I want to use my Acer all in one (win8) as main screen and my HP laptop (win7) as a second screen for photo editing.
The Acer does not have VGA connector but has two HDMI one marked as 'HDMI IN' & one marked as out as 'HDMI Out'
The laptop has HDMI.
If I connect HDMI 'IN' to laptop HDMI the laptop screen expands to both computers but I cannot get it to work the other way around the Acer does not see/detect a second screen if I connect its HDMI Out to the laptop.
Where am I going wrong?
Does the Out have to be enabled somehow?
Thanks for looking.
Thanks, I reckon you are right I didnt think it out properly.
Would it have been the same if the Acer had VGA? (which it hasnt)
(Guess which idiot sold a very nice TFT monitor when he bought an All In One and now regrets it)
If I get another monitor with VGA is there a convertor from HDMI (at my PC) to VGA at the monitor.
Could buy an HDMI monitor but expensive waste when all I want to see on it are the edit tools/text of a photo editing program.