Is it possible?!

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  1. cctaylor88

    cctaylor88 Member

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    I own a NVIDIA GTX 460 graphics card. It has 2 DVI and 1 HDMI mini outputs...I currently have my 2 monitors connected via DVI and the TV connected via HDMI mini. I know that it doesn't support three devices at the same time, for instance I can only have 2 monitors on at once, or 1 monitor and the TV at one time because it will automatically shut the third device off.

    Currently I have to either use dual monitor setup or primary monitor and TV. If I buy an HDMI splitter, will it allow me to have all three devices connected and on at the same time? For instance, If i connect the Primary Monitor/TV up to the splitter (which will be directly connected to PC) and the second monitor connected as is...can I have dual independent monitors running as well as have the TV mirror the primary monitor? Will I be able to have all three devices running at once even though this gpu wont support it?

    I just want my TV to mirror primary monitor and have the second monitor be independent for dual-monitor usage. So is this possible? Primary/TV mirrored and secondary monitor independent (to use for dual-monitor usage)

    Grapics card: GTX 460
    Motherboard:ASUS M4A87
     
  2. Jimzz

    Jimzz Diamond Member

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    Maybe if it was a powered spliter, but never tried it.

    I think some do it for TVs but not sure about a monitor or how the computer/VC would react.
     
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    I don't think it will work
     
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    Even if I buy an amplified splitter you dont think I could just have "two" primary monitors (my main/tv) and a secondary monitor? I thought this was the point of a splitter
     
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    I was considering this myself as I have a similar problem with my GTX 580 and 3 displays.

    I believe it will work, although I've not tested it. You will need a signal both devices can accept, so the same resolution and the same refresh rate.

    You'll probably find that HDCP, Vsync and a few other things might break as well, things that require essentially 2 way communication between the device and the video card.
     
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    Hm well Im pretty sure that my TV and monitor don't have the same resolution and refresh rate. So am I SOL?
     
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    Well, let's assume the HDMI splitter works. How much would that cost?

    Why even bother spending money on an HDMI splitter, when you could spend $9.99 on a second video card and get the functionality you want? I mean, that's the cost of a nice hamburger that you'd eat and crap into the toilet, why not use the money instead to just get a card to do some experimentation? If it doesn't work, you can just eat it and crap it into the toilet...
     
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    I can get a card for $10 that would support hdmi connection to a TV?
     
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    That you can crap into a toilet apparently.
     
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    I use an hdmi splitter for my PS3, but to drive one tv and one av amp that has hdmi handshake problems with the tv (early gen equipment). It cost about $70, and it is in fact designed to output to two monitors. But it will only mirror, so the resolution would have to be the same. If you need a link to the product, just post that below.
     
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    Well I wouldnt spend $70 on a splitter or anything like that, so seriously if I installed a new video card specifically to use for my TV (adding a third device) what is the best route to go?
     
  12. Jimzz

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    Newegg has a 6450 card for $25 AR right now.

    A GT610 should be kinda cheap as well if you are anti-ATI/AMD, cheaper than a good splitter I would think.

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    Opps you only have 1 16x port. Have to get a PCI card to do what you want.
     
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  13. cctaylor88

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    What do you mean I only have 1 16x port what is that? And whats a PCI...thanks

    Im not anti-anything as long as it gets the job done. But if I can buy a gpu that would support my TV over a splitter for the same cost wouldnt it be better to do that