Originally Posted by Jetmeck
Anybody tried to connect a computer to the RGB input ?
It is basically a VGA input right ?
Should work as long as the input resolution is 1080 x what though ?
I already know by trial and error you will get nothing and possibly
pop the power off if the tv doesn't like what its seeing on that input and
don't want to do that anymore.
So who has tried this ?
I guess I wan't the only one. Back some time ago, I was experimenting with connecting my computer to the Mitt using a VGA to RGBHV breakout cable (since RGBHV is the video signals inside of VGA), but I never actually got it to work (I ended up getting a picture, but with some of the colors inverted) because I had only a laptop with Intel graphics to work with at the time so I had to use a "special ed" piece of software called DTDCalc to do the custom resolutions. Most people with more cooperative cards get to use easier to work with software called EnTech PowerStrip, for which there is a StepByStep guide easily accessible with an internet search.
I'd never had such a struggle with getting a computer working with a monitor like that in my life. These CRT RPs are not like normal CRT projectors, direct view monitors, or LCD displays which you can just plug a VGA cable in and go. I don't know what it is about these sets, but they just don't play nice with DTDCalc and Intel graphics. Maybe I was just doing it wrong...
I'd encourage you to give EnTech Powerstrip a try (if you have non intel video) and have a look at those guides too. If all that fails, some video cards that have an SVideo port on them actually have some dark magic done to them where they can output component and HD through the SVideo jack with the help of a simple breakout cable. Note that this will not work on any ordinary SVideo plug and can only be done on a select few video cards that were specifically designed to be able to do this "black magic".
Let us know whatcha figure out.