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I am thinking about using a video splitter to add a 17" monitor to my theater so that I do not have to turn on the big one every time.


I run a resolution of 1280 x 720, which is a 16:9 ratio. What will happen if I send that resolution to a 4:3 monitor? Will it display?


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Would depend on the monitor... I presume some monitors out there would sync to 720p widescreen... I am guessing a CRT would be more forgiving...


I belive others tend to use a dual head video card for this purpose...
 

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It should display fine, just it'll look >squished

If you have a card that supports dual display, you can get rid of that problem and set up a seperate resolution for the CRT monitor and have the Windows desktop expand across both displays etc.
 

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You could adjust the monitor to display true 16x9 (with black bars on top and bottom). Most monitors have enough adjustment to squish picture to proper size. Some, like mine, also have separate memory for each resolution so adjustments made to 960x540 for example will not affect the display of standard resolutions.


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Thanks for the responses.

They sound positive :)


TomasZ, you are correct. I can easily "squish" this monitor to approx. 16:9 ratio.


Phat Phreddy, you stated that a CRT monitor may be more forgiving.

Are you suggesting that it may not work with an LCD screen?
 

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Are you suggesting that it may not work with an LCD screen?
I wouldn't count on it.
 

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Correct... CRT's seem more forgiving in accepting all thats thrown at them... By virtue of needing to scale incoming signals to match pixels flat panels tend to be much more picky about thier input...
 
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