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LCD with a DVD player??

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by RaiderRodney, Jan 10, 2006.

  1. RaiderRodney

    RaiderRodney Just Win Baby

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    Friend of mine asked me a good question today. He has a LCD (almost new) that he bought for his PC. The PC then started failing to startup. It is older and he simply uses his laptop now. The question though was can he use the LCD to watch movies on with a DVD player? I told him probably if he could find a DVI to Component Video adapter. Anyone else tried this??
     
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    Can his Laptop play DVDs? If so, he can just plug up the LCD to the Laptop.
     

  3. HAVOC

    HAVOC Remember CLM Millennium Member

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    Well it depends on the DVD player and the LCD. Many LCDs these days have composite or S-Video inputs, and many DVD players can output that.

    DVI and component are the same sorts of signals, so it'd have to be some sort of active adapter, which won't be cheap, if it even exists.

    Something like this can turn S-Vid or composite to VGA, but a quick search isn't really showing anything that plays in component or DVI.