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  • Can I build my own VGA splitter

    Do you guys think it is possible for me to make a vga splitter so that I may be able to put a 15" LCD monitor in the roof for the rear seat passengers.

    I have one of those vga boxes but it requires power as well as being large because it was made for up to 8 monitors.

    What i want to do is get a vga extension cable and male and female plugs from my local computer store and solder the 2 males to 1 female.

    Theoretically it should be possible but I was wondering about signal loss.
    What do you guys think?
    2002 Chevrolet Avalanche
    Gigabyte Z97 mITX Intel Mobo, 8GB RAM, Intel Core i5-4590S 3.0GHz Proc, 320 GB Hard Drive, Dual 12' VGA HDMI DVI touchscreen monitors,....
    http://www.mp3car.com/show-off-your-...avalanche.html

  • #2
    If it works at all, I'd bet it produces a poor quality display.
    2004 4runner

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    • #3
      Sell your 8 port splitter and get a 2 port splitter. I have this one http://www.startech.com/ststore/item...r=topbarav.htm

      I was able to get it off Ebay for about $15!
      1.6GHz HP e-PC, 768MB RAM, 120GB WD HDD, Slim DVD-ROM, Onboard sound & video, 7" Lilliput, USB GPS Mouse, Audiovox FM Modulator, Vector 400 Watt Power Inverter, Windows XP Pro SP2, iGuidance 2, 15" Samsung LCD for the rear *Carputer not installed*

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      • #4
        Would something like this be of interest for around $19?

        It's just a basic splitter. No boxes or power cables.

        Connectors: HD15 Male to HD15 Female x2
        Provides performance monitor connection that maximizes color and imaging
        24k gold connectors provide maximum corrosion resistance for error-free data transfer
        Ultra-flexible jacket and oversized thumbscrews make installation easy
        Heavy-duty molded strain relief provides increased flexibility and durability
        Double-shielded foil and braid for high-resolution imaging
        Constructed of 3 individually shielded 75-ohm coax and 4 twisted pair cable to minimize cross talk, noise, and other interference
        Aluminum undermold shield assists in reducing EMI/RFI interference to meet FCC requirements
        Splits the (S)VGA signal providing simultaneous display of the same picture
        Attached Files

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        • #5
          thats exactly what I was thinking of making . I have too many items taking up power and this will do just fine - I think

          Where can I get that?
          2002 Chevrolet Avalanche
          Gigabyte Z97 mITX Intel Mobo, 8GB RAM, Intel Core i5-4590S 3.0GHz Proc, 320 GB Hard Drive, Dual 12' VGA HDMI DVI touchscreen monitors,....
          http://www.mp3car.com/show-off-your-...avalanche.html

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          • #6
            http://www.mp3car.com/store/product_...products_id=38

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            • #7
              Wow that was easy. Thanks
              2002 Chevrolet Avalanche
              Gigabyte Z97 mITX Intel Mobo, 8GB RAM, Intel Core i5-4590S 3.0GHz Proc, 320 GB Hard Drive, Dual 12' VGA HDMI DVI touchscreen monitors,....
              http://www.mp3car.com/show-off-your-...avalanche.html

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              • #8
                I tried using just a Y-splitter VGA cable like the one above, but I noticed that as I plugged in the second monitor to it, the brightness to both monitors was cut down drastically (almost like when you switch to night mode in MediaEngine). I also started seeing scan lines in my Lilliput when using it. The splitter/amplifer did the job much better.
                1.6GHz HP e-PC, 768MB RAM, 120GB WD HDD, Slim DVD-ROM, Onboard sound & video, 7" Lilliput, USB GPS Mouse, Audiovox FM Modulator, Vector 400 Watt Power Inverter, Windows XP Pro SP2, iGuidance 2, 15" Samsung LCD for the rear *Carputer not installed*

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