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Media Center In Dual Monitor / Tv Setup


I'm trying to setup a htpc using windows 7. What i'd like to accomplish is to have a dual monitor/tv setup where wmc is running on one monitor and xbmxc is running on the other. However it doesn't seem like i able to run both programs at the same time, each on it's own monitor/tv. Whenever i change to full screen mode, one of them goes blank. Is there something in windows 7 that prevents me from running two directx programs in fullscreen mode at the same time?

The pc i'm using is configured with two ati graphics card connected to the tv using hdmi.


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