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So my HTPC crashed, need new motherboard, CPU, Video card. I'm told new video card has only DVI out. My old HTPC had RGB out to my Barco.


If I just want to play non HD DVDs on my new HTPC, then can I just use a cheap $5.00 DVI-RGB converter like this one:

http://www.svideo.com/dvi.html


Then use an RGB to 5BNC breakout cable to Barco port 5.


Any limitations using this DVI to RGB converter?


I know about the $175 HDfury, or the $185 Orphit converter for HD DVD etc.


Also, I'm thinking about going DVI from HTPC and Starchoice HDTV set top box to my Outlaw 990, and then DVI out to the cheap $5.00 DVI - RGB converter to Barco 5 BNC port 5. Will this pass thru 1080i HDTV? Any problems with this?


Thanks, Tom
 

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Originally Posted by tomb11 /forum/post/0


If I just want to play non HD DVDs on my new HTPC, then can I just use a cheap $5.00 DVI-RGB converter like this one:

http://www.svideo.com/dvi.html


Then use an RGB to 5BNC breakout cable to Barco port 5.

Yes you can.


It's also possible to use DVI-I analog out for HD DVDs, it depend about softwares...

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Any limitations using this DVI to RGB converter?

It's just cable adapter, so no limitations. DVI-I connector in video card have analog rgbhv pins like vga connector.


Some dvd players and set top boxes have DVI-D connector, that don't have analog output. So those need DVI-D -> rgbhv converter.
 
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