What's great about the TV, is that I can just hit the Input Key on the remote, and switch between the monitor, video, cable.
One graphics card. Ergo the Query: can I simply hook up the Flat Panel to the VGA, and the monitor to the HDMI, and have both display? Will I short the computer if I try?
Machine is refurbished Dell Optiplex 780 on Win 7 Pro, 32 bit, 2GB RAM, Core 2 Duo, Video RAM 8MB (very small). I've not configured it yet or even investigated all of what's on it. Says I have Intel Media Graphics Accelerator, will support Multiple Displays. I have that same Accelerator on my Acer Aspire One, and it works wonderfully. You can blank out one display, or have duplicate displays, rotate, etc. Not sure about split display, didn't check that yet.
Sorry for the question. Some things about computers I know well. Some things I know not at all. This is in the latter category. Thank you for your time!
PS: my experience at Dell Auction was quite pleasant. I really didn't expect to get this machine, had already gotten another, thinking my bid on this one would be overriden, given that it's Win7 Pro. But no one outbid me for only $225. And, they give you the reinstallation disc. HDD was only 80GB, maybe that's why. It's as if it were new. Came also with standard narrow keyboard and mouse, which I like but didn't need.
This post has been edited by brainout: 08 November 2012 - 11:53 PM