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Triple Monitor setup using TV Screen

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Krissy454, Apr 8, 2019.

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  1. Krissy454

    Krissy454 Thread Starter

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    Hello, I did see this question asked previously in a different thread but was not able to find the answer. Hopefully this is a simple question to answer, as I think I have the answer, but before wasting company money I'd like to ensure this indeed will work.

    I have a dual monitor setup with a graphics card that supports only two monitors (VGA and HDMI). Our office is needing to add a third display to show a scrolling presentation (PowerPoint) that will be mounted on a wall approximately 20 feet away from my station.

    I have guessed the easiest way to accomplish this is (without graphics card knowledge):
    - Smart TV with wall mount
    - 25' HDMI Cable
    - StarTech USB-C to HDMI Video Adapter with USB Power Delivery

    Connect to USB port and simply display on the third screen ... will this work? It seems so simple, am I missing something critical? Will this setup register as a third screen? I am using Windows 7 Professional Intel Core i5-6400 CPU

    Thank you in advance for any help!

    Krissy.
     
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  3. Krissy454

    Krissy454 Thread Starter

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    Hello! Thank you for your response. I dont know enough about the system I am using to answer correctly, but I am guessing not. Is there a way to have a third display without upgrading the graphics card? If I do need to upgrade the graphics card is this a costly and lenghty process?

    Thank you again for your help
     
  4. Oddba11

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    There are two options, depending on how the third monitor will be used.

    1) Upgrade the video card (with a card with multiple outputs)
    2) Use an external USB type video adapter ( example: https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com...ocphy=1016291&hvtargid=pla-497990153237&psc=1 ).

    If this is for a gaming type situation, you will want the video card. If it's for simple office programs, web browsing, etc., then the USB adapter will work just fine.

    *NOTE: I've not used that Startech adapter, but I've used an older USB > DVI adapter for a work setup without any issues.
     
  5. Krissy454

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    Hello Oddba11, thank you for your help! The screen will be used to display stats, sales, completed deals, etc most likely with PowerPoint.

    I have used Startech adapters in the past without issue so I hope this will be functional as well.

    Thank you again everyone for your help!
     
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