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Video question, How to use the PC input.

Discussion in 'High Definition Displays' started by shadough, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. shadough

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    My Sony TV has a PC input. I'd like to hook up my dvd to this input. I bought the RGB to component cable but its only displaying a snowy picture. Obviously I need something else.

    Anyone have any thoughts on what I need?
     
  2. Yoda-DBSguy

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    The cable you purchased is a standard vga beakout cable. It should be considered a one way cable and not for use in your application. It is meant to be used to take a vga (15 pin sub) component out to display on a monitor or set that only has component video available for input; NOT the other way around.

    They do make external scan converts that go from vga to component but are substantially more then the $2-4 buck cable your are desribing.
     
  3. shadough

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  4. Yoda-DBSguy

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    Juyst FYI, that cable sells for the aformentioned 2-4 bucks all over the net including ebay.

    Anyways you can do a quick search for component to vga converter or component to vga scan converter and it will yield thousands of results. Here's one for example (not endoring this seller in anyway; as it's the first thing I pulled up:

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    http://cgi.ebay.com/YPbPr-Component-Video-To-VGA-Converter-SVGA-XGA-20-1343_W0QQitemZ120500831590QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCamera_Cables_Cords?hash=item1c0e68c566
    *Just make sure whatever you go with states that it goes from component video input to vga output to suit your specified need.
     

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