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  • VGA to DVI conversion..

    My dad had a 70 inch TV that had VGA input, the HDMI inputs proved to be defective, so the warranty company Gave hime a brand new 73 inch TV

    http://www.mitsubishi-tv.com/product/WD73C8

    Problem is this TV has no VGA inputs, only HDMI, and he wants to hook his Laptop.. problem is the laptop has only VGA out.

    http://www.topproduct.nl/hardware/no...ificaties.html

    (Sorry couldn't find a spec sheet on the Acer Aspire 9300-7000 that was in english)

    I found this Converter...

    http://www.lenexpo-electronics.com/A...p-p-17471.html

    does anyone have any info on this device??

    Is his video card going to be able to produce an Image that will look remotely appealing on a 73 inch TV??

    I told him to just buy a new Laptop, but he didnt bite...

    I got his 8 month old 70 inch TV (that works gread other than the HDMI problem) and was hoping to get his laptop too..
    Last edited by llPANCHOll; 10-23-2008, 10:05 PM.

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    Re: VGA to DVI conversion..

    I also found this one for you

    http://www.startech.com/item/VGAHD2H...Converter.aspx

    You're dealing with analog to digital conversion so it will be expensive unless you upgrade the laptop. I think the device to change signals will be much less than a new laptop.


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    • #3
      Re: VGA to DVI conversion..

      the laptop should be able to output 1920x1200 if it was built in the last 6 years. then it is just a matter of converting the signal.

      the other option is a refurbed dell inspiron 1525 for 469. if you keep an eye on the outlet long enough, one will come in for super cheap. it has an hdmi port and an intel x3100 video card - which will play 1080p smoothly. - not to mention you can get a fully functional htpc for just a little more than the cost of the converter alone.

      a few upgrades might be needed here and there, but you can do them slowly if you need to.
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      • #4
        Re: VGA to DVI conversion..

        This
        [media]http://www.quantum.com.hk/website/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/5260f140aa32ffe3f19127aa0530b302.jpg[/media]

        plus this

        [media]http://www.kustompcs.co.uk/acatalog/3578.jpg[/media]

        ?

        It won't work I'm pretty sure but thought I'd throw my logic out there. :D


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        • #5
          Re: VGA to DVI conversion..

          You should be able to find a VGA-sub-to-HDMI input adapter online for less than $20.

          Or get a VGA (Female) to DVI (Male) adapter and then a DVI (Female) to HDMI (Male) adapter.

          Hook up the DVI to HDMI adapter to your TV, then hook the VGA to DVI adapter to the DVI side of the DVI to HDMI adapter. Hook a VGA to VGA cable from your dad's laptop's VGA-out to the VGA adapter and you're done.

          Kevalorc

          Heh, you beat me to it. It should work. It's just signal conversion. But since you're going from Analog to Digital, there's going to be some quality loss, most notecibly with text.
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          • #6
            Re: VGA to DVI conversion..

            it does not work.

            it's like plugging the analog red right channel rca into a digital orange coax rca connection. just because they physically fit, does not mean they talk to each other. (but the difference is that the red RCA cable will work on the coax connection, the DVI-A connector will not work on a DVI-D connector. one or the other has to be DVI-I)

            vga goes to DVI-A (analog)

            then you have DVI-I (integrated) which is both digital and analog

            DVD-D (digital) goes to HDMI

            the two signals never talk, they cross only in the DVI-I connector, which just holds both - they never talk or even have the same pins.
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            • #7
              Re: VGA to DVI conversion..

              Ah, didn't think that far ahead. It is 4 am over here and I've been awake since 8 am this (yesterday) morning.

              Off to bed for me. Wish you luck in finding a VGA female to HDMI male adapter. :)
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              • #8
                Re: VGA to DVI conversion..

                ordered the converter I linked in first post... Ill post up when it gets here how well it works..

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