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 Post subject: Convert VGA monitor for DVD use
PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 9:32 am 
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I volunteer at a museum and as usual funding is at a minimum, we have some surplus LCD monitors that we would like to convert for use video only DVD. I have found VGA to RCA cable but does work. Are these for going from laptop to a DVD only? I have connected the VGA to RCA cable to the component outputs of the DVD player get and error message on monitor saying format not available. Am I missing something or should I be looking at a monitor with DVI or is this possible at all to do without expensive converters?


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 Post subject: Re: Convert VGA monitor for DVD use
PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 7:03 pm 
Smithfield
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You need to make sure the monitor is capable of accepting YCbCr over a VGA connection. You'd have to look up the monitor model and find the manual to find hat info out.

Otherwise you can get a box that converts YCbCr to VGA proper.


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 Post subject: Re: Convert VGA monitor for DVD use
PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 9:08 pm 
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Tnx LatioXT I'll look into that. As I stated there are maybe 4 different monitors available so I'll try each one and let you know. I suspect the cable I made up from plans is probably to hook a laptop to a monitor, so this setup would be like hooking up through a video card.


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