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SKY via DVI???

Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by strider-nje, Jan 8, 2005.

  1. strider-nje

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    Can I connect sky to an LCD monitor which only has std PC input and DVI input?
    Thanks in advance for any help. :thumbsup:
     
  2. loz

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    Not without some convertor box to convert the signal.
    Search for RGB to VGA (or SCART to VGA) convertors.
    There are several around from people like Keene
     
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    AFAIK most of these converters only work on screens that are designed to be used as a video screen and not a PC TFT monitor.
    The only converter I know that claims to work on a PC TFT monitor is the Pro-V.

    Mark.
     
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    They are specifically designed to convert RGB to a VGA signal. If the LCD monitor has a VGA socket, they will work.

    Many of them specifically list use with LCD monitors.

    What do you mean by "video screen"?

    There is an issue that many PC TFTs are unsuitable for TV images - because their response time cannot keep up with the frame rates of moving TV images. But thats a problem with the monitor, not with the conversion.
     
  5. strider-nje

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    Thanks for the info.

    The screen is as follows

    LG1710M
    1280 x 1024 native resolution
    16ms response time
    250 cd/m2 brightness
    550:1 contrast ratio

    Do you think it would be any good?
     
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    The ProV from Keene will work via VGA, as long as you are not expecting outstanding results, because it only costs about £85, and it includes a terrestrial TV tuner. I have one, and often use it to display s-video and PAL signals on my PC monitor.
     
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    This quote is taken from the FAQ on www.js-technology.com

    Q. I've got a TFT monitor. Can I use the RGB to Plasma VGA unit with it?

    A. No, this unit operates for TV pictures only and is not compatible with PC monitors.


    The JS-Tech unit is considered by many on these forums to be the best RGB>VGA converter and the person who designed it clearly states it is not designed for use on a PC TFT monitor.

    A screen designed for watching TV/video ie plasma/LCD TV etc rather than a PC screen.

    Mark.
     
  8. loz

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    But that is a limitation of that specific device, not all such devices.

    e.g. Cypress Presenter

    "This exciting new product will accept a Scart RGB or Composite Video signal and upscale it to an XGA signal compatible with any LCD, Plasma or Projector screen. Plug a SKY or Digibox or DVD into it and you can turn any PC screen, Plasma or Projector into a Digital TV Set....Connects to LCD or PC monitor, Plasma Screen or Projector via 15-pin D-sub cable.
    Conventional RGB to VGA convertors will only work with screens with certain sync rates, the Presenter 1 does not suffer from this problem."
     
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    Just like a pro v then, but more expensive. An iscan pro or ultra will do this too, you might find one in classifieds. It's the horizontal synch frequency that limits it. scart is 15.625khz, if your screen can cope with this the JS tech, keene, QED ones will work, otherwise you need a pro v, presenter 1 or equivalent.
     

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