DVI-D Hookup to VGA monitor (1165 Views)
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wtav
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DVI-D Hookup to VGA monitor

How can I hookup a DVI-D outlet on computer P7-1258 to a VGA only inlet monitor?

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Re: DVI-D Hookup to VGA monitor

Hi:

 

There isn't any way that I know of.

 

The output needs to be DVI-I in order to hook up a VGA connection using a DVI to VGA adapter.

 

Paul

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You will get specific adapters for connecting VGA monitors to DVI-D port on the computer. Just have to check for them at local stores like Best buy, staples etc...

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lasvegaswireman
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You can't directly connect a DVI-D (digital) output to a VGA (analog) input. None of the inexpensive so-called passive adapters will work either. The only way to make the transition is to use an active converter. These converters can easily run $200 - $300 and may not provide you with the best picture quality. Two that I know of are;

 

the StarTech DVI to VGA Video Converter and the BlackBox DVI-D to VGA Converter

 

You may be able to search the internet for alternate vendors/retailers or other solutions. To be perfectly honest, you would be better served by a new DVI-D compatible monitor or a new video card with HDMI/DVI/VGA outputs.

 

Frank


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