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    I have an Aopen mini PC that i plan to use in my truck. the PC has s-video and DVI and i am not sure how to go about connecting my monitors to it. i want to try one of the Avioncislcd 10
    screens up front, it has s-video, HDMI, Composite and VGA inputs. then i have two headrest screens by Concept that only have the yellow video input wire.
    Should i get an external video card? if so can someone direct me in the right direction? im not really sure what to do with this one. thanks

  • #2
    You can convert s-video to composite and DVI to HDMI. What's the issue?

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    • #3
      i am unsure as to how i will control three screens. can i convert the DVI to HDMI for the main screen since its 1080i and convert the S-video to composite for the rear screens? would that work or do they all have to come from the same output.

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      • #4
        so can anyone here shed light on wether or not i can use both the S-video and the DVI at the same time, one to controll the front screen and the other to control my headrest monitors?

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        • #5
          Your question is hardware specific and you don't provide enough details of your hardware for people to answer accurately. Generally speaking multiple video outputs can be used at the same time. The only way for you to know for sure is to hook it up and try it out.

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          • #6
            what do you need to know to help?

            its an Aopen MP965-D and i want to use the 10.4" Lcd from Avionicslcd.com which has HDMI, Compsite, s-Video and VGA. I want to convert the DVI to HDMI for this screen and then use the Svideo from the Aopen and convert that to RCA so i can get video to my rear screens. i hope that helps. i dont want to spend a bunch of money on connectors if they are not gonna work.


            thanks for your help BTW

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            • #7
              I am not an expert on your hardware but I was trying to narrow down your question so you could better understand what you are really asking. The issue is not about the monitors, it is about the video chipset and drivers on your motherboard. Can the intel GM965 output both dvi and s-video at the same time? The best advice I can offer is to connect the dvi port to a monitor and connect the svideo to a tv and see if you get video out of both of them at the same time, if you have a monitor and a tv this won't cost you anything.

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              • #8
                i suppoed i could try that, thanks for the help

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                • #9
                  BTW, the mini-DIN port on the back of the MP965-D is not an s-video port. There should be a breakout cable that plugs into it which provides s-video, composite, and component connections.

                  See the manual.

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                  • #10
                    Not sure what all the fuss was about in the other thread...the question seems pretty clear. Only thing I didn't see was how do you want the video divided?

                    Do you want the same output split between the two back screens? In that case you can use the DVI for the front screen and svideo out to the rear screens using an S-Video to composite adapter as linked to above.

                    If you want separate output on all three screens then you will need to go with the options I mentioned above and an external video card with composite out.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Sicarius View Post
                      BTW, the mini-DIN port on the back of the MP965-D is not an s-video port. There should be a breakout cable that plugs into it which provides s-video, composite, and component connections.

                      See the manual.


                      so i was reding the manual and it refers to the piece that goes into the mini din port as an “S-Video to S-Video/YPbPr/Composite Video”. So that being said woulnd that make that plug an S-Video output? I ordered the two converters and they will be here some time next week i just wanted to bring that up. Please correct me if i am wrong here. also there is a little pic under the plug that is and "S" inside of a box with an arrow pointing to the right that is coming out of the box (maybe s-video out?)

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by 2001SUBURBAN View Post
                        so i was reding the manual and it refers to the piece that goes into the mini din port as an “S-Video to S-Video/YPbPr/Composite Video”. So that being said woulnd that make that plug an S-Video output? I ordered the two converters and they will be here some time next week i just wanted to bring that up. Please correct me if i am wrong here. also there is a little pic under the plug that is and "S" inside of a box with an arrow pointing to the right that is coming out of the box (maybe s-video out?)
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                        Originally posted by Sicarius View Post
                        BTW, the mini-DIN port on the back of the MP965-D is not an s-video port. There should be a breakout cable that plugs into it which provides s-video, composite, and component connections.

                        See the manual.
                        Chalk up the "S-Video to S-Video/YPbPr/Composite Video" to translation errors.

                        If you have the breakout cable, then you won't need the s-video->composite adaptor as you can just use the composite out on the breakout.

                        If you don't have the breakout cable... Well, then you've got an issue.

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