How do you setup hydravision???

Wiseguy69

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I have an AIW 8500 but have no idea how to connect two CRT's. I have heard of people doing it but can't find a splitter for a monitor cable. I initially thought I had to buy a PCI card and was going to get a cheap GeForce 2 card but was told I was wrong and that the drivers would conflict. Help.
 
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If your card has two outputs (one HD-15 and one DVI-I, say) then you can run two monitors. Connect an adapter to the DVI-I and it will drive a regular analog monitor.

You won't find a cable to split one analog output into two.
 

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Lifer
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I have an AIW 8500 but have no idea how to connect two CRT's.
You can't, all AIW cards are dual display "single head" cards, 1 CRT OR DFP plus 1 TV or VCR. I used to use a V3 2000 PCI as a secondary card for dual display, it worked very well using winXP.
 

Wiseguy69

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Sweet. So now all I need is a cheap PCI card. I think a GeForce2 MX will do. I saw one for around $50.
 

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Lifer
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Beware there are(were) issues which may have been cleared up (its been well over a year)

Off the top of my head I remember, Video input would not work with the secondary card enabled, I'd just disable the V3 card when capturing or watching TV.
 

Wiseguy69

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Well thats no good. I use the TV all the time. Doesn't disabling the PCI card require restart? I assume it does. I'll try it out anyway. Thanks.
 

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Lifer
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Doesn't disabling the PCI card require restart? I assume it does.
No, you can disable the display or switch it to be the primary adaptor in the display properties, its not that big a hassle really. Just couldn't use dual monitors and watch TV or capture video at the same time.
 

Wiseguy69

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Sweet... Just picked up a TNT2 M64 card for 29.98 after rebate at staples. TV works too!!
 

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