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Old 05-05-02, 09:08 PM
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Need help with monitor

My cousin is going home for the holidays and he's leaving his LCD behind at my place. I have a dual output card, (one is Vga, the other is dvi-i), but this LCD seems to have a VGA input (I can plug it in directly to where my old CRT VGA monitor was. So my question is this: Is there a vga to dvi-i convertor so I can hook up both to my video card ? Thanks

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Old 05-05-02, 09:50 PM
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Not that I've seen. But there is a DVI to VGA converter.
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Old 05-05-02, 10:19 PM
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Not that I've seen. But there is a DVI to VGA converter.
How does that work? Can I just reverse it?
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Old 05-05-02, 10:33 PM
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Originally posted by huzefa

How does that work? Can I just reverse it?
I don't know, but I wouldn't think so. You'd have to get gender changers, but mostly I would worry about the signal conversion. That is a very complicated adapter, coming from so many pins to just 15. Mixing the signals may work, or just using some analog ones they conveniently provide in the DVI spec, but I doubt you could go backwards. Especially since the DVI is digital. You're not going to get that conversion out of a $5 analog converter.
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