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Second-hand Thinkpad W520 (NVIDIA Quadro 1000M vs 2000M)

Programming Neither GPU has any impact here. Editing raster graphics It depends somewhat on what sort of editing (and how large the graphics are), but most editing can be handled adequately by a ...
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Advanced KVM operation?

I ended up using the Aten CM0264, which is a matrix KVM switch targeted at the small-office-home-office market; advanced, but not too pricey. While the software is rather flaky (don't bother trying ...
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Using Intel graphics but no video port on motherboard

LGA 2011 processors typically don't have built in graphics like lesser models. That said nearly any modern card will quite handle video at up to 60hz at common resolutions. 4K might be tricky, but at ...
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Video extension "After the monitor" solution?

Apparently the solution is one of two possible options. There is a DisplayPort standard called Multi-Stream Transport (MST) that was introduced with DisplayPort 1.2 (Wikipedia, n.d.). The other ...
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Second-hand Thinkpad W520 (NVIDIA Quadro 1000M vs 2000M)

Mark's answer covers most of the main points, so I'm going to add this: There are different types of GPUs. It's a common misconception that any GPU will work for any graphics intensive task (video ...
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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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Graphic Card For Watching 4K Videos Without Gaming

According to this page on Intel's ARK, the integrated graphics card inside your processor already supports 4K video at 24fps over HDMI or 4K video at 60fps over DisplayPort. tl;dr - You don't need to ...
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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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What's a good RCA capture card for streaming media?

I've had good success with the following card on Mac: Diamond VC500 It has Linux support as well according to the link, but I have not tested it. Here are the specifications: USB 2.0 Supports NTSC ...
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Using Intel graphics but no video port on motherboard

You may be able to use the video-transcoding capabilities of the Intel integrated graphics, but with no video port on the board, you won't be able to use it to drive a monitor. If all you need out of ...
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High-quality webcam for streaming

The best webcam I have used are the various models of Microsoft lifecam. With the lifecam, I have had good success with: HD quality Great color balance (the best I have had with any cam) Very good ...
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One DVR device to standardize video surveillance on multiple sites

After some considerations I have decided for HIKVISION platform. I chose that platform over DASHUA mostly because of better support in my country and better firmware upgrade program. Multiple ...
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Final Cut Pro X: iMac or Mac Pro for House of Worship?

The RAM is probably the main change I would make to your proposed specs. Narrowing Down the Options If you're going to want an iMac, especially for video editing, you're going to need a fast hard-...
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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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Mount an IP camera to the top of a flagpole

A package like the KKmoon HW0029 or the FREECAM C310 would probably do it pretty neatly. To mount something on the poll you can use a bracket like this https://www.ebay.com/itm/Pole-Mount-Bracket-...
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Low cost tablet just to watch videos with at least a 25cm (10") screen - any OS

A Kindle Fire HD 10 seems like a good option for your needs. It has a 1080p screen, stereo speakers, and WiFi. I'm not sure how good the battery life is, but the listing advertises 12 hours of mixed ...
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USB-C splitter to USB-C video and USB data

Looks like there is now a docking station with USB-C data, USB-C displayport out and USB-A hub. Available with Thunderbolt 3 or regular USB-C host connection. https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/dell-...
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USB-C splitter to USB-C video and USB data

There is a good chance that with Thunderbolt 4 I will finally get the hardware I want. Since all Thunderbolt 3 devices could also pass USB C DisplayPort alternate mode. And assuming Thunderbolt 4 ...
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Is i7 8565U, with 16 gb RAM, 512 SSD with intel uhd 620, only integrated good enough for Android studio?

That should be good enough. I have a slightly worse laptop (aside from GPU) and it can run more intensive things like a Windows virtual machine or Unity game engine without a problem, so you should be ...
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RGB Analog Video Capture

I've had success using two devices. One which is a self-contained device: Composite, S-Video, and HDMI to HDMI Converter and Switch with HDMI PAL NTSC Support - Monoprice.com and the other which is ...
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Choosing PC for Programming. Fastests C++ app build

Consider this build: Intel 8th gen i5 8600k G.Skill Ripjaws RAM. These ones can be from 4 to 16GB in each stick, but of course more costly. A motherboard that supports overclocking (z370 PRO4 for ...
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Graphics card for a coding desktop with three displays

This GTX960 seems to meet your needs. 3 display ports, and with this one or any OpenCL API, it meets your other criteria. Under $200 also meets your "As cheap as possible" criteria. Now, like ...
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Need a PC that can Drive 4 Simultaneous Discrete Video Display Outputs

The fastest solution is a desktop with integrated+dedicated graphics that both support 2+ 1080p monitors, like this. That's around $440. The other solution is to build your own, of course! A machine ...
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Hardware to connect PC to analog TV

You need a DVI-Male to VGA adapter: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002IWP87S plus a VGA to Component converter to connect the PC to the analog TV.
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Multiple display connector combo adapter to VGA

Here are a couple of products: China 3-in-1 DisplayPort Male to HDMI DVI VGA Female Adapter Cable on Global Sources Amazon.com: CableDeconn Multiport 4-in-1 HDMI to Hdmi/dvi/vga Adapter Cable with ...
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Connecting cable box to laptop to view TV in real time

Get a capture card! The AVerMedia AVerCapture HD that you linked is along the lines of what you want, but it's not my top recommendation. Take a look at the Elgato HD60 S, a low latency USB 3.0 HDMI ...
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High-quality webcam for streaming

I would recommend the Logitech C920. It fits perfectly in your budget at $99.99. Here's the features it offers: 1080p Full HD Recording Dual Microphone H.264 compression Tripod mount Low light ...
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