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posted: Sep. 6, 2013 @ 11:39a
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.
posted: Sep. 6, 2013 @ 2:52p
Would this work going from VGA to HDMI or is the converter just one way?
posted: Sep. 6, 2013 @ 3:44p
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.
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!
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posted: Sep. 7, 2013 @ 2:58p
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
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