How to get PS3 to work on a Monitor without HDCP X2VGA2
The X2VGA 2 High Definition VGA Transcoder by Neoya is designed to work with any gaming console or video device that has a standard component video output, such as the Playstation 3, Playstation 2, Wii, GameCube, Xbox 360, and Xbox, etc. With the X2VGA 2TM and a standard VGA monitor, users can play their favorite games at 480p, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p resolutions – over double that of a standard TV! The X2VGA 2TM makes games come alive, delivering the sharpest, most realistic visuals available. Furthermore, the exceptional 480i EasyViewTM and Input AutoSelect features provided by the X2VGA 2TM make it easy for users to fully enjoy the mind-blowing audio and visual effects.
Comparing with the former X2VGA TM, the X2VGA 2TM is compatible with various gaming consoles and video devices, and presents you with the perfect visual performance by its brand-new design of video processing circuits. Moreover, the newly integrated two sets of video inputs and PC pass-through function on the X2VGA 2TM even allow a quick switch between your gaming consoles and PC.
What if i have a HDCP compliant monitor?
For people with HDCP compliant monitors you may want to get the hdmi to dvi converter. Example here
How do i check if i have HDCP compliant monitor?
Here is a link which is supposed to tell you if your monitor is HDCP compliant or not.
Reviews by other people that have purchased this product thus far
“This thing is awesome. I can’t believe how clear it is and how it looks for only 60 bucks. With the x2vga 2.0 you well not fine any colors being off or dark screens any where like some of the other vga box’s in the same price range.”Now this lil wounder device does display 1080p but my monitor only goes up to 720P. I have a 19″ preview lcd monitor that is about 3 years old and it works like a charm with mine. Now i did take this over to my friends house who has a 24″ dell and it run with 1080P with no problems in sight.
pros: great crystal clear display, easy hook up and nice lookingcons: power cord is short(talking two feet if your lucky) 480i needs to be improved(like your going to use it this way anyways)
So… there you have it. Its one hellava a deal at 60 bucks for the people that don’t want to dish out 400 to 800 on a hdtv or a monitor that has hdcp right away. I give the x2vga 2.0 a 4.5 out of 5, if they would have added in an audio option and better 480i support(for some people i guess) it would get a 5 out of 5 hands down.
CAUTION: THIS DEVICE IS NOT A SCALER.Whatever image goes in via Component is the same image that goes out via VGA. This box just adds horizontal and vertical sync so that the image can be displayed on a VESA standard tv/monitor. You still need a display that will natively receive the resolution you are sending through. The scaler inside of the monitor has to “play nice” with the X2VGA as well.I bought this device to play PS3 on my computer monitors that do not have HDCP.
I tried it on a LCD 1680×1050 and the edges are cut off so much at 1080 it’s not usable. 720p looked “okay” but there is no adjustment on the device for picture position so you are limited to how the “auto” input on your monitor can sync to it. My 720p images were about 1 inch too far to the right so I had a black bar to the left and 1 inch of chopped image to the right.
I also plugged this into my 4:3 HDTV-ready TV (1280×1080) that takes a 1080i signal natively and again the edges are chopped off bad to the point of not being able to use this device. If I plug component into this TV directly from the PS3, only a SLIGHT bit gets chopped off. The PS3 does a way better job of making images fit on the screen over component with my legacy HDTV set than this device. This isn’t the reason I bought it anyway, but I figured it was worth a test since my legacy HDTV has 2 VGA-style inputs.
I tried it on another LCD monitor. I got a 4:3 1600×1200 Samsung 204B to display a full 1080 picture, but it is “smooshed” horizontally to fit the screen. The scaler is not keeping proportions correct. It also scales the full height of the display. The proportions are all off but at least it functions.
It’s really hit and miss with this X2VGA adapter. It all depends on the display and scaler since the adapter is just passing the signal through and not modifying it other than adding horizontal and vertical sync.
I just received my x2vga2 today and it works just the way it said it would. I have a Samsung 930b lcd monitor (4:3) and the only problem I am having is that it is “smashing” the picture in to fit the screen.
Recklezz (Thats me) Well add me to the list of working & Happy X2VGA owners. Like a previous post said it does exactly what it says. To any South Africans thinking of getting this, it was easy / paid via paypal / & delivered in 4 days. no mess no fuss! I have an Acer 17″ Monitor, struggled a little with monitor saying “not supported” Just played around with the ps3′s video settings and it worked. A cheaper option to HD 720P, and thats exactly what it is.
How to setup X2VGA2?
1. Plug component cable into PS3.
2. Plug green plug from component cable into regular tv, this will give you a black and white picture.
3. Go to PS3 system menu.
4. Pick “Settings”–>”Display Settings” –> “Video Output Settings”
5. Set the connector to “Component or D-Terminal”, set the resolution
to 480p or 720p or 1080p. (The res your monitor can handle)
6. Plug green, red, blue cables into X2VGA 2′s component video input.
7. Enjoy 480p or 720p or 1080p on your monitor.