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Display issues on my laptop

My new laptop works perfectly except for the screen. At boot, the contrast is almost grey. On certain colors/wavelengths(?), there seem to be tiny pixels gyrating, almost like snow on old-fashioned TVs, but much smaller. It's nonetheless distracting. What settings do I change? [more inside]
posted by droplet on Aug 10, 2014 - 1 answer

Every 5 years, it happens. Help me buy a laptop.

Help me find the perfect laptop. Video/Windows 7/Video+photo editing/Reasonably speedy/SSD+Hard Drive/Bulletproof [more inside]
posted by sully75 on Mar 28, 2013 - 5 answers

Please help me figure out how to best stream videos to my TV

Please help me figure out the best way to stream my online content. [more inside]
posted by triggerfinger on Sep 11, 2012 - 5 answers

WLTM laptop for days of CS5 and evenings of Skyrim <$1000

My 8 year old Dell 8600c laptop while still working, no longer has a screen and so is retired to desk work only tethered to an external monitor. Now I need a laptop that I can move around again that'll play nice with Adobe CS5, run some decent games, and will cost no more than $1000. [more inside]
posted by merocet on Apr 20, 2012 - 4 answers

Comprehensive Home Network Setup

I have a few questions about a home server / backup / HTPC solution and I would really appreciate some help. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on May 18, 2011 - 13 answers

$20 projector! Now what?

Can I project from my laptop with this $20 projector? If so, how? [more inside]
posted by ladypants on Apr 7, 2011 - 12 answers

What's a cheap, reliable A/V laptop?

Help me find an inexpensive laptop for my DJ/VJ gigs. [more inside]
posted by jtron on Feb 8, 2011 - 3 answers

Improve video playback on my Windows 7 laptop/netbook

Improve video playback on my Windows 7 laptop/netbook [more inside]
posted by cuando on Sep 15, 2010 - 5 answers

Help my girlfriend and I be closer...with tech support!

Please to be helping my girlfriend's wonky computer? [more inside]
posted by mreleganza on Sep 4, 2010 - 5 answers

How do I connect a computer to an old CRT television?

I need to display the picture from a computer onto an old 1999 CRT television. I've seen a few products but all the reviews of them say that they don't work. Any recommendations on ones that do? [more inside]
posted by mr_silver on Feb 2, 2010 - 10 answers

Do I need an upgraded video card to watch HD video?

Do I need an upgraded video card to watch HD video? [more inside]
posted by markblasco on Nov 30, 2009 - 6 answers

ATI Mobility Radeon 4530 driver for XP?

Down (up) grading a new HP DV7T-2000 to XP. The video card is an ATI Mobility Radeon 4530. I have had no luck in finding an XP driver. Does anyone have any experience with this card and have any ideas about a possible driver or workaround?
posted by MattScully on Apr 14, 2009 - 6 answers

Windows Vista Doesn't Work with VGA to HDMI Converter Box

We have an HP Slimline machine running video with an Nvidia Geforce 6150 SE graphics card. We are wanting to use a VGA->HDMI box to convert the video output of the desktop and connect it to our television: [more inside]
posted by ao4047 on Jan 9, 2009 - 1 answer

Video causes my HP dv6000 (dv6810us) to restart after watching fro 30-45 minutes, motherboard or video card dying?

HP laptop video card issues filter: Video problem with my HP dv6000 (dv6810us) - artifacts appear then increase while watching Hulu, after 30-45 minutes the computer freezes then restarts. Pausing the video then letting the computer sleep for a couple minutes resolves the issue for another 20 minutes of video watching, then it repeats ... bad integrated video? Bad VRAM? Evil monkey? [more inside]
posted by unclezeb on Dec 29, 2008 - 12 answers

How to show computer desktop and video on LCD TV

Hi, I'm looking for a way to show my computer's desktop on my large LCD TV so my wife and I can both see it. I have a used an s-video cable (along with an audio cable) from my laptop to the TV, but there are three problems with this method. 1) requires a reboot of my laptop to make it recognize the TV and play to it 2) text is blurry on the TV due to TV's unsuitability for acting as a computer monitor 3) requires the s-video cable to be plugged into the otherwise wirelessly connected laptop So I'm looking for a solution that will eliminate these problems. Like maybe something that will just play my desktop as a video signal to the TV and not try to make the TV into another monitor of my computer. Also, I'm not looking for HDTV quality, just watchable video (internet quality would be fine.) Thanks!
posted by atm on Dec 12, 2008 - 18 answers

Laptop games

Free/cheap video games for a laptop? [more inside]
posted by LSK on Dec 2, 2008 - 14 answers

Looking for Fun Camera or Computer Projects during a Cross Country Drive

I'm looking for instructions, guides, or suggestions of something fun to do with my camera or laptop during an upcoming cross-country drive. [more inside]
posted by hworth on Jun 4, 2008 - 8 answers

If I were to sneak a third question in the title, it'd be about where to hide a fourth one...

