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    Monoprice VGA to HDMI Converter
    Product # 6191
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    Can I use theirs for the video only to a monitor, I want to send the audio to a separate sound system. I can’t use HDMI because the cable is for both sound and video. I need to split both and most new TV’s don’t have VGA inputs anymore, or an separate audio output on the TV?
    Mark M on Oct 21, 2017
    I have a laptop with an HDMI outlet that I need to display on a monitor with only a VGA cable. Will this work? Lots of people are using it to display from a VGA computer to an HDMI monitor, but I'm trying to do the opposite.
    Robert G on Jul 21, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: This device will not convert from HDMI to VGA. There are devices that do that. I am currently located in Europe and found many stores with devices that will convert from HDMI to VGA. But I could not find a source for VGA to HDMI so tried Monoprice and found this device. I think HDMI to VGA is easier and may not require an active device like this is. Hope you find what you need.
    I am wanting to put this in the middle of a set up I have. Thus it is not going from computer into a projector, it will be in the middle of a run. Will it still work?
    A shopper on Oct 3, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Explain middle of a run?? I put this on the end of a 150 ft VGA run (no Booster) and then I connected a 15ft HDMI cable and it worked great
    What do i need to convert my dreamcast to 1080p? Or at least 720p. Thanks.
    A shopper on Mar 8, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: What you need is a scaler. For example pid:30918 or pid:9994
    I currently use pid:9994 to upscale my N64 and Gamecube to 1080p
    Monoprice Composite, S-Video, and HDMI to HDMI Converter and Switch with HDMI PAL NTSC Support
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    Monoprice Blackbird 4K Multi Format (1x CVBS, 1x YPbPr, 1x VGA, 2x HDMI and, 2x USB inputs) HDMI Converter with 4K Scaler
    Monoprice Blackbird 4K Multi Format (1x CVBS, 1x YPbPr, 1x VGA, 2x HDMI and, 2x USB inputs) HDMI Converter with 4K Scaler
    Does the HDMI output send as HDCP-protected? I would want to use this converter to convert a VGA signal to HDMI, and the device receiving the HDMI signal cannot play anything that is HDCP protected. Obviously, the VGA signal itself would not be HDCP protected, but I need to confirm that the converter would not try sending the signal with the HDCP "handshake" as the receiving device will not be able to receive the signal.
    A shopper on Aug 10, 2018
    Can I use this for audio only without the VGA cable? I want to use the 3.5mm output from a Chromecast Audio and then plug the HDMI cable into a receiver.
    Gabe A on Apr 24, 2018
    4.3 / 5.0
    173 Reviews
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    Item only works with...
    Item can only convert a analog 1280x720 resolution at 60Hz, or 1920x1080 resolution at 60Hz.

    If your computer does not support these resolutions, this item will NOT work.
    June 11, 2010
    Works Great For Me!!!
    First off, I'm a SEGA fan. I bought this converter because I wanted to use this on my SEGA Dreamcast. I've been using the Dreamcast VGA box on my 1080p 240hz LED for the last 2 years & love it. The quality upgrade was great.

    So I then stumble on to this jewel of a site & found this converter box. The price was right so I said what the heck. Little did I know this looks WAYYYYYYYYY better than the standard VGA on it. With this box it's truly 480p from the Dreamcast & all of my game titles look PHENOMENAL!!! I just can't get over how crisp the graphics look for a machine that was built in 1999!!! For all of you SEGA heads & all school gamers out there: this is a MUST purchase if you have an HDTV. Do yourself a favor & get this, you will NOT be disappointed!!! A big thanks to Monoprice for their fantastic prices.

    PROS: It works!!!

    CONS: None!!!
    February 26, 2011
    1080p versus 1080i
    I've spent hours trying to get pictures from my Toshiba Satellite laptop to Mitsubishi TV model WS-55517. The LKV-350 converter information leaflet states it converts the VGA output into 1080p HDMI. I eventually found out my TV Video inputs are 480i/480p/1080i.
    Q? Is this converter useless for the job in hand?
    Q? Is there a converter that will do the job?
    December 2, 2012
    Works Great
    I used this product to attach a Dell notebook to a 50" Hitahci Plasma TV. Worked perfectly although I had to adjust the horizontal pixel setting to properly scale the display. Though the manual lists specific supported resolutions I found it will support any horizontal resoultion as long as you use a supported vertical resoultion. I found the best setting to be 1440x768 @60Hz.

    The result was a full screen display with excellent resolution and readability, better than I have obtained in the past using a passive DVI to HDMI cable on other units.

    PROS: Fast delivery, Monoprice Rocks!

    CONS: A bit of fiddling to optimize.
    September 20, 2010
    Happy Customer
    I was so happy to find this product. I had bought a brand new Plasma tv and found out that it only had a HDMI port, no VGA or S-Video and both my computers didn't have an HDMI port. I tried many stores in different areas and they all said such a product didn't exist.
    This converter works great! No problems with it what so far, been using it for few months. It is just like watching a DVD in the DVD player.

