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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.

I have a Lenovo X1 Carbon that was working fine until recently being update to Win 10 1903. Everything tested so far has been fine except the 3CX Soft Phone client. It will not display on the builtin monitor. If I attach another monitor, set the monitor as primary, then it will display on the second monitor. I can drag the Soft Phone to the builtin monitor and it will display fine. Once I disconnect from the monitor and restart the Lenovo I cannot see the Soft Phone. I have tried many screen resolutions and nothing seems to alter that. The builting monitor is using Intel graphics drivers. I have updated them and still no good.

This is a touch screen display. The X1 with the issue is 2nd gen. I have a seventh gen X1 (non-touch screen) and it is working fine. Same OS - Win 10 ver 1903
I currently have an Nvidia Quadro P2000 card, and I am installing (2) 50" 4K monitors, that require a 40' HDMI cable.
My video card is Displayport, and I don't want to have to have an adapter from Displayport to HDMI, so i've been looking for
Display port to HDMI 40' that does 4K and I can't find any.

Should I change my video card and go with a video card that is HDMI?   If so, what would be a good one that supports 5 or 6 monitors, full 4K resolution?

I'm thinking at this point, I might just try a 40' HDMI cable with a Display port adapter, but the HDMI cable will be in the wall, so I can't replace it if this
setup doesn't work.

Any suggestions?
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Hello and Good Morning Everyone,

           I wish to add a third HDMI device to my VIZIO television, but, it only has 2 HDMI ports.  That said, I am wondering if there is a device which can be hooked up to my television which would extend or add HDMI ports.  In concept, it would be similar to a USB hub.  But, I am unsure if such a device exists for HDMI interfaces.  

           Any shared thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

           I look forward to hearing back from everyone regarding this question.

          Thank you

Any alternatives to Teamviewer that allows for dual monitors?   I need to setup a user to be able to connect from her home desktop (Windows 10) using dual monitors to her work desktop (Windows 7 Pro) to use her dual monitors there.   We're a very small company and the cost of Teamviewer is out of our budget.   Anyone successful out there without breaking the bank?

We have a user that has a burned in image on his ThinkPad W530. The example is below and right near the cursor you can see writing and what looks like a bar going across the screen. We have changed the background and to different pictures but this is burned into the screen. Is there anything that can fix it besides swapping the screen out?

  Wondering if anyone knows if this Privacy filter also has anti-glare properties as well?

3M™ Framed Privacy Filter for 20" Widescreen Monitor
Mfg.Part: PF200W9F

Client is dissatisfied with the quality of text and images on an HP desktop, Windows, with stock graphics and an entry level 21-25" monitor.
She is used to working with MacBook Pro with Retina display, and the Windows text and graphics is pixelated in comparison.

She has employees that use the HPs and Windows and work they produce in MS Office and even the text in Outlook doesn't pass muster as they are sending to clients. It becomes worse when they take screen shots and then enlarge them.  

Is an add-on graphics card the Windows answer to approximate a retina display on Mac, or does the monitor matter as well?  They also use a remote appliance from Sonicwall that does portal based RDP to connect to desktops in their main office.  Scrolling can be slow and erratic, as well as making the video quality even worse.
Will RDP sessions replicate the quality of text and images across the internet?  What minimum equipment is needed to improve the overall situation?
3 Monitor Setup Question

So I just purchased a Lenovo P330 Low Profile ThinkStation. I want to run 3 monitors, on board I have 2 displayports and 1 HDMI.. Any recommendations on using the onboard graphics to accomplish a 3 monitor setup?

I have some computer at work that has 2 to 3 screen a today when I arrived I have some users that got just one screen showing the login. The other monitor was not working despite being ON. All monitors we are HP new and old ones. We use Windows 7 pro.

Can you please advise?
Device ManagerHi,

 I have a DELL Latitude E5570 laptop. It had Windows 7 and I upgraded it to Windows 10 today, but the problem is that the LCD screen display nothing when it boots.
 I can see DELL logo and Windows 10 Log (4 small squares), but I don't see the logon screen.
 However I can connect to that computer remotely using Spalshtop software or Remote Desktop program.
 in Device manager, there are yellow marks on Video Drivers. I downloaded latest video drivers and chipset program and installed them all, but I can't get rid of these yellow marks.
 When I connect the laptop to an external monitor using HDMI cable, nothing is displayed on the external monitor.
 Can you help?
My work 2 laptops desktop backgrounds keeps randomly turning black.  It's hurting my eyes b/c it flashes. HP says it happens when security or legal remotes in, but I checked on that and that's not happening.  I have Stardock Fences installed, too as my icon management app.  This is on Win 10 and it's up to date.
thank you,
I am having an issue a workstation connected to two monitors one of them being a TV. We have a smart TV mounted on the wall of one of our rooms for presentations. The input to the TV is controlled by a small video controller in our datacenter which in turn connects to the HDMI connector on the workstation in the data center. The workstation has two video outputs. The other output, which is VGA goes to the KVM. I want to use the KVM to connect to the workstation to control what's displayed on the TV. It's a window 10 so I have it set for multiple displays. The VGA output is erratic and keeps flashing on and off. If I go to the display settings and select an option and try to make a change it keeps going back and forth between the main display screen and the selection I make but the display does not stay stable long enough for me to make any changes. I want to display the same content on both.
I am using an LG monitor model # 24EN33 which has worked well for me for some years now. Picture is great.

But there's a setting I'm missing or SOMETHING that is eluding me that drives me nuts.

