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Can I buy an adaptor to enable a good PC monitor to receive component in signals Y, B-Y, R-Y?

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I have a number of 10-bit uncompressed video files on my PC - put there using a Black Magic capture card.
I wish to monitor these files before using them in a edit situation - as if playing into a proper HDTV monitor.
I haven't got such a monitor, but I have got a spare and new 20 inch Samsung 204B PC monitor.
Can I adapt this PC monitor to act as an HDTV screen with confidence, please?
Quite willing to pay, say, £100 for some intermediate hardware.
Regards
Keith77777
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Brad GrouxCommented:
There are many DVI to component adapters out there like this one...
http://sewelldirect.com/dvivideoadapter.asp

There are also many DVI to component cables out there like this one...
http://sewelldirect.com/DVI-to-Component-Adapter-Cable-10ft.asp

The best case scenario however would be DVI to HDMI cables like this one, although I'm not sure if your card supports HDMI.
http://sewelldirect.com/gefen-dvi-to-hdmi-cable-15ft.asp
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Brad GrouxCommented:
There are many DVI to component adapters out there like this one...
http://sewelldirect.com/dvivideoadapter.asp

There are also many DVI to component cables out there like this one...
http://sewelldirect.com/DVI-to-Component-Adapter-Cable-10ft.asp

The best case scenario however would be DVI to HDMI cables like this one, although I'm not sure if your card supports HDMI.
http://sewelldirect.com/gefen-dvi-to-hdmi-cable-15ft.asp

Sorry for the double-post.
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keith77777Author Commented:
BradGroux
Many thanks for that.
Just to be sure... are you saying there is no signal processing required - it's just a matter of organising the connection?
Keith
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CallandorCommented:
Anytime you go from digital to analog or analog to digital, there will be some signal processing.  Component video is analog and DVI is digital, so going between the two is expensive.  Since most PC video cards have DVI outputs and most HDTVs have HDMI inputs, I would go the DVI-to-HDMI route for the final product, though you will have to provide sound separately, since HDMI is composed of video and digital audio.  This would be the cheapest way and still provide a high quality picture; even VGA-to-component requires a transcoder, though both are analog signals.  There's no reason to even go the component video route with modern HDTV sets.
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keith77777Author Commented:
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Sorry to ask a supplementary...
The output from my PC card (a Black Magiccard) is from three BNCs + audio - I'm not too concerned about the audio here.
I want the output to go input into a Samsung 204B PC monitor with 15 pin and digital inputs - not a TV.
Will a three BNC to one 15-pin input be OK?
Keith
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Brad GrouxCommented:
BNC to DVI would be your best quality. Don't use the 15-pin analog... use the DVI input, you're monitor has. DVI on a monitor is a "poor man's HDTV"... basically you can't really tell the difference unless you have an HDTV sitting next to the monitor. Running at an HDTV resolution helps. 720p is 1366×768 and 1080p is 1920×1080.

This is what you'd need.
http://www.pacificcable.com/Picture_Page.asp?DataName=DVIBNCF-1
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