Help needed: connecting component cable to projector

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  1. HenkD

    HenkD Auditioning

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    I want to connect my progressive scan DVD via component cable to an Optoma projector. The Optoma has a VGA input and an input referred to in the manual as M1-A. The latter looks almost like a parallel port connection on computers. Question: can the VGA input be used to get all the benefits of the progressive scan DVD? Advice will be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Henk, questions regarding front projectors are rarely in the domain of beginners. I think you'll get better response here. Good luck.
     
  3. HenkD

    HenkD Auditioning

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    Where Jack?
     
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    HenkD Auditioning

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    Sorry Jack -just realised that you moved my post to Display Devices. Many thanks.
     
  5. Mike Likens

    Mike Likens Stunt Coordinator

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    Yes you can use your component progressive output to connect to your your VGA projector. All you need is an adapter. I purchased one from provantage.com for $8 including shipping. There are other adapters and methods that will perform the same function but this adapter is specifically designed for this purpose.
     
  6. HenkD

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    Thanks Mike. If I understand you correctly, then the projector VGA input does accept a progressive scan signal from the DVD. Apparently one can have a cable made up (I need 12 metres) with RCA connectors one end and a VGA connector on the other. That would be first prize I guess, eliminating additional adapters and possible signal loss.
     
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