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Computer VGA to Component Video?

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This has got to be an easy question, but when I Google this it seems to come back with different types of component video, and I"m not sure which one is "correct".

Anyway, I'm looking to buy a JVC-RS1 projector, but a big drawback is that it has no VGA input. Since I plan to do most of my computer gaming on the big screen, this is something that is very important to me. I know you can buy VGA to HDMI cconverters, but is there not some way to convert the VGA signal to component video? As mentioned above, I've seen VGA to component connectors, but it warns it has to be a certain type of signal. How do you know if your video card outputs this signal, and if they'll be compatible? Thanks!
post #2 of 7
http://www.bluejeanscable.com/store/...ocomponent.htm

I wonder if upgrading to a DVI card (e.g. Nvidia 7600GT) would be easier. What's your video card?
post #3 of 7
The breakout cable only works for sources that "know" it's there. If your video card has that capability (and many do) it'll work fine. Otherwise, you need a transcoder like this one: http://www.digitalconnection.com/pro...video/9a60.asp

I'm with wildfire though, just get an HDMI video card. They're easy to come by and cheap these days. You'll want DX10 for gaming soon any way.
post #4 of 7
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It's hard to believe I used to stay up with computer technology--that shows how far behind I've fallen.

I had planned on buying a GeForce 8800 to put into my system (I'm starting from scratch to make a mix of home theater/gaming PC), but I guess I can change if needed. I just really wanted to try and stay ahead of the curve as far as graphics performance goes. Do you know if anyone makes an HDMI out GeForce 8800 card?
post #5 of 7
Check the HTPC forum. The hotness seemed to be the 8600GTS, which looks to have HDCP as standard equipment. They're somewhat pricey (for non-premium gaming card) at $200 though. The 8800GTS and GTX models do HDCP for the gaming side of things.

All of them are DVI out, which is easily changeable to HDMI with an adapter.
post #6 of 7
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Originally Posted by Jonathanengr View Post

It's hard to believe I used to stay up with computer technology--that shows how far behind I've fallen.

I had planned on buying a GeForce 8800 to put into my system (I'm starting from scratch to make a mix of home theater/gaming PC), but I guess I can change if needed. I just really wanted to try and stay ahead of the curve as far as graphics performance goes. Do you know if anyone makes an HDMI out GeForce 8800 card?

If you have (or buy) a video card with a DVI output, you only need to buy a DVI to HDMI cable. I have been running an HTPC this way for years.

I believe if you plan on running a Blu-Ray or HD-DVD drive, you need an HDCP compliant video card to watch the HD movies.

There would be more information in the HTPC forum though...

Rick
post #7 of 7
I was looking at the HD1 brochure here in Asia, and it seems to suggest that the component/composite RCA inputs can be reconfigured to handle RGB

Composite - sync
Y = G
Pr = R
Pb = B
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