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Displaying one program on computer screen and another on a TV screen

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Bud H, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. Bud H

    Bud H Flightless Bird

    "Low end" desktop computer (perhaps a Dell Inspiron 560 or 580) is running
    64-bit Windows with integrated graphics (Intel GMA X4500) with the computer
    monitor connected to the VGA port and a television connected to the HDMI
    port.

    The desire is to display one running program on the normal computer screen
    while displaying another running program on the television screen.

    QUESTIONS

    1. Can I have two programs running and have one displayed on the computer
    monitor and one displayed on the television screen using the integrated
    graphics?


    2. If so, can I change to have the same program displayed on BOTH screens?


    3. If not, does it take a different (more advanced) separate graphics card
    to be installed to be able to do this? What would be a fairly inexpensive
    graphics card that would allow this to be done?



    Thanks in advance for your assistance,

    Bud H
     
  2. Bob Hatch

    Bob Hatch Flightless Bird

    Re: Displaying one program on computer screen and another on a TVscreen

    On 3/21/2010 1:19 PM, Bud H wrote:
    > "Low end" desktop computer (perhaps a Dell Inspiron 560 or 580) is running
    > 64-bit Windows with integrated graphics (Intel GMA X4500) with the computer
    > monitor connected to the VGA port and a television connected to the HDMI
    > port.
    >
    > The desire is to display one running program on the normal computer screen
    > while displaying another running program on the television screen.
    >
    > QUESTIONS
    >
    > 1. Can I have two programs running and have one displayed on the computer
    > monitor and one displayed on the television screen using the integrated
    > graphics?
    >
    >
    > 2. If so, can I change to have the same program displayed on BOTH screens?
    >
    >
    > 3. If not, does it take a different (more advanced) separate graphics card
    > to be installed to be able to do this? What would be a fairly inexpensive
    > graphics card that would allow this to be done?
    >
    >
    >
    > Thanks in advance for your assistance,
    >
    > Bud H
    >
    >
    >


    It is not up the the computer to do what you want to do, it is up to the
    graphics card. You will need a card with 2 outputs, one for the TV and
    it will be easier if the TV is HDMI input, and one for the monitor.

    I have an ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro and output to my Vizio 32" HDTV and a
    HP 25" LCD Monitor. I can duplicate the displays, or run one program on
    one and something else on the other, but it's up to how I set the
    preference in the graphics card setup.

    --
    "Never argue with an idiot, they will knock you
    down to their level and beat you with experience."
    Unknown

    http://www.bobhatch.com
    http://www.tdsrvresort.com
     
  3. Bud H

    Bud H Flightless Bird

    "Bob Hatch" <bob.hatch@ymail.com> wrote in message
    news:4ba6cf71$0$9214$c3e8da3@news.astraweb.com...
    > On 3/21/2010 1:19 PM, Bud H wrote:
    >> "Low end" desktop computer (perhaps a Dell Inspiron 560 or 580) is
    >> running
    >> 64-bit Windows with integrated graphics (Intel GMA X4500) with the
    >> computer
    >> monitor connected to the VGA port and a television connected to the HDMI
    >> port.
    >>
    >> The desire is to display one running program on the normal computer
    >> screen
    >> while displaying another running program on the television screen.
    >>
    >> QUESTIONS
    >>
    >> 1. Can I have two programs running and have one displayed on the
    >> computer
    >> monitor and one displayed on the television screen using the integrated
    >> graphics?
    >>
    >>
    >> 2. If so, can I change to have the same program displayed on BOTH
    >> screens?
    >>
    >>
    >> 3. If not, does it take a different (more advanced) separate graphics
    >> card
    >> to be installed to be able to do this? What would be a fairly
    >> inexpensive
    >> graphics card that would allow this to be done?
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Thanks in advance for your assistance,
    >>
    >> Bud H
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    > It is not up the the computer to do what you want to do, it is up to the
    > graphics card. You will need a card with 2 outputs, one for the TV and it
    > will be easier if the TV is HDMI input, and one for the monitor.
    >
    > I have an ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro and output to my Vizio 32" HDTV and a HP
    > 25" LCD Monitor. I can duplicate the displays, or run one program on one
    > and something else on the other, but it's up to how I set the preference
    > in the graphics card setup.


    As mentioned previously, the integrated graphics (Intel GMA X4500) includes
    a VGA port and an HDMI port.

    The big question is if this INTEGRATED graphics will do the job - or if a
    separate graphics card will need to be purchased.
     