    PROS: Works great and takes up little room.

    CONS: Nothing bad to say about product. Initial setup took a little bit of figuring out as had to find the correct settings (resolution) on the computer so it would display on the TV. Once found it there was no problems and settings stay.
    December 16, 2010
    Works Just Fine
    I have an older Toshiba laptop, and wanted to connect it to my Panasonic plasma TV. Just plugged all the necessary wiring (also ordered from Monoprice for a fraction of what Best Buy would charge) from the laptop to the converter, then hooked an HDMI cable from the converter to the TV. Had to set the laptop resolution to 1280 x 720, and toggled the Function-F5 button and, voila, the image popped up on the TV! Took all of three minutes.

    July 27, 2010
    Does the job
    It's gonna get the job done but it seems like a temporary solution to a long term problem. (Mainly because of the unit needing to bee turned on / off manually by plugging in the power supply) having to plug it in and unplug the device before and after each and every use just sucks, even my old Nintendo has a power switch on it. But whatever it does what it says, has a few bugs but it's cool. Price should be a bit lower given the problems I encountered. Delivery time was good though.

    PROS: Does what it should but has some bugs.

    CONS: When I come back to use the device and I hook up my laptop to said converter, the signal is distorted. I found after I go and reset the screen resolution this problem goes away but it's one thing that I have to deal with when I use this item. It would be nice if I didn't have to do that but that's really my only complaint besides the indicator LED's on the device that I covered with electrical tape.
    June 1, 2014
    Pretty good
    Wow Monoprice's prices are amazing. I tried this VGA to HDMI adapter. I followed the directions on the FAQ to get it to display 1080 (p?) under Windows and it worked, it also worked with Linux, with the caveat that for both windows and linux the screen is shifted about 100 pixels to left so that there is a black bar on the right of the screen and I can't see the image which extends to the far left off of the screen. I haven't RMAed the product (I have trouble with getting things done) as it would be inconvenient for me to move everything back into the original configuration I have and the system is in fact usable and for the price it's great. I tried to replace it with some other units from a competitor (don't remember the brand) and those units kept turning hot pink I think after just a few seconds. This one from monoprice did turn I think bright green two or three times but unplugging and replugging in the power fixes it. I see that the price has fallen on the 6191, so I think I will order a second one to see if that is the problem. It had the shifting to the left for two computers which are attached via an IoGear GCS1758 KVM. For different computers I see what appears to be the whole 1080 but horizontally it is compressed so that there are black bars on both the left and right side, although I see all the pixels. I'm not sure how LED monitors work, but it seems okay and is usable. The monitor is a Samsung LED Monitor S27A950D. Hopefully the new one doesn't have these problems. If not, hopefully I can return it.

    Btw, I didn't know about this command but apparently this is what you need to adjust the resolutions in Linux so they will work:

    first you run xrandr


    and it will output a bunch of stuff including something like:

    VGA-1 connected 1920x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 0mm x 0mm

    although it won't say 1920 it will say whatever you have. that VGA-1 is the name of the output you need. then you do this:

    xrandr newmode "1920x1080_60.00" 173.00 1920 2048 2248 2576 1080 1083 1088 1120 -hsync +vsync

    xrandr addmode VGA-1 1920x1080_60.00

    xrandr auto output VGA-1 mode 1920x1080_60.00

    you can get the details and slightly adjust them for the resolution you want using:

    cvt 1920 1080

    or whatever the resolutions you want are.

    with the KVM switching between machines, the machines revert to lower resolutions if I haven't visited them in like 15 minutes. not sure how to fix that, so I wrote a script on each of them ~/fix-resolution.sh, which has just this:


    xrandr addmode VGA-1 1920x1080_60.00

    xrandr auto output VGA-1 mode 1920x1080_60.00

    and that seems to fix it.

    Thanks Monoprice! Keep up the good work :)

    PROS: Stable 1080 signal

    CONS: shifted to the left by about 100 pixels or so
    December 11, 2013
    Great option, works perfectly
    I needed to put VGA into a TV that didn't have an accessible VGA port (pointed straight back, flush-mount). Fortunately, it had side-mounted HDMI. This changed the video+audio outs to HDMI and works perfectly.

    PROS: Great option for a conversion situation, inexpensive, and works well

    CONS: Would have worked better for me to have the HDMI and VGA on the same side, but that's probably a unique situation for me.
    September 7, 2016
    Gotta figure some things out...
    Im giving this a 7/10 right now. Im doing this assuming I dont find a solution to my problem. I connected my computer up to my 65in dlp and theres about an entire foot all the way around the picture. The quality is wonderful (although the color is off, but thats easy to change) just a very annoying problem only being able to use about 40 inces o my 65 inch. I anyone has a solution, let me know :)
    December 8, 2010