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    VGA and TV out @ same time?

    ok so what im looking for is a card that will either:

    a. output a TV signal via Svideo or composite at the SAME TIME as my onboard mobo VGA outputs the same signal.

    or

    b. a vid card that has both VGA and Svideo that can do that same as above.

    i had a geforce 3 Ti500 but it would only output to either svideo or VGA not at the same time.

    what im looking to do is
    have the VGA go to my lilliput screen in my dash and have the svideo signal go to a flip down monitor in the back so they display the same thing.

    thanks!

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    There are lots of VGA to TV converters (comp & s-video) which have VGA pass through so you can display on both.

    I think the only probs you will have is getting the resolution correct for both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannn
    ok so what im looking for is a card that will either:

    a. output a TV signal via Svideo or composite at the SAME TIME as my onboard mobo VGA outputs the same signal.

    or

    b. a vid card that has both VGA and Svideo that can do that same as above.

    i had a geforce 3 Ti500 but it would only output to either svideo or VGA not at the same time.

    what im looking to do is
    have the VGA go to my lilliput screen in my dash and have the svideo signal go to a flip down monitor in the back so they display the same thing.

    thanks!
    Are you sure about your Ti? Every GeForce I've had w/ TV out supported mirror, and extended desktop.

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    Smile Most Geforce 4/higher graphics cards allow CLONE/MIRROR

    Most Geforce 4/higher graphics cards allow CLONE/MIRROR in the Display options.

    However, it will not work with some Video Player software, so be careful. it will most likely only show on which ever display is set as primary.

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    If nothing else, if you're using Windows, you can probably clone the monitors by using a dual-card dual-head setup. Of course the TV out card would have to be PCI so it didn't override the onboard AGP, because as soon as you stick an AGP card in the slot, the onboard video is turned off (on most boards, at least..).

    Other than that, yeah the passthrough VGA->TV converters aren't too bad.
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