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    technical question please help

    I am looking to have one pc that I connect one video source to my HDTV and one video source to my projector. I know I can set them up as dual monitors and play a different video on each, but I have not figured out if I can play the appropriate sound. Both sounds seem to play but you hear them both at the same time. both devices with be connected with HDMI.

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    Re: technical question please help

    You're going to need two separate sound cards.
    You're going to have to probably use Vista or Windows 7 (or Linux) to make this work, and even then I don't know if it will for sure, since the mixer is going to have to be set differently for each card.

    I don't think it's really a very feasible setup, to be honest.


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    Re: technical question please help

    that's too bad as it seems like something more and more people would want to do. I know I can use an xbox360 to pass a lot of the video to my tv but there are plenty of videos that I view in my browser that I would also like to view on my tv. I have watched clone zone on my tv and even that did not look too bad.


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    Re: technical question please help

    Easy Solution is two different PC's with a KVM switch, or you could always us RDP on one machine to drive the other.



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    Re: technical question please help

    Quote Originally Posted by dundermifflin View Post
    that's too bad as it seems like something more and more people would want to do. I know I can use an xbox360 to pass a lot of the video to my tv but there are plenty of videos that I view in my browser that I would also like to view on my tv. I have watched clone zone on my tv and even that did not look too bad.

    A good solution would be to get a PS3 instead

    Same media extender functionality for actual video files, but you can also open up a web browser and watch pretty much any video format on the PS3 itself. I use my PS3 to watch clone zone on my tv, it works great.



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    Re: technical question please help

    Quote Originally Posted by agrabes View Post
    A good solution would be to get a PS3 instead

    Same media extender functionality for actual video files, but you can also open up a web browser and watch pretty much any video format on the PS3 itself. I use my PS3 to watch clone zone on my tv, it works great.
    I did not know you could do that on the PS3. I wonder why you can't open a browser from my xbox360.


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    Re: technical question please help

    There is no device that I'm aware of, aside from some Dish receivers, that let you output two different things to two different devices simultaneously. I'm sure you could hack something together, but I don't think there would be much utility for most people most of the time, since settop devices are becoming so cheap.


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