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VGA output on notebooks

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by c3po, Oct 27, 2004.

  1. c3po

    c3po Member

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    I still don't own one, but i got the idea to play music videos while DJ-ing. We tried this on an HP notebook which we borrowed.
    All went well exept for one thing: you couldn't get a picture on the output (projector) and the TFT-screen at the same time!
    I thought that should be perfectly normal ??
    We had to switch between output and screen using fn-F4
    which resulted in sound and picture abruption for 2 seconds each time..

    Has anyone experiance with this matter?
     
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  2. ianski7

    ianski7 Guest

    Hey!

    Some video cards and almost all onboard video dont have the cabability of mirroring an image. Generally
    only the really expensive LTs can do this. You can buy a video card for a desktop starting about 115(can$).
     
  3. c3po

    c3po Member

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    Thanks for the info.
    That's not so good then, I thought it were only some wrong settings.
    What if we use the video output (Tv out), can that be ran together with the screen?
     
  4. ianski7

    ianski7 Guest

    Hey c3po!

    I suggest you look in the manual for that particular LT and see what kind of card/onboard video it utilizes.
    There may be a setting. What is the model# of the HP and what kind of projector are you using?
     
  5. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    check your bios settings & manual, on some laptops you can have both screen & display at same time
     

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