Issues with Dell XPS 8500 and Epson Projector
Posted on 2013-01-11
Having some issues with a new Dell XPS 8500 Win7 Pro 640bit desktop. The desktop has a DVI/HDMI video card as well as VGA on board.
What I am trying to do is use a Samsung TV as our monitor in a board room. That works perfectly with HDMI. Next, I have a Epson projector that we would like to use for certain presentations that use Excel / Word documents as the text is to small on the tv for the whole room to see.
I am plugging the Epson projector in to the XPS 8500 via VGA Cable. When I do that, I have the Samsung setup as main display in the display properties but it is being identified as #2 display. Epson PJ is #1 and then it is picking up a #3 display as being display device on VGA.
I am unable to just duplicate my main display onto the epson display. I can extend the desktop to the Epson just fine but that is not what we want to do. We need to have it just duplicate the desktop to both display devices.
Any ideas? And why is it listing three display devices when I only have two? How the heck do I get the Samsung tv back to display #1 even with the projector plugged into the desktop via VGA? It's like the projector is trying to take over.