How to Build Your Own RCA to VGA Converter

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How to Build Your Own RCA to VGA Converter
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Audio/visual devices can connect to televisions using a number of signal cables, including RCA cables. In the event that you want to connect your audio/visual device to another display, such as a computer monitor, you must find a way to convert your RCA signal into a VGA signal: the signal accepted by all computer monitors. To convert this signal, you must construct your own RCA-to-VGA converter cable. As long as you have the right equipment, you can do this easily.

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Things you need

  • RCA-to-VGA converter box
  • RCA cable
  • VGA cable

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  1. 1

    Connect one end of your RCA cable to the RCA port on the converter box.

  2. 2

    Connect one end of the VGA cable to the VGA port on the converter box.

  3. 3

    Test your new converter cable by connecting the RCA ends of the cable to your audio/visual device and the VGA end of the cable to the VGA port on the back of your computer monitor.

  4. 4

    Turn your computer monitor and audio/visual device on. You should see the signal from your device on your monitor.

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