Travel A/V adapter: 3-in-1 DisplayPort to VGA DVI or HDMI converter

Connect a DisplayPort-equipped PC or Mac® to an HDMI, VGA, or DVI Display

Product ID: DP2VGDVHD

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  • Three-in-one adapter - DP to: VGA, DVI, HDMI
  • Support for video resolution up to 1920x1200/1080p
  • Plug-and-play installation
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€61.99 EUR excl. VAT
€74.39 EUR incl. VAT

The DP2VGDVHD DisplayPort to VGA, DVI or HDMI converter offers a compact 3-in-1 solution for connecting your DP-equipped  desktop, laptop or Ultrabook™ computer to a VGA, DVI, or HDMI display. 

Compatible with almost any display, television or projector, this versatile converter provides the ideal plug-and-play solution for travel or BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) applications around the office. With three of the most common interfaces to choose from, the converter equips you to walk into any boardroom ready to connect to an available display device, even if you don’t know what connection ports will be available.

Connect to any available display device

For seamless connections from your DisplayPort-equipped computer, the converter supports video resolutions up to 1920x1200/1080p, so you can convert a DisplayPort video source to VGA, HDMI, or DVI without sacrificing video quality.

The DisplayPort converter offers a small footprint and lightweight design that makes it easy to keep on hand without it taking up too much space in your laptop bag.

Maximize portability

The DP2VGDVHD is backed by a 3-year StarTech.com warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

  • Keep the adapter with you while traveling, to connect to virtually any display
  • Connect your BYOD laptop/Ultrabook to a provided HDMI, DVI, or VGA display at work
  • Connect a DVI, VGA, or HDMI display to your DisplayPort computer, to use as a secondary monitor

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Maximize portability when traveling, or around the office, with a small footprint, and lightweight design
  • Ensure compatibility with virtually any display with three-in-one adapter converting DisplayPort to VGA, HDMI, or DVI

Partner Numbers

  • Ingram Micro France V933159
  • Tech Data - France 4428663
  • UPC 065030857208

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 3 Years
Connector(s) Connector A 1 - DisplayPort (20 pin)
Connector B 1 - VGA (15 pin, High Density D-Sub)
1 - DVI-D (25 pin)
1 - HDMI (19 pin)
Environmental Operating Temperature 0°C to 45°C (32°F to 113°F)
Storage Temperature -10°C to 80°C (14°F to 176°F)
Humidity 10%-85%RH
Hardware Active or Passive Adapter Active
AV Input DisplayPort - 1.2
AV Output DVI-D - Single-Link
HDMI - 1.4
VGA
Active or Passive Adapter Passive
Audio Yes
Packaging Information Package Height 0.1 mm [0.0 in]
Package Length 22 cm [8.7 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight 0.1 kg [0.2 lb]
Package Width 20 cm [7.9 in]
Performance Audio Specifications DVI - No Audio Support
Maximum Cable Distance To Display 15200
Audio Specifications HDMI - 7.1 Channel Audio
VGA - No Audio Support
Maximum Analog Resolutions 1920x1200/1080p
Maximum Digital Resolutions 1920x1200/1080p
Wide Screen Supported Yes
Physical Characteristics Weight of Product 65 g [2.3 oz]
Color Black
Cable Length 150 mm [5.9 in]
Product Length 26.6 cm [10.5 in]
Product Width 45 mm [1.8 in]
Product Height 2 cm [0.8 in]
Special Notes / Requirements Note Only one video output is supported on the video adapter at a time. If multiple connections are made, only one of the outputs will function.
The HDMI port is a passive port.
The DVI-D is a passive port.
The VGA port is an active port.
Maximum Cable Distance to Display refers to digital video. VGA distance capabilities are dependent upon the quality of your cabling
What's in the Box Included in Package 1 - DisplayPort to HDMI/VGA/DVI Adapter
1 - Installation Guide

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

  1. If using a display with VGA input, use the On-Screen Display menu to perform an auto-adjust of the image.
  2. Adjust the resolution to be the exact resolution and refresh rate recommended by the display manufacturer.

