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Using the computer monitor and the projector at the same time?

How do I use my desktop computer monitor and the projector at the same time? I have a CP-S240 projector and i would like to project my image on the screen in my classroom as well as continuing to see the information on my destktop monitor. Are there any certain cords i need and if so can you send me a link so i can see as to which kind they are and if i have them or not.

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I kind of have a solution for you. I know you need a splitter cable. You might want to go to Radio Shack or your local geek store or the manufacturer of the desktop and see what they have as far as accessories.
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Get yourself a laptop and run the projector from that, All you have to do then is hold down the FN key while pressing (depending on the make and model) F3 or F7. I use two differant laptops and those are the keys I use. I hope that I helped.

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The HDMI connection is very popular among display electronics. In fact, nearly all modern televisions and projectors feature HDMI ports. Most laptop computers support HDMI and it is becoming more prevalent on both desktop as well; even without a high-end video card. HDMI is quickly becoming the standard for all electronic equipment for its high quality signal and ability to carry both audio and video signals. The image to the right is that of an HDMI cable.


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