Y-Connector?

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jelleym

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Does anyone know what a Y-Connector looks like? (i.e. the kind which allows you to hook up 2 computer monitors to one CPU.

For example, say there's a 3 ft. or 6 ft. Y-connector - does the split begin after 1 1/2 ft. / 3 ft. (respectively)?

I couldn't find any online diagram of same.

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Note that you'll obviously have the same data on both displays, and the quality may suffer. If you want dual displays to give you a larger desktop, you need a graphics card with two outputs.
 

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Uh, I still don't understand - unless I can see a clear diagram of exactly how components get connected to each other.

I don't understand about patch cables or anything unless I see a diagram of how all the interconnections work.

BTW, the reason I'm interested, is because I'm considering buying a fluresent-free black & white LCD (using gel technology vs. phosphors) - due to computer fluresence health issues.

Occasionally, though, I'd want to see a color display - for example, when shopping.
 

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Are there really significant health issues with color LCD technology? I'd suspect there are a lot more dangerous items around your house. :)
 

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John, yes (I sent you a PM to keep on-topic)
& if anyone can help me re: my Q, t'would be much appreciated.
 

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Look for a video repeater, it just buffers multiple monitors for distribution.
 

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That's just one of many, I'm sure there are lots of others. They used to be quite popular on Wall St. to distribute the display from one PC to a number of desks.
 

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Thanks again. BTW, John, anyone, do you know what "transparent OSD" means?
It's not idefined in webopedia or anywhere. (it's a joke - maybe 50% of the time, I fail to find the definitions I need in online technical/computer dictionaries.

Basically, my Q is whether it's referring to "transparent on-screen display"

If so, does transparent OSD displays have fluorescent backlighting?
 

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Transparent On Screen Display I would imagine. That's the display of modes and the like when you're setting up the monitor, in normal operation it's not present.
 

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So... transparent OSD has nothing to do with flurescense or lack of same?
 
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