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Can I connect a DisplayPort monitor to hdmi on my laptop?

I have a dv7 series laptop.  I also have an HP elite 2201x monitor that only has a display port connection.  I bought a DisplayPort to HDMI converter, but it doesn't work.  What do I need to do to be able to use this monitor?  Thanks.

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Re: Can I connect a DisplayPort monitor to hdmi on my laptop?

I find myself in a similar situation, please some find an answer for this!

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Re: Can I connect a DisplayPort monitor to hdmi on my laptop?

It is my understanding that a video card with DisplayPort output can drive HDMI and DVI monitors with an adapter cable. However the converse, driving a DisplayPort monitor from a DVI or HDMI video card output, doesn't appear to be supported. DisplayPort uses different signaling standards than HDMI and DVI. As far as I can tell, you would need a new laptop with a DisplayPort output to use your HP L2201x LED monitor.

 

Frank


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Re: Can I connect a DisplayPort monitor to hdmi on my laptop?

I have an HP 4520 probook laptop and an HDMI card. I have one of the HP LCD wide screen monitors with an VGA, DVI and DP setups. If I understand your answer, I should be able to run from my laptop to the monitor with an HDMI to DVI adapter. Do I understand correctly?

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Re: Can I connect a DisplayPort monitor to hdmi on my laptop?

Correct, you should only need a HDMI-to-DVI cable to connect your Probook 4250s to your HP monitor with DVI input.


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Re: Can I connect a DisplayPort monitor to hdmi on my laptop?

Hello Frank -

 

I realize this is a very old topic, but I just bought an HP Split with HDMI output.  I still have an HP Elite L2201x monitor with only a DisplayPort connection.

 

There's no way to make these two work together?  I have a cable that is HDMI on one side and DisplayPort on the other, but the Split doesn't even seem to recognize that the monitor is there when I have them connected.

 

Thanks!

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