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2x DVI monitors + hdmi tv solution?

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January 18, 2012 11:39:31 PM

I recently built a new computer, and decided 1 monitor wasnt enough. I hijacked my wifes small LCD screen (I need to, uhh, get around to fixing her PC so she can get it back...) to surf the interwebs or play shows while I play games.

I decided 2 screens isnt enough for my media demands, and decided to get a 20ft hdmi cable to attach to my TV. I am having trouble configuring my system to use 3 monitors. I can enable the TV as a primary and the small lcd as secondary, but cant use all three or use my main lcd monitor + tv.

The TV will only be used for movies as an HTPC, so any solution that gets that working would be fine. Ideally I would have my 2 lcd monitors on extended desktop + the tv playing a movie.

I am getting an error when I try and extend to all 3 in both windows and catalyst. Any help would be appreciated.

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January 19, 2012 1:08:12 AM

What graphics card do you have installed? Most Eyefinity capable cards require the use of the DisplayPort output either natively to a DisplayPort input of through the use of an adapter.

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January 20, 2012 10:59:47 PM

I have a Radeon 6950. It has 2 DVI, 1 HDMI and 1 DisplayPort out.

Current Setup is:
1650x1050 Main Monitor - DVI
1280x1024 Side Monitor - DVI
720p TV - HDMI

I can have the main and side monitor working or the side monitor and tv working.

I would be okay with the Main + TV, but would prefer all three if possible.
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January 22, 2012 11:17:16 AM

More than likely, you're going to need to use the displayport output of the card. If neither of your monitors has a displayport input, then you'll need to use an adapter for it.

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