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Will this setup work? I want to hook up a monitor and TV to a single PC

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April 24, 2014 4:51:29 AM

I have a computer that I use for everything... im running a 560TIx448 graphics card (with the mini HDMI out)

My problem is that ive been playing games on my tv and my back is starting to hurt so I want to actually hook it up to both my TV and a computer monitor at the same time, but only use one at a time (so i dont want to have to unplug and plug stuff in all the time)

The TV runs at 1080P and the monitor i got is one of those 2500x1080 ultrawide ones.

What would I need so that I can have both hooked up at the same time, and easily switch between the 2? would a simple HDMI splitter work along with just my Nvidia control panel?

thanks!

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April 24, 2014 5:03:00 AM

You can run a total of 2048x 536 with a 560ti. You get 2 dual link dvi and one mini hdmi connector. Your monitor is going to use most of the available pixels available.
You could use one at a time though. Is there a vga input on the tv? If so, I think you should use it running off the 560's dvi-i port with a dvi to vga adapter.
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April 24, 2014 5:11:57 AM

I'd prefer to run everything through hdmi so I can use my tv speakers sometimes. I'll never use them at the same time as they're facing different directions.
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April 24, 2014 5:28:39 AM

I am not quite sure about the question but: If you are looking to be able to switch from monitor to TV without physically detaching or unplugginng, you can do that with the Nvidia control center program.
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April 24, 2014 5:35:31 AM

Yes exactly, but what hardware do I need as well? Just an hdmi splitter?
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April 24, 2014 6:06:28 AM

Hook the monitor to dvi and the TV to HDMI
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