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    Dell Netbook HDMI to VGA Projector - Which Cable?

    Hi, I have a Dell netbook which has no VGA socket but has HDMI and need to connect to my projector which has VGA socket and Component.

    Which cable do I need that will work?

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    No DVI?

    Original Poster

    Adam2050;6958403

    No DVI?


    no DVI on netbook just HDMI and USB

    think;6958468

    no DVI on netbook just HDMI and USB



    Ebay

    something like that.

    110459110814

    big-boy;6958487

    Buy new: £2.79 : … Buy new: £2.79 : http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_ss?url=search-alias%3Delectronics&field-keywords=hdmi+to+vga+cable&x=10&y=22



    That's DVI.

    Original Poster

    so are you saying that HDMI from the netbook to the projector will work fine with no problems? I was aware that the cables existed, I just wanted clarification that it works before I buy one... thanks to all for your help

    think;6958513

    so are you saying that HDMI from the netbook to the projector will work … so are you saying that HDMI from the netbook to the projector will work fine with no problems? I was aware that the cables existed, I just wanted clarification that it works before I buy one... thanks to all for your help



    Have no reason to believe it wouldn't.

    Sound would have to come out of the other ports.

    Original Poster

    Adam2050;6958475

    Ebaysomething like that.110459110814


    how funny, this is the one I was looking at earlier :giggle:

    Adam2050;6958475

    Ebaysomething like that.110459110814



    I can't see how that would work - HDMI and VGA are not compatible in any form as one is digital and the other analogue and should need a converter. The reason you get cheap DVI to VGA adapters is because DVI contains an analogue component that you can extract via a simple adapter.

    John

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    Johnmcl7;6958703

    I can't see how that would work - HDMI and VGA are not compatible in any … I can't see how that would work - HDMI and VGA are not compatible in any form as one is digital and the other analogue and should need a converter. The reason you get cheap DVI to VGA adapters is because DVI contains an analogue component that you can extract via a simple adapter.John



    This.

    I have the same problem but in the opposite way, I have a dell netbook with vga only and my tv only has hdmi and the converters are crap

    what specs has your laptop got OP? maybe we could do a swap?

    Original Poster

    Johnmcl7;6958703

    I can't see how that would work - HDMI and VGA are not compatible in any … I can't see how that would work - HDMI and VGA are not compatible in any form as one is digital and the other analogue and should need a converter. The reason you get cheap DVI to VGA adapters is because DVI contains an analogue component that you can extract via a simple adapter.John


    i'm confused, are you saying I can't use my laptop to connect with a projector?:?

    think;6960955

    i'm confused, are you saying I can't use my laptop to connect with a … i'm confused, are you saying I can't use my laptop to connect with a projector?:?



    Not with just a standard cable, you're going to need something that converts the digital hdmi signal to an analogue VGA signal:
    amazon.co.uk/HDF…0AQ

    You'll notice than unlike the cable earlier in this thread, this one has the transcoder box which does the hdmi/vga conversion. They have a cheaper PS3 and Wii to VGA converter cable which looks like it may do the job as the PS3 just outputs hdmi but it's more of a gamble (amazon.co.uk/Pla…e_2). If you do some reading up on your Netbook you'll find some forum threads discussing the problem as you're not the first one to have this issue, the HDfury is the one I've seen mentioned a couple of times for this purpose.

    Original Poster

    Johnmcl7;6961077

    Not with just a standard cable, you're going to need something that … Not with just a standard cable, you're going to need something that converts the digital hdmi signal to an analogue VGA signal:http://www.amazon.co.uk/HDFury-Gamer-Fury-PS3-Cable/dp/B001IZK0AQYou'll notice than unlike the cable earlier in this thread, this one has the transcoder box which does the hdmi/vga conversion. They have a cheaper PS3 and Wii to VGA converter cable which looks like it may do the job as the PS3 just outputs hdmi but it's more of a gamble (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Playstation-Nintendo-Monitor-Cable-Lead/dp/B001FU1EMW/ref=pd_cp_ce_2). If you do some reading up on your Netbook you'll find some forum threads discussing the problem as you're not the first one to have this issue, the HDfury is the one I've seen mentioned a couple of times for this purpose.


    thanks for your help, I've repped you

    No problem - I should make it clear that I haven't used either of these products nor tried to convert from hdmi to vga so make sure you check out any potential product extensively first.

    John

    Original Poster

    Johnmcl7;6961792

    No problem - I should make it clear that I haven't used either of these … No problem - I should make it clear that I haven't used either of these products nor tried to convert from hdmi to vga so make sure you check out any potential product extensively first.John


    something I didn't mention was that I am not bothered about the sound as I only need the connection to present PowerPoint
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