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I want to run a 19" lcd and a 32" tv at the same time. Here's how:

The TV is behind my wall in the living room. I'll be using the s-out to svideo to broadcast the video on the TV. I will be using plain DVI for the monitor. Can I run a movie on the TV and run anything else on the Monitor, like games, etc.? I don't feel like getting off the computer everytime my parents watch their online polish tv...

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I do it all the time. Just select duelview in the NVIDIA control panel. You will loose FSP in games tough.
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you might have to have everything in a windowed mode to do that. so a full screen game isnt possible if thats the problem.

My thoughts is build a crap rig to function as a online tv only. but thats if you can afford it. throw xp on there, get 512 ram and a cheap dual core processor and your parents should be fine with that for just streaming tv.

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A new rig is definitely out the question.
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Depends on what programs you want to run together. I often have full screen movies open in VLC while doing other things, but web streaming is probably different.
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Well, to stream web it uses Real Player. So could I put realplayer on the TV and firefox/counter strike on my monitor?
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You'll have the problem of the sound of the game and the sound from the show playing at the same time. I play movies on one screen and work or browse on the other.
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Yeah sound is what I didn't know about. The computer can't output 2 sounds?
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post #9 of 16
Well, it can, but, at the same volume and everything. It doesn't work well.
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Well the volume on the tv would be modified with the TV remote, and the volume on the comp would be lowered with my speakers.
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