For successful teleoperation, an operator must be able to accurately inscribe the desired movement to the manipulandum. The goal of manipulating an image display for teleoperation is to perform visual transformations that minimize mental fatigue, performance time, and enhances the compatibility between the operator and the teleoperated system for successful task completion. A concept based on multiple physical and virtualized displays will identify the areas in which the increasing mental demand reduces the effectiveness of the operator. The effect of physical and virtual display configurations was investigated in an experimental study. A total of 18 participants teleoperated an industrial robot under three display configurations. The results of the study revealed that the virtualization of the display is a more effective way to present information to the operator of a teleoperated system when the goal-to-goal times and the total distance traveled during a task were considered.