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Old August 10, 2010, 05:26 AM
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Here's the deal

At work we have a monitor and TV connected to a discrete graphics card in Mirror (Ati) via Y splitter.

The GPU has 1 x Dvi and 1 x S-video.
Right now I have on order dual 24" wide screens to replace the single 19".

The issue is that I'm not getting much support from the IT section to a solution to have dual monitors but keep the TV in mirror for Monitor #1 for presentations and such.

What I can wondering is if we get a single slot dual DVI card can we connect the dual monitors (extended desktop) with the y splitter and then connect the TV to mirror monitor #1?

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Old August 10, 2010, 05:34 AM
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What kind of work gets done on the PC? If it's not too graphically intense you might want to look at one of the USB video card solutions.

Something like this.....

NCIX.com - Buy EVGA UV Plus USB to DVI-I/VGA Adapter USB2.0 Up to 1600X1200 Resolution - 100-U2-UV16-A1 In Canada.
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Old August 10, 2010, 05:38 AM
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I dunno if that will work, as I said, I need it to mirror the out put for Monitor #1

Thanks for the feedback tho!
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Old August 10, 2010, 05:40 AM
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AFAIK, mirroring is one of the main applications for these items. They're mostly designed for folks with laptops who want to output to something like a projector.

I could be wrong though, so you'd have to do your own research to be absolutely sure.
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Old August 10, 2010, 05:46 AM
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Just did some research.

90% of the time time the TV is used to display our TT's and other text; however ever now and again there's a requirement for presentations with video. Soo close :(
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Old August 10, 2010, 05:48 AM
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That shouldn't be an issue with what sswilson linked you. Contrary to much believe that isn't very graphically intensive as it is mainly 2D, hell i doubt it would have any issues with video playback too as it falls under that realm. What he was asking was is there any gaming going to be done on it. If not this 'could' work for you
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Old August 10, 2010, 05:51 AM
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Nope,

Not even so much as solitaire.....
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The one thing I can think of would be to get at least one monitor with a Displayport input along with a new video card that supports Eyefinity. That would allow you to run three monitors at once off a single card.
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