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I have purchased a vga ( 15 pin ) to hdmi cable

I have a hp 2509 monitor which has a hdmi plug in.  

If I plug my vga in and select "external monitor / projector " on my laptop or just switch over the able on my desktop I do not get any signial on my screen.  

I have also tried to get the hdmi cable to work from my laptop to a 32 inch new tv.

what in the hdmi am I doing wrong ?
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by:JohnnyCanuck
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I think you need an actual converter to do this.  This site claims its impossible with just a vga to hdmi cable.

http://vgatohdmicable.info/
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aleghart earned 250 total points
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I think you got some snake oil.  HDMI is all digital.  You can get an HDMI-to-DVI cable, as long as it's single-link DVI-D.  Signals are digital, not analog.

Check the pinout in the right-hand column.  No analog signals to use.

If you had a DVI-A connection, there are analog signals to use on a VGA monitor.

As JohnnyCanuck said...you need to convert the signal first.
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by:Mohammed Rahman
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The monitor seems to support a max resolution of 1920 x 1080. I guess the 32 inch television is either 720p or 1080p. The monitor does have a VGA IN and hope the TV too have a VGA IN. My advise would be to get a VGA to VGA cable rather than going for expensive converters. The VGA cabl can support resolutions upto 2048x1536 with a decent 75Hz refresh rate.

You will be able to use that with the Monitor, TV and the Laptop.
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by:TIMFOX123
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Snake oil   !!!

Glad I did not blow something up !!
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