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Offline alxnjshTopic starter

VGA to USB?
« on: April 15, 2012, 03:48:22 PM »
I regularly do trainings and presentations and I purchased a Dell mini a few years ago. It doesn't have a VGA port to connect to my LCD projector. I've noticed that there are VGA/USB converters on the market, but am not finding any good information on reviews. The prices seem to range from $15 up to several hundred.

I want to only project PowerPoint and not necessarily looking for streaming video.

Anyone have thoughts?

Offline Vekseid

Re: VGA to USB?
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2012, 12:14:00 AM »
It might have a different port entirely that you can find a converter for
HDMI
DisplayPort
DVI

See if your laptop and projector supports one of those first before blowing money on a from-USB converter. That's going to require a driver of some sort, and thus, potentially cause headaches.

Offline alxnjshTopic starter

Re: VGA to USB?
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2012, 04:52:04 PM »
Good idea. Unfortunately while the laptop has an HDMI the projector doesn't. Now the question is if an HDMI can convert to USB. The projector does have a mini-USB port.

Offline Vekseid

Re: VGA to USB?
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2012, 07:02:57 PM »
Good idea. Unfortunately while the laptop has an HDMI the projector doesn't. Now the question is if an HDMI can convert to USB. The projector does have a mini-USB port.

Um. Then either get an appropriate USB->Mini USB converter, or an HDMI to VGA converter.

Will be cheaper, and give you fewer headaches.