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Switch 1 PC, 5 individually selectable displays (HDMI)

Discussion in 'Audio/Video' started by Alex Dias, Dec 13, 2017.

  1. Alex Dias

    Alex Dias New member

    This is the reverse of what KVMs are typically used for.
    I am looking to have 1 PC capable of switching its HDMI video output to any of 5 displays attached to a KVM switch or splitter.

    This is for a lab set up where we need to test video output to different screen manufacturers. We do not require that the displays show content on more than 1 display simultaneously.

    While I see that HDMI switchers typically have 1 HDMI output and various inputs (typically the output is for a display, inputs are for PCs or other sources), I am not sure whether I can do the reverse of this and use the inputs as connections to each display monitor and the output port as the primary video connection the PC.

    I see various products on your site, but unsure which will do this. The switch/splitter must allow the ability to select which output the video would go to.
  2. KVMGalore Expert

    KVMGalore Expert Staff Member

    Since you have only one PC and looking to only control the PC's video-output, you don't need a KVM.

    You could use an HDMI video splitter, but such a device will send the video to all of your screens simultaneously.
    The ability to select the screen to which a video signal is set is typically built-in to matrix video switches. In your case you will have only one video source (your PC), but such a matrix switch will allow you to send the video to one screen at a time, and control which screen the video is sent to.
    You might want to take a closer look at these models:

    Hope this helps!
    We welcome your questions - please come back and ask us anything, anytime, or just offer your feedback.

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