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embreeb
January 5th, 2009, 01:35 AM
I am planning on using my Windows PC (my only one) to run Boxee once I get the Windows version of Boxee, and I have a Dual DVI-out video card (it also has an S-Video out).

1) How do I enable either the 2nd DVI output or the S-Video out so I can watch Boxee on my TV (32" CRT)?

2) Can I/Should I buy a 2nd (identical) video card to run Boxee somewhat exclusively from one card?

3) Also, if I get a 2nd identical card, does anyone know if I can still run games in SLI mode? This question may be off-topic or belongs in a different forum - I was just wondering.

starseed42
January 8th, 2009, 09:19 PM
Hey, I'm running something similar right now .. I have a nvidia 8800 and have svideo going to my tv... you configure this all through the nvidia control panel it installs with the drivers.. look into twinview (or dualview) ... I don't know about buying another card, that's not necessary as what you are wanting to do is driver based anyway .. problem is of course you won't be able to use boxee fullscreen on your tv while running your desktop on your monitor like normal. You either need to set the primary display to the TV . or use single display on the TV and use it like that .. Best option is to use a dedicated computer on your TV if you're wanting to get the most out of boxee