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HDMI to VGA Video Adapter Converter with Audio for Desktop PC / Laptop / Ultrabook - 1920x1080

Convert an HDMI® video signal to VGA, with discrete audio output

Product ID: HD2VGAA2

  • Supports resolutions up to 1080p
  • 2-channel analog audio output
  • Easy to use with no software required
  • Compact, lightweight design
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Overview

The HD2VGAA2 HDMI® to VGA Adapter Cable enables you to connect an HDMI output device, such as a laptop video output or digital media extender to a VGA display device (monitor, projector) by converting the HDMI video signal from the output device into a VGA output and separate 2-channel analog audio. The HDMI to VGA adapter is intended for displaying user generated content such as presentations, documents, and work sheets onto a VGA projector or monitor. The adapter can also extend your computer's desktop to double your workspace and increase productivity.

The versatile converter supports resolutions including high definition 1080p, which eliminates the expense of upgrading a VGA display for the sake of compatibility, and doesn't require a separate power adapter which saves installation time and hassle.

Backed by 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Easily make your new HDMI® equipment (Desktop, Laptop, or Ultrabook) compatible with a VGA display (Television, Monitor, Projector).
  • With support for up to 1080p video and 2 channel audio
  • No power adapter required

Applications

Connect your HDMI-enabled laptop or ultrabook to a VGA projector or display in boardrooms, hotel rooms, in the office, or at home

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Active or Passive Adapter Active
Audio Yes
Converter Type Format Converter
Performance
Audio Specifications 2 Channel
Maximum Analog Resolutions 1920x1080
Maximum Digital Resolutions 1920x1080
Supported Resolutions 1920x1080 (1080p) @ 60Hz
Wide Screen Supported Yes
Connector(s)
Connector A 1 - HDMI (19 pin) Male Input
1 - USB Micro-B (5 pin) Female
Connector B 1 - VGA (15 pin, High Density D-Sub) Female Output
1 - 3.5 mm Mini-Jack (3 Position) Female Output
Environmental
Humidity 40%-85%RH
Operating Temperature 0°C to 60°C (32°F to 140°F)
Storage Temperature -10°C to 70°C (14°F to 158°F)
Physical Characteristics
Color Black
Enclosure Type Plastic
Product Height 0.6 in [15 mm]
Product Length 9.8 in [250 mm]
Product Weight 1.6 oz [44 g]
Product Width 1.8 in [45 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 2.3 oz [66 g]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - HDMI® to VGA Adapter Converter

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Product Support

Frequently Asked Questions

Before You Buy

Unfortunately no, this device has an intended source and an intended destination.  Refer to the title of the webpage for this order.

This is an active video signal converter.  

A passive video signal converter changes the type of connection that is being used but does not change the signal that passes through the converter. Because the video signal is not modified, passive converters tend to be smaller, simpler, and less expensive than active video signal converters. Examples of passive converters include DVI-I to VGA, HDMI to DVI, and DisplayPort to Mini-DisplayPort converters.

An active video signal converter modifies both the type of connection that is being used and the signal that passes through the converter. Because this type of conversion can be complex, active converters tend to be larger than passive video signal converters and sometimes require additional power. Examples of active converters include DVI-D to VGA, HDMI to DisplayPort, and VGA to HDMI converters.

For more information about passive and active DisplayPort video signal converters, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/DisplayPort_Converter_DP_Multi_Mode.

For more information about which type of video signal converter you should use when you convert video signals with an MST hub, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/mst_hubs_passive_vs_active_adapters.

Installation

This device is plug and play. It does not use any drivers, and does not require any setup tasks other than plugging in the source (for example, a computer) and the destination (for example, a monitor).

Troubleshooting

When you troubleshoot issues with a video adapter, there are some quick tests that you can complete to rule out potential problems. You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue:

  • Video cables

  • Video adapter

  • Video source (such as a DVD player or computer)

  • Video destination (such as a monitor or projector)

To test your setup components, try the following:

  • Use the cable, video adapter, video source, and video destination in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.

  • Use a different cable, video adapter, video source, and video destination in your setup to see if the problem persists. Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in another setup.

