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LastLine
Jan 3, 2007, 05:55 PM
So let's look at what I've got so far an d see what people think as I think i'm This | | close to getting my Wii on the tft.

I've got the component cables as a start point - which I'm then hooking into this connecter

http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/269253/art/hama/adapter-dvi-male-3-cinch.html

Which converts it to what I believe is a male Dual Link DVI-I connection based upon this picture.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:DVI_Connector_Types.svg

Now I have a monitor that has both VGA and DVI-D female connections. Anyone suggest an adapter I can use to change the DVI-I connection to one of these (and preferably a UK outlet) as I think this might *just* work :)

Spanky Deluxe
Jan 3, 2007, 06:01 PM
So let's look at what I've got so far an d see what people think as I think i'm This | | close to getting my Wii on the tft.

I've got the component cables as a start point - which I'm then hooking into this connecter

http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/269253/art/hama/adapter-dvi-male-3-cinch.html

Which converts it to what I believe is a male Dual Link DVI-I connection based upon this picture.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:DVI_Connector_Types.svg

Now I have a monitor that has both VGA and DVI-D female connections. Anyone suggest an adapter I can use to change the DVI-I connection to one of these (and preferably a UK outlet) as I think this might *just* work :)

Yeah that should work on most TFT screens. Unless you want it to work with any Apple display or the Dell 30" display. I don't quite understand why they've bothered putting all those pins in there when all its using is the few that send an analogue signal. :confused:

LastLine
Jan 3, 2007, 06:12 PM
Yeah but this is what I'm saying, at the minute the adapter gives a DVI-I signal out. ANyone know how to convert that to DVI-D, or VGA?

Spanky Deluxe
Jan 3, 2007, 06:19 PM
Yeah but this is what I'm saying, at the minute the adapter gives a DVI-I signal out. ANyone know how to convert that to DVI-D, or VGA?

You can get component to vga cables off eBay for about a fiver. Converting to DVI-D would cost quite a bit more since you'd be looking at an expensive scaler. There is one that's supposed to be coming out but I think its meant to be about 300 (Geffen HDMate). You could try to find a AV receiver that can scale component to HDMI and then use an HDMI to DVI cable but those probably cost a good 500.