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What I ended up doing: I first bought this Dell U4320Q 42.5-inch monitor and a $66 AIMOS HDMI KVM switch, but the KVM switch was a piece of junk and didn't work, so I'm returning it. Luckily, it turns out that this particular monitor gracefully handles switching inputs automatically: when I put one computer to sleep and wake the other one up, the monitor ...


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I saw somewhere that if I use DisplayPort instead of HDMI, I may have additional options, but I can't find any official documentation. It depends on the capability of the monitor, the cables and the converters. If, for instance your monitor supported HDMI spec 1.4 but you used an older cable certified with the 1.2 spec, you'd be limited to the refresh ...


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One solution: use external monitors connected to the monitor's audio out jack. Then you have volume control. If using headphones then add a headphone volume control pass through on the wire.


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I understood is that from HDMI to VGA, it does not send a signal since it is analog and it does not work. No. HDMI sends a signal, but as you've already noted, one is digital and the other is analog. The signal is there, but it may not be sufficient enough to be detected. My question is could I go from HDMI to DVI, then from DVI to VGA; would it work? ...


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The dock you have chosen should work perfectly well with your computer. Contrary to what the other answer given states, the dock is actually a Thunderbolt 3 AND a USB-C dock. As long as you use an appropriate Thunderbolt 3 cable (like the one that comes with the dock), it will use a full Thunderbolt 3 signal to communicate with your computer - not USB-C. ...


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The USB-C ports on most MacBook Pro laptops all natively output a DisplayPort signal. Most are Thunderbolt 3 though there are a few that are only USB with Alternate Mode display. So, when you go from that USB-C port to HDMI, you're converting the signals. That signal may stay high because the conversion isn't "clean." This is why I always ...


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Here are some basic rules about Thunderbolt and DisplayPort cables: Any Type C Thunderbolt 3 cable is also a USB-C cable. Only quality USB-C cables are also Thunderbolt 3 cables. In other words, avoid cheap ones. Thunderbolt 1 and Thunderbolt 2 cables, while they carry the mDP signal are not mini DisplayPort cables. mDP cables are not Thunderbolt cables ...


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Can I buy a USB-C to DVI cable and plug the USB-C side directly to the MacBook Pro USB-C port? Yes. This is exactly how you would do it. I would avoid using HDMI on your first monitor and instead opt for a pure DisplayPort to DisplayPort connection (the Thunderbolt ports natively output a DP signal). But if you must, use an active adapter for best results. ...


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According to EveryMac, the model numbers of your specific CPU are i7-6700HQ, i7-6820HQ, or i7-6920HQ, which all have Intel HD Graphics 530. The specs list the resolutions that you can expect to find with DisplayPort and HDMI. However, in reality you can possibly do better. For example, there are active USB C to HDMI 2.0 cables which allow 4k@60Hz on 2016 ...


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There are a couple paths you can take to solve this problem: A hardware only solution. It's simple to implement, strong and features and equally strong (high) on price. Software based KVM with some bodging to address the audio needs. If you can live with some manual switching of USB and audio, you've got a strong solution here. A Proper KVM Something ...


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