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Two HDMI monitors into T480

Q: Two HDMI monitors into T480

Hi,Tried to search for a solution but results weren't clear.I recently received a T480 ThinkPad laptop for work and I need to connect two monitors with HDMI output into my laptop and then extend display across all 3 monitors. The laptop has a single HDMI input socket and I don't want to plug 1 monitor into the C-usb port and other into HDMI.I do not have a docking station and assuming I won't get one soon. Can someone suggest an adaptor or suitable product I can use, even better if you can include a link to the item!Thank you in advance, Jack

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Hi guys, I have a ThinkPad T480 combined with a Pro dock (side). I was hoping to use 3 external monitors (not including the laptop screen). The pro dock only has 2 display ports and the laptop has a HDMI port which i was hoping to all use to get my 3 displays.My setup is 2 VGA external monitors to display port adapters and 1 hdmi monitor to the laptops hdmi port directly. 2 display port monitors display fine, however the HDMI display goes black. If i un dock the laptop, the HDMI monitor works.Can i not output all 3 at the same time, i know the laptops chipset allows 3 monitors.I was thinking of buying a USB C to HDMI adapter for the 3rd monitor, maybe this would resolve it? thanks in advance

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Hi, I had a set up with a T480, an Ultra Dock, and three Dell U2518D.These monitors have up to 2560x1440 pixels.One is connected via DP, the other two do DP passthrough. No, it worked for the last 8 month or so.But recently, either after a Windows Update, or a Lenovo system Update, the third monitor can only do 2000x1080. My try was getting rid of Daisy Chaining, so I switched the Monitor to HDMI connection, no solution.Then I tried older graphics drivers, no solution.So either a Windows Update (also drivers through there), or a Lenovo System Update (Driver or FW Update) broke the ability to to 3x 2560x1440. This happened on 4 Laptops, two T480 i5 (intel only), one T480 i7 (intel only) and one T480 i7 (nVidia Hybrid). Windows Version is 1803 for the ones withoug nVidia and 1809 for the one with nVidia. As I tried dockings with the latest FW update, and without, the problem seems not on the docking side. Any ideas? regards 

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Hi Guys,I have a T480 laptop with a pro dock docking station and 3 monitors i want to try to get working.2 of the monitors are working fine via a VGA > DP adapter. The 3rd i bought a USB-C to HDMI adapter, though i cannot get this to work, even with the other two monitors disconnected.If the laptops undocked and the 3rd monitor is connected to the USB-C port, it works. Has anyone had luck with 3 monitors on this docking station? I have been considering a display port hub, can we use adapters with these hubs ok or does it only work if the cable is solely DP Thanks guys

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For the first couple weeks I was able to run 3x 1080p monitors just fine using two display ports and an hdmi port. This morning when I docked my computer I could only get two to work. I can disable one then enable another and get all three working but only in sets of two.  I tested two of my coworkers laptops on my dock and all three monitors work fine. Also when I boot all three work until the Windows splash screen then one goes dark.  If I try to enable the third one: It acts like it's connected but the display remains dark and I lose my mouse cursor. I can stll move the mouse and see the hover overs but the cursor is gone.  I'm thinking this is a windows driver/firmware issue. In device manager I see all three:   But can't seem to get all three to work at once.  I've tried reinstalling both the Thunderbolt drivers and the display drivers with no luck. Any ideas? I'd like to avoid completely reinstalling Windows as I know that'll probably be a suggestion. 

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I'm trying to connect 3 external monitors (while the laptop is closed) and not sure if I can do this directly from the laptop or I need a docking station. If I need a docking station, which one do I need?  I have the base model T480 laptop (purchased in Mar 2019).   The three monitors are HP 23.8-inch FHD IPS Monitors (HDMI/VGA ports):https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072M34RQC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1  Thanks for any assistance you can provide.

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When I connect my T480 Laptop to my TV via HDMI, the picture shows up, but the sound still comes from the laptop. I would prefer it come from the TV. I tried changing the TV to the default audio player, but it does not show up as an option. If anyone can help me address this, it would be greatly appreciated!

