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Adding a Second Monitor to a ZX4970G-UW308 Gateway All-In-One


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#1 TDrizzle

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 01:08 PM

I'm hoping to hook up a vizio TV as a second monitor for the All-In-One. The TV has an HDMI and a RGB PC" outlet that looks like this. 

 

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The Computer only has an HDMI In port and a few USB ports. How can I connect the vizio to the computer? 

 

Thanks in advance for all your help. 

 



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Posted 09 August 2013 - 01:32 PM

If that truly is a HDMI In port than You would have to get a USB to HDMI or USB to VGA adapter. It would then drive the monitor.

 

Something like these http://www.newegg.com/USB-Display-Adapters/SubCategory/ID-3046?Order=PRICE

or

http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-External-Multi-Monitor-Adapter/dp/B000WTI6CI

  • Compact, USB powered adapter provides the easiest way add a secondary or additional display to your PC
  • Completely external device offers a simple upgrade solution saving the cost and hassle of upgrading the internal video card on your system
  • The ability to use multiple adapters (up to five) provides a scalable display configuration for future expansion
  • Optimal performance at 1680x1050 and ideal for use with 20" to 22" monitors or smaller

 

If I were You I would get a USB3 version as it could benefit from the extra speed.

 

Good Luck

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 12:53 AM

If that truly is a HDMI In port than You would have to get a USB to HDMI or USB to VGA adapter. It would then drive the monitor.
 
Something like these http://www.newegg.com/USB-Display-Adapters/SubCategory/ID-3046?Order=PRICE
or
http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-External-Multi-Monitor-Adapter/dp/B000WTI6CI

  • Compact, USB powered adapter provides the easiest way add a secondary or additional display to your PC
  • Completely external device offers a simple upgrade solution saving the cost and hassle of upgrading the internal video card on your system
  • The ability to use multiple adapters (up to five) provides a scalable display configuration for future expansion
  • Optimal performance at 1680x1050 and ideal for use with 20" to 22" monitors or smaller

If I were You I would get a USB3 version as it could benefit from the extra speed.
 
Good Luck
Roger


Be careful. I think many of the items in the first link will only work with compatible smartphones (i.e. all the ones that have MHL in the name).

You are on the right track. There are USB graphics adapters out there. I know because I use this one to add a second external screen to my MacBook Pro:

http://eshop.macsales.com/item/NewerTech/VIDU2DVIA/

Just be aware that USB graphics adapters CANNOT handle graphically intensive tasks well or at all (i.e. the big example is graphically intensive games). They also generally cannot deal with HDCP protected content (for example, my TV shows and movies bought through iTunes will NOT play on the monitor connected by way of the USB graphics adapter).

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 01:25 PM

That system does not support dual-monitor output.  All-in-ones (by definition) cannot be expected to reflect the same capabilities as a full system, IMO.

 

http://answers.walmart.com/answers/1336/product/21777762/questions.htm?page=2

 

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 01:18 AM

That system does not support dual-monitor output.  All-in-ones (by definition) cannot be expected to reflect the same capabilities as a full system, IMO.
 
http://answers.walmart.com/answers/1336/product/21777762/questions.htm?page=2
 
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While the computer itself does not appear to directly support a dual monitor by way of a video out port of some sort (i.e. VGA, DVI or HDMI out), just about any computer that has a faster enough processor and a USB port CAN actually support dual monitor mode by using a USB graphics adapter.




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