HDMI to VGA problems

Posted on 2011-10-06
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Last Modified: 2012-06-27
  Dell is now putting out Desktops (Vostro 260 and new Optiplexes) that have a HDMI video port. I cannot seem to fine a way to get that HDMI port to work with a VGA monitor. It works fine as long as I go HDMI to a DVI monitor but not to a HD-15 (VGA) monitor. The monitor comes back with a "No Signal" or "No VGA cable" error.

   Does anyone know of any tips or tricks to accomplishing this?
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Most hdmi ports are digital only so you'd need a converter like this http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-HDMI2VGA-Video-Converter-Audio/dp/accessories/B003GSAO1S. Given how much these converters cost you may be better off just upgrading to a nice new monitor that supports hdmi.
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