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RSXHiTMAN

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#1 11 years ago

[INDENT]well i got this pc to tv thing, and basically, if i BOOT the computer WITH the vga splitter, it shows the windows loading fine, but after where it grabs resolution, it shows 3 things, so it shows 3 cursors and its just all messed up, if i boot with the normal ONE vga monitor cable, it shows fine, i tried booting it normally, then i switched it while it was on, and it works fine, so ONLY during the boot, if im booting with the vga splitter i will get 3 cursors and just 3 of everything, it seems to be some type of detection within windows, how do i get around this[/INDENT]




Bs|Archaon

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#2 11 years ago

By using a graphics card with two outputs - you don't need anything expensive, just one with two outputs. VGA splitters are pretty much useless.




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#3 11 years ago

this has nothing to do with getting a new graphic card, this is plain and simply HOW it is MEANT to be set up, this is an sx260 office computer, has NOTHING to do with graphic card, the connection to tv USES a SPLITTER, now if you are to actually answer the question then i would be thankful




Bs|Archaon

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#4 11 years ago

Just because it's not the one you wanted, doesn't mean it isn't an answer. I'm not saying it's the only answer, but it's the one I know. The fact that it's a Dell using Intel's 845G graphics makes it all the more likely that you do need a graphics card with two outputs.

All a VGA splitter does is split the signal. TVs simply can't display the same resolutions as PC monitors, so if you send a monitor signal to both then the TV won't display it properly. That's why you need a dual-output graphics card, so that you can adjust the resolution of each output independently. All I can think of that you can try, is turning down your display resolution to something ridiculously low (eg 640x480) and see if that makes any difference.

I suspect your reaction is more to do with the SX260 not having an expansion slot, meaning you can't add a graphics card, so if I'm right you're screwed. Well sorry...but get over it. Those machines are designed to be small and cheap for business use. They're not meant to be used as a multimedia PC.




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#5 11 years ago

If the TV that you're trying to connect to isn't an HD tv, than as Archaon said, you will have to crank the resolution wayyyyyy down. Even then any text that is less that 24pt will be damn near impossible to read.




Bs|Archaon

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#6 11 years ago

Not to mention it will make your monitor look awful, because you're using a low resolution.




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#7 11 years ago

better to use s video output than a vga splitter




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#8 11 years ago

He doesn't have one, that's his problem. That's why I told him he needs a dual-output graphics card, but I got slapped on the wrist for that insane suggestion. :bawl: