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I just bought a new Sharp LCD HDTV (arrives in 5 days, can't wait!), and I'm thinking about how to set everything up. Very excited about using the new TV as a HTPC, esp. with Halflife 2 coming out. I have a question.


Is it possible to set up my PC to be able to switch between my pc monitor and the HDTV at startup? i.e. Can I plug both of them into my x800 pro and use the TV when I want to game and the monitor when I just want to surf the web and such? The ATI manual is woefully underwritten. I'd like to hook up the TV through the DVI port and the monitor through the VGA port and switch as needed.


Possible? Thanks in advance for any insight.
 

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Yep , possible and very simple to do ;) .


--- The card should show 2 displays and allow you to select between them [ Primary and Secondary ] .


--- Each display can be set for its own resolution/refresh rate as well .


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Hey, thanks guys. After two more hours searching around the web last night, I realized what a stupid question that was. Found the pdf of the x800 manual online and it covers that option. MY MANUAL, however, does NOT. I don't understand why the one shipped with my VERY EXPENSIVE video card does not have all the info I need. Anyway... minor gripe. Thanks for helping a newbie.


One last thing: I should defintely use DVI to connect the HDTV, right?


Thanks again. This board rocks.
 
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