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How can I have the PowerPoint Slide Sorter on my laptop's screen, and the full-screen slide on the projector?

I'll be doing a rather non-linear presentation (more of a Q&A) where I'll need to pull up arbitrary slides from a long presentation. The fastest way I can jump from one slide to another is to use ...
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mini displayport to VGA not working

Very simple problem: I am trying to hook up a laptop to a projector via a Mini DisplayPort to VGA connector, however it just doesn't work at all. Where this gets odd is: This all works to the ...
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VLC is cropping my video for projector display

Context: What works: I'm trying to set up my VLC so that it displays through a projector. I set up my screen with two monitors, and set up VLC to have DirectX drawing to draw to the other screen. That ...
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Projector in front of the wall

What are the projectors called that can stand directly in front of the wall and project the image "straight" to the wall? Rather than projectors which require a certain distance to the wall to ...
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Transform a PC into a network projector

We have a Windows 7 PC that is located in the conference room on which a TV is connected. I would like to transform this PC into a network projector, so that whenever a client or supplier comes in to ...
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VGA Cable gave me an Electric Shock when connecting a Projector to a Laptop

Yesterday I was trying to connect a Viewsonic Projector to my Samsung RC420 laptop... I followed this steps: I Plugged the Projector to a power source, in parallel I did the same thing with the ...
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1366x768 laptop lcd and 1280x800 projecttor in clone mode

We have a notebook with 1366x768 LCD screen, and the projector with interactive whiteboard has 1280x800 resolution. We use the laptop in screen clone mode to allow the lecturer to see the same ...
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No picture on HDMI Output from a Pioneer 921 AV Receiver to a Projector [closed]

I am trying hard to tackle a what seemed to be simple problem if wiring my setup together. The setup: Mac Mini (2011) with HDMI Output Pioneer 921 K AV Receiver Acer HD Projector (HDMI) When ...
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How can i connect & configure a projector in redhat linux?

SCenario: I like to connect and configure my projector in Red Hat Linux without using any external packages/third party tools Example: i like to configure basic projector properties where we ...
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Connecting two monitors, projector and video mixer to one computer

I'm in the process of purchasing a presentation software program that requires output two monitors; 1 for Staging and 1 for the Live Presentation. In addition to this, I will need to output the Live ...
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What's the proper way to unplug a power cord?

Unsure if I'm stating the question correctly, but I know there are warnings against quickly unplugging projectors suddenly because of the damage it can cause to the projector bulb. Is this applicable ...
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4 Monitors and a Projector with Radeon 6700/6800 series

I have two graphics cards, one is a Radeon HD 6700 series and one is a Radeon HD 6850. Both have dual DVI ports, a display port and a HDMI port. So all up, I have 8 ports that I assumed I should be ...
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HDTV 1080p HDMI/Component to VGA 1024x768 conversion yet maintaining aspect ratio

I recently inherited an older XGA, 1024x768, 4:3 ratio LCD video projector. The projector only supports a D-Sub (VGA) input. My DirecTV satellite box outputs its video signal @ standard 720p/1080p via ...
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Laptop as projector source 1080p?

Am going to buy a projector, and I'll just be using my laptop as the image source for it. My laptop is new but only has a 14 inch screen and its maximum resolution is 1366 X 768. I want to use hdmi ...
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Secondary monitor not displaying colours correctly

I have an MSI notebook with a Radeon HD card and Windows 7 installed. I use EasyWorship. The colours on the monitor are correct, but when connecting to a projector the white colour is displayed as ...
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Can't duplicate display on Windows 7

I'm trying to setup a duplicate display on Windows 7, on a Lenovo W520 laptop. The goal is to output the main desktop to both the laptop screen and a VGA projector. I believe the laptop has a dual ...
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What software can I use to co-ordinate a projector screen?

When I connect my laptop to a projector, it shows everything that is going-on on my computer. However, I want want to show only certain things to users ( like videos, images, etc ). It would be good ...
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lowest achievable watts for decent resolution display?

I have an unusual question. The scenario is onboard computing / entertainment for a live aboard boat with a very tight energy budget. I'm trying to figure out what is the most energy efficient ...
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How to show the laptop screen content both on a projector and the laptop screen?

My laptop is Lenovo T400, and my OS is Ubuntu 10.10. I connect my laptop to a projector to do presentation. By hitting the functional key "Fn + F7". the laptop screen content will be shown by the ...
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How to optimize colors for video projectors?

as I am doing my first conference talk, I want to prepare as best as I can. I often encounter problems that make my images looking on laptop/workstation screen perfect, but you can't see anything or ...
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Ubuntu: closing laptop lid shuts off projector

This is in Ubuntu Natty: This is a relatively new development: normally when I watch a movie I hook up my laptop to my projector, close the lid, watch the movie. However, nowadays when I close the ...
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Can no longer duplicate display to external monitor on Windows 7

We have a large TV at work - I connect my laptop to it to share my screen during meetings. Until today, my laptop display has been duplicating to the TV automatically when I connect the TV cable to ...
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Powerpoint margins when using a projector

I'm creating a Powerpoint presentation and I'm having trouble fitting everything (graphics) onto a slide. I've been trying to stay within the margins provided by the default template. I'm not sure ...
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Windows 7 doesn't output via VGA connector to projector

My Acer netbook has a VGA connector for connecting to a project. It came with Windows 7 pre-installed and it has a feature in Control Panel that allows to redirect output to the projector. My ...
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How does a wireless presentation gateway work?

