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Using TV-OUT for watching movies on Win 7 with Display Fusion

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btentusscher
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Hi Guys,

I'm thinking about making the step from Win XP to Win 7 with my Geforce 9600 GT, but i'm concerned about the functioning of the TV-out via Svideo for watching movies on my TV set. Right now I'm using the "clone" button in Nview, but I know Nvidia dropped Nview with Win Vista. Is it possible to use "cloning" in Display Fusion for watching movies on my TV via the Svideo TV-out? Hope to hear from you.

p.s. sorry for my english, I'm from the Netherlands
Oct 25, 2009  • #1
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taoyue
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The premium SKUs of Windows 7 come with the WinKey+P interface for selecting what to do with additional displays. "Duplicate" is the equivalent of clone -- see attached screenshot.

You do not need Nview or Displayfusion or anything else -- just a driver that exposes the proper interface to Windows.

I don't remember if Basic and Starter have this functionality. But these SKUs are not sold as upgrades. Since you're upgrading, and presumably buying an Upgrade license, you won't run into this problem.
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Oct 26, 2009  • #2
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btentusscher
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Thnx for the reply Taoyue! Finally a clear answer! This is what I'm looking for. What I don't understand is what you mean with "SKUs" of Windows 7 and which driver you need for exposing the proper interface. Last thing I see is you can only choose "duplicate" and not choose which display will be primary like in Nview in the duplication. Any thoughts?
Oct 26, 2009  • #3
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Cylon
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I still think that extended is better, I have 3 displays on my pc the main, the secunodare in extended config and my tv via s-video I can only use 2 at the same time, when I want to see movies I exchange my extended monitor for the tv so I keep using extended but with main monitor and tv.

My question is, is tehre a cool hotkey wich I can use to:

I always use extended as I said before, main display + secondary both using DVI on my ATI card. I will like a hot key so I can keep my main monitor and just change the secondary for the s-video tv.

Normaly i have to go to (win7) right click on desktop, screen resolution, select 3th display (tv), go to multiple display submenu and select extend to this display and click ok and confirm. Is too long. so can someone tell me if there is a quick option?.

Thanks.
Oct 28, 2009  • #4
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taoyue
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Thnx for the reply Taoyue! Finally a clear answer! This is what I'm looking for. What I don't understand is what you mean with "SKUs" of Windows 7 and which driver you need for exposing the proper interface. Last thing I see is you can only choose "duplicate" and not choose which display will be primary like in Nview in the duplication. Any thoughts?


I'm sorry, I should've used the more common term: "Editions." There are five editions of Windows 7. Basic and Starter are not available as boxed software; they are only preinstalled by PC manufacturers. I do not know if Winkey+P works on these. You're buying an upgrade, so this doesn't really apply.

By driver, I simply meant that the only way to know 100% for sure is to find someone who has an Nvidia 9600 GT card, who's using the exact same driver. I haven't heard of major problems with Nvidia this time around (they were pretty bad when Vista came out). But I can't vouch for it personally, because I prefer ATI cards.

If you clone, then it doesn't matter which one is primary, they're both displaying identical things. If you extend, then it matters which one is primary. See screenshot (right click on Desktop, select Screen Resolution). You will not be able to set the primary device in clone mode -- it will drop down to the lowest resolution that both can display (which should actually be what you want).
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Oct 28, 2009  • #5
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Thanks for helping out taoyue & Cylon! I had completely forgotten about the Win + P hotkey, what a gem.
Oct 29, 2009  • #6
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petrossa
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My question is, is tehre a cool hotkey wich I can use to:

I always use extended as I said before, main display + secondary both using DVI on my ATI card. I will like a hot key so I can keep my main monitor and just change the secondary for the s-video tv.

Normaly i have to go to (win7) right click on desktop, screen resolution, select 3th display (tv), go to multiple display submenu and select extend to this display and click ok and confirm. Is too long. so can someone tell me if there is a quick option?.

Thanks.


Yes. You write a applet wrapper that does the keytapping for you. An example i wrote you'll find here for setting audioendpoints.
http://www.codeproject.com/KB/tips/SetAudioEndpoints.aspx

After you build the app its just a question running the app to apply the required actions.

In this way you can manipulate any windows applet
Oct 31, 2009  • #7
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In an effort to cleanup the DisplayFusion forum, this topic is being locked and archived because it applies to an older version of DisplayFusion. If you are using the latest version of DisplayFusion and would still like some assistance, please create a new topic and I'll be happy to help you out. Thanks!
Feb 4, 2010  • #8
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