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Connect HTIB to LCD monitor

Last response: in Computer Peripherals
March 4, 2009 4:12:36 AM

hello guys..
i have a Pioneer HTIB which has the following Video O/P's
-RCA Video

i want to connect this to my Dell SP2008WFP,but it has only DVI and VGA Input!

ive googled and found some adapter/converters but any idea hoe the quality be?

thank you
March 4, 2009 6:37:30 AM

Unfortunately, your HTIB does not have any high quality video connections - ideally, you would need either component or HDMI outputs. Since you have none of those, the quality will be mediocre at best. Your best choice is the YPbPr cable - it gives the best quality of the three, but is still limited to 720p at best, and that's assuming you have a good converter (none of those signals are directly compatible with your monitor inputs).
March 4, 2009 9:46:31 AM

but isn't YPbPr=component?
and what kind of a converter are you referring to?
YPbPr to DVI?
YPbPr to VGA?
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March 4, 2009 9:05:50 PM

YPbPr is one type of component, yes. I somewhat misspoke there, as I wasn't thinking. For component to really be useful though, you would need a component input as well, which is why I didn't think of it as the greatest connectivity. That is because the signal is not directly compatible with VGA or DVI, so a more complicated conversion is necessary than if it had an HDMI connector. As for the converter, it doesn't matter which one you get - it isn't directly compatible either way, and would need the signal format to actually change (unlike an HDMI-DVI converter, which use the same type of signal, just different pin locations and the HDMI has audio).
March 5, 2009 12:51:07 AM does the adapter give at least decent(at least watchable) quality?
im not using it as my primary setup...

thank you