I am trying to get my eMachine 350-21G16L to connect to a small ALBA portable LCDW16HDF TV.
I can easily connect the machine to my large SONY Bravia KDL 42EX443 TV because this has a VGA connector and I have a VGA to VGA cable, and here I get a clear picture although the TV does hum a little. So I know the output VGA is working fine. (Of course, I have to change the input connector setting on the TV to PC for the VGA cable, to AV1 for the SCART cable and to Component for the RGB cable).
My problem is that the ALBA TV has no VGA connector, only SCART and Component. I have now purchased a VGA/SCART cable and a VGA/RBG cable, but cannot get either of these to work on either my SONY or my ALBA.
With SCART, on the Sony TV, I get no signal, but on the ALBA, I get a slipping signal, so something is getting through.
With the RGB, on the SONY I have managed to sort out YPbPr connections, so this should work. On the ALBA, I do have an RGB connector, so this is, in theory, quite straightforward, but connecting this colour for colour does not work.
I should mention that the ALBA has the following input connector settings:
TV – not used
DTV – my usual TV program via the aerial socket comes in through this setting
EXT-1 - my BT vision box through the SCART connect automatically switches to this setting, the PC also gives a picture but as if both Vertical Hold and Horizontal hold need resetting.
FAV – not used
HDMI – not used
YPbPr using this to try the RGB cable
Can anyone identify what I am doing wrongly, please?
" I have now purchased a VGA/SCART cable and a VGA/RBG cable, but cannot get either of these to work on either my SONY or my ALBA."
That doesn't surprise me.
As far as I know, a cable isn't enough and you need a special box to convert the computer's VGA signal to one that will work on your TVs. Here's an example of a VGA to RGB converter. Note that that I've never used one so can't comment on how well they perform or the quality of the picture.
Ah, on closer inspection that unit doesn't appear to natively output RGB component so you may want to contact the seller for clarification if you're thinking of purchasing it. Or you could look for a similar converter that outputs SCART and/or component (but I couldn't find any when I looked earlier).
After doing some Googling, it turns out that your Alba LCDW16HDF is actually quite a modern HD TV. Is this what the back of yours looks like? If it is then it's clearly got an HDMI input (marked "HDMI 1" at the top). If you do have one then a converter like this may be more suitable.