QUOTE(Theta @ Jun 20 2006, 02:38 AM)
I was thinking about using the VGA cable, then a gender changer, than a VGA to component set of cables.
QUOTE(Foe-hammer @ Jun 20 2006, 04:04 AM)
Buy the cheap ass vga to component cable then, and tell us how it works. The only problem i see is vga uses RGB levels, whereas component does not. So that being said, it will probably not work but who knows?
Wont work, those cables are specifically made for projectors that can accept component video but do not offer component video ports (space and cost savings) it's just utilizing the vga port for something it's not really meant for.
Component video includes a composite sync signal on the Green cable along with the black and white image. Color information is carried along the Red and Blue cables in a compressed/matrixed format.
Just because the cables are red green and blue does not mean they are actually carrying red green and blue color information. If it was an RGB signal with sync on green it might work... but Component is completely different. While RGB has a lot in common with VGA... Component video is actually closer to S-Video, essentialy it's S-Video with a bit more color separation and a higher bandwidth for higher resolutions. The colorspace is completely different.
Converting between the two is a simple process though involving some video quality op-amps. I was actually going to build a industrial grade VGA/RGB to component converter but there were a lot of people who really wanted to see the Saturn controller converter happen so I started that project instead.
Here's some info to get your started Converting VGA is pretty much the same process as converting VGA. You just have to be conscience as to if the circuit will work with resolutions above 480phttp://nfggames.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=2026http://www.keohi.com/keohihdtv/interfaces/diytranscoder.html
(<-works with 480p and 720p)
you can build one for <$20 but buying a unit to do it can cost upward of $200... that's some markup for you
I was planning on building a couple of these so I could use my Sega Saturn and Sega Dreamcast (neither of which support component video but DO support RGB or VGA) on my projector through my component video switch.