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post #1 of 2 Old 09-06-2007, 01:44 PM - Thread Starter
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I've recently ran into little problem, and I need a bit of help.

Last year I bought a Samsung DLP HLR model for movies and video games. As it turns out the set is awful for games since there is no way to bypass the scaler. I even went so far as to buy a xrgb-3 to try and help with the lag, but I still wasn't satisfied. I decided to just to hook up my games systems to my 22' widescreen 1680 x 1050 Sammy monitor and here is where I run into a small hitch.

The monitor I have has one vga and one dvi input. I have my computer hookup to the dvi input and the xrgb-3 and 360 share the vga. I have to switch the systems out everytime I want to play the other.

I would like to find some way to have both the 360 and the xrgb hooked up at the same time with minimal quality loss. I was thinking of trying one of these two options.

1.) The Xrgb-3 has a DVI PC passthrough that accepts analog and digital signals. I've thought about trying to find a vga to dvi adapter to hook the 360 up through the passthrough while manually telling the xrgb to accept it as an analog signal. I have no idea if that would even work.

2.) I also tried to hunt down a vga switcher locally, but I haven't had any luck whatsoever. Does anyone know where I could possible order a nice quality switcher over the internet that wouldn't degrade the signal of either components?

Thanks in advance for the help. Sorry if the my ramblings made little sense b/c I haven't slept much in the past 2-3 days due to a lot of insanity going on around the house.
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First, I also own two Samsung HL-R series DLPs, and play on both.

Have you utilized the game mode feature? Game mode was added to later HL-R dlps to address the lag issue using component input. If yours has game mode, you employ it by renaming the input to GAME. I renamed any input I use for games to "GAME" just in case.

My TVs were both made around May '06 if that matters, and I know they both have the feature.

While I "think" I did notice lag using component in lag-sensitive games like COD3, Halo2, and Battlefield 2, I DO NOT notice any lag when using VGA or HDMI.

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