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Old 11-26-2017, 11:46 AM
 
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HDMI splitter on amazon ?

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_s...=3UNZ4KVC8W74M

I plan to get one - just not setup for it yet....
That works if you want to watch different displays at different times, or the same thing on multiple displays.
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Old 11-26-2017, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Kaliforneea
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Here is the link to the HP Envy 17 quickspecs.pdf Turn to page 6 thru 11, and walkthru all the ports, touching each one with your finger to confirm. Then you will know your HDMI from your DP from your USB 3.0 from your USB 3.1:
http://www.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02160120.pdf

There are at least 5 models of "HP Envy 17" on HP's website ranging from $750 to $1500. The car analogy would be: you and I both have chevy camaros. But yours is an automatic transmission, and mine's manual stick shift. I have a moonroof and you do not. But they are both camaros.
HP ENVY 17 Laptop / New Laptop Computers | HP.com Store

my opinion: Please DO NOT use an HDMI splitter. A splitter divides the bandwidth from one single input port, between two output ports, creating two identical fuzzy images on two monitors. People with only $14.95 to spend, might use a splitter and feel like they came out ahead, but it's the wrong answer to the question.

You asked for 2, side-by-side identical LCD monitors. I am running that, each monitor is 1920x1080, and you can extend the display to "one 3840 x 1080 desktop" if you are willing to spend the money to do this right. For a price of $95 ~ $199 (plus the cost of your LCD monitors+cables) you can have exactly what you ask for. I can only implore you to watch the Youtube link again, in post #3 above.
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Old 11-26-2017, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Here is the link to the HP Envy 17 quickspecs.pdf Turn to page 6 thru 11, and walkthru all the ports, touching each one with your finger to confirm. Then you will know your HDMI from your DP from your USB 3.0 from your USB 3.1:
http://www.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02160120.pdf

There are at least 5 models of "HP Envy 17" on HP's website ranging from $750 to $1500. The car analogy would be: you and I both have chevy camaros. But yours is an automatic transmission, and mine's manual stick shift. I have a moonroof and you do not. But they are both camaros.
HP ENVY 17 Laptop / New Laptop Computers | HP.com Store

my opinion: Please DO NOT use an HDMI splitter. A splitter divides the bandwidth from one single input port, between two output ports, creating two identical fuzzy images on two monitors. People with only $14.95 to spend, might use a splitter and feel like they came out ahead, but it's the wrong answer to the question.

You asked for 2, side-by-side identical LCD monitors. I am running that, each monitor is 1920x1080, and you can extend the display to "one 3840 x 1080 desktop" if you are willing to spend the money to do this right. For a price of $95 ~ $199 (plus the cost of your LCD monitors+cables) you can have exactly what you ask for. I can only implore you to watch the Youtube link again, in post #3 above.
now yer talkin!

Well, the $95 doesn't seem realistic for this little gem...
https://www.samsung.com/us/computing/monitors/
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