I was just wonderring. You mentioned nothing about drivers for the different monitors. Do you need a different one for each monitor, since they are not all the same? How do you manage that? In other words, could that be a source of your problems? -- d -------Original Message------- From: Robert Carneal <carnealr@xxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: 08/16/03 12:37 PM To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [24hoursupport] Cable generated interference > > Hello everyone. Some advice/help please. I have two computers & three monitors. Due to my hobbies, three monitors overcome some problems I had with just using one or two monitors. When using +one+ computer and three monitors, there is/are no interference from video and power cables. I have purchased another computer and three manual video monitor switches to allow me to switch monitors to whichever computer I am using. I switch boxes are currently manual, I have no idea if they are shielded. How can I tell if the boxes themselves are shielded? Problem: The interference generated by the video cables/power cables interferes with the clarity of the monitors' picture. The home desk office is not large enough for ideal spreading out of cables to prevent interference. Task: To be able to use three monitors on +either+ machine without having to spend the money for new monitors. Local technicians suggested replacing all three monitors with a single gas plasma Gateway-like TV (but use it as a monitor). Plus, I can't afford a monitor that nice yet. Cables: I purchased shielded cables throughout for monitors. The cables are shielded on both ends. If there is such a thing as a shielded power cable, they are not selling that locally. Required: Some type of setup that allows me to use either/or computer without video interference, but still use all three monitors. The switch boxes I am currently using to switch between computers are Manhattan, if that affects anything. Another suggestion offered to me: Have an electrician install a six foot strip that would allow plugging in the monitors anywhere- instead of bundling them up close together on a 8-plug surge protector. Ideally preferred: ONE switch box that will accept two computers and three (or more) monitors, and allow me to select which computer I want to work with and which (or all) monitors I want to work with. Possible? I have never seen such a switch box, does that exist? Second ideally preferred: Two (or more) switch boxes that accomplish the above, but with no interference generated. Can anyone provide guidance or suggestions? You may write to me direct or to the list. Gratefully, thank you. Robert For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject. > For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.