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Can DVI-D be converted to VGA?


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#1 Vincident

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 08:20 AM

Hello - 

 

I have an HP Docking Station (KP080AA) that has VGA and DVI-D dual-link outputs (DVI-D image below).
I'd like to use dual monitors, the two monitors I have (HP L1706) have only VGA inputs.

I got a simple DVI-D dual link to VGA adapter for one of the monitors, but when connected nothing appears on that monitor.

My suspicion is that even with the DVI-D to VGA adapter, the monitor still must be capable of displaying digital signal - correct? 

Presuming that's correct, it appears I need either a more sophisticated DVI-D to VGA adapter or a monitor capable of displaying digital - correct on that also?

THANKS A LOT!
Vincent
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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 09:26 AM

You are correct. A cheap converter cannot be used like one for DVI-I to VGA. You need a more expensive active converter. Read the reviews.



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Posted 30 March 2017 - 07:32 AM

As I thought and thanks a lot for the reply!

 

The other alternative would be to connect a digital capable monitor to the DVI-D output with no adapter - correct?



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Posted 30 March 2017 - 07:45 AM

Yes but even though the HP Docking Station (KP080AA) has dual outputs is it capable of running two monitors at the same time?






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