[mythtv-users] DVI/VGA -> Component?

Tom Greer trgreer at gmail.com
Sat Feb 9 00:11:07 UTC 2008

On Feb 8, 2008 12:11 PM, Justin <luitjens at cs.utah.edu> wrote:

> I currently take my PC video from my computer straight to the TV using a
> straight through VGA cable.  I have a mixer which does not support a VGA  or
> DVI input.  However, it does support many component inputs.  I see there are
> cables which can go from VGA or DVI to Component.  My question is will I
> have decernable loss in video quality if I do this?  My TV's native
> resolution is 1360x768 and i'd like to keep the signal at that resolution.
>  Will a DVI to component cable alter the resolution?  Will that cable be
> able to handle a 1360x768 progressive signal? The reason I want to do this
> is that I don't want to have to switch the TV input and the mixer input when
> I want to switch what I'm watching.  I  want it all to be controlled by the
> mixer.
> If anyone has knowledge of this process I'd be great full for your
> insight.
I've tried one of the VGA to component cables in the past with bad results.
The colors were all wrong.

On one of my frontends, I have an adapter box that takes VGA in and
translates it to component out.  This little box works great.  The TV is a
older 55" projection screen, definitely pre-HD but has component in
connectors.  I remember that it was advertised for use with progressive scan
DVD players.

In any event, the picture quality through this box via component out is much
better than s-video.

I am at work, so I can't provide any info about the specific box.  But I've
seen many like it in specialty video stores and on the internet.

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