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    Laptop has mini DP and monitor has USB-C, how to connect the two?

    would the HDMI solution allow me to get the maximum resolution possible on the external monitor which is 3200x1800?
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    Laptop has mini DP and monitor has USB-C, how to connect the two?

    laptop https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/asus-rog-strix-gl753v external monitor https://www.amazon.com/HONGO-Portable-Ultra-Slim-Computer-Included/dp/B08GYBHYNR
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    Laptop has mini DP and monitor has USB-C, how to connect the two?

    I'm having trouble connecting these two. My laptop has a mini DP port and my external monitor has a USB-C like port. The manual does say it is DP compatible. However, all the adapters out there say they are unidirectional in the wrong direction. An example...
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    15" external display with more pixels is blurrier than my 15" MBP retina

    played around with betterdummy from that link (thanks) it worked using a method where they created a dummy display and then I streamed it to the external and i could get a glorious image at 3k retina the limitations were - lag when moving mouse or typing - i was constricted to only the...
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    15" external display with more pixels is blurrier than my 15" MBP retina

    thanks but it didn't work. holding down option and pressing scaled didn't show any new options it seems like this wouldn't be hard to do in 3rd party software....since the scaling has already been done for the built in retina display. im basically asking mac to treat my external monitor as a...
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    15" external display with more pixels is blurrier than my 15" MBP retina

    My 15" portable display has a resolution of 3200x1800, which is more than my 15" MBP 2017 v12.4 Monterey running 2880x1800. So my external display should look just as awesome if not better correct? Nope. It's blurry or very tiny. In my Display system preferences, when selecting the external...
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    My Asus laptop screen broke, what is the cost of repair?

    It is out of warranty and Asus is asking $60 just for a diagnostic. What would the cost of repair likely be and are there other options? Please see this image for the damage:
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    best way to hook up 2x 3007wfp + macbook pro 15"

    I have one of the latest macbook pro 15" with 4x Thunderbolt 3 ports I also have two older 3007WFP 30" Dell LCDs which use Dual link DVI connections. I currently have thunderbolt to display port adapters and then the display port to apple dual link DVI adapters so I can technically hook...
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    Internet tends to slow after a while, requiring a reboot

    I find my internet problems happen typically during a video call where latency is important. Loading Netflix (buffering), webpages and speedtest.net doesn't have any problems because those are not as time sensitive. Is there a way I can test my connection without having to setup my own fake...
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    Internet tends to slow after a while, requiring a reboot

    I'm a bit concerned about the difficulty of setting those up. I read that its quite hard. Is that the case? What do you think of something like: TP-Link Archer AC4000 ? I saw it got top review on Wirecutter.
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    Internet tends to slow after a while, requiring a reboot

    Any specific recommendations for a model and router that are compatible? I'm browsing this site: https://www.ui.com/products/#default With my current setup I also find that my WiFI speeds drop about 50-75% by the time they reach my bedroom so I have a Netgear extender in the bedroom to help...
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    Internet tends to slow after a while, requiring a reboot

    So my Xfinity internet max speeds are plenty high, but often it slows to a crawl or is easily interrupted making video calls impossible. I find that a reboot of my router is enough to bring everything back to full speed, but this happens often. For best performance I find a daily reboot is...
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    computer falling asleep randomly

    I think I found the issue! My Apple Watch has a magnetic buckle which was triggering the laptop to fall into sleep mode (which normally happens when the lid is closed). I discovered it from this post: https://superuser.com/questions/392936/computer-randomly-goes-into-sleep-mode I got a...
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    computer falling asleep randomly

    Hello My laptop often drops into sleep mode randomly. I checked all the power settings and it is not set to turn off anything for multiple hours, yet it sometimes falls asleep randomly. I've noticed it usually happens when I have multiple astronomy USB cameras and peripherals setup. The...
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    Laptop to Dell 3007WFP at 2560x1600

    as long as it supports USB-C, can i guarantee it will work all the way to dual-link DVI? or does the USB-C also need to be thunderbolt?
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    Laptop to Dell 3007WFP at 2560x1600

    is display port the only port that supports this? will thunderbolt or USB-C work too?
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    finding a video card for 30" Dell at 2560x1600 via dual link DVI

    I've got a Dell 30" LCD which only accepts dual link DVI. How do I find a laptop that supports its sole resolution of 2560x1600? Will a laptop with HDMI work? how about display port? how about USB-C only? how about thunderbolt? How do I know if a laptop supports the dual link DVI standard?
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    Laptop to Dell 3007WFP at 2560x1600

    I've got a Dell 30" LCD which only accepts dual link DVI. How do I find a laptop that supports its sole resolution of 2560x1600? Will a laptop with HDMI work? how about display port? how about USB-C only? how about thunderbolt? How do I know if a laptop supports the dual link DVI standard?
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    Do Lens Gleaners for Game Systems work for HTPCs?

