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Windows 7: Device Search: One Output, Two Monitors, One at a Time

08 May 2010   #1

Vista 64 & Kubuntu
Device Search: One Output, Two Monitors, One at a Time

So my situation is that I just got a new shiny HDTV and my computer has a Blu-Ray player on it so I want to pipe the output to the new TV so I can watch my moving pictures on it, and maybe even pipe other forms of output such as streaming video or video games to the big TV. The problem is that I already have two monitors connected to my video card! To complicate things, the resolution I want to run the TV at (1900x1080) and the resolution my second monitor uses (1280x1024) are different.

So the behavior I want is pretty simple... I just want a device I can connect both output devices to and pipe the input to it and then just be able to watch the signal on one device at a time.

So far the devices I have found, video splitters, are for simultaneously piping output to two different output devices, but they seem to be very problematic if the two output devices use different resolutions and all of that, because the output signal can only be in one resolution. I'd like to bypass this by finding something that simply only sends output to one device at a time.

Anyone have any solutions for me? Anything you guys are currently using?


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08 May 2010   #2

Vista 64 & Kubuntu

Eh, I found a solution... DVI extension cable, HDMI to DVI converter, manual switching desk side... not pretty, but effective.. no one seems to make an auto switcher for this situation.. sort of surprisingly.
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09 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
Second Video Card

I think adding a second video card or replacing your current one would be your best bet.
Consider getting a replacement card with two DVI outputs and an HDMI
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