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    I have a monitor that has a VGA port, however, it also has a HDMI port. Is it possible to have a way that the VGA lead somehow gets changed into HDMI? The reason being that the output of my arcade machine is 4:3 and it wont auto adjust and stretch the image to widescreen.

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  2. Does your arcade machine have an HDMI output? VGA is an analog signal and HDMI is a digital one, the two don't mix. DVI has pins to carry the analog signal, that's why you can use a DVI to VGA adapter with it.
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    Not all DVI connectors have analog available. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Visual_Interface You can get cables that will output the VGA signal from the correct type of DVI connector, or you can get a DVI to HDMI cable if your box has a DVI output. The formats you will have available depend on the box and the displays settings.
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    Originally Posted by BReeve
    ... output of my arcade machine is 4:3 and it wont auto adjust and stretch the image to widescreen.

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    What is the arcade game and what output connections are available?

    What are the output settings available in the menus?
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    its a jamma board with 1000 games on it.its basically a pc but it boots into the arcade program.its got a normal motherboard with vga, usb, sound output etc.

    so you think a vga to dvi will display the picture stretched?
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    Originally Posted by BReeve
    I have a monitor that has a VGA port, however, it also has a HDMI port. Barry

    Originally Posted by BReeve
    its a jamma board with 1000 games on it.its basically a pc but it boots into the arcade program.its got a normal motherboard with vga, usb, sound output etc.

    so you think a vga to dvi will display the picture stretched?
    Such monitors usually accept only DVI-D on the HDMI port. Your game only outputs analog VGA.

    If your monitor won't manual H-Size adjust for a 4:3 VGA input (which I doubt), you are out of luck.

    If you want something that will auto adjust aspect ratio, then you need to replace the monitor with an LCD-TV but test the TV before you buy.
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