I use my HDTV as my computer display. It is hooked up to my graphics card by a DVI-HDMI cable.
When building a new system (with graphics card carried over), I found that the pre-windows bootup display is at an improper resoution so that some of the POST text goes off-screen. This is a minor matter.
Another problem is that this system is configured to be dual-boot, but the boot selection screen doesn't really show up. I mean that it is actually present, only I can't see it (black screen). I am able to press the arrow key and boot to whichever OS I wan't, but it would be nice to be able to see the choices. I suspect this has something to do with the pre-bootup display signal and maybe the DVI/HDMI cable. Can anyone help solve?
Hmm.. will need to check if I have VGA port. I doubt it. I don't need to carry audio signal, as I route that separately from the mobo to the AVR. It's just that I like the HDMI - neat, compact, easy.
Another thing: why is it that I see the POST messages, the 'press key to continue' sort of thing, and the other BIOS related messages? The only thing that I don't see is what's between this and the Windows logo screen, ie., the dual-boot option screen. Earlier, when I had a single boot system (hooked up between the same graphics card and the same TV by the same DVI/HDMI cable), I never noticed that I missed any screen output.