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23rd March 2000, 23:10
You guys probably already know this, but just in case you don't...

I have a monitor with BNC and D-SUB connectors. I was straightening out a few wires behind my computer when it dawned on me that I could hook up my other connector to the 2 monitor output. Woohoo! Dualhead without the hassle of two monitors. Of course, it has it's drawbacks, but it also has many pluses. Anyway, thought I'd mention it just in case noone has yet. I have this feeling that you've all known about it for months now and I'm just rounding the corner trying to catch up.


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24th March 2000, 19:28
Well, it must be really old news since noone has responded yet and it's been almost 24hours. Oh well, it's still cool http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif


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25th March 2000, 05:20
Why'd you want ot do it. Just connect a monitor and two TV sets and you're fine (or a TV and VCR).

25th March 2000, 14:59
Yes Dave, explain why you're doing that? What's the use of it? Does it give you a clearer image??

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25th March 2000, 22:22
I am assuming that he can toggle between the outputs at the flick of a button on his monitor. I haven't actually used dual-head on my machine, so I don't know a lot about it, but perhaps he could have a game running on one screen and his desktop on the other with things like his e-mail client running. If he heard the new mail signal, he could just hit a button and, without exiting the game, check his new mail. Many other possibilities, but this seems an obvious one.

25th March 2000, 22:32
Seems like a great solution for people running games like Everquest. What a retarded fricking program.
I guess they just assume people use their computers solely for gaming http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

Edits: kant speel

[This message has been edited by DarkSyd (edited 27 March 2000).]

26th March 2000, 22:35
Some people have been using the two monitor inputs just to get rid of the voodoo1/2's loop through cable. Anyway, why not do what is possible?

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