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    S-Video - VGA Adapter (Does it work)

    What do you think about this product? It says you can take a composite video and turn it into vga quality. at least that is what i think it's trying to say. Do you know if this will work if you had a alpine screen that is not vga?

    http://www.allaboutadapters.com/vitoxgacofor.html

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    they say they guarantee it. Maybe send them an email and ask for their return policy if you are not happy.

    No idea if it would work with an alpine screen, but why would you want it if you alpine screen is not VGA? The only way would be to buy it and try.
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    VGA quality?

    Garbage in/Garbage out...a composite or S-video will not be VGA quality.


    But it might look ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvau11484 View Post
    What do you think about this product? It says you can take a composite video and turn it into vga quality. at least that is what i think it's trying to say. Do you know if this will work if you had a alpine screen that is not vga?

    http://www.allaboutadapters.com/vitoxgacofor.html
    Quote Originally Posted by DodgeCummins View Post
    VGA quality?

    Garbage in/Garbage out...a composite or S-video will not be VGA quality.


    But it might look ok.


    basically all it does is take the upscaling usually done on the monitor circuitry (assuming a VGA monitor is being fed composite or svideo) and puts it on a little black box. There are advantages to doing this, but it doesnt matter if you are then going to take this upscaled image and downscale it again onto a non-vga screen!

    Basically the signal is only as good as the lowest quality signal. Ever. If you had a VHS tape, and played it on your new 72" HDTV, the VHS signal doesnt magically become high def. The tv cannot artificially reproduce pixels that just arent there. Same with this little box. It can guess, same thing if you rescale a picture on your computer, it becomes pixelated but bigger.

    So it will be a waste of your money.
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    I got a VGA to SVideo connector for my media center computer and it didn't work (maybe it was SVideo to VGA and labeled wrong on the website). Was so cheap it wasn't worth returning, so I just kept using my Geforce 4 instead of upgrading to my 6600GT (I lost the TV adapter). No BF2 on my media center, darn.

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