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How do I plug in my cintiq when there's a moniter using the VGA?

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Blackpassion777 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
As far as I can see, the only output I have for my cintiq is VGA - My computer doesn't seem to have an hdmi port. Is has two ports above my VGA, [link] and I have no idea what they're for, but so far as I can tell, it's the only thing I can use. So how do I hook up my cintiq (24 HD) to my computer if there's already a monitor plugged in?
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Blackpassion777 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank for the help guys! Problem's been solved!
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JAWolf Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
hmm the right cable is available in the swivel stand!?
[link] see Page 11 (display port)
?

See page 27 "cable replacement" - you have all the good stuff :3
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JAWolf Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
No need to buy :3 So saves a trip! (the link is wacoms's online manual for 24HD) just need screw driver
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CinderBlockStudios Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
it looks like you have an dvi with a vga adapter on it now. Then going up an HDMI then a display port. Not sure what kind of card is installed in you computer, when you find out you'll know what the ports are...I can't really tell for sure from the picture.
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stipend Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013   General Artist
don't use vga (can't play blu rays over it, and it won't look as good) you just need an adapter for display port to hdmi
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delusionalHamster Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure you can play blu-rays over vga. VLC media player plays blurays the same no matter what monitor you have.

Also if you have a regular midprice LCD screen it looks just about the same whether you use vga or hdmi.
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stipend Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013   General Artist
it gets past the hdcp requirement? :)
personally, i prefer to stay legal.

just about ;)
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delusionalHamster Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Blu ray encryption was cracked like two weeks after its announcement or something. I don't believe in laws that tell me what I can't do with my own hardware, or how I'm allowed to play a disc I've paid for.

Civil disobedience is the duty of every citizen when laws are used to oppress people in the name of corporate profits.
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stipend Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013   General Artist
it's also one's duty to pay people for their work :nod:
which you seem to be doing being that you paid for your disc and hardware.
(the laws exist because of outright pirates) :ahoy:
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delusionalHamster Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, the laws exist to protect the interests of the few against the rights of many. Corporations that have become fat, lazy and complacent want to keep their ancient business model alive artificially, so they lobby for laws that oppress citizens to protect their own interests.

Sharing of information is a fundamental right. If "piracy" hurts your business, then you're doing business wrong. It has been proven many times that filesharing causes no measurable loss to rightsholders. But that's not the reason for the "anti-piracy laws", the real reason for them is that the traditional gatekeepers are afraid of the internet. They want to cripple the internet with horrible draconian censorship laws to protect their own interests, because they're scared of becoming irrelevant. They're scared that people and artists will notice how unnecessary they are, and that they will lose business.

See, they want to keep their middleman role where they make money from other people's efforts. They hate the idea that anyone can self-publish and crowdsource funds on the internet, without paying them, the middlemen. That's what the laws are really about, that's what the copyright mafia tries to accomplish. They want a crippled internet which they can control, they want back the power they had before the internet when they could control who got to publish music, movies or books. The whole "piracy hurts artists" thing is just an excuse.
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stipend Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013   General Artist
i disagree :) before internet piracy hit it was far easier for musicians to get decently paid.
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delusionalHamster Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah well, you can disagree all you want. Some people "disagree" about earth being 4.5 billion years old but that doesn't change the fact that it is.
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Blackpassion777 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wait nvm. Sigh, I guess I need to work out the other ports.
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stipend Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013   General Artist
important note: i think your display ports are full size, not mini display ports. you're going to need to go to a store or buy online, either way it's going to cost :(
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Blackpassion777 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
okay, new question. The display port thing didn't work out in the short term-so I got a temp VGA splitter but it won't recognize the monitor as 2. It shows them both as 1 when I click detect. Any idea what to do? D:>
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1and1isme Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Doesn't the cintiq have a DVI port? If it does, get a displayport to DVI adapter and use that cable. HDMI could also work. Be carefull you get the right one.
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stipend Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013   General Artist
i don't think vga supports multiple independent displays through one vga port :(
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1and1isme Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Correct. It will display the same screens.
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JRWenzel Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
What model is the Cintiq?
Get ready to go hunting for those cables …
You should be able to just plug and go with a display port cable.
And yes your card supports up to 2 displays driven at the same time.
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JBF1 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes the top port is DP one, like what say the others you can buy an adapter.
I just advice you, in more, to take care of normalization way. I mean it can be analog (VGA or DVI-A) or numeric (DVI-D or HDMI) Be sure of what you take ^^
With VGA converter, no problem possible, or direct HDMI if your tablet support it.
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Fullmoonstar Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
You can run the cintiqe via DVI. At least at the cintiqe I have got here. You can switch the adapter on the little square shaped box, the cables from the cintiqe and the computer go into.
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Blackpassion777 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
If the adapter plan doesn't work out then i'll break out the screwdriver D:
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Fullmoonstar Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Well....I bet that there will be a way to make it work. Don't worry.
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rezzerDude Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You basically need an adapter. Should be relatively inexpensive.
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Blackpassion777 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The RL people I asked about it earlier were far less helpful than you guys lol Thanks - I just needed to know what to buy.
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Hai-Etlik Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
The photo's not that clear, but those look like DisplayPort ports. You should be able to get a DVI or HDMI adapter dongle for it.
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Blackpassion777 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ahh yay, thanks! I guess I'm going to best buy tomorrow
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Hai-Etlik Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
It might be worth checking the docs for your video card to be sure. I think only some display port implementations (Dual Mode DisplayPort) support a simple passive adapter to DVI/HDMI.

[link]
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Blackpassion777 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I looked it up, but I'm a little unsure if it supports hdmi or not - Can you tell? [link] thanks O~O
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Hai-Etlik Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Well the specs say:

DisplayPort to VGA, DisplayPort to
DVI (single-link and dual-link) and
DisplayPort to HDMI cables (resolution
support based on dongle specifications)

So I think you are alright.
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Tivadu Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Those ports look like "Display Ports" Which either require a monitor that uses the Display port or an adapter that you can purchase from newegg or other tech stores. ( example: [link] )
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Blackpassion777 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wait, so this thing will connect to another VGA, right? D: I'm really terrible at this. I'm super confused too, because apparently past me was using two monitors with my laptop and then later with my PC and I had no trouble at all putting it together.
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Tivadu Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
lol. Do you know what graphic card you have installed? I can take a look at the specs and point you in the right direction.
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Blackpassion777 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nvidia quadro 2000 I can use hdmi with that, right? D: Thhaannkkssss
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Tivadu Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Actually after looking at the Cintiq 24HD stats ([link] ) it looks like you can connect directly to your display port with it... So you may just need a Display port Cord (which may have come with the Cintiq)
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Tivadu Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Okay so those are display ports ([link])...

So yes you can use an HDMI or VGA with it, but you'll need an adapter. A lot of these style of graphic cards come with an adapter. However if you don't have one you can order one or pick one up for either a display port to VGA or HDMI...

Hope that helps D8
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Blackpassion777 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It does! Thank you! I have no idea where my cintiq cords went. I have a box of many D:>
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Tivadu Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Oh I know how that goes... Cord balls are the worst x.x lol!
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Blackpassion777 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh wait, I have another question; So I showed the picture to people at Best, buy, radio shack and walmart and all of them are dead certain its HDMI or they have no idea, or they don't carry it and were extremely unspecific about what I need to buy. The HDMI end isn't wide enough to fit the port even though it looks like an HDMI. Do you kno the exact thing I'd need to buy? JBF1 was talking about something "I mean it can be analog (VGA or DVI-A) or numeric (DVI-D or HDMI)" I don't know what that means D:
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