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Old 7th Jun 2006, 08:14   #1
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RCA to computer monitor

I have been looking for a good way to hook up standard RCA from a VCR or gaming system into a computer monitor. I have been thinking of buying a tuner card but not wanting to go through the computer. You guys have any ideas
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Old 7th Jun 2006, 09:05   #2
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afaik going direct from a VCR or other video source to a monitor (CRT) is fairly impossible. You can find cheap cards that give you composite input.
Sound will most likely need to be changed from RCA to 1/8" jack via a common converter cable.

I had my VCR hooked up this way into a capture card to record some old VHS onto my hdd but with some software it can also just display on your monitor.
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This could work.
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There are literally loads of variations on what ozstriker reccomends.

Check places like lik-sang for ones reccomended for gaming. I took a cheap option and iot was atrocious.
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Well, I stand corrected then.

Those are probably a better solution than a TV card even at about the same price.
PC cards tend to have lag when used for game consoles.
I completely forgot about these sort of aftermarket devices.
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Ok so there are cards out there. I figured there was a way wo make a cable to do the job. But i think a wile and remember that VGA is a coaxial wire and hard to work with. Say I was just after TV on my monitor then the best way would just be a tuner card. any recomendations. I am on a fairly tight budget. Still after a solution to the first Q though. The sound I would take down to a 1/8" cable via a converter cable.
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