VGA to DVI adapter

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  1. mickeyb01

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    My freind has purchased a lg rz32lz55 hd tv to play his 360 on,but only has component and dvi inputs.He is currently using component to view his games on.I have the toshiba wl56 and use a vga lead .The picture quality and sharpness is noticably better on the toshiba using a vga lead and my freind wanted to use a vga lead also.Can he use a vga to dvi adapter,and will this give him better quality picture than using his component lead?Any help would be appreciated.
     
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    I use the VGA adaptor with a DVI adaptor on my Philips 32LCD. Works fine but I don't know if it looks better than component cos I've never tried it
     
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    Where did you purchase this from?Is it definately a vga to dvi adapter,thanks.
     
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    mate i have a brand new VGA-DVI adapter. I could sell you it, i bought it for £17.99, but i wont be looking for that back!!

    I didnt realise i got one with my TV so i bought one before delivery, and yes on my 26" philips TV, VGA is far more superior to component!!
     
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    Ill ask my friend if hes interested,he may have got one with his tv also ,thanks for response.
     
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    didn't buy it. Came with my 9800XT & 6800GT.
     
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    Ye thats the one i bought in a maplin store for £17.99, not realising my TV was to come with one:mad:
     
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    infact that isnt the correct adapter, that is DVI(female) - VGA(male)

    What you need is DVI(male) - VGA(female), which is the one i have two of
     
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    Those will only work if your TVs DVI socket accepts DVI-I or DVI-A.....some only accept DVI-D.

    I still find it hard to accept people see a difference between component and VGA on the 360........I have tried with 3 different TVs now (Panny 42 PWD6, 42 PWD7 and 50 PHD8) and once I adjusted the picture options to be the same for each input, I couldn't tell them apart and stuck to component as its easy to add into my source switching system.
     
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    yep good point you need DVI-I so that it can accept VGA signals(analogue)

    But i must say VGA is better than component because you can set it to what your TVs native resolution is, which eliminates any scalling, whereas component forces a fixed resolution, which triggers scalling to take place, so that it can adjust to your TVs resolution!!
     
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    i have the previous model to your freinds tv ie lg rz32lz50 and i have connected my 360 to this tv via the official vga cable and vga/dvi adapter shown above and it works perfect
     
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    Same as me!!!
     
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    i still have one on the class fields section. link is above.
     

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