What you ate attempting to do would require HDMI In and very few PCs support this, especially the devices you're trying to use.... sorry won't work.Hi
I realise this is a basic question and probably a simple answer but I have been reading through the forum and trying to find the answer so hopefully someone can point me in the right direction? I have a new HP Pavilion PC with a Pavilion 24XW monitor - It has two HDMI ports on the back of the monitor. I want to try and hook my Surface Pro 4 up to it as a second monitor. I have a HDMI cable attached to the second HDMI port on the back of the monitor and that goes, via the converter, into the Surface Pro. The Surface Pro detects the monitor but I cannot get the PC to detect the Surface Pro and can't get either to share - duplicate the view (either way) or extend the PC's desktop.
Should the HDMI cable be going direct into the Monitor for this to work or should it go direct into the PC? or is it ok going into the second port in the back. I remember being show in the store a second screen attached this way and it did work - but this wasnt a Surface Pro. I have serached online but can't seem to find an answer anyone got any ideas?
Of course this may not be possible at all and I may just have to stick 'splashtop' which does work but there is a slight lag when using the pen which is a bit frustrating and was hoping HDMI cable would remove that? (if possible!)