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Connection from VGA to RCA

RCA video cables are adjoining cables that are typically red, white and yellow. The red and white cables are normally used to connect audio and the yellow cable is used for video cables. VGA cables are normally used to adjoin computer monitors and displays video graphics. You can easily change RCA to VGA if you have the right conversion device. The techniques of connection from VGA to a RCA ports are as followed:

  • Connect the VGA port on your computer to the VGA to RCA (with the included cable).
  • Using the involved RCA cable (yellow video cable), connect the converter to your television set.

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  • Your PC will now pick up the television as a second monitor – go in to your display manager (right-click on Windows desktop and select properties or select System Preferences on a Mac) and enable the other monitor. If you want to have the same display on both monitors choose “clone” your display. If you want to drag and drop videos on the TV’s screen select “extended desktop” mode.

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  • (Optional) You can either have the PC give audio or assign that to the TV as well. By standard settings your computer will deal with it – just turn your speakers up and enjoy.

If you choose to let the sound to come out of the TV simply connect a 3.5mm audio cable from your computer’s headset jack (audio out) to your television’s red/white stereo ports. Now you have an all-in-one video system.

This whole setup procedure must take less than a minute – when you get really fast with it you should be able to do the entire thing in less than 20 seconds. This is great if you are traveling with the VGA to RCA converter and you choose to watch videos on the road.

If you need a full HD signal you should be seeking a VGA to HDMI converter rather than a VGA to RCA. VGA to RCA is good for standard definition content (just regular YouTube videos, Hulu, etc.), but for reading text on the screen you will definitely want to go with a VGA to HDMI. Be careful – not all VGA to RCA or VGA to HDMI converters are made equal! While the outside may look alike, some of the cheaper cards will produce fuzzy images or worse, can even damage your equipment.

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