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Post VGA output
Is there any easy way to connect a VGA monitor to Fit-PC2?


Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:06 pm
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Post Re: VGA output
You can buy an HDMI to VGA converter but they're not cheap, £120+ from what I've seen.

Another option could be USB to VGA, cheaper (around £40) but I've not used one myself so couldn't comment on performance or compatabiliy / drivers if you're using Linux.


Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:26 pm
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Post Re: VGA output
The unit comes with a DVI connector; a DVI to VGA adaptor isn't too expnesive - you can get them for under $10.

But an LCD monitor with DVI inputs should give better results. I haven't been able to find a cheap LCD with a DVI input. I'm hoping to find one for around $80; I can get a VGA only monitor for that price.

Dave


Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:07 am
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Post Re: VGA output
a DVI to VGA adapter will not work.

HDMI is digital
DVI supports both digital and analog
VGA is analog

When comming from HDMI (a purly digital source) the analog pins of the DVI adapter will have no signal. Only a DAC would beable to generate such a signal.


Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:49 am
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Post Re: VGA output
How about one of these?

http://www.monoprice.com/products/produ ... 1&format=2


Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:24 am
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Post Re: VGA output
Nope. ekips was right: the cheap adaptors just wire the analog output from a DVI-A or DVI-I adaptor. The Fit-PC2 has DVI-D, i.e. no analog output. There are adaptors that actually convert the digital signal to VGA, but these are very expensive.

The solution is to find a cheap VGA monitor that has DVI. I haven't found any so far. I would have thought that a digital input is cheaper to make than analog.

Cheers


Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:58 am
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Post Re: VGA output
If you need to feed a standard computer monitor is the consensus that a USB to VGA adapter is the way to go? If so that adds about $75 US to the price of the Fit.


Fri May 15, 2009 4:14 am
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Adding $75 to use VGA seems pointless. Hopefully DVI monitors will come back into fashion. I have a 5 year old 15 inch Philips 150P with DVI that was cheap at the time. Now only the bigger more expensive monitors have DVI.

There are chip companies making LCD panel driver chips with VGA, DVI & HDMI interfaces in one chip, so it should be cheap & easy for the monitor manufacturers to include DVI. VGA should eventually become obsolete. But for now it seems the only choice is a big expensive monitor or an HD TV.


Fri May 15, 2009 6:22 am
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How about this: http://www.monoprice.com/products/produ ... 1&format=2


Mon May 25, 2009 1:09 am
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Post Re: VGA output
According to description, only 720p and 1080p are supported, so it's possible that only those two resolutions will work. I've seen HDFury used to connect a PS3 to a 17" LCD monitor, the 720p picture was stretched vertically (however, PS3 is more limited in resolutions it can output).


Mon May 25, 2009 11:59 am
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