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    You cant use a converter to take the DVI back to VGA. Every board I have ever seen that supports dual video outputs (D945GCLF2 excluded) requires that one monitor be analog (VGA) and the other one MUST be digital. There are a ton of boards on the market that have dual video outputs. Most are boards with Nvidia graphic chipsets like the Zotac IONITX D-E and several from Jetway.
    I have already tested the Zotac board with the new Lilliput 629-DVI monitor and a EBY 701 as the secondary monitor and it works great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theonlykid View Post
    You cant use a converter to take the DVI back to VGA. Every board I have ever seen that supports dual video outputs (D945GCLF2 excluded) requires that one monitor be analog (VGA) and the other one MUST be digital. There are a ton of boards on the market that have dual video outputs. Most are boards with Nvidia graphic chipsets like the Zotac IONITX D-E and several from Jetway.
    I have already tested the Zotac board with the new Lilliput 629-DVI monitor and a EBY 701 as the secondary monitor and it works great.
    I actually got the Zotac IONITX board.. My question is this..

    My main monitor will be a Lilli EBY701 using the VGA.. My other TWO monitors are going to be mounted in the seat headrest and will probably be RCA input just because they are a lot cheaper and the only thing that is going to be output to them is video so no need for crispness of VGA..

    What would I use to get them the signal?
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    I dont think you are going to be able to do that. The board doesnt have a PCI slot so a graphics card with VGA and svideo/RCA is out of the question. You could get a lot more functionality out of the system if you use a dvi based monitor as the primary and something like the Lilliput HR702 in the rear. I know their are converters on the market that will allow you to go from VGA to RCA but I have never used them. I dont see the point in paying more money to get a converter for a lesser quality picture.

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    Well the price difference between two VGA monitors compared to 2 RCA monitors is pretty significant and if all you are outputting to them is xvid videos (for my kids) then the picture doesn't need to be crystal clear..

    I'll look into what you said and see what the price difference is..

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    nice, hoping to run a setup like this

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    Quote Originally Posted by theonlykid View Post
    You cant use a converter to take the DVI back to VGA.
    Please don't pass on false advise.

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    Have you ever tried it? Prove me wrong! I work with this hardware everyday, how about you? Please dont tell me I am wrong or dont know what I am talking about unless you can prove other wise! I have actually tried to do this on several boards several different ways, you?
    It is a FACT that when using a Nvidia chipset you WILL NOT GET DUAL DISPLAYS to work if you use the VGA and a converter on the DVI back to VGA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theonlykid View Post
    dMand
    Have you ever tried it? Prove me wrong! I work with this hardware everyday, how about you? Please dont tell me I am wrong or dont know what I am talking about unless you can prove other wise! I have actually tried to do this on several boards several different ways, you?
    It is a FACT that when using a Nvidia chipset you WILL NOT GET DUAL DISPLAYS to work if you use the VGA and a converter on the DVI back to VGA.
    theonly kid is correct.. I just tried it on my Zotac IONITX board.. The monitor will show up in the display settings but no output will be on the monitor itself w/ the DVI-VGA adapter.. The DVI port is of the DVI-D type, meaning it sends only a digital signal.

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