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    multiple monitors and multiplayer games

    I was wondering if there was a way to split the signal from the video out on a given console and have say player one screen go to one monitor and player two go to another. I am sure there is a way just might not be cost effective.

    Example. I install my PS2 into my car, I also install 7" monitors into the head rests. In a normal situation the multiplayer mode would have player 1 onto of player 2. Which is fine if the game wasnt being played on 7" monitors. Get my idea?

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    No. The console has no way to do it, and the hardware you would need to do it (like, broadcast quality professional hardware) is way too expensive for the trouble.

    Only way I can think you could do that is get two consoles that can play network games and network them together.

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    You could theoretically network two systems together but then you would have to power both systems and that would be rather power hungry. I'm not 100% sure but you might be able to run two video cards and then add a second monitor under windows options. But even then that would be severely limiting with a lot of games. You may be better off canning that idea as there are many variables that would be costly just to attempt that endeavor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eternalodyssey

    You could theoretically network two systems together but then you would have to power both systems and that would be rather power hungry. I'm not 100% sure but you might be able to run two video cards and then add a second monitor under windows options. But even then that would be severely limiting with a lot of games. You may be better off canning that idea as there are many variables that would be costly just to attempt that endeavor.
    In case you missed it, he seemed primarily focused on CONSOLES. Not PCs.

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    yeah i think u would need more than one console... same as if u set it up at home... unless u find a mod for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 04scooby
    Example. I install my PS2 into my car, I also install 7" monitors into the head rests. In a normal situation the multiplayer mode would have player 1 onto of player 2. Which is fine if the game wasnt being played on 7" monitors. Get my idea?

    I belive what you are looking for is called a matrix switcher. It is a single video and audio switch that allows each individual (Screen) to select there own video source. This will allow you to install 2 playstations, and play head to head, without haveing to squint at the split screen. 3x3 and 4x4 are common input/output numbers. some people like the switcher from www.avelectronic.com though I have no experance with these. Hope this helps.

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    He wouldn't have a splitscreen if he had two playstations. He's trying to take one playstation and split it onto two screens, so both players see their stuff 'fullscreen'.

    Cannot do it with what he wants to do.

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