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ive had a dual monitor setup on my PC forever and i recently got a TV put in my room and now ive got it hooked up too but i cant have all 3 of them on at the same time i keep all my chat/stats stuff running on my left, main stuff right in front of me and now i want to play video on my TV to may right. i just installed the latest drivers from nvidia and still doesnt give me the option

 

im using a MSI GeForce 4 Ti4200

i have my Viewsonic VE1701B on the RGB

a Sony Tinitron in the DVI through a converter

and my TV hooked up S-Video

 

any help would be great

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I could never get the TV to work on a S-video connector, so I decided to use the next best option. Get a S-video to composite converter. Connect the TV using the composite wire, and all you have to do is swtich the TV to the video input you hooked it up to and you'll see the TV option on your comp.

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Keep in mind that he's only hookin up two MONITORS, and the third output device is a TV, which would use the TV-OUT port on his vid card, not a separate monitor connection.

 

 

Well, I've had the TV out thing work on my old Riva TNT2, so I'm guessing the GeForce 4 should be able to handle it. After I hooked up the TV, there should be an option in your graphics properties to enable various output devices (usually a monitor, TV, and a second monitor)

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As far as I kno, the GeFroce 4 does NOT support 3 monitors. OR 3 seprate desktops as it where.

 

Infact, I cant think of any graphics card that can.

 

You may be able to set it up, that the TV mirrors one of your other monitors.

 

The only way I can you getting 3 monitors is to pick up a PCI graphic card.

 

Such as the Radeon 9200 :) It sucks, but hey, it will let you add a further 2 monitors :P

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Yep a nice cheap PCI card is great to add in and control a monitor for things like AIM/MSN. aslo of you get one and run al but your main gaming monitor off of it it wil take some load off and your games will be slightly smoother than with 2 off the same card.

 

It worked great with onboard vid on my HP and my 5200 PCI teaming up lol. One thing is btwn ATI and nVIdia it may be hard to setup driverwise, so you may want to stick with the same brand of cards. For me it was Intel/nVidia but idk now ATI/nVidia would be.

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