Does this adapter or cable exist?

A friend of mine is wondering if it is possible to hook an anolog monitor to a DVD player.

From his email:
" .... are aware of a cable that will allow you to connect a DVD player to an old fashioned analog computer monitor. thanks."

I'm waiting for a reply back with more details. Like what kind of outputs are on the DVD, and is the monitor VGA (2 rows of pins) or SVGA (3 rows of pins).

For the moment, I'm going to assume:
1. this is to be a stand alone setup. Not hooked to a computer.
2. it is not a really old composit monitor (RCA jacks), as that would be just to easy.   : D

I haven't heard of a way to do this, but you never know.
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Is this similar to what your friend wants?
This would be the complete kit:

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You are not going to get from a 2 or 4 wire video out on the DVD player to either:
a 15 Pin VGA, or, a 9 Pin EGA, or, a 6 wire R-G-B arrangement ~ with just a cable.

RCA is a 2 wire out.
The video portion of S-video is a 4 wire out.

You will need some sort of a signal converter.
There probably is one once we know what the monitor actually is.
Best to wait and find out what this "old fashioned" monitor is.

If it helps you can get from S-video to RCA like this:
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_Author Commented:
OK. He said DVD only has RCA and 75ohm COAX for output. Monitor is 15 pin SVGA

Jonybrv link looks to be on the correct track. Though a little overkill for what he wants.  ; )
I'll pass it on.

Anything more links to similar converter boxes?
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_Author Commented:
I haven't forgotten you guys, just waiting for the guy to get back to me, so I know how to close this.
_Author Commented:
OK. Talked to him today.
Jonybrv had what he was looking for, but he decided a cheap TV was about the same price as even a basic converter, and less headache (he forgot about the sound).   : D
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