08-08-2012 11:28 AM
I blew out my hdmi port on my playstation AND one of my monitors trying to repair another monitor. I caused a huge power surge to an extent where my surge protector gave my the finger. I dont have my HDTV anymore and playing battlefield on this oldschool tv it just awful. Its 480i and to big for its resolution making every pixel visible. Now having to resort to component connection, can i take a female component to male dvi adapter and play on a monitor? I just want to be sure before i spend the money on ebay or amazon.
I've searched the internet with people having the same problem, and the only responses they get are related to "hdmi to dvi adapter". This IS NOT the case so PLEASE dont even mention the hdmi port and stay pertinent to component to dvi.
08-08-2012 04:23 PM
No. There is no component to DVI adapter. To convert analog video to digital video you need a video capture hardware device. The video capture device connects to a computer, which could then be connect to a monitor via DVI. If you found one that had an HDMI monitor output, then you could connect that to your monitor using an HDMI->DVI adapter; but those products would cost more than an HDTV the size of your current monitor, so there is really no point.
08-08-2012 08:54 PM
You have to find out what your monitors supports.
DVI-D , DVI-A or DVI-I
If its only DVI-D you will need expensive electronics. If its DVI-I Then you can rewire component to get DVI-A support.
But you have to contact the Maker as they fit DVI-I ports on models that Don't support DVI-A at all....
because DVI was replacing VGA it has technology for both analogue and digital but Monitor makers were not under any enforcement to support both on their Products...