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Scart (RBG?) to VGA cable is the way to go?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by ziocleto, Apr 17, 2004.

  1. ziocleto

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    Hi guys, sorry again for the 123123213213123th post on the topic but searching with the keywords "scarto to vga cable" didnt help me at all ;)

    So straight to the action:

    Looking to feed my free VGA input on my PMA400E I was told that the excellent JS-VGA converter does NOT work on my plasma :(

    So I came acroos this cable, but Im not really sure what it does and especially what it DOESNT ;)

    http://shopping.gmx.de/420de90091670.html

    Right ok I cant read german at all, but it seems to me fine.
    Im aware that there are a lot sync-issues, can anybody explain me if that cable:

    - will be able to connect my RGB (or _even_ not RGB) sources to my VGA input?

    - What should I look for in order to see if that cable does the job?

    - And why it cost so less than the converter if it works?

    - What the converter does that the cable doesnt?


    Thanks,
    Dave.
     
  2. cjdshaw

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    An RGB scart signal has the horizonal and vertical sync embedded in the video signal, whereas a VGA signal has them on separate pins.
    The JS converter splits the H/V sync signals from the video and puts them on the correct pins, so it will feed any monitor that accepts VGA.
    I'd guess the cable you've linked to just connects the RGB scart pins to the RGB VGA pins and doesn't touch the sync. Some monitors can accept this and some can't. I'm afraid I don't know your screen, so I can't give an opinion on this. Anyone else?
     
  3. ziocleto

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    Thanks cjdshaw, that was an absolutely clear explanation!!
    So now Im just waiting to see if anybody knows if the PMA400E can accept the 2 sync signal embedded in the video signal.
    I'll give it a go with google ;)

    Thanks!
     
  4. Fishbones

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    RGB -- NO. Not without a converter. If SCART outputs RGBHV --Yes. I can send you the pinout if you want.

    Not the cable... but your source. Has to output RGBHV.

    Again..:D ..RGBHV output via scart.

    Answered already by cjdshaw.

    EDIT: Your plasma supports YUV on VGA, ie sync on green. So you can also consider a component to vga cable.
     
  5. ziocleto

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    Guys I love you all :)
    It's very cleaer right now ;)

    One last question please :p

    What if my source is not RGB scart but a normal composite SCART?

    Will that cable work?

    (If this is a stupid question so it means may be I still have to understand something ;) )
     
  6. Fishbones

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    That will definitely NOT work.

    What is the source for this case?
     
  7. ziocleto

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    It will a classic freeview box, I know some of them can output RGB or composite.
    (Yeah I hate composite but...)
     

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