Which Graphic Card to connect two Screens using DVI

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Peter Moore, Apr 10, 2004.

  1. Peter Moore

    Peter Moore Guest


    I would like to connect two screens (Plasma and LCD) via DVI to my MCE
    PC. Which graphic card should I choose that is supported by MCE?

    Regards Peter
    Peter Moore, Apr 10, 2004
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    Jason Tsang Guest

    Jason Tsang, Apr 11, 2004
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    Nigel Barker Guest

    The words 'just fine' need to be qualified a little. MCE support for dual
    monitors is limited at best. If you were hoping to surf the web on one screen or
    develop your Powerpoint presentations while watching TV on the other screen then
    you are out of luck.

    There is a Knowledge Base article which explains what is & what is not possible
    with multiple monitors. http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=830851

    BTW I use dual monitors on a couple of my systems & they are great 2 x 19" CRTs
    give me more screen real estate than a 21" & are much better value you just need
    a big desk:) They don't work with MCE as I would like them to though. The one
    application that I would love to be able to do is edit & burn DVDs of recorded
    TV shows on one monitor while the family are watching Live or recorded TV on
    another screen. The system is powerful enough but it's just not capable of
    displaying as I would like.
    Nigel Barker, Apr 11, 2004
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    Jason Tsang Guest

    You're right.

    I guess I should have said that the card will work with MCE, however you are
    still limited by the support for multimonitor as described in the kb article
    that you mentioned.
    Jason Tsang, Apr 12, 2004
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