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A screen that displays output from a computer/device. Use this tag for questions about monitor configuration and troubleshooting.

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Connecting Xbox 360 to HP TouchSmart PC

I have an old HP TouchSmart PC and want to hook my Xbox 360 up to it. My PC does not have an HDMI or VGA, but has S-video and TV input. How can I use this as the display for my Xbox 360? This is the ...
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Why is there still screen tearing even when fps are limited to be equal to monitor refresh rate?

Why is there still screen tearing even when fps are limited to be equal to monitor refresh rate? Also if tearing occurs because of fps higher than screen refresh rate why don't games limit fps to be ...
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TF2 Black Screen on launch?

Whenever I boot up TF2, I get a black screen but can hear the audio. I am using a Benq external monitor. If I unplug the monitor and use my laptop screen and reboot TF2, it loads fine. I can, however, ...
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Is it possible to have a second monitor that is unaffected by fullscreen games on the first monitor?

I like to have movies and whatnot going on in my smaller second monitor, typically while playing games. Sadly, some older games have absolutely tiny resolutions compared to what my main monitor can ...
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PS4 video takes a long time to show up over HDMI

So I bought a PS4 maybe 2 weeks ago. Everything works fine except one weird thing: My PS4 is plugged to a Toshiba 720p TV, and when I turn on my PS4,then switch my TV input to PS4 , the screen flicked ...
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PS4 and TV link stopped working

I played the PS4 earlier today and didn't face any issues. However I fired it up a few moments ago and all I get is a blank screen with flickering audio. The screen is permanently blank though, it ...
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Playing a steam game with a controller while using other applications (Multi-Monitor)

I'd like to be able to use my computer while my boyfriend plays a game on steam. I have two monitors and he's using a Xbox 360 controller hooked up to my pc. Is it possible to allow the game to be ...
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Dungeon Defenders Local split screen 3 monitors

I want to play Dungeon Defenders local co-op with 2 friends (2 controllers, 1 keyboard). I currently have 3 extended monitors at 1920x1080 each and I can successfully group them with Eyefinity getting ...
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Would a monitor with more Hz and a better response time help my game?

I'm thirty-eight, and started gaming with a keyboard and mouse about two years ago. My reflexes will never be as sharp as the teenage whipper-snappers who pwn me, but would a 144 Hz gaming monitor ...
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Shadowplay records wrong monitor

I have 2 monitors (1920x1080), and I run Battlefield 4 on my second monitor (secondary screen). When I try to save background recording in Shadowplay (1 min video), it always saves the desktop image ...
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How can I make the latest version of skyrim work with my 3 monitors?

I have been looking into how I can make Skyrim support my 3 monitors in nVidia surround mode. Though I have hit a snag. I was able to find many people talking about how there are fixes that work. Most ...
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Can I connect a PAL Xbox 360 to a PC TFT LCD monitor?

Can all flat panel TFT LCD monitors decode both PAL and NTSC? I have a PAL Xbox 360 and I am now living in America. When I connect it to my TV, it shows only in black and white. So, I would like to ...
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How to run Rogue Legacy for Linux on a specific monitor?

I've got a right tack monitor layout, and the vertical monitor is the main one. This makes for rather odd graphics settings in Rogue Legacy: Only vertical resolutions are displayed, up to 1200x1920. ...
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How to move a fullscreen game to the second monitor?

I have a Windows 8 laptop which I play Sins of a Solar Empire on and I want to move it to my second monitor which is connected via a VGA cable. How would I do that? Windows + shift + ← or → does move ...
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What is "game mode" on my TV and why should I enable it when playing games?

I have a Vizio TV, but I've seen this feature on plenty of other brands as well. Why should I enable Game Mode on my TV when playing console video games? What benefit does it bring to my gaming ...
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TV displays Gamecube games in black and white and without sound

I connected my Gamecube to my HDTV using a PS3 composite cable (shown below). However, the image displayed is blurry, in black and white, and without sound. The cable fits perfectly on the analog AV ...
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Which display ratio and resolution is best for Starcraft 2?

