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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 an Acer Laptop/tablet running Windows 10 (6 months old) connected to an Acer monitor (1 year old), via an HDMI cable. The monitor was working fine as an extended desktop until a few days ago (for the past 6 months). I checked the drivers; they are all up-to-date. I tried two different HDMI cables and tried connecting to a TV and it worked fine - both cables. I tried changing the resolution, but no change. I was unable to change the refresh rate (a recommendation from another user).  I uninstalled/reinstalled the monitor driver, but no change. The HDMI port on the monitor seems to be OK as the laptop recognizes when the device is connected.

When the monitor is connected, the device manager on the laptop only displays "Generic PnP Monitor" instead of the monitor model number "G276HL".  In the Settings, two displays will display onscreen, but when I click Detect, the system says it did not detect another display. When I remove the HDMI cable, the Multiple displays option disappear, so it clearly recognizes the input.

The monitor connects to a PC via a VGA or DVI-D connector with no problem.

I have wasted a lot of time on this to no avail. I can't drop my laptop/monitor off to the Geek Squad (or similar) as I cannot afford to lose that time (working on a contract).

Any suggestions, please and thank you??!!!

Misty
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Hi,

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 items such as a keyboard to sit very tightly against the wall when it is not in use and which can be pulled out from wall when needed.

The wall mount adjustable keyboard tray with an extendable arm should meet the requirements below:
 
1.       Extendable arm with full range of swivel motion which can rotate left and right with ease.
 
2.       Height adjustable arm which can be adjusted upwards and downwards. It will need to appear as if it is sitting on a table where a person is using it. Also, when moving the arm to the position we need it to be in, the arm should lock in place.

3.      Wall mount track to allow for extendable arm to be moved vertically so extendable arm can be moved lower when in use and higher when not in use.

4.      The tray should be foldable upwards, downwards and be lockable so that the tray can be placed tightly against the wall.

5.      The wall mount tray should support the weight of objects such as a keyboard for weights up to 15 kg.

Thanks,
Robbie
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Hi,

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.
 
https://www.windowscentral.com/surface-studio
 
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We have a large painting in one of our offices that the owner would like to swap out with multiple monitors or one giant monitor/tv.  I'm reaching out to y'all in hopes that one of you have some A/V experience and knows of a vendor that sells zero edge displays or minimal edge with no branding.  Something tells me a 4'x12' single unit would be insanely expensive.  My budget is probably around 5k$, so please keep that in mind.  I'm willing to do all the labor and heavy lifting...  

Please help point me in the right direction!

Thanks!
Chris
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Hi All,

I have the above two monitors which by all account you can daisy chain? I have a dell dock which has a mini display port going from it to the monitor with the standard display port attached to it I then have a display port cable going from one monitor to  the next from the display in to the display port out on the other monitor however I keep getting duplicate screens on either. I'm using windows 7 O.S & a dell laptop latitude. I've tried the onboard configs on both monitors such as mst/input of & on with no success can anyone help?
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I understand that it is pretty easy to put up separate images on a dual monitor setup in Win 10.

I also know that I can use client GPO to keep the user from changing those backgrounds.

What I want to do is allow the user to have any picture they want on their primary display, while the secondary display would always show the company mission statement.

Any way to lock down a single monitor?

TIA
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Hi,

We have a 4K Sony TV monitor with a touch screen overlay on it.

A Windows PC is connected to this screen via a HDMI cable.

With this PC and display, we use Microsoft Word for brainstorming sessions where people can illustrate their ideas via the touch aspect of the Sony display overlay.

Although this solution is okay, it is not ideal.

We would like to use software created mainly for use with touchscreen drawing.

What would you recommend as the best software for touchscreen drawing?

Thanks,
Robbie
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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,

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?  

Thanks
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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.
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Hi,

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.

Robbie
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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!

Peggiegreg
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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
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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.
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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?
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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.
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i had a issue with the led monitor . it has internal crack and externally no damage . what woild be reasons for that . and vendor is not ready to repair as he is saying that its a physical damage. am sure that it is not physically damaged . what would be the reasons for that
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I'm running a Toshiba Portege z30 and have a display issue. It's hard to explain without a photo so I have attached one for review. The screen starts breaking up into multiple black boxes at random. I've sent it back to Toshiba repair but the issue still persists. Anyone experience this before?
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I have a 5yr old LCD TV which goes black after being switched on, but there is sound. Someone tell me that it could be the Panel problem. Kindly Help me in fixing the problem.
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I am also having issues running Server 2012 R2. I tried the above downloads but after installing I received the error message "computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing this software." Any ideas anyone???
The computer is a Stealth. I7 processor, DVI port, VGA port,16G of ram.
Thanks in advance
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I want trying to find a solution that many businesses are asking me so solve.  I have many people that want to display one computer screen onto many smart televisions.  i.e. it is trivia night in a big bar.  They have eight televisions.  They want the computer that has the trivia questions on it to be displayed on all the televisions. If the client had installed a hdmi matrix switch this would be a simple fix, but without that wouldn't it be nice if there was a way to mirror the computer to multiple displays.  
Any help would be thanked.
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We have a LCD Projector that is about 50 to 60 ft from the laptop.  We are using a 100 ft VGA cable for the connection.  There is also a TV monitor that is being in the same.  One of our tech person brought a splitter and attached to the end of the VGA cable.  Then there is a VGA cable going to the laptop and another VGA cable going to the TV.   After setting that up, we notice that the projection on the screen is dimmer and both the projection and TV monitor have wavy jumpy images.  What can we do to get clarity and get rid of the wavy jumpy images.  Thanks
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Trying to set up newer computer.  Have a HP compaq 6300pro (mini tower) that has a VGA and displayport++.  Used to have a lenovo computer that had a VGA and HDMI ports.  Need 2 monitors. The VGA is working fine, but can't seem to get the displayport to be recognized.  Running Win10 64bit. Had to purchase an adapter for the HDMI cable to go into the the display port.  I know a connection is happening somewhere - with the monitor powered on, no connecting cables I get the message CHECK SIGNAL CABLE. Then when I plug the adapter onto the cable, I get HDMI POWER SAVE MODE immediately  But I can't get the computer to recognize the monitor.  There is only 1 display adapter listed on the device manager (INTEL HD GRAPHICS). I don't see the displayport showing anywhere on the device manager.  But I can't find any drivers for this computer for Win10.  Any help would be appreciated.
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Setup:  Presenter laptop connected via a HDMI Splitter to a Projector and a Blackmagic Ultra Studio Mini Recorder to my upload laptop.

When I try to connect like this my Blackmagic Devide is Blank BUT the splitter works well with Monitors.

Please advise a splitter or a scenario that is best suited with the devices I already have?
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When i turn on my laptop the screen stays black. I can hear the fan running and the charger light is on, so why isn't it turning on correctly?
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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.