IMac and External Monitor

I have an early 2006 iMac 20" core duo 2.0ghz 2GB Ram.
I already have an external 17" monitor plugged in with the mini dvi adapter.
I have recently purchased a 32" Samsung TV, which has PC Input. This will be arriving shortly.
Is there any way for me to connect both the TV and the external monitor to the iMac? I would rather mirror the display to the TV and extend the desktop onto the 17" monitor.
If there is a way to output to both, but by a different way - i.e. not mirroring and displaying - this would be great.
I didn't know whether it was possible for me to use some sort of splitter. So a mini dvi to 2 vga's. Then vga to tv and monitor.
Thanks for the help.

Hey Stephen
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