Reply 20 of 34, by cyclone3d
darry wrote on 2020-05-11, 18:09:
What about this slightly shady looking thing ? […]cyclone3d wrote on 2020-05-11, 17:33:
But what happens when DVI or HDMI doesn't support the resolutions and /or refresh rates of VGA.. and what about the LCD monitors […]candle_86 wrote on 2020-05-11, 13:40:
not if you get quality active adapters, dont buy the crap they sell at walmart or best buy, a good quality active adapter should cost around $60, and have proper hardware to convert the analog to digital signal without quality loss. The quality issues are with cheap adapters for 20 bucks
But what happens when DVI or HDMI doesn't support the resolutions and /or refresh rates of VGA.. and what about the LCD monitors supporting those resolutions / refresh rates?
At the very least you are going to get some aspect ratio / screen stretch / blurring unless you have an active converter that does letterboxing and runs the screen at the native resolution.
If it doesn't run at native resolution, then you are going to get blur due to scaling.
If it does run at native resolution, then you get tiny images on the screen.... running say 320x240 on a 1080p screen with the screen at native resolution gives you a tiny box.
I do have a fully configurable TVOne VGA scaler that allows me to configure absolutely everything. But that still won't fix some stuff from my understanding. I haven't actually tried it with my freesync monitor though... not sure I have the adapters needed to convert everything sufficiently though I think I might.
What I would like to see is a fully configurable converter that supports free-sync/G-sync so we can get those higher refresh rates back... but I doubt one will ever get made.
See here for another discussion on 70Hz output:
What about this slightly shady looking thing ?
EDIT: Would require an EDP to Displayport adapter and no guarantes as to whether 70Hz VGA input would do .
Pretty sure that is meant to hook directly up to a screen and not output to a displayport input on a monitor. Would it work? no idea.. maybe.
It would be sweet to modify a newer monitor with that for the input as opposed to the crappy choices we have for input now.