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Why the drive-by red with no comment? Not exactly what I needed (need HDMI-DVI+Audio) but coupled with an inexpensive HDMI doubler, this will work with my setup (already have HDMI-DVI no audio). Thanks, Mr.C.

Would this work going from VGA to HDMI or is the converter just one way?

slvrdrgn123 said:   Would this work going from VGA to HDMI or is the converter just one way?
Based on what I read at Meritline, this unit converts an HDMI signal to VGA + audio, one way. So, it could let you watch a bluray player on a VGA computer display. I can't find any info about what display resolution or scan rate this unit outputs. Computer monitors can be finicky.

After reading about a similar product on AMZ, it looks like the device must pull power from the HDMI jack to run the converter. A reviewer mentioned that a bluray player's HDMI output doesn't provide any (or enough) power to run the converter. A laptop or desktop computer's HDMI output might, YMMV.

Anyway, if you think it will work for you, it's $8.30 at Deal Extreme .

GWBush said:   Why the drive-by red with no comment? Not exactly what I needed (need HDMI-DVI+Audio) but coupled with an inexpensive HDMI doubler, this will work with my setup (already have HDMI-DVI no audio). Thanks, Mr.C.
I needed the same thing, too. I wanted to plug the HDMI output of a bluray player into an older LCD TV that had DVI in, but no HDMI. (BTW, DVI doesn't support audio.) So, I got a DVI-DVI cable and added a DVI-HDMI adapter  onto one end. The bluray player had a coaxial audio out, so I bought a $10 optical/coaxial to RCA stereo converter box  on eBay. Done!
 

It'd be easy if it's just one device (HDMI to older DVI TVs). My plan is to use an auto switch between 3-4 HDMI devices hence the ability to split out the audio is nice. So it's 3-4 HDMI devices -> HDMI auto switch -> HDMI 1x2 Splitter then:

HDMI1 -> HDMI-DVI - TV DVI in
/
\
HDMI2 -> HDMI-VGA+Audio -> TV Audio in

And, to do it cheap, thanks to this device.



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