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Use TV as monitor?


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maxiewawa

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I'm trying to get my oversized CRT monitor (TV) to show what's on my weakling LCD monitor. I have a doohickey that came with my Inspiron 8600, that I can plug into my TV. The fine print on my 'F8' button says 'CRT/LCD'. But when I try this, the screen goes black for a second, then my LCD monitor fires up again.

What to do...

By the way, I'm running Win XP with a NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200.
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dsenette

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right click your desktop > properties > settings

with the tv attatched you should see two squares in the box there....one with a number 1 and 1 with a number 2... click the number 2 and select the extend my desktop to this monitor box. press identify..does a big number 2 show up on the tv?
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Whoa!!!

I get my wallpaper on the TV, zoomed in, and in weird Nintendo simplified colours.

****** 5 mins later*************

Just tweaked the settings on monitor 2.... I'm in business!!!

Thanks!

Edited by maxiewawa, 24 October 2005 - 07:19 AM.

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you can dig arround in the advanced settings there and get some good performance out of it...just be careful
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