I noticed that the view of the game differs a bit depending on your display ratio (16/9, 16/10, ...) In which ratio you will have the most overview of the game? And does it depend on the resolution ...
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No sound in Call of Duty over HDMI when used with an Asus monitor

I connected a PS3 to an Asus 24" Monitor (Asus PB248Q) via HDMI. The monitor does not have internal speakers but has a jack for headphones. If I connect a headset to the headphones jack I can hear ...
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How can I choose which monitor a game starts on?

Currently I am using a three-monitor setup, based on a GeForce GTX 680 graphics card: 3D monitor for gaming and work. Secondary monitor for work only. TV for watching movies and sometimes playing ...
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How does the PS3 handle 21:9 aspect ratio displays?

I'm thinking of buying a 21:9 aspect ratio monitor because I do a lot of work editing documents and the super widescreen would be very helpful for that. Since I also intend to use this monitor with ...
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Is it possible to show HD TV screen as webcam on my laptop?

For online streaming purposes, is it possible to display what's being played on TV via the xbox 360 as webcam ? So that you can basically stream the gameplay live ? I have two HDMI cables, one is ...
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How to force my Samsung monitor and nVidia card to display in 3D?

I have a Samsung 27LSA950 monitor and apparently there is licencing issues between Samsung and nVidia with regards to 3D games. I have Geforce 570 2.5Gb GPU. There was previously a solution on how ...
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Emulate green-screen monochrome monitor on DOSbox / D-Fend Reloaded

I'm using DOSbox to play really old games I had on my PC XT with a green monochrome monitor. D-Fend Reloaded is set to run these games on CGA mode, it has colors, is there a way to make it more ...
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XBox 360 has no sound with HDMI cable

I received an xbox for Christmas and I've been trying to connect it. Unfortunately, when I connect it using an HDMI cable, I get picture but no sound. I've made sure my TV is set to "TV Speaker" (it's ...
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I just bought a new TV and now my Wiimote has a delay for its action

So I just bought a new LCD tv that I thought would be better than my old CRT. however, I've noticed a significant delay between when I press a button during gameplay (Black Ops) and whe the action ...
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How do I connect my US Nintendo 64 to a monitor?

How do I connect my US Nintendo 64 to a monitor, using VGA/DVI? The Nintendo 64 would need a converter to use with a VGA/DVI port. I've seen people mention things about boxes, but I do not understand ...
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Why does my SNES console hooked up to flat panel monitor show incorrect colors? [closed]

When I try to play Chrono Trigger (US) on my European SNES (with the help of a converter cartridge called 'UA universal adaptor expert version') that's hooked up to a scart-to-hdmi converter device ...
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How to connect a C64 with a PC display?

A friend of mine has an old C64, it has a video output and we are wondering how to connect this with an VGA or DVI computer monitor?
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How to change my monitor display from PAL-50 to PAL-60?

Recently I decided to dust off one of the first X360 games I played and give them another go for the remaining achievements. One of such games is Feeding Frenzy. After I booted up the game, it threw ...
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Xbox 360 slim with HDMI and Audio adapter - No display

I have a new Slim 360 and because I'm connecting to my monitor (which has no speakers or sound output), I need to use the HDMI for video and a RCA audio adapter for sound. Here's the audio adapter I ...
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Wii and S-Video results in black white window

I've bought a third party Wii S-Video + Composite connection cable for my european black Wii (PAL / Wii Sports Resort + Wii Motion Plus edition). The connection of S-Video and my tv tuner card results ...
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120hz in 2D, what's the point? [closed]

So I've been searching the internet for advice on my next PC/Console monitor purchase and come across a good deal on the LG D2342P-PN. It's LED, got all three connectors I want and even 3D in 120Hz, ...
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How can I play Starcraft II on my TV

I can play other games with my TV as my monitor. (IE I play Skyrim all the time with my TV as my monitor.) But when I fire up Starcraft II I get a very scrambled picture. My TV runs best at 1280 X ...
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HDTV settings for videogaming

I just purchased a 55-inch HDTV [VIZIO VF551XVT]. For some reason, when I play the ps3 my TV bothers my eyes. This doesn't happen when I watch the TVs at the store, even if I am really close (normally ...
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How to force game to use fullscreen second display

Is there a general way to set a Game to use a different monitor/display in fullscreen mode?
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Is there anything I can do about the poor quality of my PS2 games on a large TV?

