I recently brought a hitachi 42pd5200e and was aware it didn't have an hdmi port. I wanted to connect my computer to it which i can with a vga cable into the rgb2 port. But the quality isnt great and there a red lines on the screen when i try watching something mainly over the dark areas. I purchased a dvi adapter as i read that it would make it better quality but it doesn't fit. After doing some more googling i think i may have got the wrong one as i got a 4pin.
So what im asking is do i need a 1pin DVI D adapter? And will this solve the quality issues im having.
From the instruction manual on the web it indicates that the connection on your TV is a DVI-D. You could look at your instruction manual to confirm this or have a read of CLICK HERE as it will show you the difference between DVI-D and a DVI-I connection
So from what i have read i wont be able to connect the tv to the computer and use it as a monitor through DVI D? It works with a vga cable but when i watch a video there are lots of red lines over the dark areas.
Google for DVI - VGA adapter - here's one from eBay -click here I use one of these for a second monitor on my PC. ( I have vga - vga monitor one and dvi - adapter - vga for monitor two. The monitors only have vga inputs.)
The OP needs a way of connecting to a DVI-D (Digital only) port on her TV not a VGA port ie VGA to DVI-D. Don't think there is such a thing unless it involves a conversion circuit ie analogue to digital. If you need to feed analogue into a DVI socket it needs to be DVI-I.