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    DVI to VGA?

    Does anyone know if there is a adapter out there that converts LCD's DVI to VGA? Any input would be greatly appreciated
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    Yup, it's called a DVI-to-VGA adapter (suprise suprise)

    Newegg sells them for $8
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    Yeah, they are pretty cheap, you can find them in lots of places, I know that my local computer shop sells them - will save the postage costs, they're pretty cheap.
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    Yes... such devices do exist. They cost about $200-400.

    I think you guys are thinking of DVI-I to VGA dongles (DVI-I already incorporates an analog signal so no conversion is necessary). They are about $5-10, yes, because they do absolutely no signal processing whatsoever. If you want to convert a DVI signal into a VGA signal then you need a standalone digital to analog converter of some sort. They are expensive.

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    Last edited by MuFu; August 6th, 2002 at 01:05 PM.

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    BTW, from the way you worded your post, it sounds like you want to use a DVI monitor with a VGA output. So you really need a VGA to DVI converter. Here is an example of such a device:

    http://store.kayye.com/kayye/vgatodvicon.html

    $299

    Doesn't make any sense to buy one when you can get virtually any graphics card available for that price. All the high end cards have DVI-I/DVI-D ports these days.

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    I guess i shouldve been a little more specific in my post, but i got the answers i needed anyways thanks all
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