Breakout Cable Confusion

MikeSno

Grip
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Feb 20, 2003
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I am going to use my existing RCA DTC 100 Set top box with a new Mitsubishi High Def 48 inch wide screen. The set top box puts out a VGA connection. I was going to purchase a Component VGA breakout cable - For DVDO iscan. Then I read the warning This cable will not convert an RGB/VGA output signal into component video. This totally confused me. This cable looked like it would work but obviously would not. Can anyone recemmend the breakout cable that I need. And where I can get the best quality for the money.

Thanks
Mike
 

TimG

Second Unit
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Oct 5, 1999
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Mike, welcome to the forum. Check and see if your tv will accept a 5-wire hook-up (RGBHV). If it will, all you need is a breakout cable that has a vga on one end and a 5 wire (RGBHV) on the other. This will keep you from having to spend the money on a transcoder that changes format from vga to component. See this thread, do you have the same tv?
http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...hreadid=132207

TimG
 

Mary M S

Screenwriter
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Mar 12, 2002
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http://www.keohi.com/keohihdtv/inter...ranscoder.html

This should get you on the road. And give you the source locations for each product.
I had to use the RCA VHDC300 myself between the DTC100 and my Sony LCD.

Got rid of the pesky transcoder when I upgraded the DTC to a the Sony HD200 (for a short while) and was able to use my DVI connections. However the Sony STB had to go back due to 'freeze' glitches. I’m in a holding pattern back to using my DTC100 until the new boxes are more reliable.

Hope this helps. No one seem to have figured it out and I could not get any help with this (even at AVS) when this first came up for me.
 

MikeSno

Grip
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Feb 20, 2003
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18
Thanks everyone,
I went ahead and ordered the Audio Authority transcoder. There goes another $109.00. The transcoder comes with a VGA Cable (which I dont need at all because I have a heavy duty one that came with my previous monitor. So I had to purchase a decent set of component cables (another $49.00) I probably should have spent the money towards another Set Top Box! Im still waiting delivery on the new Set so I dont know how well everything is going to work.

I cant believe all the trouble I have gone thru in the last 2 years to continue to get HDTV. Well worth It of course.

Mike
 

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