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Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:55 pm

Hey, guys. How will be better to connect my pi to pc? I have an old monitor where are only 2 connectors, first DVI-I which I use as my primary connection for pc and second VGA (15pin) which is free. Unfortunately, monitor doesn`t have hdmi connection. So, I have found two cables, one is hdmi(male) to VGA(male) and RCA male to VGA(male). Which will provide better performance and which will definitely work? In description I have read, that not all device can work hdmi to vga.

Here is HDMI to VGA


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Re: RS pi HDMI/RCA to VGA?!

Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:54 pm

Nether of those will work.
You need an HDMI to VGA converter box. Preferably one with its own power supply.
Don't even bother with an RCA adapter.

Something like this is what I use:
http://www.amazon.com/SANOXY%C2%AE-Gene ... +converter
Last edited by klricks on Tue Dec 24, 2013 5:11 am, edited 1 time in total.
Unless specified otherwise my response is based on the latest and fully updated RPiOS Buster w/ Desktop OS.

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Re: RS pi HDMI/RCA to VGA?!

Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:00 pm

can't you switch the PC's output to VGA? DVI-D is perfect for the PI!

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Re: RS pi HDMI/RCA to VGA?!

Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:18 pm

Just to qualify mahjongg's comment. DVI-I supports both DVI-A (which doesn't work with the Pi) and DVI-D (which does work)

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