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So at the end of August, I'm going to finally be buying my new PC, but there's a bit of a problem. I don't have a monitor, and I have 3 things that need a display. My Xbox 360, my PC, and my cable box. Right now I have my 32" TV hooked up to my cable box via HDMI, as well as my 360, hooked up via Component, and then I'm using a laptop.

So what I'm thinking about doing is (for now) getting just 2 of these monitors (I don't have enough money for the 3rd one at the moment).

I'll just set them side by side, and hook my PC up to the monitor with the GPU's HDMI port to my monitor's HDMI port. For the second monitor, I'll run my HD cable box via HDMI to the monitor's HDMI port. And then whenever I wanna play Xbox, I'll just unplug the cable box's HDMI and put in my 360's HDMI cable.

And then in the future, when I have my third monitor, I'll just use that as my Xbox's monitor. Each thing will have it's own dedicated monitor.

Does all that seem like it would work? Or am I just being paranoid over nothing?
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Instead of always having to unplug cables, why don't you get a switch? There are plenty to choose from:



This is the one that I purchased. I'm not necessarily saying this is the best one, but it does what I need it to, and the price was right.

I have one of these at home so I can use one of my desktop displays as a second monitor for my laptop on occaision. I do recommend multiple monitors as they make things much easier, both work and play, but hate having to move cables around unnecessarily.

Just my 2c worth...hope it helps,

Rich
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You should just get a HDMI KWM switch...
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