Dual View problem

Hi all,

Got sort of an odd problem. But first system specs :
AMD 64 3500+
2 GB Dual Channel
2 x Asus 7600 GT SLI
91.31 drivers
6.70 forceware

On my vga cards i have 2 DVI ports from each card. Currently using 1 dvi port with adapter for my Samsung 19" CRT, also plugged into same card i have an s-video cable going to my tv.

No here is the problem every single time i want to watch a movie i have to (using the nvidia control panel) set my TV as the default display. I have no options to clone / span. So i cannot use multiple displays at the same time.
But i know this is supported. Does anyone have a solution or advice.

Thanks in advance
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  1. so many views , no answers though... Please help. been REALLY bothering me this problem
  2. easy as...
    I done someng like that a while ago on my geforce 4 ti,,
    and i currently have 2 monitors.
    well, plug tv in,> restart pc
    then go display > settings,,
    you should have 2 screens, 1 crt 1 tv,
    go onto the 2nd screen and check "extend desktop onto this screen"
    and voala,,

    or alternativley,, nVdia provides a wizard some where, that does it as well.

    OR, I use a program called Ultramon, it's specificly designed for multy displays, it's not free but it's defently worth the money,
    it does the job, and lots of other fancy stuff as well.

    if you got any more problems mail me at:
    leospostbox@gmail.com
    hope I could help,

    Leo-- My first post here <^_^>
  3. Thanks for the help. Will give it a try tonight.
  4. Howzit,

    Thanks for the post. I downloaded ultramon and attempted to get it working with my tv. But no luck. This is one issue that causes me endless frustration as i know i must be able to clone / span my monitor onto my tv. Any words on of advice?

    Thanks
  5. (new to the forum) The problem is with ur SLI, I run dual 6600GTs (I know, but one was free...) and you cannot use the span/clone options with SLI enabled. Its a pain, but theres your answer.
  6. this is the same problem I have run into when I was trying to watch DVDs across multiple monitors... windows operating system (all flavors) does not allow that ... so you have to set TV as default display to get the video to pipe to it... or you can set TV and monitor as clones (but you have to set your monitor resolution to the lowest possible like 640x480 or 800x600) or the picture will simply be too large for a normal TV to display. If you have a new LCD TV which can support 1,366x768 or 1,920x1,080 you can up the monitor resolution a bit.

    anyway, I finally found a program that enables me to play DVDs across multiple monitors (see page 4 of my instructable)

    http://www.instructables.com/id/EXLOGYUZR9EUMVDT56/

    and here is a picture of the casino royale trailer playing across all screens (video is also posted on page 4)

  7. Quote:
    Hi all,

    Got sort of an odd problem. But first system specs :
    AMD 64 3500+
    2 GB Dual Channel
    2 x Asus 7600 GT SLI
    91.31 drivers
    6.70 forceware

    On my vga cards i have 2 DVI ports from each card. Currently using 1 dvi port with adapter for my Samsung 19" CRT, also plugged into same card i have an s-video cable going to my tv.

    No here is the problem every single time i want to watch a movie i have to (using the nvidia control panel) set my TV as the default display. I have no options to clone / span. So i cannot use multiple displays at the same time.
    But i know this is supported. Does anyone have a solution or advice.

    Thanks in advance


    The S-video output is paralleled with one of the DVI ports, you can only use one or the other. Put the Samsung on the other DVI output and you should be able to use both without changing anything. Also note that in the Nvidia control panel you can set "Overlay" to use the second monitor by default.
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