I have an Older PC in my Garage I use for Music, Factory Service manuals, PDF viewing, youtube, forums, etc. Stuff where you need a PC and Internet access while working in the garage type of stuff
The PC is an IBM Thinkcentre S50 with Intel Integrated graphics. According to the specs, theIntel 865M will do 1080P oitput to it's VGA connector. I only need to do 2D, no gaming.
I want to buy a 32" LG 32LN5310 that does 1080P and has 2 HDMI connectors.
I also have Directv in the Garage.
The issue I am up against is Analog VGA to Digital HDMI and how to do it, cheap and relatively high quality. Because I'm trying to use a TV as a PC Monitor I don't want too much artifact.
I can't put a PCI Video Card in the PC because the Power suply is too small -- 200w and cannot be upgraded.
So I'm looking to find a VGA to HDMI converter that will accept a 1080P VGA signal and take it to 1080P HDMI. It would be nice if there was no downscaling - upscaling. From my reading it seems some want to do a sownscale or upscale and then a convertion/upscale to the final output. In another words, some of these converters will not accept 1080P input.
I'm also assuming that USB to HDMI would tax an already barely acceptable processor on my PC, so that's why I'm looking at VGA -- HDMI
Any suggestions about what works well and is priced for a lower budget?