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>I know there's some HDMI to VGA converters on Amazon, anyone have experience with these?
Haven't had a chance to actually try it out with my PS3, but it's worked wonderfully for both my Wii U and Switch. This isn't the only decent one out there, just the one I have personal good experience with.
You could hypothetically get a cheapo little composite to VGA converter that would work, but the picture quality would be garbage amongst there being other issues. The proper way to do it would be to get a line doubler of some sort. Someone else will have to recommend you a good one of those though.
I use a Portta HDMI-to-VGA converter with my OSSC. Works well, no lag (yes, I actually properly measured it), no black crush or clipping. The specific model I have isn't being sold anymore, but this one is recommended by RetroRGB, so it's probably trustworthy.
You want an adapter, not necessarily just a cable. Something that will convert the digital HDMI signal to an analogue RGBHV or 'VGA' signal that your CRT can interpret.
It's a very straightforward kind of conversion so almost anything will do, Portta are a pretty safe bet though (assuming you don't need audio out, which for some reason wasn't wired up internally in mine).
Nice, glad I could help. Yeah the GPU market is all sorts of screwed but it will be worth the wait. Modern PC gaming on a good PC CRT is an absolute joy, you will be hooked.
> do you have any idea why the monitor/HDMI converter would refuse to work with my PS3 or a laptop?
I know the PS3/4's HDMI ports don't put out enough power, which causes problems with HDMI to VGA DAC's. Some converters have the option to be powered externally which should solve it. I have this one which works well for me, though I haven't tried it with a PS3/4.
I can only speak with regard to HDMI to VGA. I used to have one of these: https://www.amazon.com/Portta-3-5mm-Audio-Converter-support/dp/B003O55U8K
I sold it a while back since I didn't have any more use for it but I recall it being a decent device, IMO. Did the job it was meant to do. A few issues with brightness, as I recall, but I adjusted the settings on the monitor to compensate for that.
First, is the xbox you only way to stream? Do you have a firestick or roku or other streaming device?
I used to use a HDMI to VGA adapter to connect my firestick to a viewsonic projector. You can look on amazon for something similar to connect HDMI to the Projector. Note that this is where the sound will split from the HDMI connection, so you will.more or less need a 3.5 mm stereo connection to the sound bar. Let me check back on my Amazon orders and link it back or look for something similar.
This is the Adapter i used and still have and works still. It will allow for the hdmi to vga and then the 3.5 mm stereo out.
Next step is to order this and test and also make sure the sound bar has the audio in.
I have this adapter, and it works rather well.
Should work similarly to the one linked by bentika; You're not going to get much higher than 1600x1200@60 without issues though.
If you can get a hold of it, the Delock 62796 adapter should be able to do up to at least 1600p@60, or . The 62967 uses the same chip inside, except with using DisplayPort instead.
Dammit. That's my fault. The HDMI -> VGA I used was in the exact same box. Have a look at this one. You'll want to make sure you get the power adapter to go with it.
I've read through the link here. One problem is that the $20 piece is no where to be found unless I am missing a link or proper name of the piece. I have no idea what alternative may be used for that piece either. I'm sure I can get the Netgear piece in due time but that is half the setup only.
Using the Google to look up that $20 part number is coming up with third party sites, not reputable like Amazon or some box store. IDK
My other option which may be what I am ultimately going to do simply because it may just be much easier is to buy my own HDMI projector and then MSFT Wireless Display. I may be able to use one if my school finds one as well. We'll see.
Another possibility and I'm not even sure if it is one is that the Smart Board does have an HDMI plug but I'm not sure if I can get the MSFT Wireless Display (HDMI one) and plug it into that to get the desired result. I don't think that will work but the MSFT store could maybe tell me yah or nah on that.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think you would have to to buy a HDMI to VGA cable that has a sound converter as well (the red and white component ports). VGA is video only, IIRC.
A quick google search led me to this item on Amazon.
I'm sure you could find a cheaper one though.
Yeah, you need one that has its own power supply. One like this should work.
The cheapest upscaler worth using for 240p consoles like the SNES is the RetroTINK-2X Mini. It only supports composite and S-Video, but that may be good enough for you. From there you'd just need a cheap HDMI-to-VGA converter to connect it to your monitor.
I use an RGB-modded N64, an OSSC, and an HDMI-to-VGA converter. Works great, zero lag.
If you don't want to mod the console, you could use a RetroTINK-2X Mini instead of the OSSC.
I just did some digging, and is this the device you're using?
Portta hdmi to vga
projection? we are talking about a tv here, right? do you just mean you want to display something on a CRT?
you need a downscaler. unfortunately not the cheapest/easiest thing in the world. cheapest thing would be something like a porrta HDMI to VGA, and then an extron VSC500 to the Sony.
