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Hello, i just got a HDMI cable and DVI to HDMI adapter. I connected my Samsung LCD TV to my PC and it worked fine. Then i connected my CRT monitor to the PC as well. But the problem is i am not sure which option to select in the Nvidia control panel? The three options are Single view, clone, and Dual display(configured independently of each other) . The main reason for this dual setup is that, i can do my basic stuff using my CRT and watch movies using the LCD TV. Also my TV is not in the same room as my PC is, but the HDMI cable i have is length enough to connect. Could anyone please suggest me as to how i can set them up? I have set my CRT as my primary display. Can i have the same image in both the displays but with individual settings? Please help me. Thanks.
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post #2 of 10
Easiest way would be to use Display Settings within Windows, I'd think. I'm not entirely sure though as I've never had multiple monitors set to display the same images. I've only had a second monitor act as extended desktop. You can do this with your LCD, then just drag movies and stuff over to it and full-screen them.

I did that with my laptop, using my Sceptre LCD as the secondary monitor. I would drag stuff to the Sceptre and do work on the laptop (since the keyboard was right there).
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post #3 of 10
NVIDIA control pannel has a display setting. Just set it to how you want it! I think if you click on the second monitor to activate it monitor. It should expand your desktop to both screens by default.
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post #4 of 10
Use dual display. If you had the option you could do Horizontal span.
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When I do multiple screens, I always use the windows manager. Works well
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post #6 of 10
you cant really do what you are wanting to do.

if you use clone, both will display the same image, but everything is cloned, to include resolution, color depth, frequency, etc. since your displays are different, you dont weant to do this.

the other option is dualview, which will allow you to set esah display individually, but it gives you one big background.

use dualview and snap all the windows to open on display 1 (the crt) and then set your media player to open on display 2. that way you will get all the windows on the crt, but when you go to watch a movie, it will open on the tv
    
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post #7 of 10
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Thanks for the suggestions. Well i first tried the clone option, and i see the resolution in the LCD is same as that of the CRT, so not good for the movies. Then i tried extended display, it shows the resolution is at 1900*1080 for the LCD, but the screen size is small. But if i connect just the LCD, i have no problem, i have a full crispy display. All i want is same display but with different resolutions. Is this possible? If so please guide me. Thanks.
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post #8 of 10
forget all that nvidia stuff, on desktop, right click -> properities and Display tab and then:


set up both monitors as you want, and the result is that you can do what u want on either display

edit:

psst, you can drag the monitors in that window to get them positioned as they really are
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Thanks, will try this right away.
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post #10 of 10
you guys are missing the fact that the tv is in another room. so setting them up to view at the same time is a waste of time.

setting up 2 different profiles would be the best option (and can be done through the nview options)
    
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