cctaylor88, on 06 November 2012 - 08:07 AM, said:
Thats what I thought but some people think that since my primary monitor and my TV arent the same resolution it won't work?
How simple would it be to buy a video card specifically to plug my TV into...nothing fancy just the bare minimum to support its HD?
Also..the only thing holding me back is the fact that when I right click on my NVIDIA contrl panel in order to change from "dualview" to "clone" it only gives combinations of 2 devices (Monitor 1 + Monitor 2, Monitor 1 + TV etc)...so when I split the signal how then would it know to have the TV and Monitor 1 on same signal/clone and have Monitor 2 as an independent?
What do you mean multiplex system? I would just buy a simple 1 in 2 out splitter...or cheap gpu if that would work? Im just scared I wont be able to "select" this option from the NVIDIA control panel...as it only allows combonations of 2 devices
If you go the route of a splitter for one monitor and the TV, then to the computer/graphics card it will appears as if there are only two screens hooked up. In other words, the graphics card/computer will have no clue that you are "splitting" the signal to mirror the image on the one monitor and the TV.
Monitors can typically handle quite a few different resolutions. TVs typically can handle different resolutions as well, but generally are not as flexible as a computer monitor. So, more than likely you will be able to find a resolution that will work with both the monitor and the TV...BUT it might mean that on one of the two that the image might be distorted or might end up with letterboxing (the black bars above and below the screen image) pillarboxing (the black bars on each side of the screen image).
As noted, you could buy a second graphics card, but that has the potential to get messy as sometime the display drivers won't play nice together.
Good riddance PCWorld.