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Problem connecting Acer v193w monitor

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April 24, 2014 8:44:36 AM

I have recently acquired an Acer v193w monitor and I want to connect it to my Xbox 360. to do this I had to purchase a HDMI to VGA cable as the monitor only has a VGA port and the xbox has a HDMI port. However, the monitor does not seem to recognise the cable and displays the message Cable not connected even when the cable is plugged in to the monitor. I have plugged the HDMI end into my laptop and the VGA into the monitor and it still displays the message. I got the cable from a reputable source so I don't think its faulty. Anyone got any suggestions?
a b C Monitor
April 24, 2014 9:00:26 AM

HDMI to VGA is a scam, one is digital and the other is analog; You can't use a VGA screen without an active HDMI to VGA converter (cables are passive and therefore will not work).
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April 24, 2014 9:20:46 AM

Ah damn, how much do HDMI to VGA converts cost?
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April 24, 2014 11:01:40 AM

One more thing,if I use that adapter what quality would it be? Eg. 720p,1080p
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a b C Monitor
April 24, 2014 11:30:29 AM

toroken said:
One more thing,if I use that adapter what quality would it be? Eg. 720p,1080p


Well according to Newegg the max resolution supported is full 1080p.
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April 24, 2014 12:26:26 PM

Ah ok, thank you very much for your quick and knowledgeable answers, ill have a look on ebay for a cheap adapter :) 
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a b C Monitor
April 24, 2014 12:39:22 PM

No problem :D 
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