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    Hi in my car i have 2 normal (Non VGA) 7" monitos. And I'm going to fit an in car PC with the a VGA touchscreen. Is there any method to covert the VGA signal to the normal monitor signal (RCA wire)

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    damn noob! rtfb dammit!

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    Ok, so not everyone knows everything right away. And yes, you should search first so you don't ask questions that have been answered multiple times.
    What you need is a scan converter. You can pick one up at a computer store or your local RadioShack, part number for Radioshack is 25-3085.
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    Easiest way: get a video card with TV out.

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    or if you get any of the EPIA boards most have rca out which can be used at the same time as the VGA when setup correctly.

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    t way would be to sell the composite units and buy 2 new vga units off ebay. scan converters work for **** on lcd panels that have a non conforming resolution, such as the 7" widescreen. you would be disappointed with the results.

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    The only way to get video to play on multiple monitors is via a scan converter. I have been where you are and have tried everything else. The ONLY thing that would work is a VGA to TV converter. I have a vga monitor up front and two composite 8" screens in my headrests....and no, you will not be disappointed in quality since the primary purpose of headrest monitors is to play videos or vizualizations....both of which look perfectly fine on composite monitors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3onDubs
    The only way to get video to play on multiple monitors is via a scan converter. I have been where you are and have tried everything else. The ONLY thing that would work is a VGA to TV converter. I have a vga monitor up front and two composite 8" screens in my headrests....and no, you will not be disappointed in quality since the primary purpose of headrest monitors is to play videos or vizualizations....both of which look perfectly fine on composite monitors.

    No you can enable the rca out on the EPIA board and have it set to show the same screen as the VGA out. Then you just split the signal on the rca to the 2 monitors with a simple rca Y cable. You do not need to run it to a scan converter since the signal will be just as bad as the on board rca out. Plus you dont need to worry about powering another device.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad-at-this
    No you can enable the rca out on the EPIA board and have it set to show the same screen as the VGA out. Then you just split the signal on the rca to the 2 monitors with a simple rca Y cable. You do not need to run it to a scan converter since the signal will be just as bad as the on board rca out. Plus you dont need to worry about powering another device.
    The epia onboard video card does not allow for video to be displayed on multiple monitors...you have to choose either the composites or the vga to display the video.

    This is concerning video ONLY (like movies, music vids, etc.). You will still be able to see your desktop and other programs on all monitors, but as soon as you go to play a video...it is either/or. This is going to be a problem seeing how the headrest monitors' main purpose is to allow rear seat pasengers to watch videos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3onDubs
    The epia onboard video card does not allow for video to be displayed on multiple monitors...you have to choose either the composites or the vga to display the video.

    This is concerning video ONLY (like movies, music vids, etc.). You will still be able to see your desktop and other programs on all monitors, but as soon as you go to play a video...it is either/or. This is going to be a problem seeing how the headrest monitors' main purpose is to allow rear seat pasengers to watch videos.
    wouldn't it be easier to just run a dvd player to the headrest composite units?

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