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#1 patbox

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 02:33 PM

Can I connect my second notebook to my first notebook, and use the screen of the second notebook as a second screen of the first notebook?
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Posted 16 February 2009 - 11:48 PM

well, I dont know the exact hardware configurations of your notebooks, but off hand I would say most likely, no, you would have to have an video out port and a regular monitor to use as a secondary monitor. if one of your notebooks had some kind of video in device, which I have never heard of (doesnt mean it doesnt exist just that i havent heard of, its definitly not a common feature) I suppose you could, but my guess is no.

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 12:03 AM

Can I nowadays plug in an external monitor into a notebook via USB drive?
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Posted 17 February 2009 - 09:50 PM

I had never seen such kind of connection, but I guess that's feasible.

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 12:22 AM

i have never seen a USB monitor, but I guess it is technically feasible, however I would think you would have to have either an external VGA or DVI output of some kind to use an external monitor.

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 05:07 AM

Hello, I have an netbook (smaller than small pc) and it only has USB drives, and something that looks like a port when one used to connect a mouse several years ago. I think it was called COM port. Maybe that size of port is now used for connecting external screens?
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Posted 18 February 2009 - 05:43 AM

The technology is there for video over USB. The low bandwidth of USB and the CPU processing required for the software component limits how much can be done with it:

http://www.geek.com/articles/gadgets/revie...nitor-20080630/

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 08:34 AM

The technology is there for video over USB. The low bandwidth of USB and the CPU processing required for the software component limits how much can be done with it:

http://www.geek.com/articles/gadgets/revie...nitor-20080630/

http://www.displaylink.com/



Well essentially I am looking for a technology to use a screen of a second notebook for my first notebook. How about that? (My second notebook is more powerful and my first notebook has a better screen. The best of all would be to have a dual screen tho).
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Posted 18 February 2009 - 06:42 PM

I do not believe it is possible to do that, I have never seen it done personally, but I dunno maybe with a serial port, I dunno maybe someone else has done it but I never have.

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 03:18 PM

I don't know how well this will work but you can take a look and see if it fits.

you could use this to take video out of one of the laptops via usb

USB Video Card

and then use this to bring the video back in over usb

USB Video Grabber

I don't know how well all of this will work together but you can give it a shot.

You would also need to pick up one of these VGA to S-Video & Composite

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 09:30 AM

I am using a USB to VGA adapter to run a 3rd monitor. It works well for 2d applications, I use that monitor for my email, music player and various utilities. The only problem I have found is a slight conflict when watching television on another screen (attached to video card) that causes a small crash that immediately recovers.

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http://www.dealsdirect.com.au/p/sky-usb-dvi-adapter/
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