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Displays / Monitors

A monitor or a display is an electronic visual display for computers, usually comprised of the display device, circuitry, casing, and power supply. The display device in modern monitors is typically a thin film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) thin panel, while older monitors used a cathode ray tube (CRT) about as deep as the screen size. They are connected to the computer via VGA, DVI, DisplayPort, Thunderbolt, LVDS or other proprietary connectors and signals.

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I have a 60-inch plasma television connected to my laptop's docking station (port aggregator) by way of a USB-to-HDMI converter. In the following Settings dialog, it is identified as display number 3:

I have a subscription to where I use Mozilla Firefox to stream live and recorded content. So that I can watch the videos on the 60 inch screen, I select the USB to HDMI speaker for audio output…

 and then drag my browser over to the television screen (i.e., display number 3).

After logging in and selecting the video I want to watch, I get the following:

Although  I can hear the audio through the speakers connected to my computer, there is no video until I maximize the window…

I'm not sure why that is, but I can live with it. The real problem is that the audio is coming from my computer's speakers instead of the television's speakers. I'm not sure whether this is unique to the site or the way in which FlashPlayer is being called, but I don't have any problems routing audio through the USB-to-HDMI connection when watching YouTube videos.

By the way, for the purposes of preparing this question, I muted the audio on the tab. I use speech recognition to interact with my computer, and that was interfering with the process. Before anyone had an aha moment, I just thought I'd let you know.

While playing the video in full-screen mode on display 3, the taskbar on Display 2 looks like this:

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Right now we have multiple conference rooms with the same issue: multiple cables for every type of laptop to connect to the giant HDTVs for sharing their screen.  I want to eliminate cables and find the easiest way for our employees or even our customers/vendors to come in and easily share their laptop screen onto our Samsung TVs.  What is the best solution?  Thank you.
I have recently purchased a APC Back-UPS CS 500 to support a small system. I have a new Samsung CF390 curved monitor
but for the life of me cannot see how I can connect it so it is supported by the ups.

Does anybody no if there a way as there is no point in supporting the tower if the monitor will go off.

Thanks in advance
I am looking for a 24-27" 4K non-glare touchscreen monitor. Does anyone know of any?
External Display not working well on Toshiba C850 Laptop. it flickers and keeps disconnecting frequently. Also, changes resolutions by itself.

Windows 7 32bit & Windows 10 same issue
I tested the same display with other devices and working fine.
I already updated drivers from Microsoft and AMD,

Anyone Help, please
When I go into the monitor's onscreen menu, it shows my resolution as 3840x2160, 30Hz (connected via DisplayPort).
Next to that it shows 3840x2160, 60Hz (maximum).
Based on the information I've been reading, it looks like the Mac Mini can't do anything over 3840x2160, 30Hz so that makes sense.
However, when I go into SYSTEM PREFERENCES > DISPLAYS and choose "Scaled" for the resolution, I get only the following options:
- 2560x1440 (low resolution)
- 2304x1296 (low resolution)
- 1920x1080 <- this one is marked
- 1504x846
- 1280x720
I have an abundance of cables but nothing allows me to get this thing to 4K.  Dell doesn't support Apple's OS so they don't want anything to do with it but I've been reading online that THIS monitor is supposed to be one of the recommendations online for a budget 4K monitor.
Any help would really be appreciated.
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I have this huge screen sitting next to me.  Is it possible to utilize it as an extra remote computer.  Remote Desktop to it and see a large design blueprints?  Need a large screen to see design documents.  I see it has an Ethernet port.
Model 1597

Got this PC and it has a HDMI port and a VGA I think.

Can it display on two different monitors?

I want to know before ordering a second monitor for it.

So the goal - one monitor connected to the HDMI
The other to the other port

Its win 10 and the end user is having difficulty doing it but it may just be him and not the capability of the PC  

> He tries to connect an additional monitor via the HDMI port to a Display adapter port on a HP screen via an adapter and it doesnt work.  Long story. Please dont ask if possible :-)

So will this PC display to two screen or not?

If all else fails I will add an additional video card - but do I need to?  

