I am using both the HDMI and DVI port on my Plugable Docking Station. On the DVI Port I connected a AV Receiver with a FullHD projector 1920x1080px, on the HDMI port I connected a wide resolution monitor 2560x1080px. However, I get different results when DVI is plugged in and when it’s not, even while not being used (meaning I don’t display anything):
- When it’s plugged in I get just the FullHD resolution on my wide screen monitor.
- When it’s unplugged I get full support of 2560x1080 resolution.
I’m using Windows 10.
Why is the resolution reduced by just plugging in a device with lower resolution even though it’s not used? Is there any way around this?
Since I bought the docking station in order to avoid plugging and unplugging all the time, the reasoning to having bought the docking station narrows down significantly…
My short term solution is a HDMI splitter which I connect only to the HDMI port and always press a button on it to switch ports. This is not sufficient, since I’d like to use both the monitor and the projector at the same time without having disadvantages with the monitor’s resolution.
Thanks for any help!