When you test your cables, it is recommended that you do the following:

  • Test each cable individually.

  • Use short cables when you are testing.

When you test the video source and video destination, it is recommended that you do the following:

  • Remove the video adapter from your setup and test to make sure that the video source and video destination work together without the video adapter.

  • Test to make sure that the video source and video destination work together at the resolution that you want to use.

Note: In order for your setup to work properly, the video source, adapter, and destination all need to support the resolution that you are using.

Try the following:

  1. Check that the monitor’s video port works with another source.
  2. Check that the cables between the source and the destination work with other equipment.
  3. Check whether the video adapter works with another source and another destination.

The error “Out of Range” normally means that the resolution being output by the computer is not compatible with the display. Try lowering the resolution to see if that helps resolve the issue.  You may need to connect another monitor or restart the computer or source to accomplish this.

This is likely a High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) issue. If you are converting a video signal from a device that can play copyright-protected content, HDCP will block the conversion to an analog signal (for example, VGA) or to any video capture cards.

You will likely run into this issue when you use devices like Blu-ray players, DVD players, and certain gaming consoles. For more information on HDCP and gaming consoles, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/video_capture_cards_video_game_console_compatibility.

Some video cards also output an HDCP signal full time. In this case there should be an option for your video card to disable this feature. You might need to contact the manufacturer of your video card for more information.

Adhering to HDCP is required for converting all digital signals to analog signals or to video capture cards. Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do in these situations other than convert to a digital display.

Certain HDMI sources have known issues where they do not output enough power over HDMI to power HDMI adapters.  In this case, it is best to consider HDMI adapters with external power over USB or with an external power adapter. This affects our HDMI to VGA adapters. See below for alternative solutions.

Standard HDMI to VGA

Our HD2VGAA2 has both audio and a USB Micro B port for external power.

Micro HDMI to VGA

Our MCHD2VGAA2 has both audio and a USB Micro B port for external power.

Mini HDMI to VGA

Our HDACFM lets you adapt from standard HDMI to Mini HDMI. You can pair this with our HD2VGAA2 to go from Mini HDMI to VGA with external power.

HDMI to VGA Video Adapter Converter with Audio for Desktop PC / Laptop / Ultrabook - 1920x1080

Customer Reviews

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(2 stars) It does not appear to work

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Just bought this adapter to be able to connect my Raspberry Pi 3 to an Acer VGA monitor. First attempts brought no success without external power. After plugging in my cellular charger Rpi screen shown up for about 2 secs then display went black. The same happened when I connected the monitor to my decent MacBook Pro laptop. Now I'm stuck and don't know where to go now without proper documentation. Would it be possible that external power is not enough?
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Sam, Customer Service
Thank you for leaving your feedback on HD2VGAA2. We apologize that it isn't working for you! Since it works for a few seconds before cutting out, it sounds like it may be having power-related problems or simply be a faulty unit. We encourage you to reach out to our Technical Advisors for troubleshooting. We're available 24 hours a day, 5 days a week, at 1-800-265-1844 or https://www.startech.com/Chat.

(4 stars) Easy plug and play

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I got this product for test and it is small and easy to use. I tested it with Dell, HP and Asus without a problem as good plug and play product. The only issue was on the Lenovo laptop which I had to reboot it to work. I recommend this adapter. Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review.
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(3 stars) Works best with external power.

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My Dell and 2016 Macbook Pro work just fine with this adapter. Even passing it through a USB-C to HDMI adapter on my 2017 Macbook works. No drivers, it just works. Don't try to go over FHD though. On my Chromebook and older HDMI enabled laptops though, it required external power to be stable. I just used a small USB to mUSB cable, and it worked. Also usable with a USB charging brick (nothing major). Build is solid, but took a couple stars due to the lack of ANY documentation in the box. Most of us know to go online and look, but.... I leave this in one of our conference rooms (has a VGA projector), with the USB cable attached. No complaints from users!
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(5 stars) Fast and Helpful

