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Would VGA to DVI to HDMI actually work?

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I was wondering if it is possible to use this monitor with a PS3 : Samsung SM2343NW Would it be possible to use a VGA to DVI connector and then a DVI to HDMI lead? Or would the PS3 quite simply … Read More
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7y, 6m agoPosted 7 years, 6 months ago
I was wondering if it is possible to use this monitor with a PS3 : Samsung SM2343NW

Would it be possible to use a VGA to DVI connector and then a DVI to HDMI lead?

Or would the PS3 quite simply reject it?

Tim
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7y, 6m agoPosted 7 years, 6 months ago
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#1
My queries have been answered lol... (from AVForums)

HDMI is a digital signal, VGA is analogue, you can't convert from one to another with just cables.

The DVI-VGA options you see are mostly for connecting DVI-I to VGA as DVI-I carries the analogue signal required, if you go HDMI->DVI->VGA you will not get a picture.

HDMI->VGA convertors do exist but they are not cheap.


I figured anologue and digtial signals wouldnt work together.
#2
Well that saved me typing that. Also the ps3 doesn't scale 2048x1152 well. Get a 1920x1080 monitor with a digital input.:thumbsup:
#3
no you have it wrong as you are going FROM ps3 -> Samsung TV.

PS3 is outputting, and therfore is providing the HDMI signal.
This can be adapted to a DVI connector
and in turn stripped to analogue using DVI-VGA adaptor.


walla... your TV can now display upto 1920x1080 as set on the PS3.


Or, you could buy a cable similar to this:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Premium-HDMI-Cable-Gold-Metre/dp/B000GDI6FC/ref=pd_cp_ce_2

combined with:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/SVGA-Monitor-Cable-Adaptor-Converter/dp/B000Q84PRA/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1257310061&sr=1-5
#4
sunpreet
no you have it wrong as you are going FROM ps3 -> Samsung TV.

PS3 is outputting, and therfore is providing the HDMI signal.
This can be adapted to a DVI connector
and in turn stripped to analogue using DVI-VGA adaptor.



Err.....NO! the HDMi output of the PS3 is digital and the VGA input of the monitor is analogue. No amount of adaptors can fix that fundamental difference.
#5
Krosus
Err.....NO! the HDMi output of the PS3 is digital and the VGA input of the monitor is analogue. No amount of adaptors can fix that fundamental difference.


true, a convertor would though I think.
#6
Benjimoron;6776069
true, a convertor would though I think.


Such converters are pretty expensive (and basically a false economy).

'DVI' outputs (on graphics cards etc) are usually DVI-I, which has both a digital (DVI-D) and analogue (DVI-A) output combined. The cheap adapters that convert this to VGA simply rewire the analogue output. HDMI is a solely digital interface, so whilst its also possible to convert DVI-I to HDMI (and HDMI back to DVI-D) using a simple adapter, converting HDMI to VGA isn't so straightforward!

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