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Windows 7: Using my Panasonic HDTV as a second screen.???

17 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home premium - 32 bit
Using my Panasonic HDTV as a second screen.???


Me and my friend are about to collaborate on some electronic music.

To be hunched around my PC monitir is not going to cut it. It will make things more difficult than they need to be. What i intended on doing was to buy the right connectors and hook up my HDTV as a second screen that he could watch whilst i operated the PC monitor. I've had mixed and surprising results and am hoping someone here can point out what i'm doing wrong. Fingers crossed.

My TV inputs are HDMI so I went and bought the following things.

VGA to HDMI converter:
1080P PC VGA to HDMI + 3.5mm Audio HD Video Converter Adapter HDTV DVD PS3 Xbox | eBay

VGA Y-Splitter:
2 VGA Y spliter cable /1 PC to 2 VGA SVGA MONITOR Y SPLITTER Cable_Male to 2 F | eBay

I connected them with VGA leads + 1 HDMI into the back of my TV.

These things happened:

When i connected both the monitor and the HDTV and booted my PC the monitor worked as normal. The HDTV showed the BIOS screen but after that went black.

I tried the TV on its own and it gave me a picture but it was out of format; really squished up.

I tried changing the aspect ratio on my HDTV and on the PC and all combinations(I think) but didn't really find something satisfactory.

Does anyone know what is going on here, and how i might fix it?

Thanks for your time, Ste.

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 Using my Panasonic HDTV as a second screen.???

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