Thought I'd check in with everyone before I start reconfiguring my current setup... basically, I have a PC that I use at my desk for gaming, internet browsing etc, the usual stuff. I have a Radeon HD 6500 graphics card and I currently connect it to my PC with a DVI cable, which means the HDMI port is free. Yesterday I got the idea of running an HDMI cable from the PC over to my AV receiver (DENON with HDMI inputs, natch) but I don't have a long enough HDMI cable on hand. Ideally I'd love to be able to set up a permanent connection to my AV receiver / 50" plasma display so I can play PC games on the home theater as well as stream video files. Before I seek one out and/or physically move my PC closer to the Home Theater setup, will what I've described even work? Can I run two displays from the singe graphics card? Are there advanced settings for this?
Hoping for good news, but any info / advice would be helpful... thanx!
What you want to do will work. Just get a long HDMI cable and hook it up. When I did that with my system I had to change the audio out settings in Windows each time I wanted to switch between the office sound system and the living room sound system. I think I ended up putting a couple shortcuts on the desktop to do that and to switch which monitor I was using. Pick up some good wireless controllers and enjoy.
Well, the good news is that I've gotten things to where I can now use both displays at the same time, but when I try to move a game over to the HDTV, it always reverts back to the PC monitor. Can't seem to find the right setting in the Catalyst Control Center application... any ideas?