Hi there! I’m hoping for some helpful advice.
I’ve got two laptops that support HDMI out and thunderbolt / usb-c out (so meaning, DisplayPort 1.2). The laptops are Lenovo ThinkPad T470s and a Dell XPS15. Both these laptops support daisy-chaining the two DP monitors I have in the office, (daisy-chaining, meaning Multi-Stream Transport (MST) ).
So, it seems simple. A DisplayPort KVM would work there.
But, actually, I would like the KVM to work in my home setup as well (especially since I don’t know when I’ll see my office again), and at home I just have a single HDMI monitor. Now, DisplayPort and HDMI are two totally different signals. Can I use a convertor cable and expect it to work? Is there a KVM that offers HDMI output as well as DisplayPort? Or is the KVM fancy enough to “sense” that there’s a HDMI monitor and change the signal?
Or should I step out of magical christmas land and just buy two different KVMs for the two locations?
Would appreciate your advice!