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Windows 7: Dual Monitor Question With Laptop and TV

16 Sep 2012   #1

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Dual Monitor Question With Laptop and TV

I apologize if this is the wrong forum, wasn't sure. I have this laptop:

Series 7 15.6" Notebook | Samsung NP700Z5AH

Basically, what I want to do is have a dual monitor setup with my laptop's screen being one screen, and my TV via HDMI out being the other. I want to be streaming something on my TV while still being able to use my computer like normal. How would I go about doing this? Thank you!

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16 Sep 2012   #2

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Windows 7 x64

Have you installed the ATI catalyst application? (you will want it if you plan on doing multiscreen)
If you plug in a second screen (for example your tv via hdmi) it should bring up the multiscreen wizard for you which will aide you in setting it up in a rather self explanatory method.

P.S. make sure you have the laptop on a cooling pad when you are double working it like this. Playing HD video is resource consuming and generates heat.
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16 Sep 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Basically in addition to what was said above, you'll want to choose Extend my desktop when given the option. Placing it on a cooling pad won't be entirely necessary, as long as it's on a flat surface (so no carpets) with no additional heat generated underneath (so no balancing it on the oven).
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16 Sep 2012   #4

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Windows 7 x64

I'm not suggesting it's going to burst into flames or anything, it's just precautionary for the lifespan of the device.
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16 Sep 2012   #5

Windows 7

Thank you so much guys, worked perfectly! This forum always answers my questions so quickly, I love it!
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21 Nov 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Dual Monitor/HDMI TV Resolution

Asus K53SV, i5 CPU, 8GB RAM, 500+ GB Hard Drive, 6' HDMI cable

Basic problem is I cannot see the edges of the TV (I Think it is 55") (Model # is HLR5067WAX/XAA)

Loosing my hair now; I had the resolution set up perfect but now I am missing 3/4" -1" around the top, bottom, and both sides. I cannot even get to the Start button except by just "judging" where it should be. I have gone to screen resolution and then properties (Nvidia GForce 540M I think) with lintel 3000 chip-set. I have tried to go to Screen Resolution, Advanced Settings, List All Modes and tried to set on the auto accept but can't find it. MS Win 7 Home Premium just lists the TV as a Generic PnP monitor. I have downloaded the latest Nvidia driver which did not do a thing.

Sounds like about the same problems that you are had with your dual setup; maybe you can send some help this way if possible.

I will add that the picture on the desktop of the Asus fits perfect so its resolution is good. It is just the computer using the Microsoft driver for the Samsung TV and not allowing me to get to other settings to shrink the desktop on the Samsung TV. Frustrating thing is that I had it working but reinstalled the OS and cannot remember how I got the sizing correct before. Other than not being to see the edges the picture is perfect (HD, SD, Blue Ray) just can not get the sizing / resolution correct for the Samsung now.

Need anymore info let me know and I will shoot it right to you. Thanks!

Help, not much hair left. All help greatly appreciated in advance!

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