RetroTINK-2X plus an HDMI to VGA converter.
The problem is that most PS2 games are 480i, which won't work with normal VGA monitors. And even if you force them to 480p or 1080i with GSM, the PS2 uses sync-on-green for those resolutions, which also won't work with the majority of VGA monitors. Unless you happen to have a monitor compatible with sync-on-green, you'd either need to do hardware mods or use an external sync processor to get around that issue.
A better and easier option is to use an upscaler such as a RetroTINK-5X or OSSC plus an HDMI-to-VGA converter.
That monitor doesn't support 15 kHz, so it won't work with the Atari ST directly. You'll need a scan-doubler if you want to use it. I'd recommend an OSSC plus an HDMI-to-VGA converter.
I do this on mine using this to vga
I use the component ports on the ossc for my Wii so I used vga for the GameCube.
Best way? Wii dual https://www.retrorgb.com/wiidual.html
External best way? OSSC
Cheap way? Chineses Wii HDMI adapter.
In all these cases you are going to need a HDMI to VGA adapter. Most cheap ones should work. I use this: Portta HDMI to VGA Video... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003O55U8K
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If your card has mini display port, the the best option is a mini display port to VGA adapter.
If you only has HDMI output, I use this:
Portta HDMI to VGA Video... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003O55U8K?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
But also a cheap converter may work.
Other options are discussed here:
That's not gonna work.
HDMI is digital, VGA is analogue, to convert HDMI to VGA requires a conversion box like this.
Is it worth spending $20 bucks on a device like that when you can buy 1080p monitors with HDMI built in for $99 ?
This is a decent HDMI to VGA box, don't know if it handles 240p however.
I us this for my setup and it's gud. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003O55U8K
HDMI to VGA converter
Positive, though I can't vouch for every adapter on the market of course :)
I'm sorry I didn't mean to claim it does line by line processing, I just meant that it doesn't do anything with a frame buffer which means there isn't real potential to cause lag as it's not performing any processing on the frames, as I understand it's simply transcoding the digital signal to analog. Even the odd refresh rates of my Neo Geo come through according to the info screen on my CRT, so it's not changing it to 60hz or anything either.
I am not claiming to be an expert on how it works however, I'm sure someone more knowledgable than me could chime in.
I did a simple test with mine when I bought it using the 240 suite manual lag test on a Genesis and there was no lag reported, identical to the same test on my PVM direct through SCART to RGB (Obviously it's the manual test so it's not scientific, but it was good enough for me)
Some random sites that eventually lead me to buying it if you'd like more information:
They confirm here that the fury is lag free.
This is the thread where they were testing various adapters for OSSC usage, they talk a tiny bit about lag.
http://retrorgb.com/converters.html confirms that https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003O55U8K is lag free, and I trust his information generally.
I'm going to assume that the majority of hdmi to vga transcoders are essentially lag free since these are.
Obviously use your own judgment but I'm quite happy with my setup :) I originally planned to use the OSSC on my plasma tv until I discovered this usage for it, and it has remained attached to my CRT ever since. I just recently beat Link to the Past on my 1-Chip with this setup and it looked and played great.
Oh I see what you're saying now. That's an oddly specific issue.
If you read the reviews on this one, people say it's "HDCP 1.2" compliant. Not sure which version you need. But one of the reviewers says you may have to supply your own 5V power supply, depending on your device.
Thanks. I ended up ordering this already
If this doesn't work, I'll order the one you mentioned
Something like this maybe? Or this?
These have VGA output though. I'm guessing that should be fine for you since you are using a monitor. I remember seeing one with HDMI when I was looking to do something similar with my PS3 but I can't find it. I'm just guessing my memory is hazy.
> HDMI to VGA
is this one: http://www.amazon.com/PETHV-converter-3-5mm-Stereo-Converter/dp/B003O55U8K/ref=sr_1_13?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1428704579&sr=1-13&keywords=HDMI+to+VGA
or this one: http://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-Gold-Plated-Active-Adapter/dp/B00879DM56/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1428704579&sr=1-1&keywords=HDMI+to+VGA
also one of teh screen have a DVI-D out-put should i buy a DVI-D cable? insted?
Looks like VGA is your only option on that monitor.
You can try this: http://www.amazon.com/PETHV-converter-3-5mm-Stereo-Converter/dp/B003O55U8K
Then you need one of these instead.
They make HDMI to VGA converters.
What model Chromebooks did you procure? Some Chromebooks support a DRM standard called HDCP - which means you may need a HDMI dongle that supports HDCP.
This option might meet your needs and is cheaper than some of the other HDCP compatible dongles, but you might want to order one to test before committing to a big order.