Recommended Video Displays

gaugeART Video Gauge Adapters can be used with any display that has an available video input port. There are three video input ports commonly found: VGA, composite, or HDMI.

gaugeART Video Gauge Adapters use a VGA port and displays with a VGA input port will provide the best quality. Displays with HDMI inputs will provide the next best display, and finally, most displays include composite input however, the quality is lower than HDMI or VGA inputs.

dashdisplay_350Pioneer Navigation Stereo with gaugeART Display

Using an aftermarket in-dash navigation stereo display: most aftermarket navigation stereos offer a composite or HDMI input. These displays will require a composite or HDMI converter (recommended options listed below). Many stereos will allow music to be played along with the gaugeART gauges being displayed if they are connected using the “reverse camera” input. However, the downside to a composite input is that the quality is slightly reduced and some units imprint text over the display (such as “reverse camera”. See the documentation included with your stereo if reverse camera input is the best selection for you. Click here for an example of a display using composite input.

Alternatively, HDMI input produces a better quality image however generally will not allow music to be played while the gaugeART gauges are displayed. Most stereo head units require a 720×480 input signal. The standard design included with the gaugeART Video Gauge Adapter is 800×480. You can download 720×480 designs from the gaugeDesigner website (click here for more information).

Recommended converters: The following converters have been tested with gaugeART products.

  • gaugeART Composite Converter
    We designed this composite converter with a memorizing feature that will memorize settings such as screen position when your car is turned off. Other converters do not offer this feature.
  • HDMI converter (HDMI cable also required)
    Note: some in-dash navigation stereo display HDMI inputs (like Pioneer) are not compatible with the standard gaugeART 800×480 resolution. A 480p (720×480) resolution is available in gaugeDesigner for customers with these stereos.