[mythtv-users] Audio Authority VGA to component converter or Nvidia 6600GT with component dongle?

Steve Adeff adeffs at gmail.com
Tue Jan 10 15:08:57 UTC 2006

On Monday 09 January 2006 09:18, Nedim Cholich wrote:
> I have started working on my Mythtv frontend and am still not sure how to
> connect it to my TV which is 42' Toshiba CRT projection HDTV.
> Since the TV only has component input (YPbPr), my understanding is that I
> have two choices:
> a) Buy Audio Authority VGA to Component converter and hook it to my VGA
> card. I was even thinking about getting a Unichrome Pro mobo, so I can use
> hardware mpeg2 decoding and hook that up to AA Converter.
> b) Buy something like Nvidia 6600GT with component dongle and hope that it
> works. I see some folks have this setup.
> Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

I don't think anyone responded to you, so here's my take, having experience 
with neither....
The Nvidia dongle will work, whether the quality is better than using the a 
VGA->Component converter will most likely depend on the devices you choose. 
As for compatability, the converter will be best and easiest to setup most 
likely, especially if it can take a 1080p signal and convert it to 1080i over 
component. I don't know what the success rate of the nvidia component cables 
are though.
You might want to buy both from retailers where you can return them, play with 
both to see which you like better, and then return the one you don't want.


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