Cant make tv work as monitor

Asus / P5ND2-SLI DX
January 8, 2009 at 11:26:02
Specs: Windows XP, 2gb
Hi all, I'm trying to get my tv to act as a monitor, I have two DVI ports on graphics card, one is connected to my monitor and the other has my Vga adapter on it, then from that I'm using a red, blue and green component cable adapter. I'm using a RGB cable which I've tried in both the yellow, white and red sockets on tv and YpbPr sockets in every configuration. What can I do to make this setup work.

Ta!


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#1
January 8, 2009 at 11:48:15
The red and white sockets are left and right audio and the yellow socket is composite video so they are never going to work.

If you are just extracting the Red Green and Blue signals from the RGB adaptor thats not going to work either as you need the sync singnals as well which is separate in RGB.

To use RGB on a YpbPr you need a converter like this and they are not cheap.

http://www.js-technology.com/produc...

Her is a description of YpbPr

http://www.interfacebus.com/Design_...

Stuart


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#2
January 8, 2009 at 14:45:53
If you don't have a HD set, I suggest that you forget about it. An analog set has very poor resolution < 640x480 and looks 'terrible' when used as a monitor.

If you have a HD set, you might look into a DVI to HDMI converter.


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#3
January 9, 2009 at 07:55:51
Cheers guys.

Stuart, so my tv has ypbpr input, and rgb input, the cable is rgb I assume that the cable for both is the same, so what would i have to plug this cable in to then (if not ypbpr or yellow, red and white??

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#4
January 9, 2009 at 09:20:29
ypbpr and RGB are two completley different things. If you TV has RGB input, or VGA to give it its correct name then it will have a 15 pin D type connector, the same as on a video card. If not, then you need converters as mentioned earlier.

Is this a CRT TV or an LCD? Most LCD TVs have an HDMI input and you would be better using that via a converter as mentioned by aegis.

As you dont mention HDMI I suspect it is a CRT TV in which case unless it is HD then you will be wasting your time. The results will be disapointing.

Stuart


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#5
January 9, 2009 at 15:57:19
If the only inputs on your TV are yellow, red and white, you have composite input only.

The red, green and blue from your component adapter, are video only. They need to be combined to give you an appropriate signal to send to your composite (yellow) input. It would be simpler to buy a VGA to composite adapter.

You'll need to run separate audio from your sound card.

Please let us know if you found someone's advice to be helpful.


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