[Solved] How to switch between Beamer and Plasma with 2 Graphic cards? (1 Viewer)

Skar

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July 28, 2008
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Hello everyone,

I hope i can get some information on the following Issue.

When we watch TV or Series we usually use the Plasma-TV. But sometimes when we want to watch Movies we like to use the Beamer. Both are connected through HDMI. Since each Graphic Card has just one HDMI out i had to activate the onboard card (ATI Radeon HD 4250) in addition to the PCIe Card.
The Problem is, that i cant just duplicate the Desktop, because that only works with 1 Graphic card using 2 outputs on the Same card.
Before that, i tried a HDMI Splitter, which didnt work at all. The TV still got the normal picture, while on the Beamer i got nothing from the Moment Windows started. DOS showed Splitted/Duplicated as intended...

So the Question is, is there any way to switch between Monitors from inside Mediaportal?
Or any other way to get a video on both screens?

Thanks in advance
Skar

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tourettes

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    Re: How to switch between Beamer and Plasma with 2 Graphic cards?

    So the Question is, is there any way to switch between Monitors from inside Mediaportal?
    Or any other way to get a video on both screens?
    MediaPortal cannot switch between screens. Also in many cases MediaPortal will have some playback quality issues on dual monitor configurations.

    I personally use HDMI splitter to split the HDMI signal to LCD and beamer. It has worked for many years without any issues.
     

    naich

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    Re: How to switch between Beamer and Plasma with 2 Graphic cards?

    Hi!

    I use the HDMI Port of my HTPC for the beamer and the DVI Port (with an adapter to HDMI) for the plasma. I switch with -> windows button and P <- (at the same time) between the screens.

    For me a simple an cheap way.
     

    Skar

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    July 28, 2008
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    Germany Germany
    AW: [Solved] How to switch between Beamer and Plasma with 2 Graphic cards?

    Sadly the HDMI splitter didnt work, like i said before.

    But...DUH... the easiest ways dont come into mind when u desperately work on something ^^
    The DVI to HDMI Adapter did the Job. Now i can Duplicate the desktop with the PCIe GPU and everything is fine.

    Thanks for the answers!

    Skar
     

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