Hook Up Tv & Monitor

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Hook Up Tv & Monitor

Hi all I am new to the forum so if this is in the wrong place i apologize. I have a question about getting video on my PC as well as my 50 in Kuro. I can get one or the other to work but i can not seem to get both at the same time. I am using a MSI NX8600GT Twin Turbo GeForce 8600 GT
which has ability to use hdmi for the 50 in through an adapter. This actually works quite well but the TV is another room. I wouyld like to be able to use the monitor on my PC as well at the same time. The card has 2 dvi ports my monitor only has VGA..no dvi so i use an adapter. Do i need another Video Card?? If so what consideration do i need to give for that card? Or is  there some magic setting that i am not seeing? It apperars that there is no second monitor showing when i try to look at it in the setup. I am using vista ultimate 32 bit by the way. Any help in this matter would be appreciated

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have you installed the Nvidia drivers? You need to enable the dual displays--there are 2 types of settings, Clone Mode and Extended display. Clone mode will have the same content on both monitors. It should work just fine...DVI>VGA to your monitor, and DVI>HDMI to the TV

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Thanks for the advice but i have the latest drivers installed. I will look around some more in the settings. If you have any other advice please dont hesitate. Sometimes the simple things get us.

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Did you enable dual displays in the drivers as Mike mentioned?  If you are not seeing content on both the tv and the monitor, this most likely isn't turned on.

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In the NVIDIA Control Panel (Advanced Mode), under "Seleck a Task...", and "Display" is the "Set up  multiple displays" item.   That's where you need to be.  If your HDTV isn't listed you may need to visit the "Manage custom resolutions" section...  Video drivers usually treat  HDTV's differently than computer monitors.

You probably should mention what exactly what it is you're trying to do - expecially if you're just using Vista (and more especially, Media Center) to do it.   "I wouyld like to be able to use the monitor on my PC as well at the same time." may or may not work like you envision - depending on what you're trying to accomplish...

Dude...  How old IS this FusionHDTV3 ???

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