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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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We have a large Vizio E75-E1 monitor.

All of our computers (both Windows & Macs) are able to connect to and display on this big screen TV perfectly fine using an HDMI cable.

For the Mac and some of the Windows 10 computers we need to use mini display port to HDMI adapters or USB C to HDMI adapters.

However whenever we connect Windows 10 Microsoft Surfaces to this Vizio E75-E1 monitor the monitor will intermittently flicker. This occurs whether or not the Microsoft Surface is plugged into power or not and whether or not the Surface is displaying its output to the big screen TV or if it is using it as a separate display.

All of the Surfaces are running Windows 10 Professional and they have all had all Windows 10 and Office 2016 updates installed.

I have used driver update programs such as Driver Booster to update the driers on these Surfaces but the same flickering issue continues to occur.

This has happened with all 12 of our Microsoft Surfaces when they are connected to this big screen TV. These same Surfaces are able to connect to and display on other regular sized and big screen monitors and TV without any issues at all.

As I have mentioned we only have this issue while the Microsoft Surfaces are connected to this big screen TV.

What else can be done to fix this issue so that these Microsoft Surfaces can connect to and display on this Vizio E75-E1 monitor without the picture flickering?
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Hi I was thinking about getting a second monitor so I can have a dual display on my work computer, and I have been reading about it and I think a better solution is to get a large curved monitor, maybe a 34" curved ultrawide monitor that way I can have two windows of data open but only have one monitor in use. For work I do lots of graphs / excel sheets and compare data. I would like to spend less then $1000 so what is the best suggestion anyone has?

I was looking at the following monitor, but with only one user review I figured maybe there is a better option? https://www.bestbuy.com/site/philips-brilliance-x-line-349x7fjew-34-led-ultrawide-hd-freesync-monitor-high-gloss-white-with-silver-chrome-stand/6148908.p?skuId=6148908
I want to connect two of these monitors: http://displaysolutions.samsung.com/business-monitor/detail/1120/S24H850
To a Macbook pro 15" 2017 2.8Ghz intel core i7

The Macbook spec is here:https://support.apple.com/kb/SP756?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

It looks like it's possible, but there are a couple of things I'm wondering about:

What adaptor(s) do I need?  The samsung screen states that it supports displayport daisy-chain - does that mean I can connect the laptop to one screen and connect the second screen to the first screen?

I understand MacOS doesn't support MST - does that mean I can't extend the desktop across both screens and will end up with one mirroring the other?

The Samsung screen resolution is 2560x1440 and Macbook Pro resolution is 2880 x 1800. The macbook states it supports 4 resolutions below 2880x1800, but the samsung's stated resolution is not one of them.  Will I still get the benefit of the Samsung's resolution without the image being distorted?

Thanks in advance for your help!
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 ?
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??!!!


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.

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?

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.
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
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?
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
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.
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
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.
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?
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?

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.