can anyone recommend a good video card for this task?

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by swisher59, Aug 26, 2003.

  1. swisher59

    swisher59 Guest

    i hope all of you can follow me on this:

    i want to set up a pc so that i can tv-out to a tv (obviously) and have that showing tv (like an htpc with a tuner card) but still be able to use the pc like a normal computer at the same time thru the dvi-out.

    i figure my solution is to find a video card with dvi-out and tv-out, running as dual monitors (regular desktop on the monitor, full screen tv tuning on the tv). however i know with some older video cards, dual monitor mode only allows directdraw/video to occur on the main screen and not the second screen. in this case, the main screen would be for my apps and the second would be the tv. am i losing you?

    anyhoo, i assume the newer geforce cards or the ati all-in-wonder types should be able to do this. but can anyone name a card that would be able to do something along the lines of what i want?

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