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shivayl
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Shit! Fuck!
Today I broke the quarantine to buy an HDMI splitter.
Turns out the secondary monitor I have is old as fuck so I can not extend the display, only duplicate 🤦🏼‍♂️
50€ to the garbage.

At least I bought a big ethernet cable to plug it on my PC and now I have 120mbps instead of the 2/3 I had on WiFi

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  • 5
    wait so the splitter lets you extend displays as well? thought it only clones them
  • 5
    I don't think you can do that with HDMI. With DVI or DP you could.
  • 2
    Wifi is always slower than a good cable connection.
  • 1
    s/good/equivalent/
    it doesnt help to compare fibre with a shit wifi connection. with cable you usually get near the brutto-rate, with wireless its utopic.
  • 0
    @stop Wifi over 5Ghz is very close to having a cable.
  • 1
    @zemaitis every wireless technology, that has multiple indipendent senders, uses listen-before-talk to prevent two senders at the same time. Wired technologies detect two senders with an higher spike in the cable, often its simply not needed, since its point-to-point. Wifi is a shared medium.
  • 0
    @molaram
    Wait, I can't? How do I do it then?
    On my GPU I only have an HDMI and a DVI ports.
    I tried to add a monitor to my DVI, but it doesn't recognize the monitor (maybe it's the monitor?)
    I don't understand much about this, but I asked the guy that was selling it to me and explained that I wanted to extend to multiple displays and he gave me the splitter
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  • 1
    @shivayl You can use hdmi-dvi cables or adapters to plug both displays in the same GPU...I wasn't aware hdmi splitters let you extend, it's a bit more complex than splitting a signal symmetrically, but maybe some actually do offer this feature? def not at 50 bucks tho
  • 0
    @electrineer
    GeForce GTX 950
  • 0
    DVI + HDMI should be Fine, the Splitter is trash. Return it and claim your money because of false advertisement. A DVI>HDMI cable / adapter will work.
  • 0
    @dsteiner how tf is him not knowing a cocksucking false advertisement? does the splitter say "extend your displays" on the label?
  • 1
    @molaram he asked for advice on how to use two displays and the guy gave it to him.
  • 0
    @dsteiner my bad then didn't read the whole novel. fuck that guy then, you're right he should shove down his throat then.
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