  4. Bob Hatch

    Bob Hatch Flightless Bird

    Re: Displaying one program on computer screen and another on a TVscreen

    On 3/22/2010 7:52 AM, Bud H wrote:
    > "Bob Hatch"<bob.hatch@ymail.com> wrote in message
    > news:4ba6cf71$0$9214$c3e8da3@news.astraweb.com...
    >> On 3/21/2010 1:19 PM, Bud H wrote:
    >>> "Low end" desktop computer (perhaps a Dell Inspiron 560 or 580) is
    >>> running
    >>> 64-bit Windows with integrated graphics (Intel GMA X4500) with the
    >>> computer
    >>> monitor connected to the VGA port and a television connected to the HDMI
    >>> port.
    >>>
    >>> The desire is to display one running program on the normal computer
    >>> screen
    >>> while displaying another running program on the television screen.
    >>>
    >>> QUESTIONS
    >>>
    >>> 1. Can I have two programs running and have one displayed on the
    >>> computer
    >>> monitor and one displayed on the television screen using the integrated
    >>> graphics?
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> 2. If so, can I change to have the same program displayed on BOTH
    >>> screens?
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> 3. If not, does it take a different (more advanced) separate graphics
    >>> card
    >>> to be installed to be able to do this? What would be a fairly
    >>> inexpensive
    >>> graphics card that would allow this to be done?
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Thanks in advance for your assistance,
    >>>
    >>> Bud H
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> It is not up the the computer to do what you want to do, it is up to the
    >> graphics card. You will need a card with 2 outputs, one for the TV and it
    >> will be easier if the TV is HDMI input, and one for the monitor.
    >>
    >> I have an ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro and output to my Vizio 32" HDTV and a HP
    >> 25" LCD Monitor. I can duplicate the displays, or run one program on one
    >> and something else on the other, but it's up to how I set the preference
    >> in the graphics card setup.

    >
    > As mentioned previously, the integrated graphics (Intel GMA X4500) includes
    > a VGA port and an HDMI port.
    >
    > The big question is if this INTEGRATED graphics will do the job - or if a
    > separate graphics card will need to be purchased.
    >
    >


    Sorry, I read right over the top of that. If your computer has 2 outputs
    you can, most likely, output to 2 monitors.

    I don't want to disconnect my TV right now, but if you right click on
    the desktop and select Screen Resolution, do you have a choice of 2
    monitors? If not, buy an HDMI cable and give it a try. Once connected to
    the TV right click on the desktop and select screen resolution. If you
    have a choice of 2 monitors, set them up to Extend these displays.

    --
    "Never argue with an idiot, they will knock you
    down to their level and beat you with experience."
    Unknown

    http://www.bobhatch.com
    http://www.tdsrvresort.com
     
  5. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Sun, 21 Mar 2010 19:01:11 -0700, Bob Hatch <bob.hatch@ymail.com>
    wrote:

    > On 3/21/2010 1:19 PM, Bud H wrote:
    > > "Low end" desktop computer (perhaps a Dell Inspiron 560 or 580) is running
    > > 64-bit Windows with integrated graphics (Intel GMA X4500) with the computer
    > > monitor connected to the VGA port and a television connected to the HDMI
    > > port.
    > >
    > > The desire is to display one running program on the normal computer screen
    > > while displaying another running program on the television screen.
    > >
    > > QUESTIONS
    > >
    > > 1. Can I have two programs running and have one displayed on the computer
    > > monitor and one displayed on the television screen using the integrated
    > > graphics?
    > >
    > >
    > > 2. If so, can I change to have the same program displayed on BOTH screens?
    > >
    > >
    > > 3. If not, does it take a different (more advanced) separate graphics card
    > > to be installed to be able to do this? What would be a fairly inexpensive
    > > graphics card that would allow this to be done?
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > Thanks in advance for your assistance,
    > >
    > > Bud H
    > >
    > >
    > >

    >
    > It is not up the the computer to do what you want to do, it is up to the
    > graphics card. You will need a card with 2 outputs, one for the TV and
    > it will be easier if the TV is HDMI input, and one for the monitor.




    No, not quite. He ether needs a graphics card with two outputs or he
    needs two graphics cards.


    >
    > --
    > "Never argue with an idiot, they will knock you
    > down to their level and beat you with experience."
    > Unknown
    >
    > http://www.bobhatch.com
    > http://www.tdsrvresort.com


    --
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     
  6. Chuck

    Chuck Flightless Bird

    There can be limitations--
    Both displays idealy should have the same resolution.
    Some video cards (usually older ones) have analog TV outputs, and limit the
    display resolution
    based upon an active "TV" output.

    The whole multi-display thing is really variable, and is obviously defined
    by the video card(s) and the drivers.