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Hello, Looking for recommendations for a docking station for Thinkpad T480, with Intel video,  that will support 3 external monitors (all) at 2560??1440 resolution. Thanks

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Hi, I would ask you for support about solution how can I expand view from laptop on 3 monitors+laptop=4.I have Lenovo T480 and USB C DOCK x2, and 3 monitors, for now I can expand only on 2 monitors with laptop or on 2 monitors and on 1 monitor via VGA, but only with 640x480 resolution without laptop screen.Is there any possiblity for doing that? Whether need I buy Thinkpad Thunderbold 3 Dock or Thinkpad ultra dock?I also have ultra dock but older model for T470 thinkpad.Is there any other cheaper solution than buying new dock ?Thanks.

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I just brought a new monitor with the features: [email protected], 10 bit, HDR, and Freesync. It's from a Chinese retailer (https://item.jd.com/28738527027.html) and the monitor's model is Koios K2718UD and it's using LG's LM270WR3-SSA1 display panel. The display driver inside the monitor is called JRY-W9UHD (http://archive.is/nahzI). It's brand is Koios (seems not well known internationally) but it's price is good, other brands using this panel or panels with similar specifications are mostly above $300. It has one DP 1.2 port, two HDMI 1.4 ports and one HDMI 2.0 port. The retailer's website said it can only support HDR through HDMI not through DP. I have a T470 and another T480 in company, as described in Lenovo's specification documents (https://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkPad/ThinkPad%20T480/ThinkPad_T480_Platform_Specificati...) , the builtin HDMI port on these two models only support up to HDMI 1.4b which does not support HDMI 2.0, so can't do [email protected] So it appears I have to buy a thunderbolt3/type c to HDMI 2.0 or DP 1.2 adapter in order to get [email protected] But what should I choose and can they do HDR/10bit/Freesync? It appears there are chips inside these adapters, but no one has benchmaked/compared these chips. I googled a bit and it seems the answer is buy and try and return... https://www.reddit.com/r/htpc/comments/9ktdqi/usb_31_gen_2_type_c_to_hdmi_want_4k60_hdr/Does anyone has tried using thinkpad to drive a monitor like this can share your experience? Can... Read more

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Hi there,  I'm using a T480 ThinkPad with Windows 10, which has a built-in HDMI output port that works very well with my standard external LCD display (an old Samsung model with a regular DVI to HDMI adapter). However, when I try to use the HDMI port of my Lenovo USB-C hub (c109) instead, I found that the dispaly is recognized by the operating system but cannot really receive any signal. Am I doing something wrong? Thanks in advance for any response.

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I have two 27" 2560x1440 60hz monitors that are plugged into the new Pro side-connect dock (40AH) with a new T480 (Intel 620 integrated graphics) in Windows 10 Pro. I can get either monitor to work fine with the dock individually, but trying to run both simultaneously by extending or duplicating the desktop between them seems to fail as selecting either option under Display Settings just makes the primary monitor black out for a few seconds then come back - the secondary monitor stays black.  There's no error msg or popup that would help me investigate further unfortunately. I'm trying this with the T480's lid closed, and I'm running the latest 1.14 BIOS update and latest Intel HD graphics drivers. This setup worked fine on my old OneLink dock and X1 Carbon previously, so I don't think it's an issue with the monitors themselves. Anyone have a similar setup with the new Pro dock that's working?

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I am about to purchase a new 24" full HD monitor. Some I am looking at just have DVI input whereas some others have HDMI also. My GPU supports both types but which will give the best quality, or is there nothing in it ?

A:HD monitors DVI or HDMI input ?

HDMI

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I know the difference is one can use HDMI and the other can use VGA.

There are 2 monitors on the Dell website, they are both Ultra Sharp and they are both full HD. One is ?490 and the other is ?322.80.

