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play component from a computer

samsung   TXM2790F

has component input that says 'dvd'

could this play component
via
dvi to component from a computer
or
vga to component from a computer
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You should be able to use a converter similar to this one:

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3709741

Or this one:

http://sewelldirect.com/VGA-to-Component-Video-Converter.asp

Or this one:

http://micronica.com.au/catalog/mc4000/

Depending on where you live, a Google search or shopping website should be able to find you something appropriate.
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but will component work

because it says 'dvd'
and I have to select 'dvd'
'DVD' is the name given to the input, it has no bearing on the actual device connected at the other end.  It should work fine, and will depend more on the type of VGA to Component converter.  Ensure you check the comments and reviews for each product to look for people who have confirmed the converter you are looking to get works with a variety of devices, or with your brand/model of TV.
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Onlyodin is right. the 'DVD' label is just a generic name for the input. It doesn't matter what is actually on it.

If you are still unsure, post details on the actual connection available so we can confirm.
This link shows a great image a few posts down providing many connections.

http://www.highdefforum.com/cables-connections/54563-what-component-video-input.html

The 'Component' is typically three RCA sockets labelled Y, Pr, Pb.
If this is what you have, the convertors provided by Onlyodin will definatelty do the job.
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I tried with cheap
vga to component converter cable and did not work
showed 3x image, fuzzy blurry

is it true that only costly converter boxes work
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thanks