    "Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
    news:307fq51riv3a9vge4g9o471ff64bal1p23@4ax.com...
    > On Sun, 21 Mar 2010 19:01:11 -0700, Bob Hatch <bob.hatch@ymail.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> On 3/21/2010 1:19 PM, Bud H wrote:
    >> > "Low end" desktop computer (perhaps a Dell Inspiron 560 or 580) is
    >> > running
    >> > 64-bit Windows with integrated graphics (Intel GMA X4500) with the
    >> > computer
    >> > monitor connected to the VGA port and a television connected to the
    >> > HDMI
    >> > port.
    >> >
    >> > The desire is to display one running program on the normal computer
    >> > screen
    >> > while displaying another running program on the television screen.
    >> >
    >> > QUESTIONS
    >> >
    >> > 1. Can I have two programs running and have one displayed on the
    >> > computer
    >> > monitor and one displayed on the television screen using the integrated
    >> > graphics?
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > 2. If so, can I change to have the same program displayed on BOTH
    >> > screens?
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > 3. If not, does it take a different (more advanced) separate graphics
    >> > card
    >> > to be installed to be able to do this? What would be a fairly
    >> > inexpensive
    >> > graphics card that would allow this to be done?
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > Thanks in advance for your assistance,
    >> >
    >> > Bud H
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >

    >>
    >> It is not up the the computer to do what you want to do, it is up to the
    >> graphics card. You will need a card with 2 outputs, one for the TV and
    >> it will be easier if the TV is HDMI input, and one for the monitor.

    >
    >
    >
    > No, not quite. He ether needs a graphics card with two outputs or he
    > needs two graphics cards.
    >
    >
    >>
    >> --
    >> "Never argue with an idiot, they will knock you
    >> down to their level and beat you with experience."
    >> Unknown
    >>
    >> http://www.bobhatch.com
    >> http://www.tdsrvresort.com

    >
    > --
    > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    > Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     
  7. Slap

    Slap Flightless Bird

    "Chuck" <cdknospam@cox.net> wrote in message
    news:8pOpn.67933$gF5.48954@newsfe13.iad...
    > There can be limitations--
    > Both displays idealy should have the same resolution.
    > Some video cards (usually older ones) have analog TV outputs, and limit
    > the display resolution
    > based upon an active "TV" output.
    >
    > The whole multi-display thing is really variable, and is obviously defined
    > by the video card(s) and the drivers.
    >


    I have no problems with my 9800 outputting to a 20 inch widescreen @
    1680x1050 and a 15 inch @ 1024x768. I've done nothing other than plug them
    in and windows does the rest including setting the resolution to the max of
    each monitor.
    --
     
  8. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 22 Mar 2010 14:11:15 -0400, "Chuck" <cdknospam@cox.net> wrote:

    > There can be limitations--
    > Both displays idealy should have the same resolution.



    Ideally? Yes, that's probably right. But I can tell you that I've run
    with two very different video cards, with different brand and size
    monitors running at different resolutions.



    > Some video cards (usually older ones) have analog TV outputs, and limit the
    > display resolution
    > based upon an active "TV" output.
    >
    > The whole multi-display thing is really variable, and is obviously defined
    > by the video card(s) and the drivers.



    Right. That's why I corrected the statement "You will *need* [emphasis
    added] a card with 2 outputs." It isn't necessarily correct.



    > "Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
    > news:307fq51riv3a9vge4g9o471ff64bal1p23@4ax.com...
    > > On Sun, 21 Mar 2010 19:01:11 -0700, Bob Hatch <bob.hatch@ymail.com>
    > > wrote:
    > >
    > >> On 3/21/2010 1:19 PM, Bud H wrote:
    > >> > "Low end" desktop computer (perhaps a Dell Inspiron 560 or 580) is
    > >> > running
    > >> > 64-bit Windows with integrated graphics (Intel GMA X4500) with the
    > >> > computer
    > >> > monitor connected to the VGA port and a television connected to the
    > >> > HDMI
    > >> > port.
    > >> >
    > >> > The desire is to display one running program on the normal computer
    > >> > screen
    > >> > while displaying another running program on the television screen.
    > >> >
    > >> > QUESTIONS
    > >> >
    > >> > 1. Can I have two programs running and have one displayed on the
    > >> > computer
    > >> > monitor and one displayed on the television screen using the integrated
    > >> > graphics?
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> > 2. If so, can I change to have the same program displayed on BOTH
    > >> > screens?
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> > 3. If not, does it take a different (more advanced) separate graphics
    > >> > card
    > >> > to be installed to be able to do this? What would be a fairly
    > >> > inexpensive
    > >> > graphics card that would allow this to be done?
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> > Thanks in advance for your assistance,
    > >> >
    > >> > Bud H
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >>
    > >> It is not up the the computer to do what you want to do, it is up to the
    > >> graphics card. You will need a card with 2 outputs, one for the TV and
    > >> it will be easier if the TV is HDMI input, and one for the monitor.

    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > No, not quite. He ether needs a graphics card with two outputs or he
    > > needs two graphics cards.
    > >
    > >
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> "Never argue with an idiot, they will knock you
    > >> down to their level and beat you with experience."
    > >> Unknown
    > >>
    > >> http://www.bobhatch.com
    > >> http://www.tdsrvresort.com

    > >
    > > --
    > > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    > > Please Reply to the Newsgroup

    >


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    Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     

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