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#1 cougar123

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 07:55 AM

I am looking for a connector that is hdmi - female to vga - male

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 12:05 PM

In general that sort of connector will not work without electronics to do the signal conversion from digital to analog or analog to digital.

That type of device will only work in one direction for example converting VGA out to HDMI in or HDMI out to VGA in.

I suggest buying a converter designed for signal conversion.

For example from the reviews here
http://www.amazon.com/HDMI-VGA-HD15-Male-Cable/dp/B001OLCHJ6

What everyone needs to understand here is that you need to research before you buy. This product is not meant to take a digitanl signal and allow you to connect to an analog display, or vica versa. This cable does not do a digital to analog, or analog to digital, converion. Most HDMI devices are going to be digital, while most VGA devices are going to be analog. You cannot connect the two with a cable. You have to actually convert the signal. This cable is meant for the very few devices that can actually output analog from the HDMI connector. This is very rare and you should pretty much always assume your HDMI connection cannot support analog, and your VGA connection cannot support digital.


I should mention that there are a few laptops that can apparently feed VGA through their HDMI ports

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Edited by rotor123, 25 June 2012 - 12:08 PM.

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