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convert composite(rca) to d-sub 15 pin

Discussion in 'Home Theater PC' started by shell, Sep 7, 2004.

  1. shell

    shell Guest

    I would like to convert a composite video signal(from a dvd player) to a standard lcd monitor that has a d-sub 15 pin connector. If this sounds strange, let me explain. I'm looking for a large lcd to install in my van. I'd prefer to go with a standard pc lcd in lieu of a lcd/tv for several reasons:
    The main reason is power consumption. lcd/tv's consume nearly twice the power(12v5 to 6amps vs. 3 to 4 amps)
    pc lcd's are lighter
    most pc lcd's dont have built in speakers(smaller)
    pc lcd's are generally much cheaper than lcd/tv's.

    So, is this signal conversion possible?

  2. shell

    shell Guest

    I did another seach of the forum, and saw a posting by Prisoner, with this link: http://www.trianglecables.com/1footvgadbma.html

    Does anyone know if this adaptor will work both ways?
    Most people want to convert d-sub to composite, I want to do the opposite.
    Thanks again.
  3. Mark40

    Mark40 Member

    Jul 21, 2004
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    The cables sold at "Triangle Cable" are a scam! Read what I wrote about it in this thread (my August 5th posting):


    This is the kind of device that you need for converting Composite to VGA (D-sub):


    It's only $44 at Provantage (the above website), which is a very good price. I don't think you'll be able to find anything cheaper for converting Composite to VGA (D-sub).
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2004

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