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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 at high resolutions. The problem with analog is that noise often distorts the signal and the quality ends up not being as good. So in terms of quality, go for ...


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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 model with Thunderbolt 3. Two Thunderbolt 2 ports Built-in HDMI port Built-in Gigabit Ethernet Three USB 3.0 ports


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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 run around a $1000 or more. Without knowing the monitors involved I can't make a recommendation on which one to use. I know of no such products priced at ...


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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 ethernet cables > number of pairs in HDMI cable), so even other format still pass (eg DVI, I've tried) and no loss of quality is possible (until eventually digital ...


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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 switch probably has a DC power input: just get a corresponding connector and plug it in.


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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 Converts VGA Source to HDMI Display Supports Audio Function for HDMI Monitor and TV Powered by USB Port Cable Length: 8"


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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 games or media players are responsible for handling sound: selecting the appropriate output path and channel profiles, applying dynamic range compression where ...


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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 programmed to control this. Perhaps something like this: http://www.amazon.com/Global-Cache-IP2IR-iTach-Wired/dp/B003BFTKUC [+$92.00 USD] There's also a 5x1 ...


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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 Pro. That's output only. That's like trying to connect the HDMI out port on a DVD player to the HDMI port on a game console - it's not going to work. What you ...


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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 an analog signal and HDMI being digital, there's no getting around the fact that you have to convert the signal. Note: You will need to supply your own HDMI ...


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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 webcam - it contains a small camera and a set of circuits which get that video from the camera to the computer. The computer recognises these circuits as 'a ...


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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 its plugged in as I did) its a good monitor, which is remarkably good looking. No audio as far as I can tell. DX tends to ship anywhere and shipping's part of ...


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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 review (version not known) Warning: Some older versions with the same number seem to have different inputs.


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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 options to buy it from Its 28" but meets most of the specifications. I've got no way to check for HDCP 2.2 support and I cannot confirm that it supports it. ...


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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. DVI in single link can only do 1080p when in dual link can carry a higher resolution. There are several other differences also which you can read about here.If ...


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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 here CEC is working well Several people have report being able to do this with a raspberry pi 2. The device is $35 and you will need a 5v power supply,SD ...


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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 3.0/2.0 port of your computer. (✓) it has 6 USB 3.0 ports (additionally to the connecting port) (X) it hasn't USB 2.0 ports (✓) Gigabit Ethernet (✓) HDMI (...


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Check BOOK Max3, a 13.3" E-book reader with a micro HDMI.


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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 listed above except for the size requirement - it is about two and a half inches too wide. This product has been on the market for some time; I realize now that I ...


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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. IEEE 802.11 protocols


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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. Meets suggested specs, and is less expensive than the cable you have listed.


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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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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 tried and tried to find a pass-through EDID adapter for DP to no avail. All I could find were headless plugs meant to fool some server's GPU that it was ...


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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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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. Unless you have some technical reasons why one would be preferred over another (e.g. you're running several of these screens, which would overload the CPU, and ...


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You should check out the Raspberry Pi HDMI Input Board. This is not really a recommendation, since I haven't used it, and there may well be better options. However, using an add-on card may well be the only solution whatever single-board computer you look at.


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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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Alternatively, you could have the Dell UltraSharp U2212HM 21.5" monitor. Very similar to your current monitor, but in 21.5" size. 21.5" 1920x1080 Full HD 4 USB ports HDMI Available, like most/all Dell monitors, in Europe I'm finding prices between 135€ and 160€; prices will vary depending on which retailer you pick. As you've probably already worked out, ...


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I'll recommend a close relative to the monitor I use: the AOC Vesa I2269VWM 21.5". 21.5" is pretty close to your 22" requirement. There are also 23" and 27" options, though I imagine you'd rather not go for those. 1920x1080 full HD No USB ports. If you want USB ports on your desk rather than having to dig for the PC I/O plate every time, I recommend you get ...


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