I have 2 monitors and 1 TV hooked up as a monitor to a 660 ti GPU (this works when all on). When the TV is off, there is no visible device to extend a display to but when it's on there is. I wanted to use the TV to display Windows Media Center in another room but every time the TV is turned off, the display effectively vanishes.
Is there a way to make the TV device persistently "known" by my Win 7 PC? I might as well be pulling the HDMI cable out every time I'm done using it which is absurd.
Related: When I turn the TV off if I was playing a game on another monitor, the GPU seems to re-poll all connections and I have to minimize and resume my game for it to display again. If it didn't have to remove the TV device or whatever it's doing, then I imagine this wouldn't be a problem.
To clarify - I require a solution that works around what is expected since what is expected is not good enough.