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fr33zypop

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I am getting a new TV (47 inch LCD Toshiba 1080p) soon (ordered today off newegg) and I want to hook it up my computers video card into it. Now I know I can have the TV switched to only get signal from the input (vga) on the TV. The video card is a ASUS 128 mg and has a VGA, S-video and DVI. I want to be able to just switch the TV to that input and be able to use my computer, BUT also be able to use my 19 inch widescreen LCD monitor as well. Can I have the S-video going to my TV and the VGA to my 19 inch? Or do I need to get a different video card that handles dual monitors. I have seen how dual monitors work and I don’t want to have to drag what I want on what monitor and just have the display the same on the TV and LCD monitor.
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you'll probably have to try it out to be sure...but you should be able to have the SVideo go to the tv and the vga go to another monitor....

I don’t want to have to drag what I want on what monitor and just have the display the same on the TV and LCD monitor.

this is called cloning....normally when you hook up a second monitor you would go into the display properties and highlight your second monitor and choose "attached" this will turn the option to "extend your desktop" that's not what you want....to do cloning you usually have to go into the advanced settings of your video card and look for the proper options for cloning y our desktop....the methods vary between cards so you'll either need to find a manual for y our card or just play with it till you get it (it's rellatively self explanitorY)
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Yeah I am sure that I wont be able to use that "cloning" feature on this card. So I will just try it out and post back when I get the TV.. Thanks..
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