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(Solved, Thanks)Will a Composite Video to VGA work for a PS2?

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Alright I just need a simple answer on this one.

What I want to do is connect my Playstation 2 to my LCD monitor.

I was thinking that I can get a RCA L&R Stereo to 3.5mm female cable, and a composite video to vga cable.
Example:



However I've read a few very old posts here on OCN that didn't seem to really address whether or not this would work. They always talk about expensive converter boxes.

So is it reasonable to use those simple cables, which are very cheap, to make it work? Or is it simply impossible to convert CV to VGA reliably without a dedicated converter box?

Thanks in advance.
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I know for a fact that component needs an active converter box, and straight cables will not work. I believe this is the case for composite as well, as it lists in the description that it only works with video cards that have TV out capability.

That would mean that the VGA and composite signals are not compatible, and it only works with a few video cards that can output a composite signal over the VGA pins, to work with the adapter.
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yeah. it wont work.

I was lucky my monitor has component inputs to make the picture look better.
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Boo, alright, thanks for the info. Guess I'll just use my old CRT tv.
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