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VGA to HDMI Cable.
show user profile  FX
I got hold of a 32" 1080p flat screen tv, thought it might come in useful as a big monitor to put my reference images on when modeling.

It works fine when i connect hdmi to hdmi from the laptop, but my 24" LCD is using the hdmi, with vga my text isn't as crisp and sharp as it is with hdmi.

For laptop to TV do I just need one of these ?

2M HDMI Male to VGA Male Adapter Cable Converter Lead For PC TV Out

I can't work out if I will need to shell out on some kind of converter or other, this one says it's for tv to pc...I want it the other way round.


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8/3/2015 6:31:08 PM (last edit: 8/3/2015 6:33:08 PM)
show user profile  ccampbell
The cable you chose would likely work but the problem is VGA cant provide the same quality and detail. Close but nay. Heres a great comparison of the differences.

If you have an Open DVI port use that. You can also buy USB > HDMI devices and HDMI Cards that can be installed into your tower using available PCI/PCI-E slots. They work just like USB Expansion boards.

$Entrepreneur = if((Designer + Engineer)*Programmer){Problem Solver};

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8/3/2015 7:16:48 PM (last edit: 8/3/2015 7:17:38 PM)
show user profile  FX
Of course, I'm being a doofus, USB to HDMI..a lot simpler, cheaper & better than vga.


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8/3/2015 7:45:09 PM (last edit: 8/3/2015 7:45:09 PM)
show user profile  Garp
I have an old tft plugged via a vga/dvi adapter and it looks fine. I mean the monitor displays with the same quality it used to when plugged to the old comp.

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8/3/2015 8:02:41 PM (last edit: 8/3/2015 8:02:41 PM)
show user profile  FX
Well I ended up getting one of these:

I thought everything was working fine, until I dragged Firefox to the monitor attached to the dongle.

For some reason my laptop locks up when specific applications are dragged to it, explorer is fine, Xnview is fine PS and AI are ok, but 3Ds max, Firebox and Chrome lock up my system and only a hard reset ( hold down power for 5 seconds) gets me out of it.

GFX card is AMD Radeon HD 7600M Series, drivers are currently the latest 15.20.

USB drivers for the stick are FLUSBVGA-1.1.315.0 (recommended by the seller)

I'm going to start rolling back the GFX drivers and post in the AMD forums when I get time, but was wondering if anyone had come across this before or has the technical knowledge to suggest something... it's a weird one.

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8/10/2015 5:05:51 PM (last edit: 8/10/2015 5:06:27 PM)
show user profile  ccampbell
Sounds like a GPU driver to me too, I would also roll back the driver but while your doing that, double check the manufacturer website and see if they have updated firmware and chipset drivers for your motherboard.

It's pretty common for old firmware & chipset drivers to conflict with newer drivers.

$Entrepreneur = if((Designer + Engineer)*Programmer){Problem Solver};

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8/10/2015 7:48:10 PM (last edit: 8/10/2015 7:49:22 PM)
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