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ARose5
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HDMI To VGA

Hi All,

Surprisingly non of the monitors within our office actually has a HDMI input...

I have purchased a VGA to HDMI lead, forgetting to buy a coupler to actually link the compute stick with the VGA to HDMI lead, today the coupler has now turned up - I have hooked everything up and set the monitor to VGA but it doesn't recognise that anything is connected, I have power to the stick, keyboard and mouse light up - just no display...

Can anyone please advise? currently buying a monitor with HDMI input is out of the question at the moment!

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AKriz
New Contributor I
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HDMI is digital and VGA is analog, so you'll need a dedicated converter, which is usually powered. I have the same issue at work, they only have Display Ports and no HDMI inputs. You can't use a pass through cable to turn HDMI output to VGA input.

TYan3
New Contributor I
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You know what, HDMI-to-VGA and VGA-to-HDMI are something totally different. The former should have a DAC and the later should have an ADC. I wonder if there's any of them on the market has both and is bi-directional. Obviously for ICS you need the first one.

By the way does none of the monitors has a DVI port either? Coz HDMI to DVI is much easier and can be passive.

ARose5
Beginner
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Apologies, a bit outdated with some of the terminology used!

Thanks for the response Rumbaar

Tom - my our monitors here in the office do indeed have DVI-D, are you able to offer guidance on what I need to buy to make it work?

TYan3
New Contributor I
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Something like this would do:

http://www.amazon.com/Monoprice-DVI-D-Single-Female-adapter/dp/B001VKQR5U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=144... Amazon.com: Monoprice DVI-D Single Link Male to HDMI Female adapter: Computers & Accessories

Miguel_C_Intel1
Employee
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Hi Tom Yan,

It is necessary to use an active converter to send the video image from the HDMI to VGA monitor.

This is an example of the converter:

http://www.amazon.com/Adapter-Converter-Ultrabook-Raspberry-Chromebook/dp/B00NBUTHJG/ref=sr_1_3?ie=U... http://www.amazon.com/Adapter-Converter-Ultrabook-Raspberry-Chromebook/dp/B00NBUTHJG/ref=sr_1_3?ie=U...

Regards,

 

Miguel C
ARose5
Beginner
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Tom Yan,

This has worked for me - thank you for your input!

Miguel_C_Intel1
Employee
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Hi AndrewR241,

I am glad the workaround worked.

Regards,

 

Mike C