I have a Dell OptiPlex 7050 - Core i7 7700 3.6 GHz - 8 GB - 1 TB, with 2 Display Ports, and an HDMI output port as well.
(There are no VGA ports available)
When connecting the HDMI monitor to the computer for the first time and powering it on, nothing appears on the display..
The monitor has power, is plugged into the HDMI port at the back of the computer, yet no output on the screen from the computer.. just a floating message from the monitor itself.. which proves that it's working...   (The monitor only has 2 HDMI inputs and nothing else to connect to the computer).

Can anyone assist with any suggestions?
Many thanks.
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I have a Dell Optiplex 980 SFF which was purchased from Amazon.  The  unit appears to be in good working order, EXCEPT for the "on-board" VGA port does not work - the unit came with a graphic card and now I know why.
> I removed the graphics card because it was running very hot and for this application that this workstation will be used, simple VGA will work just fine.
> Connecting to the on-board VGA port, there was not video during POST and after a time, I could hear Windows familiar chime when completing it's boot up.
> I started to troubleshoot.
> After having to deal with a dead CMOS Battery, I was able to configure the BIOS to use only the on-board Video (aka the VGA port) and after several attempts, the only way I can get Video at POST is with the graphics card.

So, I purchased a new(??) Optiplex 980 System Board (Which also had a dead CMOS battery, which I replaced with a new one) and low-and-behold, it TOO has a faulty VGA port.  So, now I have to ask myself...
> Am I doing something wrong?
> Is this a class issue with the Optiplex 980 SSF models?
> Was the second system Board a "used" one with the same problem?

So, I thought I would reach out to the nebulous and see if this is me or something else.

Inquiring minds need help....

Dumb question.  So I have a Lenovo ThinkPad 570 with two graphic adapters.
One Intel HD Graphics 620, and 2nd
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX.
They both show in a device manager.

When looking into the display adapters properties it shows that its using an Intel adapter.  So how exactly is the 2nd one being used?
Client purchased two new monitors for his office. One is an HP Pavilion 32q and the other is a UHD 4K 27" monitor. Both have only HDMI and displayport connections. He wants to use them in his office with computerts that only have VGA video capability. Is there an adapter that will work going from the VGA on the PC to either the HDMI or the Displayport on these monitors?

Thank you.

Hi, We have a 2016 Server running a DC an RDS server and have a few users that run Multiple screens over RDP and that all works good, one is a laptop with second screen and other two users have PC's. while working they have lets say email open on the one screen and excel on the laptop screen and while working on email, the application jumps to the laptop screen, this is also the case for the PC's the app jumps from the non default/main monitor(Local) to the default monitor... now in 2012 this never happened... the laptop or PC's have no power managment and are actively being used so not screen to sleep or pc sleep going on.. is this a new issue in 2016 and please can Microsoft have a look at this... new OS and silly issues dont go well together. Looking to resolve this as Client not happy having to chase apps over the screens.

I am a business person who works from home.

I am looking for a TV to use for TV/ Home Cinema and PC usage.

80% of the time this TV is used by my family for TV/ Home Cinema usage.

20% of the time this TV is used for PC usage.

I have been considering the FW-75XE9001 75" BRAVIA 4K HDR Professional Display.

I suppose any new TV would do for PC usage such as Ms Office, Internet, Video Conferencing etc., so what I am particularly interested in is getting the highest quality picture possible for the "Home Cinema" experience.
Thank you for your thoughts.

I am trying out an Acer CB281HK monitor.  When I hook it up, the display is a bit underwhelming, somewhat unsharp and fuzzy.  I wonder if I need a driver?  I went onto Acer's site and downloaded what I thought was a driver file, but when it opens it is just a notepad file and a ICC Profile. There isn't a driver installer. Anyone know what do with the ICC Profile or can you help me find a driver installer?
How many different monitors can be connected at one time to this Lenovo T450 docking station?