Last year when I moved from being a highschool student to a full-time web developer, I found myself with a never before seen abundance of money. Of course the first thing I did was go out and ...
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Using XBox360 with LED Monitor and speakers

I bought my first console over a week back and since I didn't have a TV I got a LED Monitor (Full HD) which has an HDMI port, and also a pair of good speakers. Since XBox has the (big) analog cable ...
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What is the response time of a Samsung UN22D5000NF? [closed]

I'm asking this in the gaming section since response time of monitors are a big deal for twitch gaming on consoles. My friend recently bought a Samsung UN22D5000NF. I can't find any information on ...
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Unused area of laptop display while gaming

When I start playing a NFS Most Wanted or COD: Modern Warfare, I observed that the laptop screen is not used completely. There are 1.5 inches margins on both left and right ends of the screen that ...
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Is it possible to set up MW3 to run fullscreen on the secondary monitor?

In BF3 I can choose which monitor to use for fullscreen gaming. Since my secondary monitor is my plasma TV, this is a great feature. MW3 instead offers video modes for the primary screen only, so ...
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How can I connect a PS3 to two TV/ sound systems in two different rooms?

Our PS3 sits in our lounge connected to our TV(1080p) via HDMI and our home theatre via the digital optical connection. I want to be able to use our PS3 in the room directly below our lounge. I'd ...
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How to connect an N64 to an Apple display (non) thunderbolt?

I have an Apple display (no thunderbolt) and an N64: . I don't have a TV. Is there any way I can hook the Apple monitor up to the N64?
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Are there any issues I should look out for when using a Plasma TV with my games console?

I'm buying an HDTV for the living room, to watch movies and play on the PS3. Earlier, console gaming on Plasma TVs was a bad idea because of burn-in, refresh rates, and/or display quality for console/...
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How do I use my iMac as a "monitor" for my Xbox 360 and my Wii?

I ditched cable a long time ago and have been making do with Netflix, Hulu, and iTunes for my television needs. The displays on the new iMacs these days are big enough and high enough quality that I ...
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What do I need to play 3D games other than a 3D TV?

I am planning on buying a 3D TV (Sony 3D Bravia) and using its 3D features with my PC. What else should I need for this? Will an nVidia nVision card be enough?
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Comparing TN vs. IPS LCD monitors for gaming

Having never owned an LCD desktop monitor, I'm wondering what the advantages and disadvantages are between owning a TN and an IPS monitor in regards to gaming performance. While I know there are ...
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How can I turn off my TV without turning off my PS3?

I've got it set up so the PS3 and TV communicate via HDMI and turning one or the other on/off turns them both on/off. If I'm in the middle of a video game (and paused) I can turn off the TV without ...
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Why doesn't Duck Hunt work on plasma or LCD screens?

I'm told that the original Duck Hunt (NES) works fine on all CRT screens, but fails to register successful hits on a plasma or LCD screen. Why is this? Is there a fix for it?
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How can I run Myst in a window?

I can't stand running games full-screen if they aren't the same resolution as my main monitor, because it screws up all the windows I have on the other monitors. Myst is especially egregious because ...
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Performance loss from 15" to 21" using the same resolution?

Why do I have a huge performance loss when I changed my monitor from 15" to 21"? For example, Dirt 2 used to run with ultra settings, 4xMSAA, 1024x768 and 30 FPS. Now it only runs 25 FPS with very ...
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