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I have tested this adaptor with a different combination of computers, monitors and projectors without any big issues. The adapter comes in a small box the size of a cell phone but the thickness of two. The box is very difficult to open and the adapter sits in a flimsy tray within the box. The packaging was all wrecked removing the adaptor for the first time. The adapter has a VGA port on one side and the other side has a 3.5mm audio port, HDMI cable and Micro USB-B port. The adaptor says that is doesn't require any power so I am unsure why it has a USB port on. There are no included instructions in the box, on the box or on the web site to provide more information. When I first connected this adaptor to my computer I was shocked how quickly it was working. If I connected the HDMI port first to my computer then almost instantly of connecting a monitor the video and sounds were working. If I connect the VGA cable first, then audio and video start within 3 to 4 seconds as does any normal HDMI monitor. The sound and picture from this dongle were crisp, clear and without any delay. When I first played copy protected content (i.e. Netflix) the dongle stopped working and I had to disconnect then reconnect and it started working again. I have not been able to reproduce this issue since but I thought it would be worth noting. This adaptor starts working very quickly. I had doubts about converting HDMI to analog but my mind has been changed since using this adaptor. I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review.
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(4 stars) Good adapter not very good documentation with it

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Overall I am very happy with this product the video portion worked without issue for me. I plugged it in and the video worked just fine with my projector. The audio did function fine and did give me the results I was after. What I did not like was the lack of any documentation with this product. There is a micro usb on the product with no reference as to what it is for. (turns out after doing some investigating that some units may require the additional power) Now this would be nice to know before buying this device. And for those of us who need to know what every port is...I would like explanation so I dont spend time having to find an answer. Overall it works. I had no issues. Documentation is an issue as even the website did not reference. I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review
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(5 stars) HDMI - VGA Adapter with Audio

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Functional Adapter that removes the need for a separate Audio adapter. Nice crisp resolution. It is as simple as plug and play
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(1 star) Not working!

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Just received this today, as soon as I plug it onto my mac book pro, the laptop screen starts flashing, indicating it is receiving signals from the external monitor but also losing it all the time. Changed several VGA cables but no difference. Changed to apple mini DP to VGA adapter and that works fine.
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Response from StarTech.com:
Brian, Customer Support
Thank you for sharing your review of our HD2VGAA2. We apologize for the problems you've had so far and would like to help. When using this adapter with MacBooks, we recommend using the USB cable to provide additional power for our converter. Some MacBooks don't provide enough power over just the HDMI connection. We hope this helps. If you would like to troubleshoot further, please call 1-800-265-1844 or chat live with us at https://www.startech.com/Chat

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(2 stars) Not working at 1920x1200

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I have dual 1920x1200 VGA monitors that worked fine with a dual VGA graphics card. I now have a GTX1060 graphics card which only has HDMI outputs so I thought this device would save me from buying new monitors. The problem is that the graphics card detects the monitor as being 1920x1080, and I would have no problem even running the monitors in that mode, except that with the NVIDIA GTX 1060, and this Startech device, the display ends up going way offscreen cutting off about 250 pixels of the edge of the screen on 3 sides, so it's basically not usable. Going into the NVidia custom resolution and forcing 1920x1200 fixes things a little but no much (about 150 pixels lost on 3 sides). I have also tried playing with numerous front porch and retrace clock counts and nothing helps. If there is a way to get this device to work at 1920x1200 it certainly isn't obvious how one would go about doing that. Maybe it works with some monitor combinations, but not the ones that I have (KDS K-24MDWB)
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Brian, Customer Support
Hi, Thanks for sharing your review of our HD2VGAA2. We're very sorry for the confusion, unfortunately this adapter does not support 1920x1200. We are in the process of removing 1920x1200 from our list of supported resolutions. I noticed your KDS display also has DVI inputs. Please consider exchanging this adapter for our HDDVIMM3 adapter cable instead. It will work at 1920x1200. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this has caused. Thank you.

(5 stars) Works Great

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I bought this to use at our local Junior College to tie into their audio video system from my non VGA laptop. Took off and worked like as advertised and the audio was excellent as well.
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By: lashen
What is the function of the Micro USB connector ?
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By: Ignatius Reily
Hey, Iashen- the Micro USB is a way to provide power for better conversion for devices with weak HDMI output. If I understand right (and I could be wrong) it might be necessary for D/A audio conversion, too.
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