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September 24, 2008, 6:11 pm
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Re: Output to a projector
Did you try the suggestion provided in 24hoursupport.helpdesk, the other
newsgroups to which you MULTI-posted instead of cross-posting? You
asked about using USB. So did you install the software on the CD that
came with the projector screen? Then you said you went to VGA and that
got an out-of-range error showing on the screen. Likely there is an
input select in the menu for the projector but you don't have the VGA
input selected. If you cannot find the manual for the projector screen,
the maker might have one online at their web site.
Learn to cross-post:
A point not made is that N multiposted copies will consume N times the
disk space for each of the separate copies of the same post.
Crossposted messages have just *one* copy on the server with links in
the newsgroups back to the same single copy. Multiposting wastes disk
space on the server. Yes, your post may be small but remember that you
consume N times the space on one server and then do so again on all the
newsgroups servers worldwide. You waste more bandwidth getting N copies
of your multiposted message distributed to all the newsgroups servers
worldwide. Cross-posting has just one copy of the message on an NNTP
server, and only one copy gets propagated to other NNTP servers.
To those visiting the newsgroups, crossposting helps them see ALL the
replies from those in the other RELATED newsgroup to which you linked
your post. That way, they don't waste their time duplicating similar
Don't cross-post to more groups than needed if at all. Many consider
cross-posting to more than 4 groups as rude and may filter out your
post. The more groups you add, the less likely that they are related,
the less accurate or focused are the targeted groups, or some of the
included groups may already encompassed by another included but more
general group. If the are subgroups under a topic, choose whether you
will be specific or general in the targeted groups to which you post.
Don't go shotgunning your post across multiple groups trying to capture
as large an audience as possible as you will offend netizens with your
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