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VGA Input card for HTPC???

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Pulsar, Sep 11, 2003.

  1. Pulsar

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    Hello guys,

    I need a VGA input card for my HTPC, so that I can display a VGA source on my HS10 projector without having to buy a load of new cables. I have found this site ( http://www.digitalmedia-solutions.co.uk/html/visionrgb_pro.html ) whish sells VGA input cards for PC's, but the single input card is £680 and the dual input card is £850 which is a bit above my budget. Can anyone suggest a suitable alternative?

    Many thanks

    Rob
     
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    VGA source? I assume you're running DVI to the HS10, but I can't see why you need a "VGA" capture card :confused:

    If it's from another PC, you'd probably be better off getting Sony's Multi - VGA cable, HIC30 IIRC.

    Still confused as to your requirements though :(
     
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    Hi Kramer,

    I have just aquired a Dreamcast console, and it is capable of VGA output. You know that a special cable is required for the HS10 to input a VGA signal, so I thought it may be cheaper to run it via my HTPC. You are correct, my HTPC is connected to the HS10 via DVI.

    Cheers

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    Hi Pulsar.

    Yep, extra cable for VGA into the HS10. Still the cheapest way I reckon (although it's not cheap is it :eek: ).

    Other alternative is s-video through capture card/Dscaler out via DVI to HS10. Shouldn't be far behind direct VGA (if at all) & relatively cheap (free if you've a capture card already).

    Just get an x-box with hi-def kit & be done with it ;)
     
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    Hi Kramer,

    I was going to use s-video with Dscalar and my PB TV-100, but I thought that VGA would be superior. The main reason that I don't want to get the Sony cable is because I will have to swap when I want to use my XBOX, PS2 or Gamecube through component as I don't have a long enough component lead to use instead.

    Too many games consoles I guess.:confused: :suicide:

    Cheers

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