This docking station has the following monitor outputs on it:

- 2x DisplayPort 1.2*

- 1x DVI-D*

- 1x HDMI 1.4*

- 1x VGA*

How many unique video displays can be provided if a monitor is connected to each one of these video outputs?
We are looking for recommendations for a 32 inch monitor without any glare. Our engineers are doing design work all day and they state that every brand we get, there is always a glare.

If anyone has a recommendation for a 32 inch monitor without any glare, it would be greatly appreciated.
Hi Guys,

can i create a batch file which will change the screen resolution, screen positioning (multi monitor)? if this is possible can someone give me an example please?

i want to be able to setup about 4 to 5 icons which show a different setup for example (1 monitor + Laptop, 2 monitors + Laptop, 3 Monitors + Desktop). i want the user to simply click this button and the screens to adjust.

then we can make the batch file a default icon on each user image.

i also want to be able to have a revert button incase it all goes wrong for the user!

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What is the best port replicator to purchase so that I can connect my Lenovo T450 laptop to two monitors with Display port inputs?
I am sure this must be a common question but I can't find a good solution.

We have several meeting rooms, they all have smart TV screens with HDMI inputs for sound / audio.

Our issue is they are used by external people presenting from a wide range of hardware / software.

If someone has a direct HDMI output it works great, then someone with a MAC / droid tablet / mini HDMI / display port / VGA etc turns up and it is time to dive into a sack of adaptors!

I have tried apple TV, Chrome Cast and my trusty sack of adaptors but all of them require someone technical to be there for the inevitable issues.

What I really need is a solution that lets me display a device screen over WIFI with a self contained application (no install) I am looking at teamviewer or something similar but ony the very large screens have a PC behind them.

Can anyone PLEASE recommend a hardware or software solution that will translate all inputs into a HDMI TV.

Thanks in advance
Bubbles move from the bottom to top making an click impossible. I have disabled the touch screen and it works fine after that but as soon as we reboot it enables again. I need a permanent solution to turn off touch. I've done a lot of trouble shooting with no luck.

Right click Start and select Device Manager,
Expand Human Interface Devices,
Right click HID-compliant touchscreen,
Select Disable device.

Problem is it enables at reboot.

I also Factory restored to see if it was software and same issue. So I think the hardware is bad. Now can I unplug touch? Or is this a whole part replacement? Warranty of course is over so no help from HP. Seems to be a common issue of recent that has plenty of forum requests but no other solutions available then disable in Device Manger (again a temp solution)...

i have a old crt and i have cutted the old vga cable and i want to join anew monitor vga cable how can i do it
I am converting a garage into a room I will use for combination purposes.  Mostly it will be a home cinema. But as an ICT  business owner I will use it the odd time as a meeting room where I will be using MS Office, the Internet, etc. I will also use it as a training room as I train people but only once in a while. 15% meetings. 15% training. 70% Home Cinema. I have ordered the new & relatively low cost 4k Projector  Optoma UHD 65 plus a Motorised Screen for approx  $/€ 3,500.  However, I am becoming confused if I should just have ordered a 75" TV.  I can no longer see the benefit of a projector other than that the motorised screen will roll up revealing a Dry Erase board or a smart board,  as wall real estate is scarce that might be handy. I could also get a larger display, but I could live without that.  However a flat screen TV would be more compact,  might provide far more features on its remote control than a projector would,  has a better quality display, no consumables, doesn't need the room to be darkened etc.  Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.  Robbie.
Weird thing.  Every time I undock the laptop and dock back my screens switching from 1 to 2 and 2 to 1.  
Two screens connected with docking station with mini-display to displayports.   So every time it happens I just swapping monitors in display settings and problem fixed.

At least one other user has reported the same annoying issue.   Also Lenovo laptop and similar docking station.

Anyone had that or any ideas?  Thanks.

Displays / Monitors

A monitor or a display is an electronic visual display for computers, usually comprised of the display device, circuitry, casing, and power supply. The display device in modern monitors is typically a thin film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) thin panel, while older monitors used a cathode ray tube (CRT) about as deep as the screen size. They are connected to the computer via VGA, DVI, DisplayPort, Thunderbolt, LVDS or other proprietary connectors and signals.