Dual monitor set up (1 Viewer)


Portal Pro
February 16, 2009
Home Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
TV-Server Version:
MediaPortal Version: 1.0.0
MediaPortal Skin: StreamedMP
Windows Version: XP SP3
CPU Type: AMD Athlon X2 6000+ 3.11ghz
HDD: Hitachi 500GB Western Digital 250gb + Maxtor (external) 320Gb
Memory: Corsair 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA770-DS3
Video Card: Nvidea Geforce 9500GT
Video Card Driver:
Sound Card: Realtek HD Audio (built in)
Sound Card AC3:
Sound Card Driver:
1. TV Card: N/A
1. TV Card Type: N/A
1. TV Card Driver: N/A
2. TV Card: N/A
2. TV Card Type: N/A
2. TV Card Driver: N/A
3. TV Card: N/A
3. TV Card Type: N/A
3. TV Card Driver: N/A
4. TV Card: N/A
4. TV Card Type: N/A
4. TV Card Driver: N/A
MPEG2 Video Codec: MPV Decoder Filter
MPEG2 Audio Codec: MPA Decoder Filter
h.264 Video Codec: MPC - Video Decoder
Satelite/CableTV Provider: N/A
HTPC Case: Antec Sonata III 500
Cooling: Stock fans
Power Supply: EarthWatts 500 Watt
Remote: N/A
TV: Phillips 19" 190SW/Time 32" LCD
TV - HTPC Connection: DVI/DVI

I have my PC set up in the living room, using a monitor for PC usage & the tv for HTPC usage.

When I'm surfing the net or using the PC occasionally my other half decides to watch or listen to something using it, that's not an issue as such as the pc can handle it well, but I'm having an issue with using the remote.

Basically when I make the monitor 'active' by clicking on something on it or typing in a browser etc, it takes control from the tv, meaning I have to move the mouse over onto the tv screen & click it before she can use the remote.

Does anyone know of any possible solutions to this? Software solutions or workarounds I mean, lack of any cash means a dedicated HTPC is out of the question!

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