Camera->Computer->Monitor. Seems fairly simple, right?
I knew that Nikon software needed to be installed on the computer but the new program messed with my editing software. Tried connecting various ways then gave up and uninstalled Nikon software. Tried new HDMI cords directly from camera to monitor. Nope. Gotta have the computer to navigate the image to the monitor. Reinstalled only part of the software and just like magic, it worked!
There really is a reason for this madness but I won't bore you with it.
My brain hurts.