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Using RCA to VGA Monitor

Wed May 22, 2013 1:31 pm

Currently I do not have anywhere to plug the HDMI socket in, but I do have a couple of old VGA monitors knocking around. I know there is converters for HDMI to VGA but at the cost of over £20 its too costly, but Can I use a RCA to VGA adapter?

Like this?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/30CM-S-VGA-to ... 653wt_2128

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Re: Using RCA to VGA Monitor

Wed May 22, 2013 1:44 pm

Sorry, I suspect not - it appears to be a VGA to RGB (Red, Green, Blue) video adapter - wrong direction and wrong video format. The Pi's yellow RCA connector outputs composite video & synch signals IIRC.
If one of your existing monitors supports DVI input then all you need is a HDMI to DVI cable or adapter - they're also "quite cheap". Otherwise it's a (oldish) TV with either Yellow (video) Red & White (audio) RCA connectors or a SCART input - see the bottom of this page (http://www.cpmspectrepi.webspace.virgin ... stKit.html)for a picture of suitable cables - other variations are possible.
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Re: Using RCA to VGA Monitor

Thu May 23, 2013 6:00 am

A colleague bought one of these for a project and I tried it on a Pi. It seemed to work fine after a minor adjustment to the config.txt file. I did not try it with movies, but it bought up the GUI fine on a VGA monitor.


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Adapter-Monitor ... D7BT4MNFZG

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Re: Using RCA to VGA Monitor

Thu May 23, 2013 2:03 pm

The official HDMI to VGA converters are quite expensive but most of the cheaper ones (under £10) work too. You may however need to change the config.txt settings. I've now got three different converters including one of the more expensive Pi-View ones and all work with the correct settings.

http://www.penguintutor.com/news/raspberrypi/hdmi2vga

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