Originally Posted by lilohtpc
AFAIK, HDAV has no problem with Dual outputs, that's what I'm using now.
But I do know:
1. 2nd montor may not be able to output HDCP protected video
2. Some VGA has trouble outputing to LCDTV, because of costdown or some reason, they just don't have complete EDID table for LCDTV (monitor EDID table is simpler than that of LCD TV), causing LCDTV+Monitor configration to display issues...
Toe Tag and lilohtpc,
Thanks for your replies. I have not yet bought the HDAV card, but saw these limitations here discussed, and am somewhat weary to purchase the card until I'm pretty sure I can figure out a way to get around them.
In my case, it would be important, although not absolutely necessary (there's always AnyDVD after all) that the 2nd monitor out would support HDCP. I would always want to use the 2nd monitor out for watching films, never the first (although if need be maybe I could reverse them...), and of course it would be a DVI out, running into the HDAV, from there to the Onkyo 876 receiver, and from there to projector / pre-outs to amps. All my equipment is HDCP compatible.
I've seen just a couple of recent posts about some difficulties outputting through a 2nd monitor - maybe if a few more people could post their experience we can get a better idea if this is really a problem or was just a fluke a few unlucky experienced.