Question Dual Monitor Problem

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I want to have dual displays so I can multi task better. My GPU on has 1 hdmi but has a VGA and both TVs only have hdmi. I have ordered a splitter and it mirrors my screen which I do not want. Could I use a HDMI to VGA cable instead? Have the HDMI to HDMI from one TV and HDMI to VGA in the other?
 

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You can use the VGA output but not with just a cable, certainly not an HDMI to VGA cable. You must look it for the direction the signal travels, computer to monitor, and get a VGA to HDMI converter. It will have a little box on it that converts the analog VGA from the computer to digital HDMI. So you'll have one HDMI to HDMI, and one VGA to HDMI through a converter box built into the cable.
 
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You can use the VGA output but not with just a cable, certainly not an HDMI to VGA cable. You must look it for the direction the signal travels, computer to monitor, and get a VGA to HDMI converter. It will have a little box on it that converts the analog VGA from the computer to digital HDMI. So you'll have one HDMI to HDMI, and one VGA to HDMI through a converter box built into the cable.
So could I just buy one of these? https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gold-Plated-Computer-Projector-Chromebook-Raspberry-1-PACK/dp/B075GZ8DX7/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?keywords=VGA+to+HDMI+converter&qid=1581432791&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEySE5ZNTUyVTQxS1Y5JmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwODA1ODcxMjFYMVQ2WDVYR1I5NSZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMjAyOTM1MjVHT1U2QjdUN081OCZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=
 
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Really new to all this in general so sorry for the amout of questions and thanks for the help. My monitor 1 would be HDMI to HDMI straight input to the computer. Second monitor would be hdmi to vga adapter then from the adapter would be vga to vga cable into the graphics card?
 

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