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Windows 7: Getting used to dual monitors

10 Aug 2010   #11
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
i got you so no full display can be used ?

well if that is the case i can always use the usb link on the tv to co mingle with the eternal hd that should allow me to watch movies with out using the pc too ?

I m asking cause im not sure what the effect of usb being put to this tv if it would even recnize it like that
Huh?

Yes you can use a full display. Using windowed mode means that you can move back and forth on the windows without using fullscreen, which would minimize the game/movie. You should be able to use MOST of the monitor (or all of it) if you run in windowed mode.
Otherwise, NO you cannot sue 2 fullscreen programs at once.

No, you need to use a computer, you cannot connect an External HDD to a TV and play movies from it...
The TV would not even see it, nor would the HDD work at all.

~Lordbob


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10 Aug 2010   #12
Joshatdot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
No, you need to use a computer, you cannot connect an External HDD to a TV and play movies from it...
The TV would not even see it, nor would the HDD work at all.

~Lordbob
Don't be to sure about this Bob, there are many HDTVs that can read USB devices connected to them. Mostly for pics & music, but as to if they can play Divx/Xvid/WMV/etc...none that I have found yet Google'ing.

edit: LG has some HDTVs that can play Divx (and possible other formats)
edit2: Philips has some that can also play MPEG1, MPEG2, Divx, AVI
edit3: Samsung has some that can do DivX, H.264, XviD, MPEG-4/2/1 and WMV
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10 Aug 2010   #13
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joshatdot View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
No, you need to use a computer, you cannot connect an External HDD to a TV and play movies from it...
The TV would not even see it, nor would the HDD work at all.

~Lordbob
Don't be to sure about this Bob, there are many HDTVs that can read USB devices connected to them. Mostly for pics & music, but as to if they can play Divx/Xvid/WMV/etc...none that I have found yet Google'ing.

edit: LG has some HDTVs that can play Divx
Did NOT know that, but I suppose it is possible.

~Lordbob
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10 Aug 2010   #14
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

I'm running dual monitors and I switch back and forth between single and dual monitors when playing games. Hit the windows key and P to pull up the selection menu. Select "Computer Only" and nothing you do on the PC will affect the second monitor/TV. If you want to take it to the next level you can create shortcuts to switch from single to dual display and back with a mouse click.
Display Switch Shortcut - Create[2]=Shortcuts
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10 Aug 2010   #15
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
I'm running dual monitors and I switch back and forth between single and dual monitors when playing games. Hit the windows key and P to pull up the selection menu. Select "Computer Only" and nothing you do on the PC will affect the second monitor/TV. If you want to take it to the next level you can create shortcuts to switch from single to dual display and back with a mouse click.
Display Switch Shortcut - Create[2]=Shortcuts




Thanks, I learn something new every day around this joint.
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11 Aug 2010   #16
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

I have a vizio e series hdtv code name e370vl on my pc it has 2 hdmi 1 usb couple other things i also found out that you can use a usb flash drive but the movie speed will be terrible so i guess it isn't worth it might as well keep the main setup


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