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Switch between HDMI and VGA inputs

by mbourque22 / April 21, 2008 4:51 AM PDT

I currently have a 22" LCD Westinghouse screen hooked up to my Dell Laptop via basic VGA cable. Additionally, I have set up a comcast hd cable box to the monitor via HDMI. I would like an easy way to switch between these two components. Currently, I have to pull out one plug to use the other, and frankly I was wondering if there is some sort of computer program or something that I can use to make this easier. I believe the on board video card for my dell is ATI.

Regards, Mike

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Doesn't the monitor...
by ahtoi / April 21, 2008 6:09 AM PDT

seek for the signal automatically? You should turn off the one that's not bing use at the time. Just guessing.

This is also one of the reason I rather use an HDTV as a monitor instead of a monitor as a tv. The TV usually have all the switching built-in.

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by mbourque22 / April 21, 2008 6:21 AM PDT
In reply to: Doesn't the monitor...

yes your correct, but I tend to keep my laptop on 24/7

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