VGA to component or DVI to component

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by shawndavis, Nov 17, 2003.

  1. shawndavis

    shawndavis Guest

    Could anyone tell me if there is any difference between converting VGA
    or DVI to component video. I've found these converters online and
    the VGA to component is about $60 more that the DVI to component. I
    was just wondering if this is because VGA is better quality so they
    can charge more and still have people buy them, or if it just costs
    them more to build the VGA version. Also, when it comes to video
    signals and such, I'm not too on top of things, but from my research,
    I believe either one of these two converters to component video, and
    then to my TV should give me the best possible picture. Is that the
    case, or does someone know of better way to display from my computer
    to my Sony WEGA. Thanks in advance for any advice.

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    Jason Tsang Guest

    DVI to component would give you better quality.

    VGA to component would involve an extra digital to analog conversion before
    the signal gets separated into its component outputs.
    Jason Tsang, Nov 17, 2003
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  3. I also would be careful in evaluating the VGA to component video options.
    Most (if not all in that price range) only support a resolution of 480,
    which is good for basic TV, but not much else.



    Derek R. Flickinger
    Interactive Homes, Inc.
    Derek R. Flickinger, Nov 17, 2003
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    scottv Guest

    I'd like to get away from the svideo connection to my Sony WEGA a
    well. Unfortunately it appears that my AIW 9000 that came with m
    Dell MCE doesn't support the DVI->component adapter from ATI.

    Is this correct

    On the other note, does anyone know whether Sony's DRC line doublin
    works on svideo and/or lower resolution component signals? From wha
    I understand, it will for the composite signal but not sure abou
    svideo or component (when using a lower resolution)

    thanks -- Scot

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    alfaman Guest

    Component Video is a digital interface

    DVI is a digital interfac

    VGA is an analogue interface

    DVI to CV is a digital protocol conversion using digital circuitr

    VGA to CV is a translation process requiring A to D coverters followe
    by digital circuitry, obviously these will never be able to compet
    with end to end digital process, even if they use expensiv
    converters, this is what will be creating the price difference.


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    scottv Guest

    Anyway to delete messages?

    Something strange happened between using the reply option and logging
    on that posted the message at the root of the forum.

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  7. Huh? I think you are mistaken. Component video is analogue, AFAIK.

    Robert Schlabbach, Nov 17, 2003
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    shawndavis Guest

    OK, so I think you are saying that the DVI to component adapter shoul
    give the best results. It probably won't be for a couple weeks, bu
    I'll reply once I get it in case anyone is wondering about th
    quality as well

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