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#1 Sep 24 2010 at 3:33 PM Rating: Decent
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So I just got a new TV, and I'm wanting to be able to switch between using it as my monitor and using my normal monitor, preferably in HD (though that might not be possible). Here's what I'm looking at:

My tower has an HDMI input in the case, but this doesn't seem to be active, and I can't figure out how to get it operational (on W7). Currently my monitor is using the single HDMI port on my Radeon 5750. So I have two HDMI ports, but I'm not sure how/if I can use them both for video output.

I had planned to hook my monitor up by DVI, but lacked the foresight to make sure my monitor actually supports it, so whoops. The main reason I was going to do this was that my monitor has speakers but they suck, and I have other speakers that don't. I imagine I could use a DVI-HDMI converter-- would that be worthwhile, or is there a better solution?

Thanks!
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#2 Sep 24 2010 at 5:00 PM Rating: Good
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Hook both cables up as you intend to use it. Try looking in your radeon configuration tool. I am not an ati guy so I can't tell you properly. You should be looking in the monitor area for "mirror" so that you can duplicate the monitor. You may need to identify etc.

I assumed that your video card has two HDMI ports coming out of it, am I correct, or is it something on the side of the case? I wasn't sure what you meant.

I am pretty sure that you can get a converter for a dvi connection.
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0302711

Edited, Sep 24th 2010 7:03pm by Parsalyn

Edited, Sep 24th 2010 7:03pm by Parsalyn
#3 Sep 24 2010 at 7:15 PM Rating: Decent
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Thanks for the reply. Let me try to clarify:

I only have one HDMI input from my gfx card. There's another in the back of the case from out of the box, but I'm not sure if it's actually connected to the gfx card at all or if it even needs to be (the gfx card was installed later but not by me).

I'll try to play around with my ATI configurations tonight-- a cursory effort didn't prove very fruitful so I may need to do some searching.
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Hyrist wrote:
Ok, now we're going to get slash fiction of Wint x Kachi somehere... rule 34 and all...

Never confuse your inference as the listener for an implication of the speaker.

Good games are subjective like good food is subjective. You're not going to seriously tell me that there's not a psychological basis for why pizza is great and lutefisk is revolting. The thing about subjectivity is that, as subjects go, humans actually have a great deal in common.
#4 Sep 24 2010 at 10:52 PM Rating: Decent
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What you want is a cloned display.
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I thought of it first:

http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/forum.html?forum=10&mid=130073657654872218#20
#5 Sep 24 2010 at 10:58 PM Rating: Decent
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Right. It's looking like I need an HDMI splitter with my setup, but I'm hoping I have some more appealing options. Preferably something that will allow me to use the HDMI from my gfx card to TV, but still allow me to use the sound from my speakers, rather than be stuck solely with my monitor's crappy speakers.
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Hyrist wrote:
Ok, now we're going to get slash fiction of Wint x Kachi somehere... rule 34 and all...

Never confuse your inference as the listener for an implication of the speaker.

Good games are subjective like good food is subjective. You're not going to seriously tell me that there's not a psychological basis for why pizza is great and lutefisk is revolting. The thing about subjectivity is that, as subjects go, humans actually have a great deal in common.
#6 Sep 24 2010 at 11:59 PM Rating: Decent
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if you are trying to hook up more than 1 monitor to HDMI connection you will need a switch/splitter(2 monitors same time) of some type. If you are wanting to capture audio from different places and play them on your best speakers you are looking at taking the HDMI into a HDMI capable receiver input and moving HDMI out of that to the displays(still requiring a switch or split more than likely unless you happen to have 2 outputs)

Alternatively you can just run an output from your computer sound card and just put on 2 RCA connections or use digital if available for the computer sound into a receiver/whatever input for your sound system without a lot of hassle.



I'm not clear on what you mean to do but there's some options.
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