So I recently bought one of these bad boys (http://www.mayflash.com/vgabox/vga004/vga004.htm) to try use my PS3 over VGA with my HDTV in an attempt to bypass the dreaded HDTV post processing that seems to be inherent to most HDTVs. The particular model I have is a Panasonic TH42PZ850AZ Plasma.
The problem is, I get no picture. I’ve set it up as directed (use the colourless component cable to change the PS3 settings etc.) but I’m still getting nada. I know that a signal is at least being sent, because when the PS3 is off, my VGA “channel” on the TV shows no input Vertical/Horizontal readings, but when it’s turned on and outputting 720p, the VGA channel selects it’s WXGA resolution as if it’s trying to display something.
The one half theory I’m running with at the moment is that the PS3 is outputting 720p (1280 x 720) and the TV is expecting a WXGA resolution (1388 x 768) - is this feasible ? Am I going insane ?
There’s no way to output a custom resolution from the PS3, and there’s apparently no support for standard HD resolutions on the VGA connection of my TV. Obviously, 720p over HDMI and Component work absolutely fine - it’s only VGA that’s a problem.
Is there ANYONE who can offer some insight into this ? I’d really love to know what the hell is wrong with:
a) My PS3
b) My TV
c) My brain
Any helpful feedback would be greatly appreciated… Hopefully someone has had the same issue and can offer some insight!