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    What are my options for my screen issues?

    I decided to buy a second Zotac 9300-G-E for my setup, since the second one worked so well with the Multi-Zone PC. The problem I am having is that the DVI port is DVI-D, so I can not connect a monitor directly to it. I have to use a device like the HDFury to convert the digital signal to analog. Problem is, because so many modern day TVs have DVI-D natively, the HDFury has been discontinued. I have searched high and low for a digital to analog converter, but have found nothing, and when I do, its $180 and up.

    Here are my options:

    1) Change the main screen to a screen that is DVI-D native. What Car PC screens support DVI-D?

    2) Buy one of the super expensive DVI-D to Analog adapters. I really want to avoid this. I don't want to buy a piece that is more expensive then the Mobo itself!

    3) Simply buy a 5th USB to VGA adapter and simply do not use the DVI-D port. (I just thought of this one while writing this post!) That way all displays can be USB based. This would be done in the multi-zone setup, since I want the dual-zone setup to be as sharp looking as possible. This would also be the cheapest solution. I bought the other USB display adapters for $54.99. This would be way cheaper then buying a native DVI-D based screen and or buying the converter piece.

    4) Or maybe a forum user knows a cheap way to converter the DVI-D to work with an analog screen?
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    I'd get a DVI-HDMI adapter and connect it to any Lilliput screen that has HDMI input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
    I'd get a DVI-HDMI adapter and connect it to any Lilliput screen that has HDMI input.
    It has an HDMI port. Only thing with me is that I am so anal about everything looking uniform. I do not want to stray away from the screens that I will have through out the car (short-circuit.com VM70). I have already fabricated the rear and was going to do the same to the front.

    I went ahead and raced to TigerDirect and bought another USB>VGA adapter. I have all of them the same model, except the first I ever bought, which can handle HD quality playback. The other 4 handle SD quality, which is fine for a Car PC install.

    I have to say this install is really all about trial and error. I hope in the end the multi-zone system is flawless because I have spent way more then I have wanted to. This system was supposed to be a quick, cheap throw together that has now exploded into a budget blowing mess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HiJackZX1 View Post
    This system was supposed to be a quick, cheap throw together that has now exploded into a budget blowing mess.
    You certainly are not the first to make this statement!
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    Yea, I think anyone that thinks this hobby can be cheap is a fool, lol.
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