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Thread: vga to rca/s video cable i dotn think it works

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    vga to rca/s video cable i dotn think it works

    just got this in and i tried the rca part and i dont think it works has anyone else tried it

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    They only work if your vga port has tv-out on it. Some cards (some matrox for example) and some laptops do. Most don't.
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    Only if you have tv-out? So is there a way to force it to work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by falconey
    So is there a way to force it to work?
    Yeah, you're right, I was lying when I said it will _only_ work with a tv-out system. Get a gun and threaten it, I'm sure it will comply.

    If you can find an easier way, let us know.
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    is the video quality gonna be any different if u use a VGA to RCA cable or is it pretty much gonna be the same as an RCA to RCA connection...

    reason 'm asking is that right now 'm using the RCA port of my PC...text is hard to read..so wondering if it's gonna be different if I use the cable

    Thanks

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    Exactly the same quality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Withey
    Yeah, you're right, I was lying when I said it will _only_ work with a tv-out system. Get a gun and threaten it, I'm sure it will comply.

    If you can find an easier way, let us know.
    No need for that my friend. I have a couple of these that a friend gave me for free. I've never tried using them, but I don't have a tv-out on my vid card. It does have s-vid out, but not tv-out. That's why I was asking. In know way was I commenting on if you were right or wrong. I just assumed it would work and had been planning on using these to run to some headrest monitors down the road. According to what you're saying I'd have to scrap that idea unless there's another way to get the signal to the monitors. Thanks

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    well how do you just have a rca connection out of your comp i need rca to go to my indash screen

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    Does anyone have a way to get RCA (composite video) BACK into the PC? I want/need to be able to display my back-up camera to my dash monitor while in reverse... I know that there are video cards out there like the Radeon All-in-Wonder that will take an S-Video or Composite videe in... but don't care to add an extra video board... then again.. If I did that, I could run an extended desktop and have other things going on... oh nm... first I need my carputer running... THEN I can worry about extra stuff.

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    Tv card will do what you want. If you don't want to add another card then it gets real tough.
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