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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looking for extended monitors around 100$.

what are best options, features i need to look for? is LCD good or some other type is good? I do not know much on this

looking for safer to eye, usage, good monitor at best low price
I like to use with my hp windows laptop.

Please advise
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Hello -  I have a Dell P3418HW monitor installed and connected to a PC.  I'm using Dell's Display Manager to split the monitor so it acts as two monitors.  That works fine.  The issue is that this user had previously 3 monitors and had monitor 1 mirrored to monitor 3 so that a customer could see what was on that screen.   Monitor 2 was an extended desktop of monitor 1.   With the Dell P3418HW I cannot find a way to duplicate half of the screen (equivalent of one monitor in the previous setup) to the other monitor.  Dell says their software can't do it.  

Anyone run into this or anything similar and have a solutions or suggestions?   Please and thank you!
Want to have a “Smart TV” with a keyboard and mouse

What he best value biggest screen available
I've got an older TV with RCA inputs and a new DVD player whose output is HDMI.

I've got a cable, which I found out after the fact, doesn't work without a converter box. I plugged it up and nothing showed on the TV screen. Here's the cable I purchased:


So, after doing a little research, I was able to determine that I needed a converter box. I bought this one:

After hooking it up in the most intuitive way I could envision, I turned on my TV and I've got sound, but the picture is in black and white and the image is doubling up. In other words, rather than one, sharp looking picture. I've got two "panes" and it looks bad.

What am I missing?
Have a HP 450 G3 laptop (win 7 pro) and I purchased a HP usb 3.0 port replicator.  The user wants to ulilize 2 monitors all coming out of the replicator (none from the laptop) so they have the laptop screen, and 2 other monitors connected to the replicator.  The connection used for the 1st screen is a HDMI to DVI adapter.  The user connected this to the replicator and it worked.  Laptop screen, 2nd monitor working fine.  Then I sent him a startech usb to VGA adapter so he could have 2 monitors coming out of the replicator.  When he plugged it in he lost the monitor that was plugged into the HDMI port on the replicator.  Does anyone know if you can use a usb to vga adapter on a HP port relicator to add a 2nd monitor?  Or is there another way with this replicator that I can get 2 monitors connected to it?  The replicatior has 6 usb ports and 1 hdmi port and a display port.  Can I use the display port and connect to a monitor that has a vga or dvi connection?
Looking for an HD projector for a church to project onto a screen of atleast 70".  The maximum distance the projector can be placed from the projector to screen is about 14'.

We have a Sky Q (2TB) box connected via HDMI cable to our Denon AVR X4300.

Our Denon AVR X4300 is connected via a HDMI cable to HDMI 1 port (HDMI 2.0) of our Iiyama PROLITE TE8668MIS-B1AG display.

We were setting up the 4K/ UHD channels on the Sky Q box and wished to set the colour resolution to 10-bit 2160p for TV shows and movies.

Setting Sky to 10-bit 2160p did not work and we had to use 8-bit colour resolution as an error message from Sky said that the colour settings were not set with the display for 10-bit colour resolution.

Iiyama told me that there was no settings to be configured for the display and that the display is set to 10-bit colour resolution and 4K and that a direct connection from Iiyama display to Sky box would work.

What would be the best way of testing the connection between the Sky Q (2TB) box, Denon AVR and Iiyama display to find out what is causing the problem.

We have a Dell Precision 3420 with Quadro K420.  The graphics look great on pc...but almost too good.  The pc is used by a dentist, and the xrays viewed on the system have vivid / dark shadows throughout.  It is causing improper diagnosis of decay, etc which rely's on shadows within the xray images.  The weird thing is this is a dual monitor setup, one monitor plugged into Quadro and one into the onboard Intel.  Both have the issue.  Have tried settings on the monitors to no avail, and have swapped out monitor to test.  Another pc, exact same setup, next to this one works perfect.  I'm stumped!!!
I have an HP ENVY TouchSmart m6-k022dx Sleekbook with Windows 10 64 bit. The screen got damaged so I purchased a new touch screen assembly. Now the touchscreen does not work even though the HID Compliant Touchscreen device is in Device Manager and is working properly. If I try to update the driver Windows tells me I have the most up-to-date driver. If I go to the HP web site to look for a driver it tells me there are no compatible drivers for my OS.

This laptop came with Windows 7 and I updated it to Windows 10 having no problems at all until the touchscreen got damaged and required replacement. Please advise on how I can get this touchscreen working again. I have tried the following -

Uninstalled the touch screen from Device manager and reinstalled it.
Updated all drivers.
Updated the BIOS.

Thank you.

have an Hp envy dv6 that was displaying an over heating error on startup, scrapped it cleaned the fan etc , reassembled it . npw when the power adapter is connected it comes on automatically the caps lock light gives a single blink constantly and the wifi light stays on.. also the LCD gives a quick flash
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I have several generic 42" TV with HDMI inputs used to display company information. Each TV has an Intel Compute USB stick to run Windows and content.
One of the TV's also has a Bell express-vu satellite receiver connected. We find that if we switch input from Windows to Satellite, then back again we have lost signal on Windows, just static is displayed. It wont recover unless we reboot the stick. It the satellite is unhooked we can switch input sources with no issue. Tried reversing the ports, no help.

Does anyone know what is causing this? Is it a fault of the TV, the Stick, or the Satellite?  Or is this expected behavior?
I bought a Samsung Tab S3 (2017) and having problems connecting it to an external HDMI monitor.

1. Can you advise what I may be doing wrong?

2. What do I need to ensure I can display my TV or Projector or Monitor or similar as an extended desktop from my tablet?