    So I bought one of these http://www.amazon.com/Maxell-BR-GAME-Blu-ray-Game-Cleaner/dp/B0029HLO4S/ref=dp_cp_ob_e_title_1 Will they work for a LG Blu-Ray drive running PowerDVD 11? I can't seem to get PowerDVD to start it...
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    Problem reading all my blu-ray discs

    I purchased mine from eBay and it didn't come with the software...oops! Should have read it more carefully....
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    Problem reading all my blu-ray discs

    So I recently purchased a LG Blu-ray Disc Rewriter model WH10LS30 from eBay (new condition). Whenever I put a Blu-ray disc in, I hear clicking noises separated by a second or two. After a while, PowerDVD 11 trial version comes up and the video starts up fine. When I get to the halfway point, I...
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    iRam $125

    Has anyone tried one of these? What kind of speedup can we execpt from day to day operations such as: copying large files? 10x faster than normal? running applications? .001 sec to load IE? boot up times? under 1 sec...
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    samsung 27" LCD at walmart $649

    yea but it wont have a 4000:1 contrast ratio
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    samsung 27" LCD at walmart $649

    samsung models are usually such that a 23" is priced around $650, 26" around $850, 32" around $1100 they can get away with it since they usually get high praises for their LCDs
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    samsung 27" LCD at walmart $649

    Is this equivalent to another Samsung model?
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    samsung 27" LCD at walmart $649

    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=5839234 Does anyone know anything about this display? I've been looking all over the web and can't seem to find anything about it. What is the difference between this one and...
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    A question about display warranties.

    has anyone had any experiences with panasonic's 42" plasma's warranties? if i buy from ebay will they honor it? it does have a label on the back that says manufactured in august 2006 and the warranty is 2 years...
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    A question about display warranties.

    Hello Whenver you guys buy a used display from ebay, how do you claim warranty in it if something breaks? Lets say the manufacturer's policy is 1 year since date of sale, you buy your display used from a guy who doesn't have his receipt anymore. However, the back of the display says...
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    Anyone know if the Samsung 23" LCD overscan

    The LN-S2338W has a perfect 1280x720 display. If I hook up a 720p source i should be a 1 to 1 pixel mapping right? Meaning I don't want to see any overscanning on any of the HD inputs (VGA, HDMI, component) as that would be ludicriously, horrendously bad....
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    Is this card HDCP compliant?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ATI-RADEON-X300-SE-128MB-16X-PCI-E-ABIT-uGuru-NEW_W0QQitemZ150114360299QQihZ005QQcategoryZ40161QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem Look on that page, it says HDCP compliant
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    Sprint voice and data plan for $30/mo?

    Of course the Axim uses windows mobile. It uses WM5....but I'm not sure how that is releveant...Read below about PDAnet" "This software allows your PC/Laptop to go online by connecting to your Pocket PC phone or Windows Mobile phone through the ActiveSync cable, Bluetooth or InfraRed." "Current...
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    Sprint voice and data plan for $30/mo?

    Apparantely PDAnet will let you tether your Motorola Q to a PC. Does anyone know if a Dell Axim x51v can work with it somehow?
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    Sprint voice and data plan for $30/mo?

    Someone maybe clarify something...go to cnet and look up the Motorola Q's review: The bad: The Motorola Q lacks integrated Wi-Fi and analog roaming, and you can't use its Bluetooth as a wireless modem. Really? So no hooking this up to a PC or PDA to get internet access...
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    xbox 360 hd-dvd drive $100 shipped

    does anyone have any pictures of it hooked into a tower? how does it look? does it fit well?
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    Sprint voice and data plan for $30/mo?

    How capable is the sprint phone in terms of: 1) using google maps (or other map service) 2) reading email, doing IM/gtalk 3) browsing major websites, like cnn
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    Sprint voice and data plan for $30/mo?

    How would they tell? ...because you've used too much bandwidth? I have a PDA that has a nice google maps interface...its only usable on the net (won't cache data)...but who has net on the road unless it can thether to my phone with a data plan...
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    Sprint voice and data plan for $30/mo?

    If the phone can get on the net and my PDA/Laptop can talk to my phone...then why can't my PDA/Laptop also get on the net through my phone?
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    Sprint voice and data plan for $30/mo?

    Here's how you get it: 1. Go to www.sprint.com/sero 2. Type in savings@sprint.com in the login box, with your zip code. After you add to cart one of the features it says is: FREE! Unlimited Web, Data and Picture Mail And the phone highlights are: Bluetooth Wireless Technology...
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    xbox 360 hd-dvd drive $100 shipped

    thats strange because mine did (i returned it) in jan 2007 i could put a game in either try and it will read and run
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    2407WFP vs LCD HDTVs

    So are you saying the computer display is superior to the TV? Lets say I 1) don't want to use the built-in speakers 2) don't plan on using the NTSC tuner (I have my own separate box) 3) don't mind that for a 16:10 display, I will only be using 90% of the veritical height (16:9) 4) don't...
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