Getting Projector to work - have VGA to HDMI converter

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  1. icapture macrumors newbie

    icapture

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    Hey fellas,

    I got a great Viewsonic PJ551 projector from my work which has a VGA connection. I thought I would use it to play videos in my room off my MBP so I stopped by Fry's and bought a Bytecc VGA to HDMI converter. Shocking I know...but I'm having technical difficulties.

    Is my problem that the converter is VGA to HDMI and since I am plugging a projector into my laptop what I really need is an HDMI to VGA converter. Or should it not matter?
     

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  2. Toutou macrumors 6502a

    Toutou

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    Why won't you just buy a Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter? Much easier.
     
  3. g4cube macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, direction is important. You'll do better with the mDP to vga adapter. Also available at Frys, Amazon, and even Apple.
     
  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    That kind of adapter is "one way" and is meant to transform an analog signal (VGA) into a digital one (HDMI).

    A MDP to VGA adapter from Monoprice will work just fine for your use.
     

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