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Plug an HDMI-only laptop into a VGA-only projector?

I'm looking at new laptops, and the one at the top of my list has everything I need ... Except that the only video-out port is HDMI. The problem is that a big part of my job involves presenting, so I need to be able to plug in to projectors that only have VGA ports. What are my options?
posted by robhuddles on Jun 5, 2014 - 8 answers

Can you use VGA for video and HDMI for audio?

A friend is trying to connect her PC (Windows 7) to a projector for video and a receiver for audio. The projector does not support HDMI, so she's using VGA. The receiver does have HDMI, so she's using that for audio. If she doesn't plug in the projector, the audio plays fine. As soon as she connects the VGA, HDMI audio is no longer an option in the Sound settings and audio starts playing through the laptops built in speakers. Is there a way to have HDMI for audio and VGA for video at the same time? [more inside]
posted by willnot on Jan 25, 2014 - 6 answers

How to use an hdmi cable to connect my pc to my monitor

So I am currently using a VGA cable but would like to use an hdmi cable instead since I figure it would result in better quality. But apparently you can't just plug and play the hdmi cable as with the VGA cable??? [more inside]
posted by iliketothinknu on Aug 3, 2013 - 6 answers

How should one choose from different video interfaces?

Starting from scratch (as it were), if I'm going to go out and buy a new cable to connect my laptop to my monitor, what cable should I ideally go looking for? [more inside]
posted by segatakai on Apr 12, 2013 - 9 answers

Help my notebook speak to my shiny new TV

What's the best way to connect my Samsung series 5 TV with my Acer Ferrari One notebook so I can use the TV as a monitor? The laptop doesn't have a HDMI port... [more inside]
posted by Helga-woo on Dec 28, 2012 - 3 answers

Video noob seeks advice

Very specific video cable question (computer to LCD TV) [more inside]
posted by benito.strauss on Mar 5, 2012 - 7 answers

graphics card outputs

I own two monitors with twine inputs - HDMI and VGA. Why can't I find a graphics card with twin HDMI outputs? Are HDMI connections inferior? Or expensive? Or uncommon? Or splittable like USB? Or...?
posted by sodium lights the horizon on Feb 26, 2012 - 10 answers

Can switching semi-frequently between monitor inputs cause damage to an LCD monitor?

Can switching semi-frequently between monitor inputs cause damage to an LCD monitor? [more inside]
posted by Unhyper on Jan 3, 2012 - 4 answers

A moderate monitor for my macbook's Mini DisplayPort?

My Macbook has something called a Mini DisplayPort, which apparently has all sorts of compatibility issues (and benefits?). Before I buy my first monitor, what should I know? More info inside. [more inside]
posted by omnigut on Mar 16, 2010 - 16 answers

How can I Transmit VGA / HDMI output Wirelessly?

How can I Transmit VGA / HDMI output Wirelessly? [more inside]
posted by complience on Mar 16, 2010 - 8 answers

Is there a fix for this dual monitor issue?

If I turn on my secondary which is connected to a DVI to HDMI adapter and then turn it off it disconnects my primary which is connected via VGA. [more inside]
posted by mephesta on Mar 10, 2009 - 0 answers

Xbox to DVI or VGA?

I have an Acer AL2216 W computer monitor with VGA and DVI inputs. I'm thinking about getting an Xbox for things like halo 2 and 3. Is there a way I can feed the xbox video into my monitor and the audio into my computer's speakers (LogiTech LS21)? What would it cost? Such as converting it from a standard video and audio format that you'd plug into your tv to a DVI and 3.5mm female connector. Or HDMI to VGA or DVI and Audio to 3.5mm?
posted by BoldStepDesign on Jan 26, 2009 - 11 answers

Windows Vista Doesn't Work with VGA to HDMI Converter Box

We have an HP Slimline machine running video with an Nvidia Geforce 6150 SE graphics card. We are wanting to use a VGA->HDMI box to convert the video output of the desktop and connect it to our television: [more inside]
posted by ao4047 on Jan 9, 2009 - 1 answer

How do I get my Mac to auto-detect my monitor again?

My Mac no longer auto-detects monitor and resolution after trying out SwitchResX. How can I get this working again without reinstalling OSX? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Mar 30, 2008 - 5 answers

How to plug a Thinkpad into an HDMI TV

How do I connect my VGA-only Thinkpad T60 to a French TV with HDMI and YPbPr inputs? [more inside]
posted by Nelson on Sep 6, 2006 - 4 answers

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