How Can You Split One Projector into Two Screens?

Is your budget small and your projection needs bigger? Well, having two or more projectors is not the only solution.

There is one economic solution that we have been practicing for decades. That solution is the split-screen feature.

As you can judge from the above-mentioned paragraph, using this feature you can have two, three, or even four screens using one projector.

Fortunately, splitting one projector into more screens isn’t that hard as well.

However, the experts suggest not to split into more than two screens as otherwise, the picture quality gets bad.

Therefore, splitting one projector into two screens would be a fine option.

How Can You Split One Projector into Two Screens?

You can have two screens either by

  • Using the split-screen feature
  • Without using the split-screen feature

Here’s how you can split screens both ways;

Splitting screen using the split-screen feature

Unfortunately, only a few projectors natively have a split-screen feature. If a projector has this feature, you would not have much to do.

Surprisingly, using the split-screen feature you can divide the screen two ways.

Spliting Screen Using Remote

1. Find the split-screen button on the remote

Most projectors come with a remote and a split-screen button. Therefore, take the projector’s IR remote and find the split-screen button.

2. Press and wait

All you have to do is press the split-screen button and within a few seconds, your mission will be accomplished.

3. Splitting screen without using a remote

If the projector’s IR remote does not have the split-screen button but has the split-screen feature, here is how you can do it the other way.

To head out on the mission you have to go to the projector’s menu first.

4. Explore and find the relevant options

As soon as you enter the menu, go to the settings option, there would be a split-screen option. Select the option and in a few seconds, you would witness a split-screen.

5. Splitting screen without using the split-screen feature

The best part of living in today’s world is that even if you do not have a certain feature, there is a solution for that. Therefore even if the projector does not come with the split-screen feature, you still have a solution.

6. Gather all the supplies

Since the projector does not come with the option, an HDMI switch is needed to resolve the issue.

By using the HDMI switch’s two inputs and one output option, you can split the screen into two.

7. Connect and get done

To split the screen using the HDMI switch, connect the two HDMI devices at the two different HDMI input ports.

By the time you would connect the devices, the HDMI switch would give you the split-screen option. Select the relevant option, you will have the screen divided as you want it to be.

What Do You Need to Know Before Splitting?

Well, splitting the screen into two, three, or even four can be helpful sometimes. However, it can also be disappointing sometimes as well.

What you need to know is that splitting the screen into two would drop the picture quality. Therefore, it wouldn’t be worth it.

In brief, the screen can be split into two easily. All you have to do is find and press the split screen button on the projector’s IR remote.

If there is no such option on the remote, you have to find the option in the settings. Unfortunately, if you can not find any split-screen option on the remote or in settings, you can get the option using the HDMI switch.

Author

  • Will Nob has extensive experience with Laser Projectors. His job was to assemble laptops and projectors for a famous company in the United States. Several of his articles and research papers have been published.

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