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RS pi HDMI/RCA to VGA?!

Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:55 pm
by Kvach
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
http://www.ebay.com/itm/111134562273

RCA to VGA
http://www.ebay.com/itm/200954047569

Re: RS pi HDMI/RCA to VGA?!

Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:54 pm
by klricks
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.

EDIT:
Something like this is what I use:
http://www.amazon.com/SANOXY%C2%AE-Gene ... +converter

Re: RS pi HDMI/RCA to VGA?!

Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:00 pm
by mahjongg
can't you switch the PC's output to VGA? DVI-D is perfect for the PI!

Re: RS pi HDMI/RCA to VGA?!

Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:18 pm
by rpdom
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)