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post #1 of 9 Old 09-16-2011, 08:05 AM - Thread Starter
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I have to assume I am one of maybe 2 people on the planet trying to "Rig" this setup, but I think you guys have to knowledge to get me up and running.

I have a Dell Monitor with VGA, DVI, Composite and S-Video inputs.

I have an XBox 360.

I have a Hauppauge HD PVR.

I have a MacBook Pro.

I have to assume the VGA input is my best bet, resolution-wise? I got a Component-to-VGA cable to run from the PVR to the monitor, but the monitor is giving me a "No VGA Cable" message floating around on the screen.

What ELSE do I need to make this work? I have found that I may need a Component-to-VGA converter box, but I don't know. I absolutely need the CHEAPEST solution, as I just dropped $200 for the PVR and Component-to-VGA cable, so anything else I have to add will need to be the least expensive option.

Please help! If there are any questions you need to further assist me, please ask!

Thanks in advance!
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I'm pretty sure you need a converter, not just a cable.
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I have found that I may need a Component-to-VGA converter box...

I was afraid of that.

So, can anybody recommend me an affordable-but-reliable Component-to-VGA converter/adapter???
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What exactly are you trying to do? Watch your xbox play while recording it?
If so, does your xbox have hdmi or component? AND are they both HD and both active at the same time?

Or are you trying to do something else?
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Yes, I am trying to record my gameplay in real-time.

I have done a fair amount of research and thought I had everything I needed, including a Component-to-VGA Cable (the Hauppauge HD-PVR outputs component only), but apparently there is some difference in the signal coming FROM the recorder that my monitor isn't compatible with. Therefore, I needed a converter to "translate" the signal from the PVR to a signal my monitor can use. (I say "needed" because I ordered on from Amazon this morning, I just hope it works correctly)

The XBox has one out for Composite or Component (a big, XBox specific plug), and an HDMI out, but will only output through one or the other, not both at the same time.

I THINK this (converter) will get me up and running. If not, I'll be back to ask more questions later in the week.
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Too bad it won't output both, you could have then went with a hdmi - dvi adapter to the display and the component to the hd dvr.
Hope whatever you ordered works for you.
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It SHOULD, given the specs are accurate.

No reason to believe they aren't, other than my horrible luck. LOL

Thanks for the well-wishes. I'll do a thread highlighting my entire setup once its finished, because it's a pretty budget-friendly way to record gameplay in HD (the MacBook Pro notwithstanding...).
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Yes, component YPbPr and VGA/RGBHV are different signals. Component is a color difference signal meaning the green channel has the sync info in it and the reference signal for all the colors. The PbPr portion are the 2 "color difference" values for red and blue. Think of it like this from your old math classes....given 5+2+X=10 (blue+red+green=full color picture on screen), If you know the answer is 10, and you're given 5 and 2, then you know the remaining number has to be 3.

VGA (RGBHV) is basically just 3 video signals, one for each color (RGB) plus a horizontal and a vertical sync signal (HV)

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are you gonna record online gaming against other poeple without them knowing ?

if thats what you are gonna do i dont recommend it my nephew found some vids on youtube where they recorded him an his friends online playing a multiplayer game so we got the person info and sued an won that person wont be recording anymore we made sure of that
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