Wireless presentation gateway is just what we need - be able to connect to projector or tv via notebook wireless link. However i`m curious about how these devices work. Do they send image at some ...
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If I connect a computer to a external display, i.e. a projector, is it true that the computer had to do more “work”?

If I connect a computer to a external display, i.e. a projector, is it true that the computer had to do more "work" (calculation or whatever)?
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Color separation in projector

I have a projector whose display's colors are separating. So there is a ghost red image shifted up and left, and a ghost blue image shifted down and right. The "replace lamp" light was on, so I ...
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MacBook Pro -> (HDMI) -> Samsung SP-400DS projector fails

The listed combination seems to fail (i.e. the OS X 10.6 "Detect Displays" button doesn't seem to detect the projector as an additional display). Is there any reason why this should be so, or tips to ...
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How can Win+P be disabled in Windows 7?

I have already disabled the Win-key hotkeys with NoWinKeys as well as the Win+Arrow keys in the DWM. However Win+P, the hotkey for the projector settings (which I don’t use anyway because I have a ...
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Good Alternative to VeeBeam [closed]

I am in he process of setting up stations in several conference rooms to allow users to bring laptops and easily connect to either a projector or large LCD. Challenges: Must be driverless, or ...
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How to watch 3D on Acer “3D Ready” projector?

We have here a Acer P1200 DLP projector which is "3D Ready" (using the BrilliantColor™ DarkChip™ 3) and documentation was not included in the packaging. We don't have a Blu-ray player and have no ...
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How do I force Windows 7 to recognize my Projector?

I have a new Dell XPS with an NVIDIA GeForce GT 445M and an old (several years) Epson PowerLite Cinema 550 projector. Windows 7 refuses to recognize that the projector is connected under normal ...
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Loss of wireless network connectivity when playing video via HDMI cable

New to Super User, so I hope this question fits in with the guidelines. Very strange problem I am having, and I am at a loss as to how to continue troubleshooting this one. The basic problem is that ...
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Duplicate window across monitors

I have a notebook with a projector attached. Normally I would set my the desktop to extend to the projector screen in Window's settings. I'm required to type something which should be seen by the ...
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What is the difference between LCD/DLP/HD Projectors?

What are the differences between LCD/DLP/HD projectors? Which one would you recommend to hook up to a computer to do light-duty projection - e.g. light video, web-browsing, etc?
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Laptop's Intel graphics card stopped auto-detecting projector. How to re-enable?

At school there is an HP laptop dedicated to doing presentations on the classroom projector once a week. Recently I changed the display layout from Cloned to Extended, with the projector as a ...
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Why do projectors use VGA rather than something digital? [closed]

I'm shopping for a netbook to use for PowerPoint presentations while traveling. Many netbooks have VGA connectors for hooking up to projectors. Why do projectors still use VGA? Does HDMI make sense?...
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Video embedded in PowerPoint does not play via projector

We have Windows Vista and PowerPoint 2007. We have a presentation with embedded videos (.wmv & .mov). When we connect a Dell projector we can (of course) view all the slides on both the laptop and ...
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What to look for in a pico projector?

My interest was piqued (ha!) by pico projectors, and I wondered: Can they replace a full-size projector for casual movie watching? Is there a large variation in performance between them? Is there a ...
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Projector Selection

What should I look at when selecting a projector? (technology wise)
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Possible DVI Splitter Issues?

I am thinking about buying a DVI splitter cable online and a DVI-> HDMI adapter. Can i use these to clone my graphic cards output so one can go to my monitor, and the other to my projector? Can ...
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How can I set up keystone correction in VLC?

How can I setup keystone correction in VLC? Ideally, I'll be able to set it up for both horizontal and vertical keystone correction.
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How to use projector Wi-Fi

I have an Acer P5260i projector which has a wireless feature. However the user manual didn't come with the description on how to use this feature. I'm using a laptop. Is there a detailed overview on ...
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Will HDCP cause problems with a MacBook Pro using a VGA projector?

I'm planning on using a MacBook Pro with a projector that only has a VGA input (through the MBP's Mini DisplayPort and a Mini DisplayPort to VGA converter). Will this have problems with HDCP (High-...
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Is there any way to disable certain keyboard shortcuts in Windows 7?

There is something going on with my Windows 7 machine where attempting to unlock the workstation the Win key is "stuck" on (not quite sure what is causing this). What this causes is that when I am ...
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Few questions about a good projector on my PC and TV? [closed]

I have always wanted a projector for my TV services (satellite, cable) and PC in a spare bedroom. Well it's more of a home office that I spend most my time in. The catch here is it's a small room. ...
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DLP projector has odd colors

At my place of work, we have several different video projectors, but they all use DLP technology, and the colors are wrong: for instance, yellow looks more like green, and all other colors are ...
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Wrong PC-projector resolution in Windows 7

I'm connecting a PC-projector (Benq MP721) to a Windows 7 Professional laptop (HP 6730b). All the output settings on the laptop, including the laptop screen, changes to 1024x768 (which the projector ...
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Do projectors work from the front and the rear?

Or do you have to purchase one specific to your use?
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Projector image is all green

I'm using a lamp projector attached via VGA to a MacBook running OS X 10.6. The problem that I'm experiencing is that the image is all green. How much green? Well, it looks like there is no red ...