brettsalyer
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HDMI to VGA convert adapter. Will this work?

Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:13 am

I am trying to find an inexpensive monitor. Of course its gonna be an older one, thus no HDMI support. I found an HDMI to VGA converter adapter on ebay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HDMI-Male-To-VG ... 1c2ed08e29

I was wondering if this will work.

Thanks!

toxibunny
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Re: HDMI to VGA convert adapter. Will this work?

Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:04 am

Some people say 'yes, no problem's, and some say 'it broke my pi'. They're nice little things to have - I use mine to play PS3 on an old VGA projector, but I haven't dared use it with the Pi...
note: I may or may not know what I'm talking about...

DirkS
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Re: HDMI to VGA convert adapter. Will this work?

Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:45 am

I'm using this kind of device (bought off Amazon) without problems.
An alternative would be a monitor with a DVI-D (Digital, not DVI-Analog!) input. You can use an even cheaper adapter. I use one of these too with a second hand TFT screen.

See also http://elinux.org/RPi_VerifiedPeriphera ... y_adapters

Gr.
Dirk.

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