Apologies if this is in the wrong section but since it was graphics orientated I thought I'd try here first.
I have a laptop with a 7600Go GPU, and want to output to my TV in the living room for playing Emulators and films. Simple enough in theory...
The laptop has a native res of 1280x800 and a DVI out, the TV has a native res of 1366x768 but can only "officially" accept 1024x768 via the VGA port (I can get around this with a normal PC base unit by creating a custom resolution in powerstrip.)
What I would like to know is: Is there a way to have my laptop ouput 1366x768 as a secondary display but keep its native res for the laptop panel? I have lowered the laptop screen res to 1024 to match the max normal input of the TV so I just have a duplicate of the lappy screen but when I launch a game the TV goes blank and the game only appears on the laptop. Am I doing something fundementally wrong?
If your LCD tv has an HDMI input, try a DVI to HDMI adapter.
I have a 61" 1920x1080(p) television and like most tv's that accept PC input, it will not show the full resolution. It shows a much smaller (like 1366x768 or something) resolution.
With the DVI to HDMI adapter I am able to get full 1920 x 1080 and it is very sharp (where VGA input is fuzzy), you should be able to get full res.
:arrow: Now go to your nVidia desktop manager and choose nView Display Settings.
:arrow: Under nView Display Mode set to Dual Display and choose the notebook screen as primary and the TV as secondary under Current Display.
:arrow: You can set the resolution independently in Device Settings.
:arrow: You may also have to go to Tools and choose Force TV Detection[/i]
You can clone, expand your desktop, however you want to display your monitors.