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#1 of 4 Cheetashock

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Posted February 25 2013 - 01:16 PM

I have two computer monitors:
  • 19 inch Main Monitor with DVI and VGA inputs
  • 16 inch Secondary Monitor with VGA, RF, and Composite inputs
What I might want to hook up to the main monitor:
  • PC (With 1 DVI and 1 VGA output)
  • PS2
  • XBox (Original)
  • iPod Touch (I have a composite cable)
  • Gamecube
  • Maybe some HDMI devices in the future but I currently have none.
  • Maybe cable TV (only if easy/cheap)
I only want to hook up my PC to my secondary monitor. I also have a component/composite switch if necessary.. . I would have all the audio go out to headphones or some speakers (I currently don't have any good speakers). Basically I am asking for help on how everything would hook up, or what I would have to purchase. If you have any questions, just ask.

#2 of 4 schan1269

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Posted February 25 2013 - 04:31 PM

A real AVR with HDMI upconversion. Those are as low as $250 at the moment. Pioneer 1022 and Onkyo NR515.

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Posted February 27 2013 - 01:32 AM

A real AVR with HDMI upconversion. Those are as low as $250 at the moment. Pioneer 1022 and Onkyo NR515.

Is there a component to VGA converter box of some sort, or is that impossible?

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Posted February 27 2013 - 02:17 AM

Yes those... Cables Adapters Converters Exist. Cables only work if the "source" and monitor are the same resolution. An adapter is just something you stick on the cable. A converter(powered that you plug in the wall) takes the component signal and changes it to VGA. And it is extremely rare that a cable/adapter works. You'll most likely need a converter. And good luck searching Amazon/Ebay/NewEgg for a converter as you have to weed throught the "idiot sellers" that don't understand the difference. Add to that VGA>Component is much more common than Component>VGA...and before you ask, no...they don't work "both directions".




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