Panasonic PT53WX42 & Computer

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Anyone out there successfully hook up a pc to a Panasonic PT53WX42?  I'm
trying to setup a media pc in my living room (am a newbie at this)  I tried
using a VGA to Component cable w/out success.  I found this VGA to component
adapter for ATI cards (on the adapter there are different switches you can
set the adapter to like 480p, 1080i, 16:9.  Would this be a way to go?

Just want to know if it's even possible for me to do this on this TV.

S.D. Santiago



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The vga to component cable should work.  Here's another source:
http://www.bluejeanscable.com/store/component/vgatocomponent.htm

It sounds like you have a resolution issue. I know my Samsung only
supports
certain resolution when in PC mode. (It has a vga input :) )
The problem is
changing the resolution when you can't see what you're
doing. Before I bought
another piece of equipment, I'd try each of the
different screen resolution
options to see if any work. Set the TV to
the component input you have the
vga-component cable on. Double check
all connections. Using a separate monitor,
step through the options on
the PC: right click on the desk
top>properties>settings>move the screen
resolution slider>apply>ok. Then switch
the cable to the vga-component
and see if the TV recognizes it.

Other options:

Does your PC have a s-video out on the video card? If so, just use
that. You may
have the same issue but I doubt it.

Buy a new video card with s-video out. Cheap and easy to change.

Good luck.


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Are you sure the model is correct I can not find any panasonic's made with
that model number.


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Yea it's correct the model is correct.

http://www.dealsondigital.com/Shop/Product.asp?ProdTypeList=4285&Sku=PT53WX42

YUSTR, Thanks for the reply.  Svideo would not work for me... The main
purpuse for the pc will be for audio and for DVD movies.   I would want to
use component for better picture.


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Ok.. I can see the info now.... If you have an ATI adaptor installed that
outputs a component style signal (480P, 1080I) It should work just fine.

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It might be a issue with the output of the video card. This cable
company
(http://sewelldirect.com/VGAtoComponentVideoRCA12Foot.asp )
warns about this.
(I've not used their products so I can't endorse them
but it's good info
nonetheless.)


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