I'm getting a gaming PC soon and I want to use my TV for it, but I'm thinking that since I'm using my TV for it I wont be able to enter BIOS or anything on it. Does it matter if I use a TV or a monitor when it comes to displaying the BIOS?
Perfect! Thank you so much!Should have no problems entering bios.
Only problem you may face is possible screen tearing and input lag. On 60Hz Tvs just like monitors, depending on your hardware if frame rate far exceeds the refresh rate you'll probably want to use Vsync or limit fps. Also TVs have internal processing to enhance images. If input lag bothers you try setting TV to game mode.
Why would they have to do that? A graphics card should be priority and shouldn't have to use the igpu in this manner. I never have, unless things have changed since.You will have to plug in your TV to an output of the motherboard to get the bios screens to show up.
After getting into bios and choosing to initialize the external GPU first (PCI) then you can plug in your TV to the GPU and you will get the bios screens there.
You always get the bios only on your main display.
It is and it will work right away without doing anything but you will only get picture as soon as windows takes over.Why would they have to do that? A graphics card should be priority and shouldn't have to use the igpu in this manner. I never have, unless things have changed since.
Actually you could be right if it's a new build and you only ever attach the TV it will probably display everything there.Sounds like an oem thing. There are cpus without igpu's as you would know. I don't think the main leading motherboard companies would have this limitation.
If the pc is going to be pre-built machine with a graphics card, i suppose it could be something to be aware of. This is new to me and a hard pill to swallow, I'll take your word for it.
Yeah maybe, depending on the system i suppose and like you said how the motherboard configures the primary graphics for bios. Coincidentally came across this thread recently after the discussion we had here seeming to relate about the motherboard's video being the primary display after changing monitor to use the gpu. Being an oem machine, the board could be designed that way unless igpu is able to be disabled or manually changed to peg only, not sure.Actually you could be right if it's a new build and you only ever attach the TV it will probably display everything there.