I have an Asus pc with an onboard vga output and an external card containing one vga and one hdmi output. Apparently I can't use the onboard if I use the external, so here's what I need to accomplish:
I have the monitor on that desktop connected via hdmi.
I currently have two necessary outputs - another monitor (only accepts composite or svideo) and a projector (currently connected with vga, but does support svideo and 'maybe' hdmi (I forget)).
Ideally, I would also like to have the secondary display output sent to a second desktop monitor, but also allow for the potential to have another external monitor for future use.
So, display #1 output = hdmi to the local desktop monitor
Display #2 should be split among two to four outputs. I can get by if I just split that 2nd video to two svideo outputs for the current arrangement (immediate need), but if there's an option that I should move towards right now to support my long term requirements, I can purchase that now.
From what I've read online, I need a vga converter, though I haven't found one that seems to fit my needs.
Currently my 2nd display monitor is over coax with an adapter for input into the composite video input, but I 'think' I'll get a better signal with svideo. Plus I have to do some recabling here anyway, so I thought I'd swap that out if that's a better solution.