VGA or DVI to component

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  1. Gillykid

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    Can anyone tell me where I can buy (in the UK) either a VGA to component or a DVI to component cable. I am not really happy making my own and don't mind paying!

    Cheers all

    G :)
     
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    There are sometimes ATI DVI to component dongles available on Ebay, they go for about 20 quid though, which is a bit steep!
     
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    Yeah - seen them, there are a few cables around on ebay too. Would really like a store though as I could do with these in a rush...
     
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    Are you sure those dongles are DVI->component? RGB to YUV conversion is more than just changing the type of connector at one end of a cable. ATI sell component converters for somewhat more than £20 I think. For that price I'd expect a simple DVI-I->VGA converter (albeit that's expensive for one of those).
     
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    I wasn't doubting what you're asking about, I was doubting that those could be had for £20 on eBay. :)

    However, after looking at this site where you can buy them from they show a normal price of $35 so I guess £20 is about right once you add VAT etc.
     
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    The ATI cards can output Component out of thier DVI port, so the adapter is not doing any conversion as such, so it shouldn`t be that complicated. Be warned that they (the ATI dongles) only apparently do US HDTV resolutions. Don`t know if that would affect you.
     
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    The analog pins on the DVI-I connector are not component (YUV) they're VGA (RGB), if they were YUV you'd not be able to connect to a VGA input. Note that picture I posted the link to has mini-dip switches, they're used to select the resolution, the normal DVI->VGA 'dongle' has no such switches, it is more than just a pin-to-pin connector like the 'dongle' which comes with the card itself.
     
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    Cheap as chips for all AV requirements.

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