VGA out on computer to DVI in on TV

February 24, 2009 at 19:21:29
Specs: Windows XP
I have an e machine with a Nvidia 5200. My TV is a Toshiba Ultravision Digital big screen. I bought a cable that connects to the VGA output on my video card to the DVI input on my TV but I get nothing. What am I doing wrong? I have been using a S-video cable to watch TV from my computer but I'd like a better picture.

Thanks in advance!

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February 25, 2009 at 00:34:05
The TV probably needs a DVI-D (DVI-Digital) signal. VGA is analog. Your cable is probably just a simple VGA to DVI-A (DVI-Analog) adaptor.

To get a better picture on the TV without replacing the videocard, you'll need a VGA to Component video cable.

DealExtreme is my new favourite place to buy stuff like this. Only $3 and free shipping.

Homebuilt projector:
Samsung 1080p panel
Pixelworks controller
2 HDMI, 2 Component, 1 VGA
Homebuilt enclosure
120" 16:9 screen
Connected to: HTPC w/ BD, satellite receiver, XB360.

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February 25, 2009 at 06:57:16
Thanks a bunch! I ordered it.


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March 14, 2009 at 03:47:48
Hey Jack,

I got the cable (finally! lol) and hooked it up but the picture rolls and is extremely distorted. If I'm understanding this right, the yellow on the television is picture and the white and red run sound. I have hooked the yellow to all three leads (seperately) and have the picture problem.

Any ideas?



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