All iPads Lightning Digital AV Adapter to HDMI to VGA adaptor?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by robertpetry, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. robertpetry macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Hello all,

    Just wondering if you know whether this works? I would like to buy a Lightning Digital AV adapter to use with HDMI projectors and devices but since sometimes all a client has is a VGA connector I would like to use a standard HDMI to VGA converter. That would be a lot cheaper than also buying a Lightning to VGA adapter since both are $49.

    Amazon has one for $14.99
     
  2. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    It will work with a converter (digital to analog) but not an adapter (no conversion). It's unclear which you're referring to as your post and subject refer to both.
     
  3. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    Sadly, the only way to be sure would be to test it out, but I am honestly not feeling optimistic.

    I know I tried something like that (connect a HDMI-to-VGA adaptor to a mini display-to-HDMI adaptor to hook up my macbook air to a VGA projector). My laptop screen just kept flickering between blue and the main desktop while nothing showed up on the projector screen.

    My guess is that the 2 adaptors are somehow stuck in some conversion loop. I am not sure if there is a distinction between adaptor and converter? :confused:
     

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