Re: Help!! VGA -> TV ?
Article: 7436 of alt.hackers Newsgroups: alt.hackers From: email@example.com ("Andre C. Parrie") Subject: Re: Help!! VGA -> TV ? Distribution: world Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org Approved: what do you think? X-Newsreader: Demon Internet Simple News v1.29 Lines: 25 X-Posting-Host: euclid.demon.co.uk Date: Wed, 22 Feb 1995 10:53:56 +0000 Message-ID: email@example.com Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org Status: RO
In article <email@example.com> firstname.lastname@example.org "Ralph the Wonder Llama" writes: > > OK, I've got a problem. On my new computer (a 386, but hey, it'll run > Linux), I have a VGA card. Unfortunately, I only have a CGA monitor. > I've seen the adapter boxes that let you run VGA video out > to a TV, but they are about as expensive as a VGA monitor. So, is > there a cheap and easy hack to turn a VGA signal into a composite one > for use by a TV? Or could I use my old Commodore 1702 monitor > somehow? This is a bit of a hack, but it does work on some TV's: The SCART input on televisions does have a number of pins I think are marked TTL RGB in. If you connect the ANALOGUE RGB out from your computer into the TTL RGB in, and any other SYNC and relevant pins, a small number of Televisions will accept this signal if you put it into teletext mode. I know a few Ferguson TV's which accept this, and perhaps a few others do too. I don't know the actual pin-out required, but I am sure you will be able to look it up somewhere. -- Andre C. Parrie || Internet: email@example.com Computer Science Student || Compuserve: 100010,520