Go Back   AnandTech Forums > Hardware and Technology > Highly Technical

Forums
· Hardware and Technology
· CPUs and Overclocking
· Motherboards
· Video Cards and Graphics
· Memory and Storage
· Power Supplies
· Cases & Cooling
· SFF, Notebooks, Pre-Built/Barebones PCs
· Networking
· Peripherals
· General Hardware
· Highly Technical
· Computer Help
· Home Theater PCs
· Consumer Electronics
· Digital and Video Cameras
· Mobile Devices & Gadgets
· Audio/Video & Home Theater
· Software
· Software for Windows
· All Things Apple
· *nix Software
· Operating Systems
· Programming
· PC Gaming
· Console Gaming
· Distributed Computing
· Security
· Social
· Off Topic
· Politics and News
· Discussion Club
· Love and Relationships
· The Garage
· Health and Fitness
· Merchandise and Shopping
· For Sale/Trade
· Hot Deals with Free Stuff/Contests
· Black Friday 2014
· Forum Issues
· Technical Forum Issues
· Personal Forum Issues
· Suggestion Box
· Moderator Resources
· Moderator Discussions
   

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-05-2006, 09:46 PM   #1
bigal40
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 848
Default What type of video signal does VGA carry?

What type of signal is put out from the VGA port on a PC? Is it RGB SOG or RGBHV? I ask because I am trying to connect my PC to my projector. THe projector has a VGA input on it and I have a VGA to component adapter on it. Through the adapter I have my DVD player and HD STB which are putting out YPbPr. To hook up the PC i want to run a component cable to my receiver, which I use to switch sources as I only have one component cable running to the projector. I know the projector can display the output on that a computer puts out because it worked great when I ran a VGA cable straight from the PC to porjector. The only question is, is will the 3 RCA cables that make up a component cable be able to carry the video on the following path:
PC(VGA) -> Component -> receiver -> component -> VGA -> projector.

Thanks in advance for the help.
__________________
Sager NP2080(Compal HEL80)
-C2D T7200 2ghz 4mb -2gb DDR2 GSkill RAM -160GB Momentus 7200.2 -NVidia Go 7600 256mb -15.4 inch Glossy Widescreen WXGA(1280x800) -DVD+-RW -Built in TV Tuner
-Mitsubishi HC3 Projector @ 92"
bigal40 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2006, 04:44 AM   #2
Peter
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Posts: 9,640
Default What type of video signal does VGA carry?

These days it's analog .7V swing RGB with separate H and V sync lines, plus an I2C-ish data channel for plug&play.

Component is not RGB.
Peter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2006, 05:40 AM   #3
Bassyhead
Diamond Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 4,545
Default What type of video signal does VGA carry?

You might get more responses in a different forum.
Bassyhead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2006, 09:19 AM   #4
ajf3
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 2,566
Default What type of video signal does VGA carry?

Did the same thing for this past superbowl... 16 foot diagonal!!!

Anyway, I was suprised to find that you can carry a VGA signal over CAT5... here's a tutorial on how to make the cable and pinouts for the adapter. I soldered one up myself to take the component from the hd-box to the vga on the projector.

http://www.myhometheater.homestead.com/vgacable.html
__________________
heat<BR>ebay
ajf3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.