- CrackBerry Newbie
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playbook hdmi vs vga
This is probably a stupid question I don't know much about computer but is there any other way I could watch my playbook through the tv even if my hdmi port
is broken Is there another plug out there that you could use from the port that you charge your playbook and make it through the vga instead or go through
your laptop go to tv ?
- 01-07-13, 11:20 PM #2
It would be painful, but possible.
I'm not sure if there's a direct microHDMI-to-VGA cable out there (though these days it wouldn't surprise me), but very, VERY likely you can go with this:
1) male microHDMI to female (full) HDMI
2) male HDMI to VGA
Two problems: VGA isn't digital, so you'd lose some picture quality. Second, HDMI carries audio along with the video, so you'd be depending on the Playbook's audio for whatever it is you're watching. You would likely have to fiddle with the HDMI settings to get that to work, too.
- CrackBerry Addict
01-08-13, 02:22 PM #8
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i know he cant use this but for reference, i have this adapter:
Amazon.com: Cable Matters Gold Plated Premium Micro HDMI to VGA M/F Active Adapter: Electronics
and it works perfectly fine on my dell 24" monitor.
- CrackBerry User
01-08-13, 03:25 PM #9
- 13 Posts
I second the Cable Matters purchase.. I have the microhdmi to vga and it works flawlessly on both computer monitors and Lcd projectors. Obviously no audio but a great option. I think I paid $12.00 for my microhdmi to vga and $15.00 for my microhdmi to hdmi cables, amazon for both purchases. Doesn't help the guy who began this string but might help others thinking about expanding the 7" screen
- 01-08-13, 05:41 PM #10
The hp hdmi to vga works great for me, the same is made by startech. If you search my posts from last year I posted some links and part numbers. Of course you need a working hdmi on the playbook for this to work.
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