Anyone run a large LCD HDTV as a second monitor?

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  1. Jonny Chimpo

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    Thinking about doing it from my iMac with a 40" 720P Samsung to watch movies on, and I was just wondering how well it works.

    Anyone know if Front Row can go to the second display while the main display still shows MacOS or does Front Row always take over both screens?
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    I've used both a 42" plasma and a 32" LCD with my MBP using DVI to HDMI and they look amazing. But when running front row, it blacks out the external display and shows front row on the primary display
     
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    I use a 32" LCD 1080P as my main display on my MBP and have zero complaints.
     
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    front row takes both screens
     
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    Well, that's just gay.

    Any other media center apps out there besides CenterStage and XBMC?
     
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    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    Couldn't you just set it to mirror mode and just dim the display on the imac?
     
  7. Jonny Chimpo

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    the point is to be able to watch a movie and surf OT at the same time.
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    Use VLC. Select the movie to run on the external display, then you can use the other one for web surfing
     
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    porn on a 42" plasma/lcd FTMFW!
     
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    and front row works on the screen you set the menubar to.

    there's a program (or rather a script) called TV row that's supposed to auto switch it for you, but it didn't work for me. :dunno:
     
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    that's what I do, it's ftw

    and when I'm feeling lazy I just use front row with the remote :o
     
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    Shit. I didn't even think about that. :eek3:

    :rofl:
     
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    54" dlp = :yum:
     
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    change primary display to be external, fixed. Looks amazing, computer's resolution UPS the movie or dvd resolution, youre in for a treat!
     

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