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#207456 26-Dec-2016 16:20
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So I recently upgraded my tv. The old one had a VGA socket where i could plug my old faithful Lenovo media box. The new TV does not have a VGA socket.

 

I bought a Unitek Y-6333 HDMI to VGA adapter assuming that it would work both ways. I believe that I was incorrect and a different adapter is needed to go from VGA to HDMI.

 

1. Is that correct?

 

2. Suggestions of a adapter?

 

 





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  #1695185 26-Dec-2016 16:44
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Yeah you can't go that way. You need a digital source such as DVI.

 

VGA is analogue, so now theres no real way around it without getting some form of digital out from the device first

 

 

 

So essentially you need 2 things to active convert between. 

 

https://www.jaycar.co.nz/vga-to-dvi-analogue-to-digital-signal-converter/p/WQ7446 

 

But be very very wary... Theres a limitation to VGA upscale. And it usually revolves around this

 

Supports a maximum display resolution of 1280x1024


  #1695235 26-Dec-2016 18:09
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in all honesty upgrade your Lenovo media box to something newer.

 

you can get things for around the $100 mark that stream media and allow you access to the net and streaming services




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  #1695263 26-Dec-2016 20:01
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Or just grab a Chromecast. :-)




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  #1695374 27-Dec-2016 12:56
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Thank you as always for taking the time to answer what must seem like simpleton questions......

 

I have discovered that the Lenovo box I have has a display port which the lenovo page assures me with a adapter form display port to HDMI will work. We will see just bought one on TM

 

I do a have a nexus play unit and I can always plug my laptop straight in so its no real biggy just convenient 

 

I will update on the result

 

 





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  #1695383 27-Dec-2016 13:30
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 VGA to HDMI is quite a jump in any case. You should have better luck with the displayport.

 

 





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  #1696761 31-Dec-2016 12:09
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So in the end it was a $5 plug adaptor that saved the day and works perfectly

 





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  #1696772 31-Dec-2016 12:55
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Should look a hell of a lot nicer now too without the degredation of analog levels and lack of clock to mess up the image.

 

I bought a cheap aliexpress VGA to HDMI converter a while back for when I had to look at relatives old junk computers (Only for removing old data, I refuse to actually fix anything that old) and it was _terrible_ - no chance of getting any lock on the VGA signal reliably and it would blank out all the time as it decided to change its clock to try to better match the incoming VGA one. It never got a proper lock and lacking the adjustments that VGA in on monitors have there was no way to fix it.





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