Component --> DVI conversion

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  1. Phil-s

    Phil-s Auditioning

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    I have a Sharp PG-M25X projector. Hooking my video game systems up to the DVI input would be the best quality, plus let me choose widescreen display, right? I want to buy component cables for all my systems and a component-->DVI adapter. I have not been able to find the adapter with female ends, though. Would regular RCA couplers work or will it degrade the quality? Suggestion are welcome. Thank You.

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  2. Stephen Tu

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    DVI only helps if you have digital video output from your source device, like a PC, STB, or some DVD players, which avoids a digital->analog->digital conversion cycle. For your video game systems that have analog component out, just hook up to the component input on the projector.

    Don't bother trying to find a component->DVI adapter, which don't exist AFAIK since there would be no point to using one. A->D is done by the projector already on its component input. You would need DVI out on the video game itself for DVI to matter.
     
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    my projector does not have component inputs. Only dvi, s-video, and rca. I just want the best picture quality.

    since i can't link yet. goto pacificcable.com and search for "DVIRCA-3". That is the component -> dvi adapter
     
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    Ah, I see, you have projector that only accepts component via DVI-A, analog connection. That's a different matter; initially I thought you were looking to go from component to DVI-D, digital. Sure, RCA couplers will work perfectly fine for that purpose, along with DVI-A->component video breakout cable.

    You might want to run that Pacific cable adapter into a component video switching receiver or switchbox, run your sources into the switch.
     
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    ya i was thinking about getting a component switch, that way i wouldnt need any couplers either. But they seem really expensive.
     

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