I work remotely from an office and it's been decided that we should have skype/ video link up.
So the office and me have bought webcams, cables, headsets, mics and for me a TV.
As they run a server, they will run everything off that.
I thought I was being set up for dual monitor, so I can work and we can be on video (other display) at the same time (trying to make me feel more included!).
Anyway, the stuff has arrived and they say, unplug your monitor, plug in TV cos that's going to be your monitor. I say, well how will I work then, if I'm streaming to you.. hmmm seems like that wasn't thought out!
So, in delving behind the PC this is what I have come up with.
I have an ATI 5400 series. This was additional to a previous onboard card, which must still be there. In fact, on the back panel of the PC is what appears to be a spare VGA port. I'm reluctant to just plug the TV in, just in case.
I also notice that the monitor has a VGA and DVI port. So would it be a better idea to get a DVI adaptor, to go on the VGA cable and plug the TV to monitor, which then goes to VGA card.
The idea is that the TV would be the monitor for the skype video link, while I still use the PC monitor (at the same time) to work. And is skype the best way to do this?
Appreciate any help!