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I got a new TV and we moved the desk in my room near it. I was going to build a second computer to make a media center but since my computer is next to the TV I just want to use that. I was to leave an hdmi cable connected between my computer and the TV, and press a button to make it either switch to the TV or Extend the screen, but also to use the TV as the sound device and not my computer speakers.

I am using a 7950 as my GPU. Any tips?
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I have pretty much the same setup, although with an Nvidia card but this should still apply.

In Windows 7 you can press the Windows Key + P to switch display modes, it will switch between monitor, tv and extended desktop.
I personally use a program called Ultramon to control my displays, I have 3 shortcuts in my start menu called TV, Monitor and Monitor+TV (for extended desktop).

With regard to audio switching, Windows can also handle this.
With your monitor set as the display device, select your computers speakers as the default sound device.
Then, switch to your TV as the display device and set it as the default audio device.
When you switch back to your monitor (and your TV is effectively disconnected) Windows should automatically switch back to the last default audio device (your computer speakers).
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