Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: help i want to put a bout 3 8'' screen multi vid split

  1. #1
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Houston
    Posts
    24

    Red face help i want to put a bout 3 8'' screen multi vid split

    i have a 83 chevy c-10 and if yall guys and gals know the dash isnt that wide enough to put a big 12'' screen what i want to do since its a long skinny dash is to put 3 or 4 7'' or 8'' screen molded to the dash and connect them all to a single vid signal making it like a long screen i want to able to see the same vid or image split through the other screen it possible correct what would i need if had that idea for a while since right now i only have a single
    7'' and thats not cutting it for please dont kill my dream tell me it possible

  2. #2
    Fusion Brain Creator 2k1Toaster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Colorado, but Canadian!
    Posts
    10,049
    Yes it is possible. Basically you will need 4 video cards if you are wanting video, each with an output. Then use windows Extended Desktop onto it. The problem you will have is that windows doesn't like to play video on dual monitors let alone 4. If you have 2 monitors, it turns one half black, the other has video. There is an option to not let that happen but I forget what it it. Under Display Properties' advanced tab I believe.

    Oh, and for that, you better have a fast setup!
    Fusion Brain Version 6 Released!
    1.9in x 2.9in -- 47mm x 73mm
    30 Digital Outputs -- Directly drive a relay
    15 Analogue Inputs -- Read sensors like temperature, light, distance, acceleration, and more
    Buy now in the MP3Car.com Store

  3. #3
    FLAC FC3S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Seoul, Korea
    Posts
    1,040
    yeah, what 2k1 toaster said

    u can get a program called ultramon, its basically a program to control multiple screens, it might help you out as well

  4. #4
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Houston
    Posts
    24
    sounds ok but thats it i need to be running a pc with 4 video cards

  5. #5
    FLAC Jahntassa's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Conyers, GA
    Posts
    1,417
    Or get something like a PNY Quadro, there's one that has four outputs built into one PCI Xpress card.

  6. #6
    Newbie ~Rob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    51
    Surely 2x dual-head graphics cards would be cheaper?

  7. #7
    Variable Bitrate Pistolen08's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Tampabay, Florida
    Posts
    256
    guys each DVI port has 2 channels, which you can split. so you would need 1 video card with 2 DVI outputs, and 2 DVI splitters.

  8. #8
    MySQL Error Scouse Monkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    9,727
    Quote Originally Posted by ~Rob View Post
    Surely 2x dual-head graphics cards would be cheaper?


    just get an agp dual head and a pci dueal head. or get a matrox triple head and a PCI.

    there are those 4 outputs ones as mentioned but they are expensive and may not have the support you need as a regular consumer or support certain features in games, frontends etc you want as they are for graphics applications, CAD etc.

    You could even get usb2 grpahics cards but i would go pci and agp.

    there is a good multimonitor forum you could look at.

    for PCI ignore old S3 and the like cards and go with a more modern one as the old cards dont like being initialised after the AGP (bios setting) and ou have to set the bios to the pci 1st which isnt ideal for windows etc etc.

  9. #9
    MySQL Error Scouse Monkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    9,727
    Quote Originally Posted by Pistolen08 View Post
    guys each DVI port has 2 channels, which you can split. so you would need 1 video card with 2 DVI outputs, and 2 DVI splitters.
    that depends on the card. some of the matrox yes but not old agp cards with DVI out. they are ust one screen per output on the back.

  10. #10
    Constant Bitrate ankur's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    New Delhi
    Posts
    166
    Try this great new product from Matrox :
    http://www.matrox.com/mga/offhome/th2go/home.cfm

    cheers.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-08-2005, 07:21 PM
  2. Were can I put screen??
    By mick-uk in forum Fabrication
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 01-18-2005, 10:33 AM
  3. BMW pre-installed system - TFT ?
    By tsingsu in forum LCD/Display
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 08-05-2002, 03:16 AM
  4. Replies: 13
    Last Post: 07-02-2002, 11:54 AM
  5. I want to put a screen in my car!
    By brandondere in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-13-2001, 07:02 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •