A few questions regarding VGA connection.
I'm sorry if I posted this in the incorrect area, but I don't think I could find the right subsection for this topic.
So I've been learning a lot about all of this and am getting excited about Doctorxyz's project to enable vga mode for HDLoader.
As of now, I connect my PS2 via composite cable to a TV Tuner which outputs vga to my computer monitor. The quality sucks...pretty bad. I am getting an SOG monitor too.
So I figure I would try a direct connect via a homemade vga cable if Doctorxyz can get a patched HDLoader working.
Anyways, I'm trying to follow falcon's guide here:
It looks like the way he made his, he connects his PS2 component cable to rca female connectors, which connect to a male vga connector.
Looking at the guide however, I think I want to make a direct connection like he talks about. I would cut the rca video connectors from the component cable and do the soldering from that end to a male VGA connector. On his site it talks about a female VGA connector, even though he used a male one (pretty sure you use the male one for my idea)
Anyways, I figure I can set that up and solder it correctly. I am just unsure about what kind of wires to use. He is using normal speaker wires in those pictures right? He talks about using coaxial wires, but I think that may be a pain. If I want to use speaker wires like he does, which color do I use as the grounded wire to connect to the cut off component part? And when I do that, how do I connect it to the component part? Just solder everything together?
Sorry about making ANOTHER vga cable topic (I've found many, but am still unsure about a lot). Either way, I don't know very much about these type of things, but am always happy to learn.
Thanks for any help you can offer!
EDIT: I know this is probably a stupid question, but is there a reason we can't use the PS3/Wii VGA cables off of ebay? Is that something completely different?