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    Connecting LCD Monitor to Dvd player

    Hi I was wondering if anyone knows how I can connect an LCD Monitor to my DvD player. Ive looked at the connections on both and cant find anything that would fit into each other, but maybe theres something Id need to buy?

    Any advice appreciated, rep will be added - thank you x

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    what are your outputs and inputs?

    I'm thinking maybe component cable, but unless I know the models can't really help...

    if you have DVI on the monitor and HDMI on the dvd player then you can simply buy the correct adaptor cable, or some dvd players even have vga out.

    I'm assuming your dvd player has a scart and composite output and nothing else? And your monitor just vga? If so sourcingmap.com/pin…GBP would be your best bet, as you can carry the sound to external speakers that way too.

    Original Poster

    ouuff now ur asking hehe - the dvd player is an LG dvd recorder and the LCD monitor I cant see a brand but it came with my E machines computer.... Im really wondering if it can be done so as u say maybe a component cable, which maybe I could get from Maplin or something? I just dont see anywhere fittings could go in to the monitor so I guess it would adjoin to the monitor connection or something??

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    yos2008;7275503

    I'm assuming your dvd player has a scart and composite output and nothing … I'm assuming your dvd player has a scart and composite output and nothing else? And your monitor just vga? If so http://www.sourcingmap.com/pin-vga-svideo-rca-composite-cable-adapter-converter-for-p-29614.html?currency=GBP would be your best bet, as you can carry the sound to external speakers that way too.



    yes theres scart lead and also you know the bit with the 3 colours (red,white yellow) Sorry i dont know what u call that connection, but that can go in too....

    Original Poster

    Yes that looks to be it actually thank you !! - can I buy this from Maplin or something does anyone know? As I could go tonight and buy it...

    My hubby (who's the techie in my house) says that worst case on your monitor is it only has VGA output. Sounds like you have a decent DVD player, so a VGA to whichever input you use on the DVD player adaptor. Apparently Dabs.com is a good place to get them. Maplins will cost you a fair bit more.

    As for where it would go into the monitor, same place your computer cable goes in if nowhere else. That's my guess as hubby just gone out

    yos2008;7275503

    I'm assuming your dvd player has a scart and composite output and nothing … I'm assuming your dvd player has a scart and composite output and nothing else? And your monitor just vga? If so http://www.sourcingmap.com/pin-vga-svideo-rca-composite-cable-adapter-converter-for-p-29614.html?currency=GBP would be your best bet, as you can carry the sound to external speakers that way too.



    Just looked at that link and I'm seconding that option. :-)

    carol123;7275525

    Yes that looks to be it actually thank you !! - can I buy this from … Yes that looks to be it actually thank you !! - can I buy this from Maplin or something does anyone know? As I could go tonight and buy it...



    I'm sure you can buy it from Maplin, depends how desperate you are though as it could be anything up to 10 times the price

    Original Poster

    Maplin not got any just checked, so ill prob order from that site are they quite fast for delivery etc?
    Thanks zanna for asking your hubby etc - hopefully that cable should work but it certainly looks like it should go the trick

    Dabs.com nearly always come next day. Don't know about the site that was linked to

    Original Poster

    Actually that site is American and is $5 to send the item - anyone know of elsewhere that might sell a similar item but would deliver quicker?

    Im on Dabs.com but cant find the cable

    That cable wouldnt work anyway,The way a monitor works is completely different to the output of a Dvd player unless you have a dvd player with HDMI,

    Original Poster

    tonyg1962;7275664

    That cable wouldnt work anyway,The way a monitor works is completely … That cable wouldnt work anyway,The way a monitor works is completely different to the output of a Dvd player unless you have a dvd player with HDMI,



    so is there another cable that would do the job or is it not possible to do?

    if no answer in an hour will get the hubby on it. he has to have his uses

    Original Poster

    aww thank you zannaz very much appreciated - as u can see im a bit stuck I really thought it would be something quite straight forward to do but maybe not Just my luck!!

    carol123;7275681

    so is there another cable that would do the job or is it not possible to … so is there another cable that would do the job or is it not possible to do?



    You would need a convertor to change the signal to work with the monitor and the cheapest are about £35 ,

    post the model numbers (on stickers on the back) of the monitor and dvd recorder and we'll be able to give more help
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