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VGA to Scart Box

johno1945

Standard Member
I`M not quite sure who to post this inquiry to as it involves more than one question.
I have an ACER LCD Monitor P195 HQ Version B 2010, and I am wondering if it is possible to connect a PS2 + XBOX360 consoles via a box to the back of the VGA monitor and as I have no idea from looking at a mountain of images on Google I am at a lose as to which to buy in case I get the wrong one. Your help in this area of expertise is appreciated in advance.

John.
 

Razor

Member
You can get a vga lead for the xbox 360. If you connect the xbox up via scart it wont be in hd.
 

jellofund

Distinguished Member
From memory I think the only older console that had 'native' VGA output was the Dreamcast.

With the PS2 you could connect to a monitor (with less pleasing results) by running a component cable from the console to an external convertor box (component to vga) and then a VGA lead from the box to the monitor. I'm pretty sure there was also a niche company that produced an 'all in one' modded cable that did the same job but from memory these cables were expensive at the time and I think it'd be near impossible to find one these days without paying ebay '[email protected]!!!' prices.

Even with the right box / cable I'm not 100% certain how many UK/PAL games would display an image as most lack progressive scan (480p) support, which I think (it's been a while though so I could be wrong!) is needed. In addition I'd guess the monitor would also need to support a resolution of 640x480.
 
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iainl7

Well-known Member
Last time I looked the PS2 emulator was coming along nicely. Or you could hunt round for a PS3 for not much more than the price of that VGA conversion lead.

Or alternatively (and what I'd do) replace your 19" LCD monitor with a HDTV of similar size, and save all the VGA-switching hassle.
 

RandomLee

Distinguished Member
Last time I looked the PS2 emulator was coming along nicely. Or you could hunt round for a PS3 for not much more than the price of that VGA conversion lead.

Only the original PS3 (model CECHB01) can play PS2 disks... and good luck finding one of those that still works or doesn't cost an arm and a leg!
 

Razor

Member
Only the original PS3 (model CECHB01) can play PS2 disks... and good luck finding one of those that still works or doesn't cost an arm and a leg!

I have one. :D
 

GMC79

Distinguished Member

Razor

Member
Nah I never used the bloody thing bar the odd exclusive, way too many jaggies for my liking.

As I always say why have cotton (console) when you can have silk (pc). :D
 

holtehero

Well-known Member
I have one. :D
I bet you can't count on two hands how many times you've used it

I remember when it came out and lord van'owen was trying to get people to preorder loads to make a profit, wonder how many he still has
 

GMC79

Distinguished Member
Mine only used for media like netflix, bluray etc these days + small collection of ps1/2 games that are handy for old times sake on rare occasions but that's about it. Prob only had 100hrs or so of gaming.
Probably time i looked into taking it apart for clean and some new paste, cant be arsed tho if it pops it pops.
 

RandomLee

Distinguished Member
I really wanted one on release, but after the delays, crazy RRP and general feckery from Sony I ended up with a 360. Glad I did as multi-plat titles were always best on the Xbox. I did eventually buy a PS3 when the Slim received it's first price cut, ...and then scooped up all the decent exclusives from here and eBay for dirt cheap (of which I've played about 3!). I'll probably do the same with the PS4 and Xbone, should any decent games ever appear on them. I am on my 4th 360 FFIW, 5 if you include the kids' :p
 

johno1945

Standard Member
You can get a vga lead for the xbox 360. If you connect the xbox up via scart it wont be in hd.
Sorry I missed your reply it takes a while for me to find my way around the forum and it looks like I have missed a couple of other replies. Thank you for taking the time to reply. John.
 

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