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VGA to TV converter

Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:32 pm

What are people using to convert the VGA from their HTPC to a TV to show movies. I am looking for the best converter that will give me a composite output to my TV for playing movies on my HTPC.
What are the recommendations?

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Re: VGA to TV converter

Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:46 pm

Bob,

I'm guessing you want Component Video (RGB) and not Composite Video (Single Cable).

If so, I believe Audio Authority sells a converter. Otherwise, your best bet is to have a graphics card that is already capable of outputing component video. Many of the GeForce and Radeon's support this feature.

Sometimes a breakout cable is required and supplied with the card.

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Re: VGA to TV converter

Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:54 pm

I am looking for s-video or composite video.
I would even buy a new video that had it if there were some good ones.
If anyone is using one, please let me know

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Re: VGA to TV converter

Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:44 pm

i use a radion 4660 i believe it is. It has hdmi, dvi and s video outputs. It works pretty well and it wasnt to expensive. Looks like you need to take a trip down newegg lane my friend.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductLi ... rchInDesc=

start there.

also keep in mind most of the cards that have dvi come with a little adapter that goes from dvi to component. if yours doesnt come with it google search " dvi to component" It should be about 6 bucks. Terribly expensive, i know.
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Re: VGA to TV converter

Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:11 pm

I actually just finished buying one from newegg about 2 minutes ago :)

I bought this one:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.as ... 6814139031

I hope it works with blu ray as well as DVDs. I think it will.

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