03-15-2020 09:39 AM
I have a HP Pavilion laptop 15-cc5xx and am looking for a docking station that will handle 2 HDMI monitors. Not sure which docking stations will work with this laptop so any recommendations would be helpful. Thanks.
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03-15-2020 10:50 AM - edited 03-15-2020 10:51 AM
The USB-C port is not Thunderbolt and does not carry an alt-DP video signal so you will have to use a usb dock with what is called DisplayLink technology. It converts a usb signal to video. So you need a DisplaylInk USB-C or USB 3 dock with dual HDMI.
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03-28-2020 11:16 AM - edited 03-28-2020 11:19 AM
Sorry if the question sounds dumb.. but can I connect 2 HDMI screens? I see only 1 HDMI port in addition to the DVI.
03-28-2020 11:48 AM - edited 03-28-2020 11:50 AM
DVI and HDMI are very similar except DVI just doesn't carry audio so for two HDMIs you have to use a DVI to HDMI adapter.
I got a drawerful of these things as they are often packed with video cards:
As far as clarity there will not be any real difference between a USB-C DisplayLink and a USB 3 DisplayLink. Given a choice I would take a USB-C as it has a little more bandwidth so theoretically video may not be quite as choppy. You might get a little fade and chop trying to run 2 FHD monitors through a DisplayLink dock.