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RaySea Lady 06-03-2010 13:11

Garmin Video Port / Computer Connection
Does anyone know if a computer can be connected to a Garmin 5212 to use it as a monitor when needed?

Would avoid having to buy a daylight screen for the computer if this can be done.

rodney_k 11-03-2010 15:01

The 5212 outputs VGA video for display on an external monitor. It had 2 video inputs (RCA jacks) which accepts standard NTSC video. There is no provision to display VGA video on the 5212, only standard NTSC video from a video camera, vcr, etc.

skipmac 11-03-2010 16:25

You can buy an adapter to convert VGA to NTSC signal. Haven't used one but see them out there.

RaySea Lady 11-03-2010 18:52

noted and thanks

scotte 11-03-2010 20:35

Just realize that your resolution will be limited by what composite NTSC can do - i.e. 640x480 is about it... Depending on what you want to do with it, this may or may not be acceptable.

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