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08-31-2011, 07:54 PM
Can someone recomend a good rca to vga converter. I want to hook up my dvd player to my lcd monitor that has vga input. It also has a dvi imput if this helps as well. I might hook up a cable box as well insted of a dvd player. I will be using spearkers so sound wont be q issue.

08-31-2011, 08:19 PM
RCA as in composite?
Or 3 RCA as in component?

Many NVidia cards of 3-5 generations ago had an adapter included
to convert VGA output to composite and S-Video.

I don't recall seeing anything that does it the other way around...


08-31-2011, 08:21 PM
I have seen rca to vga converters avible. Not sure what to go with

08-31-2011, 08:39 PM
If it helps its a hp 2009m monitor

09-01-2011, 08:23 AM
So, is it composite? Yellow RCA connector?
Haven't used RCA->VGA adapters...

Why don't you play the DVDs on the PC (I guess you have one since you have a monitor)?
You will get better quality video and no need fiddling with adapters...


09-01-2011, 09:00 AM
I have a extra monitor

09-01-2011, 09:00 AM
The problem you're going to run into with the cheapo (<$80) converters is that few, if any, support wide screen monitors. If your computer monitor can't pillarbox a 4:3 signal, you're NOT going to like the horizontally stretched results.

09-01-2011, 09:05 AM
In general, you can buy a newer DVD player with HDMI output for the same money or even less than this converter would cost. As others have mentioned, it would give a better picture than a composite to VGA converter.

I am assuming that the monitor has an HDMI input.

09-01-2011, 06:29 PM
It has dvi

09-01-2011, 08:20 PM
That may or may not work. DVI actually has two standards built in DVI_A (analog) and DVI-D (digital) If it takes a DVI-D signal, you can use a DVI to HDMI adapter plug and conect. Of course, you need another solution for audio in any case.

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