What two-head video card can play a HD video on a secondary monito

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Dima, Jun 27, 2007.

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    Dima Guest

    Hello All!
    What two head video card can play High Definition video on a secondary
    monitor in the extended desktop mode? I saw in MS Knowledge Base and on the
    Internet that most of two head video cards reduce speed on the extended
    Does Windows Vista Media Center run slower on the secondary monitor in the
    extended mode?
    Is there any video player program which runs on the secondary monitor in the
    extended mode as fast as on the primary monitor?
    Can anyone run two monitors in the mirror mode in their two different native
    How to make Windows Vista Media Center component run on the second monitor
    in the extended mode always?
    I want to buy a video card with outputs for two monitors and connect its
    d-sub output to my HDTV Samsung 32R71B and use it as a secondary monitor in
    the Extended mode in its native resolution 1366x768 or 1360x768. The primary
    monitor should remain in its native resolution 1280x1024. I want to watch
    video files on the 32R71B and control the playback from a remote control.
    Which remote control should I buy?
    Best regards,
    Dima, Jun 27, 2007
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    freddy Guest


    If you don't receive a definitive resolution to your query here, try the
    following link to a site that has participants specializing in issues such as
    you're asking about:


    That forum includes people with a lot of knowledge in the HD area, including
    viewing HD using a computer.
    freddy, Jun 27, 2007
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    Dima Guest

    Thanks freddy for your reply!
    Dima, Jun 27, 2007
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    Steve B Guest

    I am using a gforce 8600 . it works great but I do not think you will have
    good luck in extended mode because it wants you to use the same resolution on
    both monitors. I use either/or. Extended mode on any of the cards is not
    great unless the monitors are the same . The nvidia software allows you to
    resize the desktop on your HDTV.

    I am having some minor problems though RE: support question

    I am running a Gforce 8600 (MSI build) on a Windows Vista Platform. I
    have downloaded the most current driver and I am currently using it. The new
    overscan compensation is great. Here my question to you. I am not a gamer
    but I am using this computer to run a Home Theatre . Windows Media Player as
    well as the major other DVD players all have Horizontal line noise on my HDTV
    (only when playing a DVD). The only software DVD player I can get to run a
    good picture is DVD X Player. DVD X Player does not support DTS digital audio
    but (hard to believe) Windows Media Player does. I am not getting a whole
    lot of help from MSI and Microsoft would want me to pay to report the
    It's interesting to me that "DVD X" can write a software thast works on my
    flat panel as well as my HDTV but windows Media player and the others that
    use some of it's resources do not work. Anyway if you know of anybody or
    anywhere I might find some information about my problem I would greatly
    appreciate it.

    Works Great other than this. which would not bother most people. My card is
    MSI build and comes with two DVI and component dongle.
    Steve B, Jul 30, 2007
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