This is the most expensive one - Dell UltraSharp U2413 61cm(24") PremierColor LED monitor DVI,DP,HDMI (1920x1200) Black.

This is the ceaper one - Dell UltraSharp U2412M 61cm (24") LED monitor VGA,DVI,DP (1920x1200) Black.

Apart from the price and one having a HDMI port there doesn't seem any difference between the 2, can someone clarify please.

A:What is the difference between HDMI and VGA monitors?

HDMI also carries an Audio signal so maybe one has speakers and the other doesn't? VGA is analog. DVI and HDMI are digital signals. DVI is video only and HDMI is video and audio.

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Local salespersons have relayed to me that a DVI connection is the exact same as HDMI, aside from the fact that DVI does not carry the sound signal that HDMI does - And I'm entirely unconcerned with the sound feature since I never use monitor speakers, mine are separate. For our purposes, lets assume the monitor is a 1920 by 1080 resolution screen.

A) Is this actually correct - that DVI and HDMI transmit the same picture quality?

So if I were to watch a blue ray disk via a DVI cable, from card to monitor, the picture would in fact be the same as when connecting with an HDMI cable?

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B) If I go with a monitor having VGA/HDMI connector options only, and my card (Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT) is only fitted with DVI -- I'll use a DVI cable with HDMI adaptor.

With these adaptors, is there loss of signal quality?
 

A:HDMI vs DVI connection for monitors

Both DVI and HDMI transmit the video signal digitally. so your information is correct. The adapter merely allows the connection since the DVI and HDMI ports are not the same physical configuration. Picture quality is not an issue.
 

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Hi, Running G500 with Win7 64bit. Trying to Connect both vga and hdmi monitors to have 3 total extended display(along with my laptop screen),but system let me work just with my laptop screen and either one of the external monitors at a time. Can it be accomplished? Regards,Barak

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I am trying to use my laptop with a tv as a second monitor I want to stream a live video from the internet on my extended monitor via my hdmi cable while I keep working on my laptop the problem I have is that every time I use the mouse on the laptop screen the extended screen (via the hdmi) reverts back to a small screen from full screen.
How can I keep the second monitor in full screen mode while work on my laptop
Thanks in advance if anyone could help
 

A:duel monitors via hdmi win7

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I have been running an extended desktop with the primary connected HDMI and the second connected VGA. This had been working fine. Now the second (VGA) has switched to the primary and the second cycles on and off. It appears in the Display settings and then goes away and repeats. Cables are good. Any Ideas?

A:Multiple Monitors VGA and HDMI Cycling on and off

Sounds like the primary monitor electronics might be shot, try connecting JUST that monitor alone and if it continues to cycle.... Try all the possible connections it offers that you can, if one works, stick with it.

If you want certainty that it's broken, hook it up to another system if it's still failing on yours.

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Running windows 10. I have a new MSI GT72 Dominator Pro Laptop that has Thunderbolt, Mini-Display, and HDMI outputs. I have two monitors that are HDMI. THey are detected if I use the thunderbolt and Mini-display but not through the HDMI. I have tried multiple HDMI cables that work on everything else, my game systems, from BD play to TV, they work. I tried in both HDMI 1 and 2 ports on the back of the monitors. Rebooted both the machine and also started with the monitors off and the computer off, turning on the monitors first and then the computer and also vice verse with no joy. I have removed the Nvidia drivers for my GTX980M and did a fresh install with the latest drivers, still no joy. I started thinking there was a problem with my laptop but then my nephew came out with his laptop that had HDMI out also running windows 10. His laptop also didn't detect either monitors via HDMI. The monitors are find because I plugged them into my BD player and both popped up on all HDMI ports. So It's got to be a Windows 10 issues but after all this troubleshooting, I don't know what else to do. I'm an IT manager so this has got me very frustrated that I haven't been able to figure out the problem so I'm now reaching out for some help.

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Hey There. New here and very glad to find this site. Here's hoping someone can give me insight on this problem I'm having.

