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Laptop to DLP - VGA/DVI Connection

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by Zola_Blue, Oct 2, 2005.

  1. Zola_Blue

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    My laptop does not have a DVI output just the normal 15 pin VGA output normally used to connect to a monitor.

    If I want to connect the laptop to a DLP which only has a DVI input (e.g. Sagem HD45S) could I use a VGA to DVI adaptor (if such a thing exists)? Would the picture quality be much worse than a DVI to DVI connection?
     
  2. JayList

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    I am not sure if such a thing could be achived with a simple cable. YOu would have convert the analogue signal to digital. And I suspect would need a specialist conversion box/card.

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    Just looked on the web and seem some vga to dvi conversion boxes but they cost $300, so a waste of time there.

    DVI to DVI/HDMI is a pure digital conversion so is more easy to achieve and will little or no loss in quality. Perhaps you could buy a PCMCIA card with DVI output , or get an external box but they would probably cost too much to achieve what you wanted.

    Are you sure that the DLP only has a DVI connector? Can you not buy one with a VGA connector?
     
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    DVI, as a connectivity standard, supports analogue signals as well as digital. You just have to make sure that the input on the Sagem can accept the analogue signals.

    If the input on the TV is labelled "DVI-I" then it should accept both signals (as opposed to DVI-D which would be digital only). If it is a DVI-I input then just a normal VGA to DVI cable or adaptor will work fine.
     
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    Sagem HD-D 45S has a DVI-I in, so to analog VGA possible.
     

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