FelixPI
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Use of older monitor with Raspberry PI?

Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:38 am

Hi there,

I have an older monitor, LG Flatron L1718S, which I plan to use with a raspberry computer. The monitor is 1280x1024 pixels and has only VGA connectivity. I looked for a HDMI-VGA cable/adaptor, found a cable but the vendor's site said that the cable works only with HD monitors (1366x768 pixels) and only if the laptop/computer has a dedicated graphics card!! Is that true?? According to your experience, could I use that monitor with a HDMI-VGA cable and a raspberry computer? Thank you, Felix

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Re: Use of older monitor with Raspberry PI?

Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:36 am

A passive cable will not work. You need an adaptor with active electronics inside and preferably its own power supply.

Post a link to the item.

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Re: Use of older monitor with Raspberry PI?

Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:24 am

drgeoff wrote: A passive cable will not work. You need an adaptor with active electronics inside and preferably its own power supply.
Post a link to the item.
+1 and, FWIW, (and to compare with) here are links to the four HDMI-to-VGA adapters I've used/tested and, for ref./info. some (older) notes on the use of such with a few VGA displays:
http://www.cpmspectrepi.uk/raspberry_pi ... erter.html
http://www.cpmspectrepi.uk/raspberry_pi ... rter2.html
http://www.cpmspectrepi.uk/raspberry_pi ... erter.html
http://www.cpmspectrepi.uk/raspberry_pi ... Audio.html
http://www.cpmspectrepi.uk/raspberry_pi ... tings.html
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Re: Use of older monitor with Raspberry PI?

Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:02 pm

Pity it's only got VGA. I have a 19" Flatron 1280x1024 that I use with Pis. It has DVI input in addition to VGA. (And I *love* the name of the monitor line...)

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Re: Use of older monitor with Raspberry PI?

Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:59 pm

I am using =https://www.insigniaproducts.com/pdp/N ... GA adapter without any power being applied to it with no problems. The adapter does have a USB C port for power input port for the computer does not supply the requisite HDMI power. This does not appear to be an issue with the Pi 3.

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Re: Use of older monitor with Raspberry PI?

Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:29 pm

gkaiseril wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:59 pm
I am using =https://www.insigniaproducts.com/pdp/N ... GA adapter without any power being applied to it with no problems. The adapter does have a USB C port for power input port for the computer does not supply the requisite HDMI power. This does not appear to be an issue with the Pi 3.
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Re: Use of older monitor with Raspberry PI?

Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:01 am

Thank you guys for your input! I'll buy one of these adapters. Felix

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Re: Use of older monitor with Raspberry PI?

Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:07 am

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The correct link is https://www.insigniaproducts.com/pdp/NS-PG95503/1577417

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Re: Use of older monitor with Raspberry PI?

Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:53 am

FelixPI wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:07 am
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The requested URL /forums/=https://www.insigniaproducts.com/pdp/NS ... 417Insigna HDMI to VGA adapter was not found on this server.

The correct link is https://www.insigniaproducts.com/pdp/NS-PG95503/1577417
Over-priced and no audio output?

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