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Re: HDMI to VGA cable

Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:29 pm

Hey everyone!

Just a quick Q.

Would a HDMA to VGA cable such as this one http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBa.....0964769298

Work on the RasPi or is it not as easy as that?

I have a couple of old VGA CRT's lying around and would love to be able to use them.

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Re: HDMI to VGA cable

Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:35 pm

no

the RPi is digital only
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Re: HDMI to VGA cable

Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:36 pm

Not as easy as that.

There are several threads which explain why.
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Re: HDMI to VGA cable

Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:40 pm

Cheap doesn't work, what works is very expensive.

The subject has been discussed ad nauseam.

Go to the home page (see menu above) and use the search facility.

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Re: HDMI to VGA cable

Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:42 pm

The real answer to this is that if you have VGA monitors laying around, you probably have PCs laying around - and these PCs can run VNC (client).

Therefore, all you have to do is get VNC (server) running on the Pi.  Think of it as a rather expensive (if you were buying it new) HDMI->VGA cable.  But since you've already got the stuff laying around, there is no further investment (as there would be to buy the appropriate converted box - which people have been pricing at about 30 quid)

As we have seen, this turns out to be the best answer to the "Pi in ICT" thread as well.
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