External Video Cards for Laptops

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Hi,

I have been trying to find an external video card for my laptop and can't seem to find one that will work. I need to be able to connect my laptop to a plasma TV with both the TV and Laptop as clones and with different resolutions. I also need to have the two connected through DVI.

Thanks for your help!!!
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How is this a suggestion?
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I took the easy road on this one.lol


There are 5 ways to get multiple monitors with a laptop.


http://www.realtimesoft.com/multimon/gu ... pMultimon1

http://www.realtimesoft.com/multimon/gu ... pMultimon2


http://www.realtimesoft.com/multimon/gu ... pMultimon3

http://www.realtimesoft.com/multimon/gu ... pMultimon4

http://www.realtimesoft.com/multimon/gu ... pMultimon5

Thats in case you were'nt happy with being hooked up to just one plasma TV ..lol

These are cards that support what you want to do.multi-monitor support

http://www.nvidia.com/

http://www.ati.com/

http://www.neomagic.com/

http://www.tridentmicro.com/

PCMCIA video card:
http://www.realtimesoft.com/multimon/re ... play-to-go

http://www.realtimesoft.com/multimon/reviews/traveler/

Using a docking station with video card:
http://www.realtimesoft.com/multimon/reviews/easidock


PCI video card in a PCMCIA-to-PCI expansion system:
http://www.magma.com/



Adding an external video card:

http://www.digitaltigers.com/sidecar.shtml

http://www.digitaltigers.com/

If you only need mirroring, you can also use a standard single-monitor system with a VGA splitter, a device that takes the video signal from one video card and sends it to multiple monitors. Each monitor has the same display. Here are some vendors: KVMs.com, NTI, National Technology.
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If the laptop has a video chipset with multi-monitor support (and the necessary drivers), you can choose to use the external monitor as a second monitor instead of a mirror of the built-in monitor.
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I know this thread is a couple of years old now but I had to research this same thing recently and found this forum. There is another option now that is cheaper and seems better than most of the other solution - a USB external video card.

http://sewelldirect.com/USB-to-DVI-External-Video-Card-High-Resolution.asp

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