[mythtv-users] VGA to component cables

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Thu Jan 4 17:00:33 UTC 2007

On 1/4/07, Steven Adeff <adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 1/4/07, Mark Knecht <markknecht at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 1/4/07, Steven Adeff <adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com> wrote:
> > <SNIP>
> > >
> > > Many folks here and at avsforum have the AA 9A60. I used one for a
> > > while with my old 1080i tube tv and it worked great.
> > >
> > > I don't know how a single cable alone could do what the 9A60 does, so
> > > I question the converter cable.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Steve
> >
> > Steve,
> >    Please excuse my ignorance on the subject. Isn't the difference
> > here that the 9A60 does a conversion of VGA to HD while the cable just
> > breaks out the VGA signal to the component cables without any HD
> > conversion?
> Well, from what I understand, VGA doesn't carry TV compatible YPbPr
> signals, so I don't know what that cable would be good for. Perhaps a
> TV that can read VGA signals without sync information? no clue. The
> 9A60 converts the normal 5signal VGA information into a proper TV
> compat YPbPr signal.
> The company that makes that cable does seem to have a similar device
> to convert to DVI though, which is pretty cool (if not quite
> expensive!)
> --
> Steve

I used to have a monitor that took BNC inputs, which seemed to be an
option on some of these cables. As you way though there is no sync on
the color signals, or is there? Maybe it generates a sync from retrace
intervals or something like that?

Anyway, I can understand $110 for a converter and $15 for a cable.
Question is what is the exact right application for each.

- Mark

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