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July 16, 2014 7:15:54 AM

is it very necessary to have a vga port to interface laptop wit projector???.... HDMI has emerged recently.. what abt d older projectors??... do they have a usb port or hdmi port??..... n can v interface using usb port??
a b D Laptop
July 16, 2014 7:44:49 AM

No there is no native way to interface vga to usb, these are completley different. There is usb graphics cards that provide you with a vga port, but they run$100+.

As far as if older projectors support hdmi, it depends on the model and how old "old" is. We have 6 year old projectors here and they dont have an hdmi but they do have an m1 port which is dvi+usb, dvi and hdmi are completely compatible so you would just need a hdmi-to-dvi cable/adapter and then a dvi-to-m1 adapter (total of maybee $12 on monoprice.com) and you will be connected to your projecter (video only, no audio).
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July 16, 2014 11:45:16 AM

i wanna buy a laptop n i am confused between two.. one has usb ports n hdmi port .... the other has usb ports n vga cable... i wanna buy the one wit hdmi... i wanna know if i can interface projector with this...
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July 16, 2014 11:45:53 AM

boosted1g said:
No there is no native way to interface vga to usb, these are completley different. There is usb graphics cards that provide you with a vga port, but they run$100+.

As far as if older projectors support hdmi, it depends on the model and how old "old" is. We have 6 year old projectors here and they dont have an hdmi but they do have an m1 port which is dvi+usb, dvi and hdmi are completely compatible so you would just need a hdmi-to-dvi cable/adapter and then a dvi-to-m1 adapter (total of maybee $12 on monoprice.com) and you will be connected to your projecter (video only, no audio).


i wanna buy a laptop n i am confused between two.. one has usb ports n hdmi port .... the other has usb ports n vga cable... i wanna buy the one wit hdmi... i wanna know if i can interface projector with this...
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a b D Laptop
July 16, 2014 12:09:21 PM

Ok, I cant tell you how to interface with your projector if you dont tell me what projector you have. Without that I dont know what ports are on your projector.
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July 16, 2014 8:49:09 PM

boosted1g said:
Ok, I cant tell you how to interface with your projector if you dont tell me what projector you have. Without that I dont know what ports are on your projector.


as of now i don ve a projector in front of me..... i wanna buy a lap top n b sure tht i can interface it wit most commonplace projectors...projectors which r generally used in educational institutions.. the most selling ordinary projectors
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a b D Laptop
July 16, 2014 9:39:52 PM

In that case most all projectors have either an hdmi or m1 connector, at worst you would need $12-15 worth of cables/adapters to make hdmi work with m1 port. I would go ahead and go for the hdmi, especially since most all laptops with vga ports still on them are very low end laptops.

I cant in any way guarantee that every projector you run into will have digital inputs, but anything made in the last 6 years should. My wife is an educator and the epson projectors her school uses has hdmi.
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July 18, 2014 8:59:51 PM

boosted1g said:
In that case most all projectors have either an hdmi or m1 connector, at worst you would need $12-15 worth of cables/adapters to make hdmi work with m1 port. I would go ahead and go for the hdmi, especially since most all laptops with vga ports still on them are very low end laptops.

I cant in any way guarantee that every projector you run into will have digital inputs, but anything made in the last 6 years should. My wife is an educator and the epson projectors her school uses has hdmi.


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