So I have a very cheap Dell Optiplex 745 I got off amazon. Do some 2d animation, and it was all I could afford when my laptop had a sudden HDD failure. So anyway, the graphics card outputs to a DMS-59 (I believe) and came with a dual Y dongal converter to VGA output to support dual monitors. So my current setup has my monitor connected to the primary VGA output, and it works fine.

So recently I received a Wacom Cintiq graphics tablet. to hook up it requires an HDMI female port. I tried to rig it up using a converter on the secondary VGA port to change to DVI, then use a second converter to go from DVI to HDMI. But all I get on my tablet is "No Input Signal".

I searched around and haven't been able to find anything to help. I tried it in the primary vga port, but it doesn't work there either. Any Ideas? I looked around for a better way to convert DMS-59 to HDMI, and I found a dual splitter, but it only ships from Europe, and I don't want to pay 60 bucks and wait 3 weeks to get something that may not work.

Any tricks you guys might know to try and fix this? Would it be easier to just replace the graphics card with one that exports HDMI? if so any suggestions of a (cheap) one that would fit, and preferably support dual monitors? Would rather not spend much since I'm saving for a new machine that can render a lit... Read more

A:Help with Dual Monitors/ HDMI conversion

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So I have a r9 270 which only has 1 HDMI port. I was wondering if there's a way to have 2 HDMI monitors running on my 270 which only has 1 HDMI port. Would it be worth upgrading graphics cards for this reason? I'm in need for more space so utilize live streaming and editing

A:How do I get 2 HDMI monitors running on my AMD Radeon R9 270?

What other ports do you have. If you have a DVI or a Display port you can ge a Display Port to HDMI converter, or if your monitor has a DVI port just run a DVI cable.

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hi gang I have three hdmi-capable monitors/lcd/led's in the office & home and attach several pc's. using either/both windows 7 ultimate x64 and home premium x64, when attached via the hdmi cable the monitor does not get the "off" command for some reason. on one system I have also dvi connection and if I use DVI, it works per power plan.

anyone have something for me to try?

z
 

A:HDMI-attached monitors don't sleep. Fix?

Some monitors (in fact, most) don't support Windows sleep mode when HDMI is used.
It's not specified in the HDMI standard that it has to be able to carry a "sleep" command from the PC.
 

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I'm sure the question in the title is very noob, but I just assumed that full HD monitors would connect to the graphics card via a HDMI cable?

Thanks in advance!
 

A:Why do monitors that are full HD not have an HDMI port on them?

Not really necessary, DVI carries the same video signal as HDMI ... just no audio. You can use a DVI to HDMI cable for your connection.
 

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I have an LCD TV with HDMI I like to watch movies on from my laptop. It's got an ATI HD2600 card.

I had issues setting up dual screens, extended vs clone etc. I just wanted a quick an d easy plug in to watch the movie, unplug to compute again. But would always have to adjust resolution on the TV from 1650 to 1920 manually.
Best I could do was to hook up the HDMI, disable the laptop display and it would show 1920 on the TV and when I unplug the HDMI, the display would come back on and show it's 1650. This is the only way I've figured out so far that would switch to the right resolution automaically. Plugging the HDMI back in would kill the laptop monitor and show on the TV.

Anyone got a better way?

A:Dual Monitors - Quick HDMI switch

PLEASE fill out your system specs so WE have MORE info on YOU, since WE ARE NOT AT YOUR HOME.

either your laptop video card doesn't have enough power to deal with HDMI + laptop screen, or you need to keep messing with drivers. MEANING, try each version out for your card.

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Im new to USB C port and mini hdmi. I need to connect 2 monitors with extended wiew. Any ideas?Its an ideapad 720s.  

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Hi,
 
Running G500 with Win7 64bit.
 
Trying to Connect both vga and hdmi monitors to have 3 total extended display(along with my laptop screen),
but system let me work just with my laptop screen and either one of the external monitors at a time.
 
Can it be accomplished?
 
