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Is There Any Way To Hook Up A Monitor and TV Simultaneously?

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December 20, 2013 7:08:02 PM

I've finally got my build together and my PC running, but now I'm trying to figure out what setup I want and how to do it. My plan is to use my PC like a console, and use my TV as a monitor. But I still want to a traditional monitor for general use. Is there any way to setup my PC so that I can game on my TV while using a typical monitor for normal use, without taxing my GPU? I certainly don't want a dual screen setup, I'm just looking for a way to switch between monitors easily and effectively.

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December 20, 2013 7:09:48 PM

To switch between you would have to unplug cables each time. So its dual or just switching cables.
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December 20, 2013 7:22:43 PM

i just right click on the screen and screen resolution, then choose which to be primary or only display on.
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December 20, 2013 7:27:52 PM

Beezy said:
i just right click on the screen and screen resolution, then choose which to be primary or only display on.


Could you expand on this a little? Do you mean that I would have it in a dual setup, but only select one to display?
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December 20, 2013 7:45:18 PM

dragonborn123 said:
Beezy said:
i just right click on the screen and screen resolution, then choose which to be primary or only display on.


Could you expand on this a little? Do you mean that I would have it in a dual setup, but only select one to display?


yes in windows 7 at least, i right click my desktop and choose "screen resolutions", then from there it shows monitor 1 and monitor 2. I can have it as 1 as the main and 2 as extended, or vise versa. Or i can choose show display only on 1/2. Or i can set up an eyefinity display in Catalyst control manager (my GPU's program) and have both monitors act as one literally.
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