DisplayPort is a digital audio/video interface used primarily for attaching external monitors to computers, though it can also be used to transmit audio, USB, and other forms of data.

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Turning DisplayPort monitor off disables monitor completely

I have 2 monitors connected to a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660: Left is 1920x1080 via DVI (Samsung SyncMaster 2443BW) Right is 2560x1440 via DisplayPort and is set to Primary (Samsung SyncMaster SA850) I ...
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Converting DisplayPort and/or HDMI to DVI-D?

Newer Radeon video cards come with four ports standard: DVI (x2) HDMI DisplayPort If I want to run three 24" monitors, all of which are DVI only, from this video card -- is it possible to ...
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HDMI vs Component vs VGA vs DVI vs DisplayPort

What are the pros and cons of each of these different display adapters and cables? From what I can understand, HDMI offers the ability to send audio along the same cable as well as the ability to do ...
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Can I connect a DisplayPort monitor to the Thunderbolt port on a Mac, and vice-versa?

Does anyone know if a monitor equipped with a DisplayPort (e.g. the Dell U2311h LCD screen) can be connected to the Thunderbolt port on a Mac? I want to connect two of these LCDs (one via Thunderbolt,...
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Looking for a real DisplayPort hub/splitter [closed]

In my search for a new display, I came across the Dell Multi-Monitor Hub MMH11, which seemed to be an alternative to my search for daisy-chainable DisplayPort displays. However, before I cave and ...
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Daisy-chainable DisplayPort Monitors

I am the proud new owner of a MacBook Pro with a mini-DisplayPort. My desk setup used to allow me to position the screen of my old MacBook beside an external monitor, essentially allowing dual-head. ...
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Multiple Monitors with one DisplayPort

I've read that DisplayPort supports multiple monitors. My question is how can I connect 3 monitors with one display port, is there such a splitter? I have 2 DVI monitors and one VGA (which I could use ...
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Can the Microsoft Surface Pro drive multiple external monitors?

I am interested in simultaneously connecting two Dell UltraSharp 2407WFP 24-inch Widescreen Flat Panels to my Microsoft Surface Pro. Currently I am attempting to utilize a StarTech Mini DisplayPort to ...
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Can DisplayPort carry USB?

Are there any plans in current or future DisplayPort implementations to carry USB? I'm thinking that you could have your keyboard/mouse plugged into your monitor and then two DisplayPort inputs. The ...
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Is it possible to connect two monitors on a laptop, one through HDMI and the other through DisplayPort?

For example the Alienware m17x offers 3 connections, HDMI, DisplayPort, and VGA. Is it possible to connect two independent external monitors, one through the DisplayPort and one through the HDMI port?
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Does the Microsoft Surface Pro support multiple external monitors over displayport?

Has anyone tested a Microsoft Surface Pro with daisy-chained monitors? How many monitors are supported and at what resolution?
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Is there a difference between “Thunderbolt” and “Mini DisplayPort” cables?

TB-to-TB cables seems to be more expensive than mDP-to-mDP cables. Is there any actual difference besides the branding? This is for use in connecting a MacBook Pro to a dock with multiple ports (USB ...
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How do I know if I will be able to daisy-chain monitors? (connect two monitors to 1 DisplayPort)

I am planning to use Surface Pro 2 with a dock station as my main computer and I would like to connect two external monitors to it, but the dock station only contains a single DisplayPort socket. ...
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Why does one of my two Dell monitors unexpectedly enter power save mode when using DisplayPort daisychaining?

I have two monitors connected using DisplayPort 1.2 MST in a daisychain configuration. Each monitor has both a DisplayPort In and DisplayPort Out port to acheive this. Here is the hardware I am using:...
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Windows get moved to the primary monitor after waking from standby with mixed DisplayPort and DVI-D dual-monitor setup

Problem Description I am using the following setup: nVidia GeForce GTX 680 Dell UP3214Q (Ultra-HD, 3840x2160, run in its native resolution, connected via DisplayPort 1.2, i.e. DisplayPort on GTX -->...
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Second monitor with an Intel iMac?

Is anyone able to attach a second monitor to their Intel iMac? Trying to connect a Dell 1909W monitor - the connection is DVI cable plugging into an Apple DVI-to-Displayport adapter which is ...
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Is there a way to hook up my may 2010 17" macbook pro to two external monitors? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can the new MacBook / MacBook Pro Support Dual EXTERNAL Monitors I think having three screens would be cool =)
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Screen fuzzes/zig zags on a custom build

Recently, I built my first computer: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 4 x 1GB DDR2 RAM 500GB SATA hard drive Radeon HD 6770 graphics card by XFX - using one monitor via DisplayPort -> VGA adapter. MSI P6N SLI ...
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Monitor gets weird “blurry?” display

So I have bought a new monitor (Asus VG248 quite a while ago) and I noticed something. Whenever my monitor has been turned off, and I turn it back on, it sometimes gives me this display (hopefully ...
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What is an Acer Converter Port?

What is this port "Acer Converter Port"? Is it basically the same as miniDP? Can I connect a monitor like Dell U2713H on this one? From Frequently Asked Questions on the Aspire R7 series: 9. Can ...
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Only two screens can be active at the same time

I'm having the problem that only 2 monitors seem to work simultaneously. Right now I have these monitors: Samsung SyncMaster S24B350 (VGA to DVI adapter) Samsung SyncMaster P2450H (DVI to DVI) ...
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3 Monitors powered from a Nvidia fx580

I have a NVidia FX580 card in a Dell Precision T1500. The outputs of the back of the card are DVI and 2x displayport. I tried to run 3 screens from the DVI + 2x displayport to dvi adaptors, but the ...
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Why does my monitor sometimes display a moira pattern (of sorts)

I recently bought a SIIG CE-KV0411-S1 (2-port DisplayPort KVM) to share an Asus VK278Q between my gaming PC and a MacBook. The Mac never gives me any trouble, but if the PC goes to sleep while it is ...
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Daisy chaining monitors with no DisplayPort on laptop

I purchased two U2414H monitors from Dell and am trying to connect them to my laptop (Inspiron 3421) but I don't have a DisplayPort on my laptop. The laptop has 2-USB 3.0, 1-HDMI, 1-USB 2.0 The ...
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4K monitor does not support 60HZ via HDMI on 3840x2160

I am confused about HDMI -- I have a GTX 770 with 1xDP, 1xHDMI and 2xDVI. I just bought two Dell Ultra HD 4k Monitors (P2715Q) and while the first one gives me 60HZ over DP, another only shows 30HZ ...
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Can a Thunderbolt-equipped iMac be used as an external display for a DisplayPort-equipped PC?

I have a mid-2011 21.5" iMac with a Thunderbolt port. Can I use this port to have the iMac act as a external monitor for my Windows 7 laptop that has a DisplayPort video output? The MacOS Help Center ...
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Can a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cable support resolutions above 1920x1200?

Is it theoretically possible for a cheapo Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cable or adapter to support resolutions above 1920 × 1200, e.g. 2560 × 1440 (QHD)? Or is it always electrically-...
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Windows 7 flash monitor black?

I have a laptop connected to a monitor that uses Displayport. My monitor flashes black for a split second randomly while connected to Displayport but does not while connected via DVI out. I've ...