Component video to VGA question

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by GanChan, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. GanChan macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2005
    I found a cable with component (red, green, blue) plugs on one end and a VGA connector on the other. So I attached the component end to my DVD player and attached the VGA end to my LCD monitor. But when I fired up both devices, the monitor failed to detect the DVD player.

    What am I doing wrong? Isn't this kind of cable already configured to translate the analog video signal to VGA?
  2. newtech macrumors 6502

    Jun 2, 2007
    No, a cable alone can not do it. Component video has to be transcoded to analog RGB.

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