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    DVD player video out to VGA monitor

    I have a pc monitor that only accepts vga. I have a dvd player that outputs s-video, rca, and rbg composite. I only want to display video and quality is not important. The monitor will only be used to display song titles and to allow for searching songs on the dvd. Can I use a cheap vga to rbg composite cable adapter for 5 dollars and be okay? I know that vga has sync but is this required to simply view video in this case?

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    This is tha adapter I want to use...
    HD15 (VGA) Female to RCA x 3 Male Double-Shielded (HD15 to Component Video) Adaptor 1 ft -- Not For Computer Use

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    unfortunately that adapter is for hi-def component not composite there is a HUGE difference also the vga end is female so would not connect to a pc monitor anyway
    you need something like this
    Video to VGA (PC/HDTV) Scaler > Maplin
    but it maybe cheaper to buy a cheap lcd tv
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    sorry must be having an off day it does not mater that the vga end is female cos you will most likely put a vga cable between them anyway,
    and i just read your post properly i take it your dvd player has the red green and blue outputs on the back in which case then yes that adapter will work,
    sorry again mate dont know what happened to by brain when i first replied d'oh!
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    I did a little research and learned that to go from component out of the DVD player to VGA, I would need an active converter that does interleaving and syncs the verticle and horizonal. The 5 dollar cable won't really get me a readable picture. This whole effort was for 5.1 surround sound and a CD player in the garage for when we party. I didn't want to spend a bunch on a CD deck to go with the reveiver, so I went with a cheap DVD player that plays CDs too.
    Unless I want to buy an active converter, the VGA display is out of the question. The solution...I found an old portable CRT TV that has video input. It works like a charm. Thanks for your replies.

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