Converting Component to VGA

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  1. Ben LG

    Ben LG Stunt Coordinator

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    So I just bought a Thinkpad and sold my old desktop to a friend. Now I have a 19" lcd lying around collecting dust. I wont get back much if I sell it so I wanted to use the monitor with a divx player like the Philips 642. The problem is that the lcd only has VGA in. Can anyone tell me how I would convert component or s-video out from the dvd player to VGA in on the monitor? Is it as simple as buying a cable like this:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-24K-GOLD-6FT...QQcmdZViewItem

    How about quality loss if any? Any info would be appreciated.
     
  2. Allan Jayne

    Allan Jayne Cinematographer

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    Not enough.

    You need to put a dongle in between.

    Examples: A DVDO iScan Pro (discontinued; estimated secondhand cost $200.) will convert 480i component to regular (640 x 480) VGA. A Lumagen HDP ($1500.) will convert just about any component video including 1080i HDTV to 1024x768 or 1280x1024 (other resolutions too) with quite superb results.

    Video hints:
    http://members.aol.com/ajaynejr/video.htm
     
  3. ChristopherDAC

    ChristopherDAC Producer

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    The ViewSonic NextVision line will do it. I use the N5 model. The results aren't stellar, but they're decent enough, and not too expensive — $150 or so?
     
  4. ChrisWiggles

    ChrisWiggles Producer

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    You need a transcoder.
     

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