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Topic # 89912 11-Sep-2011 09:11 Send private message

iPad2 is quite a useful tool for running presentations, and a darn sight easier to lug around than a laptop.

Paired with a VGA connector cable... should be the business. And the reason it's VGA and not HDMI? Because most projectors out there are 'vintage' grade ones that wouldn't know what an HDMI was....

SO... off I go looking... and can I find one ANYWHERE? NOPE.

DSE, MagnumMac, NoelLeeming, HarveryNorman....  nothing.

Did I miss something?

Online I can understand, but that takes 7 days to deliver.... not good when you have a more urgent need.

Thoughts anyone? 




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  Reply # 519539 11-Sep-2011 13:25

Buy the HDMI to 30pin and use a HDMI to VGA Adapter?

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  Reply # 519546 11-Sep-2011 13:46 Send private message

Im pretty sure HDMI to VGA cant be done passively, so you will need some sort of box to do the conversion, and that will likely require an external power supply. Do-able, just a pain c.f. a simple cable

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  Reply # 519551 11-Sep-2011 14:06 Send private message

Unusual none of them have stock. You should find that Übertec in Parnell have stock, well, they usually do, however closed today :(. http://ubertec.co.nz/main/product/27956.html 



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  Reply # 519784 12-Sep-2011 09:07 Send private message

been in this morning. sorted - plenty of stock and fast service.

So got second power supply as well - $100 just like that.

Thanks for the mention - am typing this from store computer now.





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  Reply # 519805 12-Sep-2011 09:50 Send private message

I saw one in Chch HNorman yesterday, no HDMI connector though...

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  Reply # 519811 12-Sep-2011 09:58

nickb800: Im pretty sure HDMI to VGA cant be done passively, so you will need some sort of box to do the conversion, and that will likely require an external power supply. Do-able, just a pain c.f. a simple cable


My old mans computer only has hdmi on the graphics card and they supplied a VGA adapter for our older monitor. It just worked.

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