When I walk away from my desk, after a short period of time (I estimate 15-20 minutes or so), the monitor shuts itself off. The computer is still on. If I hit the on/off button on the monitor, it comes back and the screen display is the same one I had before it went off.

I have looked through the LG manual for this monitor and just can't seem to find the info that I need to STOP the monitor from shutting off as I have described.

What am I not seeing here?

(No pun intended!)
When I turned my AIO dell on this morning, the monitor was solid green. No text, no beeping..nothing. I tried unplugging the power to it for 15 sec. then a second time for a full min. I also tried unplugging all peripherals and then restarting it. Still green. Any thoughts?
Vizio P55-F1

Connected HDMI direct to Dell laptop (e5590)
WD15 port replicator usbC connection
laptop Windows 10, 8gb, SSD 500gb
TV is extended display

When moving windows to the TV, the lag is very noticeable especially in the mouse trying to click on objects like menus or links.

Tried all HDMI ports trying to match Hz I/O
Tried multiple HDMI cables
Vizio Picture setups - tried all - standard, vivid, game, computer and tweaked options within these in the advanced options.

Tried to change the display properties in display settings to match the screen refresh rates.  Window 10 does not recognize the actual device thus Windows uses a generic Dell driver.  Only 2 options for refresh rates.

Any ideas or experience with this?  Do it all the time with other TV sets and never experienced it.

after all i've tried, my options are:

Find a setting in the "Picture" settings on the Vizio that matches and fixes issue.
Bypass the WD15 port replicator and directly into the laptop
Load a compatible driver in Windows that gives more screen refresh options or force the generic to other Hz values (option is checked in windows to "Not show options not supported..."

Thanks for any help.
I have a laptop, docking station and two desktop monitors.  When I dock my laptop to the station my two desktop monitors turn on.  My laptop is 1, my middle monitor is 3 and my far right monitor is 2.  I open Chrome and the window appears on my laptop screen 1.  I move this app over to middle monitor 3.  I open Outlook and the window appears on my laptop screen 1.  I move this app over to my far right monitor 2.  I open my Slack app on my laptop screen 1.  I do my work and eventually I need to go mobile.  I remove my laptop from the docking station and all windows are now on the laptop.  I get this.  All apps have to go back to laptop screen 1 because there are no other monitors.

What I don't get is why when I dock my laptop on the station again that my middle and far right monitors are not retaining my aforementioned Chrome and Outlook designations.  I have to move them from my laptop screen 1 to the other monitors over and over each time I re-dock my laptop to the monitors.

Is there a way to get my laptop app windows to remember what monitor they were on previously?
Here are the images photographed from my two screens.  The laptop which has normal proportions and the desktop with my "stretched" disproportionality.

This is the stretched screen:

Stretched image
This is the normal screen:

Normal Image
I am running Windows 10, and recently had an issue with my monitor.  So I got a new HP Monitor, and everything seems stretched (see image below).  I tried adjusting the resolution, but the proportions are still distorted.  How can I restore the proper proportions to my screen?

Stretched Screen Image

Hello Expert,

I am looking for a monitor with speaker (smaller the better), desktop, and/or motherboard that will produce the greatest internal decibel sound and will work with Windows operating system.  Also this sound will not be used for music or bass but rather an alert (that i need to investigate something) and I would rather not have to deal with external speakers that could unplug themselves.  The loudest that I have found so far is the  Sceptre E246 F series monitor which has 2 10W speakers.

I am also open to any other other windows device that will fit this need,

Thank you!
I have a client that wants to use a large (>48" ) touch screen monitor as part of his presentations. He is the COO of the company and is in charge of all the project managers.

It would be a large wall mounted unit. He wants to be able to have it access files on the company servers. He wants to be able to display an EXCEL spreadsheet, among other file types and be able to move 'cell' contents around as the projects move forward.

I would be able to set up the computer its connected to and and the monitor itself, but am unsure what would be a reliable product for this use case.

Can you recommend a monitor that would full fill these requirements?
Challenge: Two external screen goes black about every 10 minutes, but not the laptop’s LCD.

Latitude 7490 connected to a WD15 docking station.

A hardware diagnostic test found no issues and the chipset drivers software was the only item that needed to be installed.

What caused the LCD screens to go black?
Windows 10 EliteBook does not find second monitor

I have an HDMI cable and got an adapter called:


But, when I plug it into the Samsung monitor, I only see the desktop of the PC displayed on the monitor.

So, I go to the laptop, right-click and select Display Settings.

But it does not detect a second monitor.

What am I missing?

We have jumped from a 17 inch monitor to a 22 inch. The 22 model is black in color and 1/2 inch thick and the setting buttons are on the bottom of the screen and not clearly marked. We went to the control panel and there are about 20 resolution settings. We played around with some of those and on those far higher than 800 x 600 got us "input not supported."

What would be the best place to start for step 1 in getting the settings the way we desire: Control panel settings for displays "or" the settings offered on the monitor.
The width is fine but the height is leaving off too much.
I am running a program (ValueCapper from Post Time Daily) that I have used for years on a desktop computer with a typical size monitor  (about 21" x 12") on my desktop.

I have a copy of the program on my Acer Switch 5 to use on the road and because the screen display has LOTS of information, on the 10x5 inch screen, the size is very difficult to read.

How can I "zero in" on one part of the screen (and hopefully enlarge it) to make using the program easier and more practical?

Sort of like having a "magnifying glass" to look at the data displaying in super-small type?

It seemed like this should not be a difficult thing to do, but I just haven't been able to come close to a fix.

Experts, what say you?

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.