HDMI to VGA

ahostmadsen

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I have the "USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter." But sometimes I also need to connect to VGA, and I don't want to spend $80 on the other adapter from Apple. HDMI to VGA converters are $5-10. But it seems they don't work, or some don't work with Apple's adapter. The question is: has anyone successfully connected to VGA through the Digital AV adapter? Or found a cheap USB-C to VGA adapter?
 

ahostmadsen

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Now I also found some slightly cheaper ones on ebay. Interesting, when I checked just a couple of weeks there were none. So, probably we can expect more soon, so prices will go down.
 

polee

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I had a lenovo HDMI to VGA that did not work on the apple usb c multi-adapter. Just in case if you are thinking of getting the the lenovo adapter.
 

ahostmadsen

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I had a lenovo HDMI to VGA that did not work on the apple usb c multi-adapter. Just in case if you are thinking of getting the the lenovo adapter.
Yes, so far I have only heard about HDMI to VGA adapters that do NOT work.

In the end I might buy a USB-C to VGA adapter. It seems more and more is becoming available every day. But the standard price still is about $35, which is slightly high. Perhaps the price will come down.
 

boltjames

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Yes, so far I have only heard about HDMI to VGA adapters that do NOT work.

In the end I might buy a USB-C to VGA adapter. It seems more and more is becoming available every day. But the standard price still is about $35, which is slightly high. Perhaps the price will come down.
Like you I burned a lot of calories on trying to get one adapter and making it work for both functions.

Just buy both Apple adapters. It's the only reliable way and in the end it's going to only cost you an extra $20 which isn't enough to break a sweat over.

BJ
 

polee

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Yup I finally bought both adapters too. It looks like that is the way to go to cover all your bases. That however increases the cost of acquiring a macbook 2015.
Yes, so far I have only heard about HDMI to VGA adapters that do NOT work.

In the end I might buy a USB-C to VGA adapter. It seems more and more is becoming available every day. But the standard price still is about $35, which is slightly high. Perhaps the price will come down.
I bought the USB C to VGA adapter today.
 

boltjames

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Yup I finally bought both adapters too.

That however increases the cost of acquiring a macbook 2015.
When you're driving the BMW of notebooks, you get it with leather, you don't worry about what it costs.

BJ
 

Wallabe

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When you're driving the BMW of notebooks, you get it with leather, you don't worry about what it costs.

BJ
I wanted to say basically the same thing, but I already know some people will argue otherwise. You're buying the latest and greatest toy, but you're too cheap to buy proper accessories with it. It's like buying a Lamborghini, then they buy a cheap radio and getting it installed at Best Buy.

If that's the direction they want to go, let them. I can understand either way.
 
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boltjames

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I wanted to say basically the same thing, but I already know some people will argue otherwise. You're buying the latest and greatest toy, but you're too cheap to buy proper accessories with it. It's like buying a Lamborghini, then they buy a cheap radio and getting it installed at Best Buy.

If that's the direction they want to go, let them. I can understand either way.
Exactly. Hey, no one likes to get ripped off, but the reality is that anyone who bought a RMB knew what they were getting into, it's lack of ports and need for dongles was very clearly communicated, and it's premium price assumes it's owners can afford the necessary add-on's.

Apple gave users an extremely thin and light design due to the removal of ports and fans and hard drives. They make notebooks with all these features built-in, you just pay the price for the bulk and weight. With the RMB, it's a-la carte. Better that way.

BJ
 
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