Regards,
Barak
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

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Currently I have a three monitor setup on my desk. I also have a TV connected via HDMI. When I want to just watch the TV how can I tell windows to only show the TV? Currently I have to manually turn off every single monitor every time which is a pain. And the built in "second screen only" option doesn't work when you have multiple displays. When I try that option it shows two of my desktop monitors and my TV.

I use Windows 8 and I have an NVIDIA GeForce 670 graphics card.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.

A:How do I disable my 3 desktop monitors while keeping on my HDMI TV?

You can`t. Just keep turn n them off, it takes a second.

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I have an Inspiron 13 (7368) and I was wondering if the HDMI port and the usb-c port with DisplayPort would be able to output at the same time. I want to hook up my laptop to 2 external monitors, where one is connected via the HDMI port, and the other is connected through an hdmi to usb type c dongle. Does anyone know if this is possible? Or do I just need to buy a docking station? I wanted to see if I could just use the HDMI and USB-C ports on the laptop first in order to save a few dollars.

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I recently purchased a Lenovo M720t as the tower and two Dell VH240a monitors for a small business computer to run out of my home. I didn't realize until I received the tower that it only had DisplayPort outputs for display and the monitors only had HDMI inputs. I purchased two DisplayPort-to-HDMI cables to connect to the monitors, but the tower and the monitors are not recognizing one another. I ended up purchasing a VGA connector to connect one of the monitors to be able to set up the computer and start working, but I've still been unable to get the second monitor set up using the DP-to-HDMI connection. Any suggestions on how to fix?

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Hi,
My Inspiron 7657 laptop comes with a single HDMI port. How do i connect 2 external monitors to it (I dont want a duplication on each screen)?
It comes with an nVidia GForce 1050 Ti graphics card, which supports DisplayPort, HDMI and DL-DVI. But there's only a HDMI port exposed on this laptops side :/ 
Any help?
Thanks,
mit86

A:How to connect 2 monitors to single Inspiron HDMI?

Hi mit86, Thanks for posting.Since that computer only has one HDMI port, you would need some type of dock.  An adapter wouldn't work either as it will support only one monitor at a time.  You could use one HDMI and one Display port at the same time.  http://dell.to/2uYOeuN

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I just got a new work computer here (Dell Optiplex 790) and this issue is driving me nuts because my productivity is way down without three monitors, and even further because I'm spending all my time trying to get three monitors to work =D

I have two ATI Radeon HD 6350 video cards with HDMI ports. I'm using two splitters. One splitter for the main card has two Acer monitors hooked up (these work), and the other splitter has a single Acer monitor hooked up and does not work.

I know it works, because I can alternate between monitors but only two at a time.

Now - I've been doing research for about six hours and I just can't figure it out. I've been reading a lot about something called a "display port" but I can confirm that there are no display ports on either video card.

I've included a pic just for fun I guess:

A:Two Radeon HD 6350 (HDMI) not supporting three monitors

Skibbles, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Is it two cards, or is it a single card with a low profile bracket like the one shown here?

If it is a single card, then you can only run two monitors off of it unless you use a splitter. A splitter also defeats the purpose of multi monitor unless you are looking to run the same thing on both (clone).

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System has two HDMI ports and one DVI. The DVI supports a monitor and HDMI is advertised as supporting two monitors. Neither of the HDMI ports are working. Contacted HP support and was told to return for warranty work (1 day old tower). Returned to store for replacement contacted HP support with second tower and was told same, return for warranty work. Contacted online support from another company went through several operations, drivers different connections, both monitor and TV and finally was told tower #2 was also defective. HP Envy 750-197c windows 10

A:Dual monitors not working when connected to HDMI

Hello @77-77-77,I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post serial numbers and case details.If you are unfamiliar with how the Forum's private message capability works,this post has instructions. Please let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution", this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for.  Also, clicking the Thumbs up below is a great way to say thanks! Have a great weekend!

