Dual monitors on PC AND mirrored main input to LCD TV
February 17, 2010 7:25 AM Subscribe
How do I connect my LCD TV (VGA input preferably but it also has an HDMI free) to my desktop computer, which has 2 monitors already hooked up to the 2 DVI-out ports on the graphics card?
posted by PetiePal to Technology (8 answers total)
I currently have a desktop computer I built with an ATI Radeon 4870 graphics card. The card has dual DVI out which both connect currently to 2 identical 24" Dell LCD monitors.
I also have a 46" LCD tv that has a VGA and HDMI in free. What I would like to do is either use the LCD TV as a third extended desktop to drag over movies, netflix, Hulu etc to that screen. Alternatively I wouldn't mind having my main 24" LCD be "mirrored" to the TV for the same purposes. Is there any way to do this?
I've looked up DVI to DVI/VGA splitters but I've seen that video cards will only output one signal at a time, either VGA or DVI...so is the mirroring not possible? Is there any way around this?