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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?
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    If it works at all, I'd bet it produces a poor quality display.

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    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!
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    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
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    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?
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    Wow that was easy. Thanks
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    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.
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