PS3 on a vga moniter?

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  1. dragonblood9999
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    dragonblood9999 GBAtemp Maniac

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    hello everyone on gbatemp.

    I am starting to do ps3 game LP's/Walkthrough's and i wanted to know if i can use a vga to component like this
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    with a vga switch(to switch between ps3 and pc)

    i wanted to do something like this because i have to bring my pc to my ps3/tv everytime i want to capture gameplay, i would rather just bring my ps3 to my pc and i am not the only person that uses my pc, even thought i am the one that bought it for 1000€(my mom has to go on f**king facebook when every she want)

    my moniter is a Acer X193HQ
     
  2. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    You need to check to see if PS3 supports RGB signal over component cable. Component cable by default uses YPbPr which is not the signal VGA is using.
     
  3. reprep

    reprep GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    no you can't use that. that is for some projectors etc which can accept component input from vga port.

    you need a box with an active decoder in it which can transform YPbPr to RGB.
     
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  4. Randamin

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    Considering that its an LCD monitor you are going to use I would like some more information. Does it have a DVI input? Would it be new enough to support HDCP? If it has at least a DVI input but no support for HDCP then there are tools out there that may be used.

    In regards to VGA on the PS3 is not officially supported unlike the xbox 360 (excluding the E model). An option you may see in the options menu is to output in RGB although this outputs under SoG which is a type of signal a VGA monitor does not expect. A VGA monitor needs a separate Horizontal and Vertical sync in addition to the RGB signals.
     
  5. Alex4nder001

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    I bought this
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    for my Wii a long time ago but just yesterday I tried it on my newly-bought PS3 and couldn't get it to work. It worked fine on my Wii and Wii U (going up to 720p) but I couldn't get it to display on 720p in Component/D-sub mode.

    Btw you posted in the wrong section. You should have posted in the "Console, Accessories and Hardware" section
     
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  6. Necron

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    You'll need this, an HDMI to VGA converter. I've done it before and it works. Get one that has an audio output so you can plug in everything.

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  7. Sakitoshi

    Sakitoshi everything is going according the plan...

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    using HDMI to VGA converters on PS3 is not a good idea because of HDCP.
    The better way is to get a component to VGA adapter.
     
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  8. Alex4nder001

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    NOOOOOO THOSE THINGS NEVER WORK!!!
     
  9. CaptainSodaPop

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    Worked fine for me.
     
  10. HamBone41801

    HamBone41801 K35

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    Why say something so absolute? Have you had bad experiences with cheap ones?
     
  11. Necron

    Necron Lurking~

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    Never had a problem with anything I've played on my PS3. Also, there are better ways to capture PS3 than component, hdmi being one of them.

    If it didn't work, it could be two reasons:

    1) It was a cheap adapter
    2) Your monitor is not 1080p. If it's 720p or lower, you need to use a CRT monitor to adjust the settings, because the HDMI will default to 1080p.
     
  12. Sakitoshi

    Sakitoshi everything is going according the plan...

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    you should have one of those one in a kind adapters that successfully strip the HDCP signal by themselves.
     
  13. Necron

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    It was a cheap chinese one, so all of them must do it lol
     
  14. Alex4nder001

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    If its 1080p then whats the point? Any 1080p monitor will most likely have HDMI anyways
     
  15. Ayanico

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    I Use my PS3 on an Old CRT Monitor from LG, running it on 720p to 1080p, using a cheap $5 Chinese HDMI to VGA adapter who I have bought here in my country. Its pretty simple to use and the image are better than a LED or LCD Display

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