Xcard question... must be simple

By octantrum
Mar 13, 2003
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  1. Ok I know it's a stupid question but...

    Do I have to have a vga monitor in order to use the Xcard? I mean if I connect the card to my TV am I going to see the Windows desktop?

    I have a pc at my living room used for watching movies (dvd/divx) through tv-out on an ATi card. Of course I don't have a monitor there. Works cool. So could I have the same kind of setup with an Xcard?

    If not then it beats the purpose.

    Maybe if I set the Xcard Player to start playing the disk automatically (upon the windows boot up) so I don't even need to see the Windows part?
  2. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,327

    The Xcard won't display anything on a TV unless its playing it.
  3. octantrum

    octantrum Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    That's too bad.

    Connecting the pass-through cable mandates usage of the vga output then and it wouldn't do anything with tv output.

    It just seemed logical that the pass-through cable would give you access to the windows desktop on your tv.
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