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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What the docking station would you guys recommend for Dell Inspiron 14.  It should have 2x VGA ports for two monitors, and at least 3x USB.  
Thanks in advance.
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I have a client using an HP 620 laptop which was originally Windows 7, upgraded to Windows 10. The user wants to have 2 external monitors in addition to the laptop screen. 3 screens in total.

When I plug in a VGA monitor and an HDMI monitor, the display settings seems to know both monitors are there, but I can only seem to send video to the laptop screen and *one* of the monitors at any time.

I've seen online where people are able to use all three at once, but I cannot find any setting that does this on the HP,620.

Anyone have any ideas?

I am trying to use an HDMI 4 port KVM with a docking station that has vga, display port and DVI connectors.
The display I'm connecting to has vga, HDMI and Display ports.
I can connect directly to the display using the display port or vga cables, but connecting to the display through the KVM fails (no signal) while converting the DVI from the dock to the HDMI of the KVM. I'm using a DVI to HDMI converter  The KVM is connected to the display via HDMI.

I thought DVI and HDMI would work sans the audio. But there's no video delivered there.

Any ideas why this isn't working?

Thanks for any insight.
I have two older Dell VGA computers that I would like to convert to HDMI. My old VGA monitor is going bad and will probably not last very long. Do I only need a VGA-to-HDMI converter?

Note that I'm going to build a computer later this year. Eventually, I will have a new primary computer and two older backup computers with VGA.
I use an older computer with a VGA monitor connection. Will the newer monitors work with the VGA connection?
Vizio D43n-E4 screen settings not saved

Recently purchased vizio tv does not save settings using ‘Menu’ remote control settings. Selecting option (eg. screen width) is not maintained when exiting menu after choosing setting. Wide screen setting lost when exiting ‘Menu’

Some settings (e.g.  dpi), are not available from , ‘Menu’
My monitor at work has a super-reflective screen and --given the lighting in the office-- is difficult to see details on.
Are there any products I can buy --I'm not talking the security-coating sheets--  that can make my monitor appear more non-reflective.
I unwittingly hit some unintended key combination two days ago which sent the display into monochrome.

I've no idea what I did other than I think it was at least one key bottom left  (CTRL, FN, WINKEY,ALT) and at least one other which could have been anywhere.

I can find absolutely no references in any of the manuals which point to any key combination (or anything else) which will switch the laptop into monochrome display mode and, consequently, no clue how to get back to normal.

Suggestions welcome
My laptopn every once in awhile has a problem with the screen.  See attached.  Not sure what to do about it.  Computer is only 3 months old.  HP Probook 450. Rebooting fixes it.
Can resolution output to external monitor be greater than native laptop display?

I'm thinking of getting the Lenovo the Yoga 920 with the FHD (1920x1080).

If I connect it to an external monitor, can I output 4k video?    They offer a 4k version but I don't want to get that because of reduced battery runtimes.

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Can you run a 4k laptop in regular HD mode to save battery?  

From what I understand, the Yoga 920:
   15 hours battery with the FHD (1920x1080),
   10 hours battery with the UHD (3840x2160)

I'd prefer longer battery life so I'd like the lower-resolution model.  However, if I could get the better screen and run it at 1920x1080 to save battery, I'd consider that.

How can I rename an HDMI input that appears within the input menu screen (the menu that appears when the Input button is pressed on the TV remote) on a Vizio E70-C3 big screen TV?

This HDMI input currently is labeled "Apple TV" since it used to be connected to an Apple TV but now I need to rename it to "HDMI 2."

How can this be done?

I have attached the manual for this TV.

Have a computer where some of the desktop icons are really big and some are small.  Not sure how the user did this.  Any way to fix it?  See screenshot.
I want to hook up an old iMAC as a secondary monitor.  Is this possible?  If so, how do you do it.    See the screenshot attachment for the ports on the old iMAC and a screenshot of the specs of my new iMAC.
I have two computers at my desk. I switch between them using a KVM switch and a single keyboard, monitor, and mouse. If I power up my second computer (a Win7 machine) when I'm not switched to it, the display starts up using "Generic non-PnP monitor" and a very low resolution. I have to go to Control Panel, Display, Adjust Resolution, then click on Detect, at which point the computer recognizes the monitor (Acer G235H) and resets the resolution appropriately.

Is there any way to lock in the monitor setting so that it will always assume the correct monitor and keep the resolution I usually use?

I am wondering if anyone has seen a device that can convert most of the current display outputs to VGA, for a VGA projector?  IE a kind of everything to VGA device that you could set on a board room table and people can connect whatever display output they have into it and it would connect up via VGA into the projector.  Is there such a novel thing?

Hi Experts,

I am running Windows 10 on a Microsoft Surface Pro 2017 tablet.
I have a Surface Dock with Dual Monitors.
I'm getting images on both monitors - but my Mouse is constrained within the left hand monitor, so I cannot use the mouse on the right hand monitor.

I'm having a lot of problems with both PCs and Macs being able to display their computers to the projector.

I'm looking for a simple solution that ALWAYS works, whether a MAC or A PC, where I can connect both via wireless/physical connection to a projector, or large screen TV, we currently have a projector, but I can replace it if necessary with a full 1080P, as it only support 720p.

Any ideas of the different products I would need to configure a rock solid system?  

Currently I'm using an Aten VS-0202 switcher, with an apple TV, and the projector, and people constantly are having issues.

How can I replace all these with something that actually works?
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I am trying to use a Windows 10 PC which was working fine but has not been used for a while, probably a year or more. When I first turned it on I managed to get into the BIOS, reset the time and check hard disks and boot priority. I then rebooted but received error message "Reboot and select proper boot device. Insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key" I realized I might have set the wrong hard disk for my boot drive and tried getting back to the BIOS. I now cannot do anything as monitor keeps saying entering Sleep Mode and shutting down completely. Can anyone advise how I might be able to get out of this vicious circle?
Many thanks
I installed a Radeon R5 430 FH dual monitor card.  Both monitors display as monitor 1.  It is not detecting the 2nd monitor.

How do I fix this?
My PC periodically jumps into power save screen mode. Can be when using the machine – or one can find it frozen after a sleep. It’s infrequent – not every day. Only way out is to reboot.
Win 10 64 bit, Intel i7 3770, Motherboard Gigabyte GAZ77M; Dual Monitors
Seems to have started sometime after replacing the original Nvidia Geoforce GT630 with a new 2048MB ATI Radeon RX 550 Series (Gigabyte). But not immediately.
Running updated with latest Win 10 Pro 64 bit updates and updated Radeon drivers.
Any help appreciated.


Screen - after 15 minutes
Sleep - never


Operating System
      Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
      Intel Core i7 3770 @ 3.40GHz      52 °C
      Ivy Bridge 22nm Technology
      16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 667MHz (9-9-9-24)
      Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. Z77M-D3H-MVP (Intel Core i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz)      28 °C
      DELL2407WFPHC (1920x1200@60Hz)
      2450W (1920x1080@59Hz)
      2048MB ATI Radeon RX 550 Series (Gigabyte)      46 °C
      3726GB Western Digital WDC WD4003FZEX-00Z4SA0 (SATA)      42 °C
      476GB Samsung SSD 850 PRO 512GB (SSD)      36 °C
      1863GB Western Digital WD Ext HDD 1021 USB Device (USB (SATA))      42 °C
      3726GB Seagate Expansion Desk SCSI Disk Device (USB (SATA))      41 °C
Optical Drives
      HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH16NS55
      VIA HD Audio(Win 10)
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?
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
What apps or methods will allow me to project what is playing on my iPhone X onto my iPad?

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.