[computerpurchasefilter] Okay, I'm going to buy not one, but two computers in early February and I need some advice. I know this question has been asked before, but the market has changed a bit recently and I need to know for now. I want a cheap laptop that can run text edit and surf the internet and a macpro for under a 3k. [more inside]
posted by history is a weapon on Jan 17, 2008 - 9 answers

webcam 2007 - how does that work?

My Laptop has a camera with it atop the screen. It came with no software itself (I have hunted through the OED disks and the OS), but just works with things like Skype automagically in terms of detection - which would be great if I wanted a videophone, but I wish for more. It's a bisoncam by trade name. Is there any third party software that I could use to get the most out of it (in particular, to record still shots, or video diatribes for use later?).
posted by Sparx on Nov 26, 2007 - 9 answers

Did my new RAM kill my video adapter?

BSODFilter: I tried to install a RAM upgrade in my girlfriend's Dell Inspiron 1100 laptop, and got nothing on screen after powerup. So I replaced the old DIMM, and got the BSOD -- the file that was missing was a driver for the Intel video adapter. Long story short, it's still not working. [more inside]
posted by YoungAmerican on Aug 2, 2007 - 10 answers

Linux newb here!....

AVI,MPG,WMV video files will only play sound but no video (with the exception of Web based Flash videos like YouTube....they play fine!!??) on my Dell latitude D620 running Feisty Fawn 7.04 when playing to external 1708FP Dell LCD monitor....why?? (see explanation) [more inside]
posted by stevyb on Jul 9, 2007 - 6 answers

How can I play my Xbox 360 on my laptop?

Is there a way to hook up and display an Xbox 360 on a new laptop screen via, well, anything? [more inside]
posted by Apo11o on Jun 15, 2007 - 7 answers

Anywhere.TV?

I've recently become obsessed with truly mobile streaming video (a la Justin.TV), and would love some hardware and software input. For hardware, I just want a basic, small laptop. For software, I'm looking for something that does live GPS mapping on the web. [more inside]
posted by pzarquon on Apr 27, 2007 - 8 answers

Video killed the radio star?

I've got (what I think is) an original idea for a video podcast, however I have a few quick questions. Inevitably, there's [more inside]
posted by philsi on Jan 5, 2007 - 7 answers

Nvidia laptop hardware problems

My laptop's NVidia video hardware doesn't work right anymore for certain display modes, and I have no idea why. [more inside]
posted by DoctorFedora on Sep 9, 2006 - 6 answers

Display problems with a Sony Vaio PCG-C1VE

My girlfriend has acquired a second-hand Sony Vaio PCG-C1VE laptop. The OS is Windows XP. Her problem is that she can't get the display out of 640x480. She's looking for display drivers, specifically video drivers and monitor drivers if such things exist - she can't find them anywhere. Has anyone got any ideas?
posted by tomcosgrave on Sep 6, 2006 - 4 answers

Can I "stream" video files from a WinXP desktop to a Linux laptop?

Can I "stream" video files from a WinXP desktop to a Linux laptop? [more inside]
posted by skryche on Apr 15, 2006 - 7 answers

Vid problems on LCD projector

The school where I teach recently purchased a LCD projector and I'm having some trouble getting it to play video... [mi] [more inside]
posted by RockyChrysler on May 11, 2005 - 5 answers

TV on a lap through router?

I want to watch TV on my laptop via wifi. Does anyone know how I can do this? For example, Toshiba's new Qosmio laptops come with a 'Wifi TV Router'. Does anyone else make a WiFi TV router? Or, alternatively, I have another computer with a TV card in it. What software could I install to stream the live TV signal from my server? I know there are streaming video products, but I don't know if any of them can also handle changing channels on a live TV stream. Any helpful suggestions appreciated. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by PigAlien on Sep 1, 2004 - 3 answers

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