RGB to Scart

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  1. iusermike

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    Hello all, First post for me. We used to watch our DVD movies through the VGA input on my LCD, wired/configured as a second monitor. I moved the LCD from the stand to a wall bracket, extended the power cable to reach, and god knows what I was doing, connected live to earth! I've been doing stuff like this for years, with the capability of building my own circuits, I guess a momentary lapse of attention cost me the VGA input on the LCD, because it now doesn't work, and the nVidia FX5200 card I was using, has died too. I now run a less than decent nVidia card that has a S-Video output, which I have stepped down to just Composite, because I require a long length of cable and had loads of sattelite coax and I use that.
    I came across a Thread on this Forum
    http://www.avforums.com/forums/computer-systems/136811-vga-scart-rgb.html

    and info here
    VGA to RGB SCART Direct Drive with ATi Radeon

    I still have my old VGA extension leads, and have attached a scart at the end of the last one.

    Can I use a AA 1.5v cell to tell the Scart on the LCD to use RGB? Should I risk trying my nVidia card, because when I click to accept in Powerstrip with Interlaced checked, it confirms my card accepts this change?
    If not I have a ATI Rage 128PRO, will this do?

    Also my LCD is a 4:3 set, does anyone know what settings to use as a starter?

    It will take several more months before we can afford a new telly, and Her indoors misses the quality of VGA.
    Thank you.

    Cheers,:) iusermike:)
     
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  2. GoneTonto

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    Bit of a messy one really. VGA is completely different to Scart and needs a converter to work.
    Even if you can bodge a DIY converter, all the electrical outputs/inputs dont match up meaning that the TV or GFX card wil probably end up going faulty as they are not actually supposed to work together.

    If you can output Svideo you're best to stick with that i'm afraid. particularly as it could be costly if a DIY connection caused the GFX card/Scart port to stop functioning.
     
  3. iusermike

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    Okay GoneTonto, going by the lack of replies, I'll stick with S-Video.

    Thanks :)
     

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