Component out to VGA monitor?

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  1. Stephen Hopkins

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    I'm putting together a second system for my bedroom. I just picked up a Pioneer HT Package consisting of a VSX-D711 receiver, 5 speakers, a subwoofer, and a DV-353 dvd player. I was able to get the whole package for only $270 + sh, which is less than retail for just the receiver.

    Since the system is going to be in my bedroom, the only display device available is my 21" computer monitor. Is there any way i can run component output from the DVD directly to monitor? Is there a component to vga cable? or a component to vga converter?

    I know i could run s-video into the video capture/pvr card in my computer, but this wouldn't produce a great quality picture.

    I've also seen video de-interlacers that convert composite and s-video to vga for pretty cheap (made for use with video game systems), but i've never seen one with component inputs.

    Anyone have any ideas or suggestions? Or should i just sell the DVD player and use my computer's dvd player and the digital output on my SB Live! ?

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    There are component to RGB transcoders available. Typical cost is $140 or so. Audio Authority makes one ... for instance.

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    sounds like quite a bit more than i want to spend...

    any other options/suggestions?

    if not, i may just sell the DVD player and use PowerDVD and the digital output from my SB Live!.

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