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Issue going from Win 7 laptop -> HDMI splitter -> HDMI to VGA

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April 23, 2013 7:56:47 AM

Alright, have a bit of a crazy conversion going on here and could use some assistance figuring out what is going on.

We have a setup of HDMI -> HDMI splitter -> LCD tv. It works perfectly. Now, the issue comes that some laptops will not have HDMI, so we had to use a setup of (please don't hit me. Not the face, it's my meal ticket...) VGA -> DVI adapter to DVI -> HDMI adapter -> HDMI splitter -> TV. I know it's a crazy setup... but it should work, right? I know there will be a bottleneck, but we HAVE to be able to go from VGA -> HDMI, in some rare cases.

Can anyone think of a reason why this might not work? As I said before: HDMI -> Splitter -> TV is working.

And I did try fn + F8. It forced the laptop to say it was displaying via VGA, but the splitter did not detect the input.

Any suggestions would be great!
April 26, 2013 7:27:19 AM

This set up will not work. VGA is analog and HDMI or DVI are digital. You can't use cheap adapters and do analog to digital video signal conversion. You need to buy an active converter scalar that goes from VGA to HDMI and then go to the HDMI Splitter.
April 30, 2013 7:07:57 AM

I agree with Taylor Smith, get a converter scaler and it should do the trick.