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Audio/Video Equipment Leasing and Delivery Faculty FAQ

This article explains answers to a set of FAQs regarding audio-visual equipment used by faculty.

I have a VHS and/or DVD from another country; will I be able to play it in a media classroom?

Can I plug my laptop computer into your media cabinets?

My laptop runs Windows 3.x/95, can I connect it to your media cabinet?

I use a laptop that runs Linux; can I connect it to your media cabinet?

Why can’t I get the picture from my laptop to come up on the monitor/screen?

I’ve never used a media cabinet before; can you show me how to use it?

Do you offer delivery?

Does AVS set up events?


I have a VHS and/or DVD from another country; will I be able to play it in a media classroom?

Our media classrooms are equipped with region free DVD players that handle most flavors of PAL and NTSC. Please note that VHS decks were removed from the media classrooms on December 15, 2012.

Can I plug my laptop computer into your media cabinets?

Yes, all of our media classrooms have a VGA cable in the cabinet. If you use a Mac you will need the adapter that shipped with your laptop to plug into our VGA cable. Also, some PC laptops shipped with an adapter to attach to a VGA cable.

My laptop runs Windows 3.x/95/98/2000/XP, can I connect it to your media cabinet?

You can try, but we are unable to provide support for any operating systems previous to Windows 7.

I use a laptop that runs Linux; can I connect it to your media cabinet?

We are unable to provide support for Linux but you are welcome to try.

Why can't I get the picture from my laptop to come up on the monitor/screen?

With a Mac, go into System Preferences, then click on Display, and then click Detect Displays. Do this AFTER you have connected to the VGA cable. With PC laptops there is no standard on sending the video signal out, most involve a pressing a combination of the function key (fn) and one of the F keys located at the top row of the keyboard. Do this AFTER you have connected your laptop to the VGA cable. Please refer to your owner's manual to learn how to send the video signal out of your particular laptop.

I've never used a media cabinet before; can you show me how to use it?

Absolutely, just call us at 773-834-4499 and we can schedule training in one of our classrooms or in our office.

Do you offer delivery?

Yes, for $48 we will deliver and pickup your audiovisual equipment orders.

Does AVS set up events?

Yes, during regular business hours our technicians will set up your event for $48. More complex and lengthy setups will incur additional charges. Contact us at 773-834-4499 for setup details.

See Also:

Audio/Video Equipment Leasing and Delivery - Assistive Listening Devices




Keywords:avs, lease, delivery, rent, rental   Doc ID:19778
Owner:Gus L.Group:University of Chicago
Created:2011-08-16 14:29 CDTUpdated:2017-04-13 08:32 CDT
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