How to Connect a Toshiba TDP D1 Projector to a Computer
By Tyson Cliffton
Outputting your computer's display to a Toshiba TDP-D1 projector can open up more display options for your projector. You can output the computer's display to the projector only, making it easier to share your computer's screen with a large group of people, or you can extend the display onto the projector so you can control your computer on your primary display and only share documents or programs you want other people to see on the projector. Connecting your computer to a Toshiba TDP-D1 projector can be done in a few minutes.
Connect one end of a VGA cable to the VGA output port on your computer. If you're using a desktop computer and you only have one VGA output port, you'll need to disconnect the currently connected VGA monitor if there is one and connect a VGA cable to the output port.
Connect the other end of the VGA cable to the "Computer In" input port on the back of the Toshiba TDP-D1 projector.
Turn on the TDP-D1 projector.
Press the "Input" button on the remote control that came with the projector to open a context menu on the screen the projector is outputting to.
Select "Computer In" using the arrow buttons on the remote control and then press the button with the left pointing arrow on it in the center of the directional arrows on the remote control to select that input.
Turn on the computer. If you're using a desktop computer and the projector is the only monitor connected to the computer, the computer's display will automatically be output to the projector. However, if the projector is connected to a secondary video output port, continue to the next steps.
Press "Win-P." A dialog box appears, presenting options for how you can use the connected projector as a secondary monitor.
Choose "Duplicate" to output the computer's primary display on both connected monitors, effectively mirroring the display. Choose "Extend" to use the projector as an extension of the primary desktop. Choose "Projector Only" to output the computer's display only to the projector, or choose "Computer Only" to output the computer's display to the computer's primary monitor only. The changes take effect immediately.
Tyson Cliffton has been writing professionally since 2001. His work has been published at thealestle.com and KMOX.com. Cliffton earned a Bachelor of Science in mass communications from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and a Master of Arts in communication from the University of Illinois at Springfield. He is pursuing a Master of Business Administration in management and leadership from Webster University.