3. Maybe I can use Chromecast but for my presentations I'll need access to streaming content from the internet (which if I use Chromecast my wifi will be used for casting and not for internet).

Please any clarification or advise will be grateful.
My Dell P28f laptop's second screen tp the TV does not appear when I connect the HDMI cable to my laptop..why?..the laptop is Very New too..is something wrong with the factory's product ?
Hello, I have a brand new Dell X15 with a docking station and external monitor. I am having issues with copying and pasting from Excel into PowerPoint. The formatting is getting truncated. I don't want these tables embedded or editable so I am copying as a picture file. The kicker is as soon as I open my laptop lid and do the same copy and paste process everything is fine. I have updated both drivers for my display port and my system display driver.
We've been having issues for quit some time now (probably since August or September of 2017) with a lot of different computers at different clients (We're an MSP) that are having screen tearing or other application rendering problems and it seems to mostly be programs like Microsoft Office, Impromed Infinity, FileMakerPro, and other LOB applications that "look like Office" which as far as I can tell means they were designed in VisualStudio perhaps with WPF, but I'm not a developer. Not every one of them looks like an Office ripoff, but enough that it seems like a trend to me.

The computers are of different brands running different versions of Windows (mostly 7 and 10) and they generally run different applications (with the exception of MSOffice which spans from 2010 to 2016) on different networks at different companies.

Most of these computers have some sort of intel HD display adapter, but all different models and with different driver versions. We've tried many different display drivers, chipset updates, BIOS updates, windows updates (or uninstalling ones that were supposedly related), and a whole slew of other possible fixes to no avail. We've contacted Intel and Microsoft and Intel has just ended with "get the driver from the manufacturer" which we've done. "Disable Hardware Graphics Acceleration" has been used wherever possible with little to no change and we've tried with Aero both on and off.

It's hard to post screenshots since a lot of the screenshots contain…
Dear all,

I have a monitor with a USB hub and it's 'upstream' port is a USB-C.
It has 2 downstream ports, USB type A, I have connected my mouse+keyboard to it.

My macbook has USB-C output, if I connect it to the monitor, it works just fine.

My desktop doesn't have a USB-C output, which means that if I switch to my desktop (video over HDMI) I cannot use my mouse+keyboard without unplugging everything.

How should I connect my desktop to my monitor?

Would a USB type A -> USB type C cable work?
Or should I buy something like this https://www.amazon.de/dodocool-Express-Type-C-ConnectorSuperSpeed-Windows/dp/B01C59TB0I/?tag=androcentr0a-21&ascsubtag=UUwpUdUnU49956YYw ?

Martin de Laat
I have a dozen MSI GS63VR's to deploy.   Our current setup uses HP Z books with hard docks that provide power, Ethernet, dual display ports and several usbs.  

Hi am having a hard time finding a dock for the new MSI's.   I have tried USB 3 docks but they will not pass the Nvidia video thru, only the onboard intel.

Has anyone used a thunderbolt dock with these LT's that will provide dual monitor at the Nvidia level ?

We have a Microsoft Surface Studio display which has a PC built into it.

In our training room, which sometimes gets reconfigured with no tables for an open space, we are looking to get wall mounts that will allow this Display which has a PC built to do the following:
1.       Sit very tightly against the wall when it is not in use. Out of the way so that when the room is full of people, people will be less likely to brush against it. Also the training room is small, so the flatter it fits everything against the wall the better. Also, the small PC in the mount should be tillable so that it can be tilted downwards to sit better against wall.
2.       When using it, we need to be able to put it out from the wall, and have the ability to pull it downwards adjustable to the height we want. For example, it will need to appear as if it is sitting on a table where a person is using it as their work desk PC.
3.       We are looking for something also that looks very well, visually.
At the end of the day, what it will be for us is, when not in use, there will be no work desk in the room, the base unit and the display  will be folded flat against the wall. When in use we want lots of adjustments, and that it holds the position adjustment that we set so that it appears to be sitting on an office table.
I want to connect the iMac to additional two monitors .
So the iMac will be in the middle and one monitor on each side.

Now when I tried it , I got an error , that it's taking too much of the computer resources .

What is the est way to accomplish this?
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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.

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!

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
We have a Dell Precision 5520 laptop connected to a Dell TB16 USB-C dock and two Dell P2715Q monitors connected to the dock.  One monitor is connected via a standard DisplayPort cable.  The other is connected via a DisplayPort-to-miniDisplayPort cable.  When Excel (2016 64-bit) is opened in full screen on one of the external monitors, sections of the spread sheet are masked by black, grey, or white spaces of varying sizes.  We don't have the problem if we run Excel in a window - as long as the window doesn't exceed a certain size (about 3/4 of the monitor screen).  We have done the following troubleshooting steps:

- Updated drivers for the Laptop and the dock
- Booted into safe mode with networking and tried to run Excel  Excel wouldn't run because the license couldn't be verified.
- Uninstalled and reinstalled Microsoft Office 2016 64-bit
- Experimented with display resolutions with the following results (We didn't test any resolution below 2048 x 1152):
** The problem exists with the following resolutions:
### 3840 x 2160 (This is the recommended resolution - by Windows 10 - for the laptop and external monitors)
### 2560 x 1600
### 2560 x 1440
** The problem went away at the following resolutions:
### 2560 x 2048
### 2560 x 1920
### 2048 x 1536
### 2048 x 1152

Any suggestions?
My son has set up a Raspberry Pi in the home to display images. He enabled FTP and told me to connect via WinSCP. I have done this, and I see all the folders on the Raspberry Pi. However, I cannot upload images or do anymodifications on the raspberry pi due to a permissions problem.

Any ideas what could be the cause of this?

I am logging in with his username and password, which has full rights to the Pi.

Thank 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.