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RPi Zero W HDMI to HDMI connection possible?

Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:37 am

Hello Guys,

How Are You All? I Hope You Fine.

Right Now I Am Working on Raspberry pi zero w for HDMI.
My Aim: I want to connect My PC Desktop to Raspberry Pi Zero W using HDMI.

I have Mini HDMI to HDMI cable and also mini hdmi to vga cable

From Google i got some idea to change on config.txt and check it but i am not succeed

So,plz Give me some good idea so i can achieved my aim and plz help me.

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Re: RPi Zero W HDMI Challenges

Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:22 am

Kheti wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:37 am
My Aim: I want to connect My PC Desktop to Raspberry Pi Zero W using HDMI.
Zero HDMI is output only.
PC HDMI is most likely also output only
And if your PC uses VGA then it's also output only

Conclusion: forget it.

BTW:
* you should have started a new topic, it has nothing to do with this topic.
* never post phone # or email addresses unless you want to get spammed
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Re: RPi Zero W HDMI to HDMI connection possible?

Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:04 am

split from hijacked thread and renamed.

and no this isn't possible...

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Re: RPi Zero W HDMI to HDMI connection possible?

Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:25 am

Kheti wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:37 am
My Aim: I want to connect My PC Desktop to Raspberry Pi Zero W using HDMI.
It can't work - don't try, or you could damage your RPi and/or your PC.

Just because it is possible to buy a cable for connecting A to B doesn't mean it is reasonable to connect A to B. HDMI is a means to send digital video/audio data from a source to a display. One end of the HDMI cable has to be connected to an output, and the other end to an input. The PC outputs data on the HDMI port to go to a monitor. So does the RPi. Neither of them can be reversed to act as inputs.

If you want to send data between your PC and your RPi, use Ethernet.
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