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most video cards can only support up to 2 display simultaneously. this is because the tv out shares the hardware resources of the dvi connectors. the tvout is not its own channel, it instead piggybacks off the dvi channel that isnt being used.

i think some of the ati cards actually have 3 channels, so you can use the tvout while running 2 monitors, but nvidia never implemented this. no software is going to help either if the hardware doesnt support it
    
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most video cards can only support up to 2 display simultaneously. this is because the tv out shares the hardware resources of the dvi connectors. the tvout is not its own channel, it instead piggybacks off the dvi channel that isnt being used.

i think some of the ati cards actually have 3 channels, so you can use the tvout while running 2 monitors, but nvidia never implemented this. no software is going to help either if the hardware doesnt support it
Thanks for clearing that up.

Anyone know a cheap vc to get?
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Just search eBay for the cheapest thing you can find, that's what i'd do..
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Thanks for clearing that up.

Anyone know a cheap vc to get?
i keep a pci mx440 on hand just for those times when everything goes pear-shaped
    
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