Reading http://forum.videohelp.com/threads/322323-How-To-Play-Videos-On-WMP-On-HDTV-While-Browsing-On-PC I like the answer which is "I just run an extended desktop onto my Samsung HDTV, the i drag VLC over to it and run it fullscreen, on my other PC screen i can then browse the internet or do whatever I want and it wont affect the fullscreen mode on the HDTV....in fact it's doing it right now with a playlist of music videos as i browse.
I think certain programmes will jump you out of full screen mode when clicking elsewhere. VLC doesnt and its working great."
I use VLC Player a lot.
I am continuing my, seemingly endless, search to get myself a new computer here on Tenerife but, meantime I have a further question.
Bob very kindly explained what I need to get in the way of a video card to be able to use two monitors simultaneously. Never having used Windows 7 (which I will have on the new machine) or Vista (thankfully) their use may cover my question which is;-
how does the computer know that I wish to watch tv on the Samsung 32' Full HD whilst using a normal monitor to work on-line, email, come on here etc.
Sorry if it appears a stupid question but it ain,t to me! Many thanks.