VGA to Component conversion..

Matt Amato

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I have a laptop that I want to hook-up to my HDTV, rather than through the built in S-Video support. Being that I have an early HDTV, it only supports component for HD input. Previously, I've found expensive solutions for VGA to component, such as this breakout box

http://www.lenexpo-electronics.com/K...R-p-16307.html

Now, I've uncovered this low caost alternative that seems to good to be true

http://www.lenexpo-electronics.com/2...E-p-16189.html

My question: Is there any reason the alternative cheaper solution would not work?
 

Stephen Tu

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That cheapo one is just a breakout cable, it doesn't do signal conversion, won't work for this application.
(it's VGA -> RGB, not the VGA->YPrPb you need which is different, also it's a weird cable not of much use to most since I think one usually needs VGA->RGBHV, with the sync signals, for TVs that support it like some of the Mitsubishi sets)

There are cheaper converter boxes out there, like at
https://www.digitalconnection.com/st...EO%20CONVERTER
(actually some are same box as your first link, I think, just on clearance at near half the price)
 

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