1. Scan Converter which shows your computer desktop on a TV screen
2. LCD panel to place on strong overhead projectors
3. Projector which shows your computer desktop on a screen projection
4. (Different setup procedures not listed) Software to broadcast to other computers (see your tech person for availability)
Any computer with a separate CPU (the computer box) and monitor can usually support a projector, LCD panel, or scan converter because they already have a port to plug the monitor in (this is where you’ll plug the device(s) in). The "all-in-one" computers (monitor and CPU in one box) will not support a projector, LCD panel, or scan converter unless a separate external monitor port has been installed.
Here’s what you do:
- Read the instructions that came with the projector, LCD panel, or scan converter.
- Plug the monitor-type cable from the input port on projector, LCD panel, or scan converter into the monitor port in the CPU.
- Plug the actual monitor cable into the monitor output port on projector, LCD panel, or scan converter.
- Turn on the projector, LCD panel, or scan converter.
- Turn on or restart the computer. This will allow the computer to sense the device if it needs to.
- If it’s a scan converter, plug the smaller, video cable into both the scan converter (video out) and the TV (video in).
- Turn the TV on and turn to channel 3 (or 4 or Aux). For newer TVs, you can scroll through a menu where you can choose the input type--choose "Video" or "Ext" or an equivalent (This is one of those "Play with it!" moments where you experiment with the settings until the you see the desktop on the TV.)
- If it’s a projector or LCD panel, there’s probably a "sleep" or "power" button that will turn on the lamp. Once it’s on, use the menu buttons on the projector to select the input settings so that you can see the desktop being projected.
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