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Who here is good with A/V equipment?

#1SKARDAVNELNATEPosted 8/17/2014 12:10:38 PM
Situation:
A computer feeds into a projected via VGA cable running through the wall.
http://pc-level.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/vga-cable.jpg
After lightning struck the building everything on the projector looks red.
Testing with a laptop on other inputs shows that the VGA input on the projector is the cause.

We tried converting VGA to HDMI with an upscaler but the picture became jittery then entirely scrambled.
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41MVmZ2gRVL._SY300_.jpg

Next idea is to convert to component. Something like this would be perfect if it works.
http://www.amazon.com/CableWholesale-1-Foot-Female-Adaptor-30H1-50300/dp/B000I23TSA
However the description says "Not for computer use". What prevents it from working in this way?
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#2WerdnAndreWPosted 8/17/2014 12:12:07 PM
SKARDAVNELNATE posted...
Next idea is to convert to component. Something like this would be perfect if it works.
http://www.amazon.com/CableWholesale-1-Foot-Female-Adaptor-30H1-50300/dp/B000I23TSA
However the description says "Not for computer use". What prevents it from working in this way?


You can't convert component to HDMI with just a cable, some hardware has to do the conversion.
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#3WerdnAndreWPosted 8/17/2014 12:13:46 PM
WerdnAndreW posted...
SKARDAVNELNATE posted...
Next idea is to convert to component. Something like this would be perfect if it works.
http://www.amazon.com/CableWholesale-1-Foot-Female-Adaptor-30H1-50300/dp/B000I23TSA
However the description says "Not for computer use". What prevents it from working in this way?


You can't convert component to HDMI with just a cable, some hardware has to do the conversion.



EDIT: OOPS, for some reason I was thinking HDMI.

If your projector supports RGB through component then it will work.
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#4SKARDAVNELNATE(Topic Creator)Posted 8/17/2014 1:23:13 PM
Yes, the projector has inputs for VGA, Component, Composite, and HDMI. What troubles me is the "not for computers" description and the reviews seem to be all over the place concerning what it will or won't work with.
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#5WerdnAndreWPosted 8/17/2014 2:59:52 PM
The problem comes from people using this on component inputs, just because they look similar doesn't mean it will work. That adapter will ONLY work if your projector supports RGB through the component inputs, check the manual and make sure. Most component inputs can only do YPbPr and NOT RGB.
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#6SKARDAVNELNATE(Topic Creator)Posted 8/18/2014 1:24:19 AM
WerdnAndreW posted...
Most component inputs can only do YPbPr and NOT RGB.

Oh, I didn't realize there was a difference. The projector is at a church that I help out at. So I can't look up the model number until I go back. Would It be easier to convert to composite then?
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