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lcd reverse monitor as computer monitor? Answered

i just got a 3.5" lcd monitor from ebay and i want to connect it to my computer but my computer has only vga , dvi and hdmi input and the monitor just composite

 the monitor    http://cgi.ebay.com/Mini-3-5-inch-TFT-color-monitor-for-car-backup-camera_W0QQitemZ170510640554QQcategoryZ32826QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp3911.m7QQ_trkparmsZalgo%3DLVI%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D3%26po%3DLVI%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D5532670551837826563

please help me!!!


Maybe  you could install a different video card in your computer, a card that has composite, or s-video out.

They also make converters, for example:
StarTech High Resolution VGA to Composite or S-Video

BTW, I cannot guarantee that the results of either of those methods will be pretty. If I had to guess, I'd guess that the first method, getting a new video card for your computer, would provide video that looked better, with less noise in it.  Also I'm guessing that the video card method will be cheaper too.  

I mean that's assuming you have a bus slot in which to put a new video card.  If your computer is a laptop, then you know, you don't really have that option.

I suppose I have to ask why you want to use that 3.5 inch toy as a monitor anyway?  Is this for a car-computer, or something like that? 

after searching on ebay i found this converter for onle 20$!!!


will it work? becouse if its working then i will buy this

I have never seen that box before in my life, but I don't see why it wouldn't work.  I've usually had pretty OK luck with the no-name, Guangdong, Chinese electronics shipped out of Hong Kong via some random seller on eBay.

I actually looked at the listing,  and I think at 20 FUSD (and free shipping!)  it is worth the risk.   If you live in the Former U.S. like I do, you should have ordered it like three weeks ago, because it typically takes that long to get here. ;-)

ok i bought it .........

now i am waiting to come and no i am not from U.S. i am from GREECE

can i use two video cards in the same time becouse my video card is very good and i dont want to replace it

I just found something.  A blurb I found here: 
describes how to do this with just a few resistors, except that you don't get color.  Also you have to some tweaking to the video driver to get it send the lines at just the right frequencies (horizontal and vertical).

I still stand by my previous statement about the resulting picture, however you get it, about it maybe not being pretty.