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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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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I am connecting monitor to laptop. usb to vga connection with the adapter. I connected all the wires. the message says no signal. what should I do.
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I have a Surface book with a docking station. The surface is connected via Mini Display to two monitors and I want a 4th monitor via USB. Which is not working. It sees the Samsung TV as a monitor but it's not transferring signals. The TV shows some resolution error.

Here are what I have

1- surface book
2- monitor
3- monitor
4- TV
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What could I do when my TV is turned on it flashes slightly then goes black and none of the TV controls work or show they function
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Just bought a brand new HP Omen 15.6" laptop. Wanted to set up an external monitor to use with it. Found the correct driver downloaded it and everything seems okay except the external monitor won't show up. I have gone into device manager and looked at the adapter and it shows the correct Samsung monitor adapter. Everywhere I look it shows the name of it, but the one place it doesn't find it is under the display it only shows the laptop choice. I am frustrated because it seems like it should see it and let me choose it but it is not an option. Here are some specifics on the laptop. I also am using a monitor that only has a displayport, VGA or DVI and my laptop has only an HDMI output so I have a display port to HDMI cable hook up.

OS: Windows10
Internal video card: GEForce 960
Monitor: Samsung se650 series
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My HP monitor died on my DELL OptiPlex 990 so I replaced it with a ViewSonic  monitor . When I restarted the computer and open the Intel graphics and media control panel, under Display > General Settings > Display it still shows the HP monitor as connected. I update the driver for the Intel graphics card but it still shows the HP monitor as connected.
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I recently experienced the automatic upgrade (dumb owner) to Windows 10 Pro to Version      10.0.14393 Build 14393.

With it, I lost my dual display capability as Windows found my (old) NVIDIA GeForce GT 430 video adapter unacceptable and defaulted to the generic driver.

I eventually realized this issue was permanent and installed a (new) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950. It generated a Code 43 error that even an hour with ASUS support couldn't solve in spite of installing up-to-the minute drivers for the 950.

I'm now connected to my mother board's video (ASUSteK P8Z68-V LX Rev X.0x with American Megatrends BIOS 0602 dated 09/13/2011. The processor is an Intel Core i7-2600K at 3.40 gigahertz. I have 16 GB Memory.

I have three questions.

1) I doubt the new NVIDIA 950 was faulty; the big question is, do you think my rig is too old to support current video cards?

2) I you think my rig is close enough to being up-to-not-totally-outdated, is there a video card that supports two monitors you can recommend?

3) Should my current mother board support dual monitors?  After removing the NVIDIA 950 and connecting my two monitors to the HDMI and DVI connectors on the motherboard, when the system booted up, both monitors kinda worked in showing the same thing on both screens. After either some time or rebooting, my DVI monitor comes on and shows the ASUS BIOS screen, but no longer works once Windows kicks in.

Thanks for your help.
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OK so I'm rearranging things on my desk and my desktop is in danger of getting the boot.  I was looking at an all in one but in looking at an iMac and thinking about installing windows on it....that is too expensive.  So my question is...does anyone know a good signal sender for HDMI or VGA that works well?  I'm on my computer non stop for work so I can't have any lag.  The PC wouldn't be far away...maybe 10ft.

Let me know.

Thanks!
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Hello -

I'm looking for a projector that would fit with our conference room setup. There is a ceiling support at about 10-12 feet away from the screen and our current Viewsonic PJD 5155 cannot cover the entire screen no matter what the zoom is. It leave about 6 inches on the sides and 1 foot top/bottom. I looked at short throw but it doesn't work with our current setup. I also looked at a WXGA but I'm not sure the quality of the image would be high enough. I know it's a vague description but I was wondering if anyone has any experience with projectors and point me in the right direction.

Thank you so much!
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I have office 2013,  in the power point, the hyperlinked text from other file is displayed on the screen of the computer, but dosn't display on the screen of LCD projector.  The slide in which the hyperlink is done remains on the screen of the LCD projector.
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If I have the access to an oculus rift, multiple cameras, and a touch screen flat panel monitor is there a way i can combine these to make a 3D touch table?         Like this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nT-gQzBhJlo
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I have a laptop docked to a docking station and it connects to two external displays. I have turned off the laptop display and am using the two external ones.

When I start a PPT presentation in presentation mode, one of the external displays disconnects and the laptop display turns on.

It stays this way even after the presentation mode is ended.

The Slidesshow monitor setting is set to Automatic, and use Presenter View is checked.
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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.