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I recently purchased this PC. I saw that in the BIOS it states that if PCIE card is chosen as the primary, then the IGFX (integrated graphics) can be used as a secondary monitor. However, when I go into Windows, only the HDMI works. I am not able to see the integrated display driver in device manager. Can someone help me figure out how I can utilize the VGA for dual monitor setup?  

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Hi Guys,
I recently purchased Asus HD 5450 1GB GDDR3 DVI VGA HDMI for my new machine that has Windows 7 64 bit. I got this graphics card thinking that I could have my two monitors and my tv connected, using all three ports. However, i have since found out that this cannot be done. I can have all 3 connected but i have to disable one monitor or my tv. My question is, what else do I need to buy to get the 3rd display working. I don't fancy buying another graphics card to be honest.

Any help would be very much appreciated.

Thanks

A:Asus HD 5450 1GB GDDR3 DVI VGA HDMI and 3 monitors

Basically another graphics card. You could try a DVI splitter, but I don't know if they can do anything besides clone it.

~Lordbob

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Hi, I am trying to connect my T470s to two external monitors using a ThinkPad Docking (HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA, DVI-D, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, LAN/RJ45). One of the monitors is connected to the docking station through a VGA cable, the other monitor through an HDMI cable. I run on Windows 10 Pro. Both monitors are shown in the control panel. However, unfortunately only the monitor connected through the VGA cable displays. Once I disconnect this one, the HDMI suddenly displays. I want to have both monitors working at the same time.  Would anybody know how to do this? Many thanks,Sebastian

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Hi there

Most people I've seen usually have appalling (almost unreadable) quality when using an external monitor with an HDMI cable -- it's quite simple to fix really easily. Films / video are usually OK but if you are reading email or doing standard computer work then you want the monitor to give you decent results.

First ensure that the "Sharpness" setting on the monitor is set correctly -- oversharpening makes text etc look terrible.

secondly use something like "Auto size" so the picture size fits the screen properly rather than be slightly too large or small even if say 1920 X 1080 HD is selected.

thirdly use correct frequency for scanning -- in Europe should be 60 or 59HZ - use the "p" choice not the "I" one.

finally use sensibly the smart picture settings if you have one or use colour / tint / contrast / brightness settings properly.

Messing around with these controls really does turn an external monitor from in some cases having an almost unreadable screen to a pleasure to use --even on cheap 22 inch TV's.

Use the monitors own menu - don't do it from the PC display settings.

A typical laptop's video card will be perfectly ok on these types of monitors.

Cheers
jimbo

A:HDMI - getting decent video quality from typical monitors

Hi Jimbo. I'm reviewing all the questions and threads and you seem to know quite a bit about monitors. I'm wondering if you can help me out with my problem. I recently installed windows 10 on my computer. I have a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 display adapter (I guess its a graphics card) and an Acer K272HL monitor (1920 x 1080 resolution 60Hz). When I first installed Windows 10, I noticed some of my apps were not fitting on the screen properly (they were too big and parts were almost off the screen). So I did what I now know I shouldn't do, I bumped the monitor resolution up past what Windows recommended. Now I have a black screen with a little box floating around that says "Input not Supported". I know the monitor still works because I hooked it up to another computer I have, and It works fine. It also works in Safe Mode but when I restart out of Safe Mode, I get the same black screen. You can probably tell, I'm not the brightest light in the room when it comes to computer technology, so I'm looking for some help and suggestions as to how to get my monitor back to the proper resolution. By the way, my first attempt at installing Windows 10 ended up costing me $200.00 to have an expert come in and re-install Windows 7 for me. I'd like to not have to embarrass myself again to call him back. Anything you can think of that might help, I'd be greatfull.
Thanks,

Gary

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How to extend dvi output to multiple hdmi monitors? Have Samsung Series 7 Slate tablet computer running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. Nature of computer prevents swapping out graphics card/module. Please advise.

A:How to extend single dvi output to multiple hdmi monitors?

You can get an adapter to run a second monitor from a USB port. There are serveral available on amzon and such. Just search for "USB to HDMI Adapter" Assuming your Tablet has a USB port.

