Component --> VGA

Xentrix

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So anyways im going to run XBOX, PS2 and GC on my 21'' monitor (CRT)

Only thing is, Audio Authoritys 150$ setups seem a little pricy

anything I can do to get a component -> VGA, possibly in a PCI card or something???

All 3 systems will be running through this: http://www.the-console-corner.com/pelican's_pro_system_selector.htm


thanks and all suggestions are welcome! :)
 

TerryMathews

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OK, you need to decide whether you want to limit yourself to only 480p, or have access to other resolutions.

There are cheap ($50-$75) adapters that will convert 480p to VGA, but they won't convert* 720p, 1080i, or 480i. Or you can go for the $250-$300 solution, and buy a NextVision N6 by Viewsonic, which will scale any HDTV signal to any desired resolution and refresh rate.

*The cheap adapters just convert the signal levels, they don't tinker with the timings. If you had a monitor that could understand the refresh rates and resolutions of 480i, 720p, or 1080i then one of the cheap adapters would work for you - problem is no one I know of makes a CRT that understands those odd-ball rates.
 

Xentrix

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I guess im going with the N6, looks like theyre going little cheaper on ebay :)

still more then I expected, but I suppose its worth it