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    G'day everyone,

    I am have been trying to wire a computer monitor as a video output
    out of my headunit and it has been giving me endless hassles and
    so I thought I would post with the hope someone would have some
    experience in this area. I purchased a computer monitor as it has the benefits of costing less and being slimmer than a TV screen. I have a pioneer headunit with video output and have purchased a "Digitech Video to VGA Converter" to convert the VGA signal to RCA but I have had no luck in being able to receive a signal on the monitor. All I want to do is mirror what is on the headunit onto the monitor. I have no problems with the power supplies or anything, I just need some help/hints as to what i am doing wrong.

    Thanks for your help.

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    What model H/U?
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    I wouldn't think a converter would be needed to go from Component (Yellow) to VGA. Maybe from VGA to RGB.
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    Some more info guys;

    The headunit is a Pioneer AVH-P5250BT
    The converter is a Digitech XC-4873
    The specifications can be found here;
    Telesound online store - XC4873 Component Video to VGA Converter
    And acarmody, I am fairly sure you do need to convert the
    RCA signal to a VGA signal, but I could be wrong.

    Thanks for your help.

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    Wow the Pioneer manual for this unit is completely useless, doesn't give a wiring diagram or anything.

    Well theoretically you should be able to plug the RCA out from the H/U to the composite input of the converter than plug that into the monitor and it should work.

    Apparently there is an option menu somewhere in the H/U to select what you want displayed on the output, make sure its not set to 'Off'.
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    I have the wiring diagram if you need to know something off it acarmody, and yes, theoretically it should work but it doesn't And I did read about that option and had it off but I didn't have any luck with that either. The computer monitor should work the same as any other screen output shouldn't it?
    And if so, how would you wire something such as a screen in a headrest to the headunit? Just in case I am doing it wrong

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    Just to eliminate some items, have you got a small tv or something that has component (yellow, red, white) inputs? Wire the H/U directly into it, yellow ouyput wire into yellow input on TV. If that doesn't work than its the H/U.

    If it does work, than use a different monitor that you know works, have it powered off a normal 240v socket in your garage or something, if that work than it the monitor, if it doesn't than its the converter.
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    Yeh, I'm thinking I'm going to need to try it with a TV, I know that the monitor works as it is brand new and I have tested it as an output from a laptop. And when I tried the monitor, I had it plugged into a 240V source along with the converter so I know the power supply was no issue, there is just something with the signal so I may have to try a TV.

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