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VGA to DVI to HDMI conversion...

by sox73b3 / November 30, 2007 5:43 AM PST

I am trying to hook a Dreamcast game console up to an HDMI switch then to a Gateway HD Monitor, Playstation 3 is already hooked up to this monitor.

I am going from VGA to DVI and then using a DVI to HDMI Cable.

The display does not work with game console but works for my computer using DVI to HDMI.

Is there something about a VGA signal that does not allow it to be converted this way?

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by jonnybones / November 30, 2007 11:56 AM PST

That particular setup has never worked for me. I am not sure why, but all i know is that it's never worked

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by masterying01 / November 30, 2007 2:56 PM PST

vga is an analog signal.

dvi can be analog AND/OR digital.

hdmi is digital.

a vga to dvi adapter converts the vga to an analog dvi signal. a dvi to hdmi adapter converts a digital dvi to an hdmi signal. there is nothing between there that converts an analog dvi to digital dvi.

they do make adapters(more like boxes), but it is quite expensive.

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by Nepster88 / November 21, 2012 3:14 PM PST

Get a converter device from VGA to HDMI which will cost a lot in compare to simple ocnversion cables. It works with your PC because you have DVI output from your PC. I have VGA in mine and it does not work !

Beware! Basic video cards with DVI/HDMI output costs similar to the conversion unit.

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