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Q: Sony PCVA-15QA1 Slimtop connector documentation ( No Answer,   1 Comment )
Subject: Sony PCVA-15QA1 Slimtop connector documentation
Category: Computers > Hardware
Asked by: markopolo-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 22 Aug 2004 21:21 PDT
Expires: 21 Sep 2004 21:21 PDT
Question ID: 391277
I need a solution that will convert from the Sony LCD panel special
(proprietary?) video/audio cable on the PCVA-15QA1 Slimtop and display
to something I can use with standard DVI or VGA computer.  Basically
I'm interested in keeping the excellent LCD monitor and not using the
non-upgradable slimtop PC. Best solutions:
1) Link or phone for a vendor that has a converter or cable or service
that would let me use this display with a regular PC.
2)Documentation to that cable/connector so I could have a local vendor
make me a custom cable end.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Sony PCVA-15QA1 Slimtop connector documentation
From: kosimov-ga on 09 Sep 2004 23:27 PDT
I am also interested in this; I am new here, but hope if an answer
shows up, I can share in it; I will share any info I find, also.  Why
try to convert this monitor?  Trade it for a standard monitor.  This
is such a proprietary monitor; I would trade a "standard" 15" monitor
for one of these, which would solve the problem, sort of.  I need this
exact monitor with the proprietary connector (or a way to add, say, a
1280 X 1024 in the manner specified here), etc, while the owner of one
of these may wish to have a "standard" monitor.  So if I obtain and
trade a standard monitor for one of these (pcva 15qa1), both of us
would be happy!  On another note, this monitor would require the
additon of an internal video control board to be used as a standard
xvga monitorthere is nothing in them but the lcd panel, the audio amps
for the speakers, and the inverter etc.  , and, since it is 1280 X 960
, it may not yield satisfactory results if adapted to a standard video
connector anyway.  Best bet is to trade it for a standard monitor
because the lcd inside is, in essence, an "oddball" which would
require a custom designed video controller to modify it to a more
standard xvga monitor.

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