"How do I connect my PC
to my TV?"
One of the most asked questions we receive, if you currently own a TV
with HDMI and Component inputs for high resolution video, but your PC or
laptop only outputs VGA, the solution is a video converter.
VGA and component (Y-Pb-Pr or Y-Cb-Cr) are both analog signals that are
similar but not compatible. There are several models with varying
features and price. In analog signals, the results are often not
consistent from one TV or PC to another. The most reliable
solution is a converter with a video processor that outputs a
conventional TV signal to feed a common Flat Panel TV.
Also listed below are reverse converters to connect DVD players and
gaming boxes with Component output to a PC monitor with only VGA analog
DVI and HDMI digital signals are compatible, but DVI lacks the audio
that's part of the HDMI specification, so a separate cable is necessary
for the sound. Converting DVI video to analog VGA is common, but
VGA to DVI or HDMI is inherently more difficult to accomplish and
requires more sophisticated electronics.
VGA to Component
Audio Authority 9A60 -
One of the oldest models on the market, the 9A60 is a simple
transcoder that sends out the signal in the same frequency, so
the PC resolution must be properly configured to work with the TV.
Key Digital KD-VP800
- Incorporates a video processor that can convert all input
signals to a specific output signal that's compatible with the
widest range of TV's on the market. PC configuration is
not necessary, simple to use.
to Component to VGA
Key Digital KD-VA5 -
VGA to Component, or Component to VGA, this bi-directional
converter has a simple video processor for easy setup.
Dtrovision DCDA1 -
Converting VGA to DVI (or HDMI with adapter) features some
control in video size and screen placement.
- This in-line converter is simple to use and supports digital
signals p to 1080p.