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Member Since: Apr 14, 2002

Does anybody here know if you can splice together a VGA cable to an RCA? I know companies make them but they cost about $120. I actually just want it to do video, not audio.
Seems if manufacturers can make them, I could too...


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Since: Apr 03, 2002

Aug 03, 2002 02:36 pm

By VGA cable do you mean the 15 pin monitor cable like a PC uses? Have you check the local Electronics store like Radio Shack (or those are common in the US anyway?).

Might I ask why you need to do this? If I know the 'why' maybe I can come up with a better 'how' :-)

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Aug 03, 2002 11:06 pm

OOOOOOOOOOOH, the reason they are hard to make at home is the sheilding and getting the right wire's to use for standard video hook up. I think that is what you are trying to do, correct? Convert the VGA out of the PC to the RCA in of the TV? Or vice versa?

Since: Apr 14, 2002

Aug 04, 2002 02:32 am

Well, see, I have this really nice LCD computer monitor and instead of using it for a PC, I want to hook up a VCR and nintendo and stuff like that and put it in my room. No, there is no pc involved.
However, if there is any way getting around the $100 price tag for a real adapter, I`d like to take it.
Yes, it is a 15 pin.

Since: Apr 03, 2002

Aug 04, 2002 08:45 am

Ohhhhh, I get it, in that case, I would guess you probably can make it, but there is a lot more invloved in working with those pieces than with simple audio cables, and the parts alone may cost you some good money, personally, I would give the $100 and buy one premade...

If you do find a way to make one, please share your findings, as I would really like to know just to have the knowledge to toss in the ol' bag o' tricks :-)...

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