Originally Posted by signcarver
The manual I saw for that has the RGB "sharing" input3 so the audio would be connected to input3 and there is a switch that disables the video from video/svid and switched it to the RGB input... the manual I have also states (emphasis mine)"The RGB input jack is designed for use in connecting a digital tuner with RGB signal output, and it should accordingly never be used for connecting to a personal computer
or other device" but I think this is just in case the pc sets the range beyond what it is capable but because of the warnings I would probably go VGA to component
That warning has kind of scared me off, I don't want to harm the TV set by hooking up my computer to the TV. for audio I have no problem even using my computers external stereo speakers, the issue is the video to my TV. if the RGB jack is not safe to use per the warning, I guess I need some sort of converter then, right? This is too bad as the RGB connector on my TV is physically the same as what is on my computer. It is the same connector that I use for my computer monitor, I guess life is not so simple them.
Now on to this warning about never hooking up a computer to the RGB connector, I don't understand it, will the TV be harmed in anyway if the range is out? I am sorry but I don't even know what this range thing is, I am very novice at this. if the range is out, does that simply mean the picture will be too big for the screen, and can that harm the TV set?
Now I am trying to understand the terminology used also.
Is this true...component video means the same thing as (YPbPr)??? (my TV manual refers to the YPbPr term only when showing the connections)
Is this true... VGA means the same thing as RGB connections??? (my tv only refers to RGB when showing the connections, which I assume means red, green blue, the colors of the two CRT guns.)
If this is of any help, my TV manual states....
Component video jack (is this the Y, Pb, Pr
jack?) can receive...DVD player 480i format, 15.734kHz Horz freq., 60Hz vert freq
. and Digital tuner, ect
.. 1080i format, 33.75 kHz Horz. freq., 60 Hz vert,
and 480p format 31.468 kHz Horz freq, and 60Hz vert. freq.
My manual also states thatRGB can receive 1080i format, 33.75 kHz, horz, and 60Hz vert. inputs
how does this effect my ability to get video from my computer to the TV set, is this info useful in figuring the range of my TV in regards to hooking up the RGB connector from my computer?
Also I did not mention this but my computer has two different video connectors on it, one is the afore mentioned RGB connector which works on my old monitor and looks just like the one on the TV set, the other connector which goes to my newer monitor, looks similar however it has more pins, 3 rows of 8 pins (24) plus 2 rows of 2 pins (4) (off to side of the 3x8 rows) for a total of 28 pins. Is this useful info to helping me get a computer picture on my TV set?