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2 x Tv hooked up to 1 PC?

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December 29, 2012 9:30:14 AM

Hi,

I need advice please. I have one Sony Bravia TV currently as my desktop monitor connected via HDMI cable. I have recently purchased a 10m HDMI cable so I can watch movies on my main Samsung 5series TV occassion from my computer. The problem is when I connect the Samsung TV with the HDMI cable, nothing comes up on the Samsung TV, it wont recognise a connection. I dont have a separate monitor so when I disconnect the Sony Tv hdmi I lose my screen. I was told the one option is to setup my Sony TV up with a VGA connection and I bought a cable today. only to find my computer does not have a VGA slot.. it has a bigger slot . (dont know what to call it)
is it possible what I am trying to achieve or am I wasting my time?

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a b Î Nvidia
December 29, 2012 10:43:10 AM

Specs would be nice.
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December 29, 2012 2:51:17 PM

Agree with 4745454b in that computer specs would be nice, but I'd speculate that you're using an on-board graphics solution which can only utilize one digital output at a time (the other output, by the way is DVI). The answer here, would be to add a discrete graphics card to your system.

Again, this is only speculation and complete computer specs would be handy.

-Wolf sends
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a b Î Nvidia
December 30, 2012 1:34:36 AM

Adapter won't work if wolf and I are right. If the DVI is shut off because he is already using the one digital connector he is allowed the DVI plug won't be outputting anything. H needs a real card probably.
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