Component -> DVI/HDMI

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Dec 10, 2007

Component -> DVI/HDMI by suppachipmunk at 12:48 PM (756 Views / 0 Likes) 3 replies

  1. suppachipmunk
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    Hello all.
    I am on a quest to connect my PS2 (composite or component) to my 22" monitor (VGA/HDMI).

    My optimal goal is to go from PS2 component cables to my monitor's HDMI input.

    I have found several converter boxes that can make the above connections (comp -> HDMI), but the boxes cost $100 upwards of $200. I dont have the money, otherwise I would just buy a T.V. with the correct hookups.

    My other option, if this would even work, is to go from my PS2 component cables into a component to DVI converter

    (http://cgi.ebay.com/Ultra-GOLD-6ft-COMPONENT-Video-3-RCA-female-to-DVI-Wii_W0QQitemZ360003346470QQihZ023QQcategoryZ147176QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZV
    ewItem)
    OR
    (http://cgi.ebay.com/DVI-TO-COMPONENT-3RCA-ADAPTER-XBOX-Wii-HDTV-DVD-PC_W0QQitemZ180192363802QQihZ008QQcategoryZ41993QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD2VQQcmdZVie
    Item)

    and then connect that component -> DVI converter into a DVI -> HDMI converter cable (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812105826)

    I am aware that the cable in the link above is male and the converter is male too. I will find a female DVI plug in a few minutes.

    I am just curious as to whether or not this will work? Does anyone have a better solution that works for them?

    EDIT: sorry, I forgot this... What is the best type of DVI? Apparently there is one that does only analog, one that does only digital, and one that does both???

    Thanks in advance.
    Suppachipmunk
     
  2. ZeWarrior

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    Why would you want to play PS2 on a PC Monitor... It will look terrible even with the Component cable.
     
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    @ZeWarriorReturns

    I am a broke college student who bought a nice 22" monitor (1680x1050) a little while ago mainly for my 360.

    I am currently using a 19" CRT TV, which is completely crappy, to play my PS2, Gamecube, and other systems.

    I want to make it where all my systems can play on my monitor so I dont have to buy a new TV (because I never watch TV), it would be a waste.

    So I was looking at a cheap alternative to a TV. I found a Converter for $70, so that beats $200+.

    I just thought I would try to be cheaper by using the adapters for only $30 if they worked the same.

    Suppachipmunk
     
  4. ZeWarrior

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    Try it but when you see the quality, you'll realize you should of kept it on the TV.
     

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