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HDMI is amazing. There’s a reason it’s quickly becoming the go-to format for everything, including computers and gaming consoles. It’s an easy high-definition signal with audio built right in- a veritable one-stop-shop for all of your entertainment needs! The snag comes when you want to utilize an older monitor or projector. Too often, a perfectly good VGA monitor will sit collecting dust just because it doesn’t have the right connection. Don’t neglect your lonely screens any longer! The StarTech HD2VGAE2 is a plug-and-play solution for converting HDMI to VGA. As talented as it is, it cannot go backward so be sure to confirm that HDMI to VGA is the direction you need to convert.
With the simplest set-up, the HD2VGAE2 HDMI to VGA Converter takes only seconds to install. The male HDMI end plugs directly into your source port. All you need is a male-to-male VGA cable to connect the converter to your screen. Its small, compact size means you can hide it out of sight and out of the way. It doesn’t even require an external power source so you can easily pack it up and take it on the go for parties and presentations. This converter does not include an audio output, but most monitors don’t have built-in speakers. To utilize the audio features from your source device, you can take an alternative sound output to the speakers of your choice. The HD2VGAE2 also comes with the safety of a 2-year warranty to ensure you stay happy and connected.
Please note: In some situations you may need to plug the VGA cable to the display, then plug the converter into the output device and connect both while the devices are on in order to sync and set up signal. We tested this on an Epson Movie Mate 60 and Dell HDMI enabled laptop and found this to be the case. This converter can act as an extended display or clone the display. It only works with a powered HDMI output.