1. Joined : Aug 2016
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    Windows 10
       06 Aug 2016 #1

    Use Laptop as Secondary Monitor WITH HDMI CABLE


    I have two laptops, both of which have HDMI ports. Is there any software that will use the HDMI cable to make one of my laptops act as a secondary monitor? I don't want any software that requires a network connection because I'm going to be in college.
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  2. Joined : Jun 2016
    Posts : 1,386
    Win10 1607
       08 Aug 2016 #2

    not that I am aware of (doesn't mean it aint out there somewhere? ) but as far as I know the Video port on most laptops are Video Out only , just get yourself a cheap LCD or TV to run off the HDMI on the better of the two laptops.
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  3. Joined : Aug 2014
    Forever West
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       08 Aug 2016 #3

    Kbird said: View Post
    not that I am aware of (doesn't mean it aint out there somewhere? ) but as far as I know the Video port on most laptops are Video Out only , just get yourself a cheap LCD or TV to run off the HDMI on the better of the two laptops.
    Agreed. Most Desktops also are Video Out only. The premise of the output ports on Notebooks is to use with larger monitors and/or projectors for displaying to attendees at seminars, business meetings, churches, etc..
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  4. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,870
    Windows 10 Pro
       08 Aug 2016 #4

    You would have to use something like this that takes a HDMI input and streams it out via USB:
    HDMI Video Capture Device | Video Converters | StarTech.com
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