I'm in the planning stages of rewiring my house, and before I place an order on MonoPrice for the various wires and switches, I want to make sure I've thought this part through correctly and would appreciate any wisdom or guidance.
Below is a sketch of how I *think* everything should be hooked up, but I've never attempted a purely digital multi-monitor set up like this before.
Below the sketch I've listed the 3 scenarios in which I would use the dual monitor setup.
Is this the best way to go about setting this up? Or is there a better way to do this without involving a powered HDMI splitter? (which I know can be prone to failure)
Any pitfalls to be aware of when it comes to digital multi-monitor setups?
The hardware involved would be:
Video cards: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHZ 1 GB DDR5 HDMI/DVI-I/DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 11201-17-20G (1 HDMI output, 1 DVI output, 1 DisplayPort output)
HDMI switch: 4x2 True Matrix HDMI® Switch w/ Remote (Rev. 3.0)
Monitors: Asus VS247H-P 23.6-Inch Full-HD LED-Lit LCD Monitor (standard LCD monitors each with 1 VGA input, 1 DVI input, and 1 HDMI input)
Thanks for any advice or guidance, definitely appreciated.
The simultaneous DVI and HDMI has been possible for a few years now, on newer hardware motherboards. You can certainly do this on video cards, but any Core i3/5/7 should be able to too (with the right motherboards), except first generation i7s and higher numbered i5s.