This method can also be used to make a good component cable can be madefrom CAT5. I had someone ask me if it would work. I thought is should work great, so I made a 50 foot cable and it
did! The person who asked about it is now using the 50’ CAT5 Component cable with his Infocus X1 DLP projector. Just use three of the four pairs, one each, for Y, Pr, and Pb. Untwist the pairs as little as possible and solder on an RCA connector to each end, one conductor to thecenter pin and the other to the shell. I added some shrink tubing to the pairs to give it some extra strength, but this is not required. Total cost was about $10, with the cable from Lowe’s and the RCA connectors from Radio Shack. Useful link: Video over UTP from Extron. To interface to the 9-pin RGB Port 3 on a Barco CRT projector, use these pin-outs. The diagram below shows the how to use thismethod to make a VGA (HD-15 connector) to component breakout cable. This cable is used to connect a component video source such as a DVD player or Satellite/Cable receiver to a projector, RPTV, LCD or Plasma that accepts componet video via an HD-15 port. In some models, you will have to set this input to "component" via the menu system, others will auto-sense the input.
Component adapter for 15 pinVGA/Component input, see diagram below.
Click image for a larger version. Upates (last update 10/17/07): Here's some commonly asked questions regarding these cables and adapters: What parts should I use to build the adapter/cable?
I used parts from Radio Shack, although these parts should be available at most any electronics supply house. The cable is available from most home improvementstores. The Radio Shack part numbers I used are: 276-1508 Metal Hood, 276-1502 15 Pin D-Sub, Female, 276-1501 15 Pin D-Sub, male 274-319 RCA Plug, 4-Pack Will I be able to use the VGA to component adapter to watch DVD's from my DVD player on my computer monitor? Probably not, the adapter just "adapts" it doesn't convert. Nearly all computer monitors need an RGB signal, as compared to the...