|........HDMI......TV Set (1920x1080p)
THEN I INSTALLED THE CATALYST CONTROL CENTER (CCC):
No matter what I tried, the setup always wanted to use the HDMI TV set as the primary display. Even if I got it to work with the Monitor as primary and the TV as extended, on boot up it would try to use the TV as primary. The TV set would only show a black screen with a text box saying that the resolution was not correct. Disconnecting the HDMI cable was the only way I could power on and have the desktop display on the Monitor. Other times with both cables connected, things would deteriorate and the computer monitor would go black and the TV would be full of white noise with a cycling effect as if trying to connect.
In Win7, right clicking the desktop and clicking "Screen Resolution" always sets the TV as 1 and the Monitor as 2. There is no way to set the monitor as 1 and the TV set as 2. If I unplug the HDMI cable and boot, the monitor becomes 1 but as long as the HDMI is connected, the TV becomes 1 and the monitor becomes 2. Meanwhile, CCC shows it vice versa with the monitor as 1 and the TV as 2. Things just don't work right.
The only way I can get the two displays to work reliably is to:
... 1. Uninstall CCC.
... 2. Connect the monitor to the motherboard's VGA connector and the TV to the HD4350's HDMI connector.
This way, Win7's "Screen Resolution" always shows the monitor as 1 and the TV as 2 (what I want). The desktop always displays on the monitor and the TV is always the extended display.
FOR WHAT'S IT'S WORTH:
When I had both my Monitor and TV connected to the motherboard's integrated VGA (or DVI) and the HDMI ports, I never had the craziness using the Intel HD Graphics that the ATI and CCC combo has. Everything worked as expected.
How do you folks that use the Catalyst Control Center and have both your monitor and TV connected to your ATI graphics card manage to get everything working correctly and reliably? Is there a way to make Win7 assign display1 to the Monitor and display2 to the HDMI TV set? I ask in case my motherboard's integrated graphics ever goes bad and I have to connect both displays to my HD4350 card.