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I'm getting frustrated with trying to get all these options to play together correctly when it comes to my headphones. When I plug my headphones in the front jack, nothing changes unless I manually switch the default Playback Device. All things in question work, and well. However, depending on the convoluted configuration at the moment, either the monitor will keep playing & the headphones will play nothing, OR the monitor will keep playing & the headphones will also start playing.

Setup right now:
Monitor= ViewSonic VX2253 22"
(built in speakers, I own no others)
Connected to my video card via HDMI.
Connected to back green audio input.
Relevant internal settings through monitor= set to "HDMI PC" (as opposed to AV)Audio input set to HDMIOnboard Audio= Realtek? ALC 892 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
This is what the green audio plug is plugged into from the monitor.
Controls the front headphone jack.

I have tried as many different combinations of settings as I could think of. Any ideas how to make the monitor speakers play nice with the headphones???

d(--n--)b

A:Headphones vs Monitor: HDMI audio, SRS for Monitors, & Realtek ???

Normally, when you have something connected to the HDMI port on the PC, the HDMI becomes the default audio playback device. Thus the regular PC audio (Realtek in your case) is not used. This would account for not having headphone audio. You can manually change the default playback device to "Speakers" (your PC sound device) and then you should get the headphone sound. I would suspect you will have to do this every time you boot your PC.

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When I connect only one monitor through the HDMI port on the port replicator, it works fine. When I then add the 2nd monitor to the DVI port on the port replicator, the DVI connected monitor displays, the HDMI connected monitor shuts off - and...I can no longer even see the HDMI connected monitor in the display settings options. How do I make the HDMI & DVI connected monitors to work at the same time? Thx, Jim

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Hi, 
I have a Latitude E6440 with an Intel HD Graphics 4600 video card and I have noticed that when the power cord is connected the monitor connected with HDMI goes black and back again randomly. This usually happens several times per minute. 
I have both tried with another HDMI cable and monitor but with the same result.
This never happens when the laptop is running on batteries.

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Hi -

I am running
Win 7 Ultimate with a
GeForce 8800 GTX 768MB and
two SAMSUNG 226BW Black 22" Monitors.

Now I have them set to run through a Monoprice HDMI Switch because I also have my 360 running on the one monitor as well.

Now my issue comes into play, which I am not sure if its the card or not, is when i use the switch to change the one monitor over to play the 360. All the items that were on that monitors screen, like icons, folders, taskbar, what have you, gets shifted over to the other screen.

This, beyond annoying, messes me up because then i have to replace everything on the screen to the position it was, and using auto arrange would not help with something like Rainmeter which I am running. I do know when I had XP and switched over to the 360 this did not happen. So , I don't know what is different in 7 that is now making it do this but is there a way to fix it?

thanks

A:Dual Monitors & HDMI Switch: Desktop Issue

  
Quote: Originally Posted by rjupiter


Hi -

I am running
Win 7 Ultimate with a
GeForce 8800 GTX 768MB and
two SAMSUNG 226BW Black 22" Monitors.

Now I have them set to run through a Monoprice HDMI Switch because I also have my 360 running on the one monitor as well.

Now my issue comes into play, which I am not sure if its the card or not, is when i use the switch to change the one monitor over to play the 360. All the items that were on that monitors screen, like icons, folders, taskbar, what have you, gets shifted over to the other screen.

This, beyond annoying, messes me up because then i have to replace everything on the screen to the position it was, and using auto arrange would not help with something like Rainmeter which I am running. I do know when I had XP and switched over to the 360 this did not happen. So , I don't know what is different in 7 that is now making it do this but is there a way to fix it?

thanks


So let me get this straight: You have two monitors, both are used by your computer, but you want to switch one of them over to the Xbox when you want. This sound right? Have you installed the newest drivers from the Nvidia site? That card is quite old, im not sure if you're gonna get drivers for Se7en, but if not, use the XP drivers.

