Getting Projector to work - have VGA to HDMI converter

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by icapture, Jul 14, 2015.

  1. icapture macrumors newbie


    Jul 14, 2015
    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


    Jan 6, 2015
    Prague, Czech Republic
    Why won't you just buy a Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter? Much easier.
  3. g4cube macrumors 6502a

    Apr 22, 2003
    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

    Mar 14, 2008
    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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