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Old 10-29-2012, 10:11 AM   #1
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Exclamation Help Please, Computer to HDTV streaming...

Im not 100% sure if this is the correct place to post this as I am very confused with these forums as of right now.

I want to stream media from my computer tower (located directly next to my television) to my HDTV. The problem is this...I am currently running dual monitors and the 2 slots that come out of the back of my graphics card are taken up (one slot for each monitor). I used to have an HD cable running from my tower to my TV when I ran one monitor...but I don't want to sacrifice dual monitor viewing. Is there another option, for instance is there some sort of 2 to 1 adapter I can plug into one of the tower slots that will allow a monitor plug in as well as a tower to TV cable?

Basically, the two slots that are HD capable in the back of my computer tower are occupied and I don't want to sacrifice dual-monitors. How can I run HD from my tower to HDTV to have my TV show whatever is on the computer monitor?
I currently have win xp but this shouldnt matter

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Hey,

First off you do have plenty of options which is the good news.

Can you let us know exactly what adaptors / ports you have available on your graphcis card and on your TV.

If your TV has a DVI port it's nice and easy you simply need one of these:



If your TV doesnt have DVI then you will need the above and one of these:

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I am assuming your graphics card is running 2 x DVI ports, but the same principle applies to VGA ports.
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Yes my computer has a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 w/two slots...as I recall both DVI. My TV has about 5 hdmi inputs (no mini) and an analog input..and then a few choices for audio as well.

My TV has no DVI however...so what do I do with the DVI into 2 DVI cord you posted above?

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1 of the connectors on that adapter above will simply need a normal DVI cable from that to your monitor. The other will need an adapter like this:

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Then a simple HDMI cable from this to your TV.

The other port on your graphics card can simply go to your other monitor as normal.
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Won't the image on the TV just be a replicate of the 2nd monitor?
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That's usually how splitters work.

Another alternative is to get a second cheap video card which is enough to run an HDTV.
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Won't the image on the TV just be a replicate of the 2nd monitor?
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That's usually how splitters work.

Another alternative is to get a second cheap video card which is enough to run an HDTV.
Indeed people, but this is what was requested. . . . . .

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Basically, the two slots that are HD capable in the back of my computer tower are occupied and I don't want to sacrifice dual-monitors. How can I run HD from my tower to HDTV to have my TV show whatever is on the computer monitor?I currently have win xp but this shouldnt matter

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Indeed people, but this is what was requested. . . . . .
A splitter will do just that.
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Indeed it was.

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...to have my TV show whatever is on the computer monitor?...
Missed this part of the OP.
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