Oh yeah, and did you upgrade or clean install? If you upgraded, there should be a old.windows directory in you C: and you should find the old working drivers ... Read more

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How do I get two external monitors to work with my new Yoga 730 15 inch? I have a USB-C to Hdmi but I cannot use it and the HDMI port because all three screens will not show up, only two. Only two monitors will show at one time. What can I do to get these to work?  Is there a docking station I can purchase? I have the Lenovo part GX90M44577 that is the USB-C to HDMI port.  

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I have two monitors for the past year and have had outputs going to both just fine (both HDMI). This morning, one of them stopped working. It's not even recognizing the monitor when I go to Graphic Options > Output To. Is there any way to see if the HDMI port is simply not working?

A:Latitude E7240, HDMI port not putting out signal to monitors

* What operating system?* What two specific monitor models?* The Latitude E7240 has the following video out ports = rightside mDP, back HDMI. So how are you connecting two HDMI in monitors at the same time to this laptop?

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My old monitor has problems turning on, I can leave it on for 30hrs before it decides to display a picture, or I can manipulate it by unplugging the DVI cable from the back, but sometimes even that takes a few tries. It's off warranty and for reference it's a Samsung SyncMaster 226BW.

So I bought a new monitor and I have it plugged in using HDMI, but a problem I get is that when both monitors are plugged in the HDMI has no display until it gets to Windows, so I cannot see the boot process of my PC, because my old monitor as explained above has problems turning on.

Was a hindrance today when I was tinkering with my SSD and had to go to BIOS, and frankly I'd like to be able to see in case anything goes wrong, like a BSOD or Windows update etc.

So how do I get my HDMI monitor to give me a picture when the other monitor is plugged in. My new monitor is another Samsung, SyncMaster SA350.

A:Dual Monitors, HDMI monitor doesn't display BIOS

Short of something like this,

Newegg.com - BYTECC DVI-HM DVI Male to HDMI Female Cable Adaptor

not much as that is a function of the video card and nothing to do with Windows. The only way would be to try and edit the video card's bios so that the HDMI port is made to be the primary port when powering on.

Failing that if the old monitor is that bad, why use it? If the new is the only thing connected then it should display the bios screen when booting up.

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HI. I have a Samsung HD monitor and a VGA SuncMaster Samsung monitor. The HD monitor is what I use on my desktop all the time. I am wanting to have dual monitors to use on occasion and use both these at the same time with a mirror image. The graphic card ATI Radeon HD 5450 has a place for my HD and VGA slots. Win 7 recognizes both monitors, BUT my HD monitors resolution is not HD anymore but the VGA monitor is good.

How do I get the settings to be the same as it is on my HD monitor and then display the mirror image to the VGA monitor????

Thanks so much, Tammy

A:ATI Radeon HD 5450 Dual Monitors HDMI & VGA Resolution Problems

Are you sure what you want is to DUPLICATE the contents of both monitors (referred to as "clone mode")? You want to show the identical desktop content on both monitors identically and simultaneously?

Or do you want to EXTEND the Windows desktop to run horizontally across both monitors, so that your Windows desktop is pretty much "double wide"? This allows you to drag windows onto one or the other monitor, and open up independent program windows on either monitor to meet your needs (e.g. to look at two open program windows independently presented on each of your monitors).

If you run the dual-monitor setup in EXTEND mode (with one of the monitors called "primary" monitor for Windows and the other monitor known as the "extend/secondary" monitor) then each monitor can be configured to run at its own native/optimal resolution, independent of what the other is configured at. So if you have a CRT (typically 4:3 or so) it can run at say 1280x1024 or 1600x1200 or 1440x900 or something like that, while your flatscreen/TV (typically 16x9 or 16x10) can run at say 1920x1080 or 1920x1200 or 1680x1050 or something like that. So you'd get FULL use of both monitors at their native/optimal resolutions, and maximum width of the effective combined Windows desktop.

If instead you do really want to run the two monitors in "clone mode", then you only have a Windows desktop that is the smaller of the two monitors. And you will be running the... Read more

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