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What are the differences between monitors inputs (HDMI, Display Port, DVI, VGA)?

I'll start with VGA, which is, in my opinion, a "standard". VGA is an analog signal. This basically means that the quality will not be as great as cables that make use of digital signals, especially ...
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Docking station with new Interfaces?

Due to the fact that this is novelty on the market, it would be not that easy to find exacly what you want but Elgato Thunderbolt Dock is relatively close. We can expect that they will release similar ...
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Split XBox Screen across multiple monitors

What you're looking for is called a Video Wall Controller. These are the boxes that you see behind the massive arrays of screens showing a single composited image in the big chain stores. They usually ...
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Large HDMI cable. Solid versus RJ45 Extensor

I am using Unitek Y-5115 with 15m cables for 2 years now and it just works. I suspect that the 2*ethernet cable extenders simply use analog amplification of a digital signal (number of pairs in 2 ...
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HDMI switches - how are they supposed to work?

Most video switches will attempt to draw power from the inputs, but if you want them to work in all conditions (e.g., no input providing power to one side) you need a separate power connection. Your ...
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Cheap solution to connect PC to TV

This VGA to HDMI with audio adapter is what you are looking for. It costs a little more than you were hoping, but there aren't many of these things around, and it has a lot of good reviews. $22.42 ...
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USB 7.1 sound card, or converter

I'd say it's not worth spending more money to get more performance out of this or any other 7.1 headset. Just use it in stereo mode if you have no 7.1 source. Operating systems and applications like ...
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DisplayPort to HDMI adapter + HDMI EDID pass-through emulator, suitable for my 2160p (4k) display?

Thanks for this BTW. I had a similar situation: DisplayPort ports on computers, DisplayPort switch, DisplayPort monitor. And of course, the windows jumping around every time I switched the monitor. I ...
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Network controlled HDMI switch

This isn't necessarily the product I'd want but it's a low-end solution for $18.28 USD: http://www.amazon.com/EnjoyGadgets-Switcher-Selector-Support-Switching/dp/B003AQD5W6 Some IR sender could be ...
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Adapter to connect Intel Compute Stick to Mac to see the output

I am assuming that you want to connect the Intel Compute Stick to something that you can view the output of the device, correct? First off, you cannot connect it into the HDMI port of your MacBook ...
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Cheap solution to connect PC to TV

There are a couple of things you could do.... Option 1: VGA to HDMI Adapter The cheapest one I found with relatively good ratings was (at the time of this post) $17 available on Amazon. VGA being ...
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1080p HDMI to USB converter for computer video input

I suspect what you will need here is a 'virtual webcam' - i.e. it's not just a media (socket) converter you need here, but a 'box' which the computer, via USB, detects as a webcam. Consider a normal ...
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Small monitor for Retropie

There's quite a few similar ones but I used this as a secondary screen for a few years. It got somewhat roughly handled, but if you plan ahead and mount it correctly (and not try to work on it while ...
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FullHD+ monitor with 4 HDMI inputs

The Fujitsu P Line P27T-7 UHD Resolution: 3840x2160 (27") Inputs: 1x HDMI 2.0, 2x HDMI 1.4 (MHL), 1x DisplayPort 1.2 Input selection: input button at the front HDCP support according to a idealo.de ...
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FullHD+ monitor with 4 HDMI inputs

I've posted another answer and pictures here but I'd recommend the crossover 289K. I got mine for ~350usd from an ebay seller called dream-seller though if you're us based there might be cheaper ...
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What are the differences between monitors inputs (HDMI, Display Port, DVI, VGA)?

There several differences between each cable. Display port supports 4k at high fps. HDMI can do 4k but only at 30 fps. The one benefit of using HDMI is that it can carry audio when VGA and DVI do not. ...
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Network connected device to manipulate HDMI-CEC?

I found this on a forum. i was using OpenELEC 5.0.5 for RPi1 on my old RPi1B+ and CEC was working well on my TV. today, i just received my new RPi2 and i installed OpenELEC 5.0.5 for RPi2. also ...
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Docking station with many ports?

Note: Typical docking station has 2-4 USB ports, sometimes 5-6. Option 1 Cable Matters® SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Universal Docking Station with 6-Port USB Hub Score: (✓) Connection:one cable to the USB ...
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Tablet-like 12" Monitor with HDMI-In for Consoles

Check BOOK Max3, a 13.3" E-book reader with a micro HDMI.
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Tablet-like 12" Monitor with HDMI-In for Consoles

Check out this: GeChic 2501H 15.6" 1920x1080 Portable Monitor with HDMI, VGA Inputs. This is a battery-powered, tablet-like form-factor screen from a well-known company. It meets all requirements ...
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An HDMI stick that works on the 5 GHz WLAN network?

If I understand the 802.11 specs correctly, then the 802.11ac variant uses the 5GHz band exclusively, thus the ASUS device should be what you are looking for. Take a look at the table on Wikipedia. ...
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How to choose suitable fiber cables for this HDMI Extender?

The product information page recommends the following fiber specifications: 9/125 um Single-mode fiber. I would go with 3mm 10M 9/125um Fiber Optic Jumper Cable SC/UPC-SC/UPC Fiber Optic Patch Cord....
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Ethernet to HDMI output

After some consideration I am going with Plex layered on top of FreeNAS, and using a Chromecast for the HDMI head end and using the Plex/Chromcast App on my tablet to perform the control.
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DisplayPort to HDMI adapter + HDMI EDID pass-through emulator, suitable for my 2160p (4k) display?

Chaining worked, but I had to check with the manufacturer for model numbers and to confirm it would work. Their tech team kindly tested it for me, to check that the HDMI EDID adapter would work behind ...
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HDMI splitter with audio out

You'd probably need a HDMI to HDMI + Audio like this. This one should be coupled with a RCA Male to 3.5mm adapter example. with this setup you also need two HDMI cables.
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Can I connect a 4k (3840 x 2160) laptop to a 2560 x 1440 monitor?

It is true, DP is a little better (e.g., it supports a higher refresh rate); however, regardless of which one you end up going with, the differences between DisplayPort and HDMI are not very major. ...
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How can a sound bar play sound with single optical ports multiple devices?

If you connect everything up through HDMI, it should work fine. I myself only use one optical connection from my TV to my receiver, because my receiver pre-dates HDMI. So the audio data from my PS4 ...
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Display broken - what kind of USB-VGA/HDMI DisplayAdapter works with WIN 10 on Asus ZenBOOK UX390UAK

You don't have to install an external display to rescue your ssd. You can in most cases take the ssd out of your computer and install it in a different pc. If you still want to connect a different ...
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I need a extremely small display for a chip computer

Check this one for $24 HDMI Port, don't use Touch Pins, just connect it to power and HDMI port. PAL/NTFS around $20 check this one Or this one 48$ with VGA-HDMI-PAL/NTFS Port
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