    No, you are thinking backwards.

    Put the splitter on the Monitor

    Then you can input from the Console, or the Computer as necessary.

    No problem of signal interference when the one not being used is turned Off.

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