Check that the device is not being used in reverse.

The display does not support the resolution set within Display Settings. Adjust the resolution to be the exact resolution and refresh rate recommended by the display manufacturer.

If a DisplayPort converter with audio is not passing sound from the source to the destination, complete the following:

  1. Make sure that the DisplayPort connection on the video card is the default audio playback device.
  2. Make sure that the video card has the DisplayPort audio codec installed. If not, visit the video card manufacturer's website to find out how to update the video card driver.

Before You Buy

Digital Visual Interface (DVI) is a video display interface that can contain different types of signaling, based on the application. DVI cables and ports are created using different connector types to identify what application they are intended to be used in. The connector types are identified by the number of pins on the DVI connector. DVI comes in the following five different connector types: 

Single and Dual link DVI indicate the maximum resolution capabilities of the video source or video destination. The maximum resolutions are Single Link (1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz) and Dual Link (2560 x 1600 @ 60Hz).

Note: The maximum resolution of your video source and video destination are ultimately determined by the technical specifications of the devices. The connector type is not a definitive indicator of the maximum resolution.

DVI-A carries only analog (for example, VGA) with no digital component. DVI-D carries only digital video (for example, HDMI) with no analog component. DVI-I combines DVI-A and DVI-D connections to include both analog and digital components. A DVI-I port may be on either your video source or display, but whether or not a display carries either or both analog and digital sources depends on the technical specifications of your device.

When you convert video from a source that uses DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort to DVI or HDMI (for example, a computer to a monitor), you will need to consider the difference between passive and active adapters.

If the source supports dual-mode DisplayPort (also known as DP++), then you can use a passive adapter because the source can perform the conversion. If the source does not support DP++, then you need to use an active converter, which includes additional chips to perform the conversion.

Thunderbolt ports support DP++ natively. To run multiple monitors from the same computer, refer to the Active Adapters section below.

Passive Adapters

Passive adapters are less expensive since they do not need to include additional chips. A quick way to check whether you can use a passive adapter is to see if the DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort source has the DP++ symbol above it. The symbol is a D with a P inside of it, with two + signs to the left, one on top of the other.

Active Adapters

Active adapters use additional chips to make the conversion inside the adapter, regardless of whether the source supports DP++. This means that active adapters are more expensive than passive adapters.

If you want to use multiple monitors with the same computer, you should use an active adapter because some video cards cannot run the maximum number of monitors while using DP++. This is especially true if the computer has more than one DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort connection. Check with your video card manufacturer to confirm which type of adapter you need for the setup that you would like to run.

Note: You should use passive adapters with StarTech.com MST hubs, except when you are converting from DisplayPort to VGA, since that type of conversion requires active adapters.  For more information on using adapters with StarTech.com MST hubs, refer to the following FAQ: http://www.startech.com/faq/mst_hubs_passive_vs_active_adapters.

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If you experience issues when you connect passive video signal adapters to the Surface Dock, Microsoft recommends that you use active video signal converters instead. StarTech.com offers an active video signal converter for DVI monitors (MDP2DVIS) and for HDMI monitors (MDP2HD4KS).

Note: This issue does not apply to the Surface Pro 3 Docking Station.

Common Issues

Using the On-Screen Display menu for the display, enter the Menu system and go into “Picture Mode” then “Aspect ratio” and change from “16:9” to “Just scan” or “1:1 pixel mapping.”  The wording may vary depending on the manufacturer of the display.

How To

To arrange extended displays on Windows 10, complete the following. 

  1. Press the Windows key+R, type desk.cpl, and press Enter. 
  2. Under the ‘Multiple Displays’ selection, select ‘Extend Desktop To This Display.’  
  3. Press ‘Identify’ to determine what number each display is assigned to. 
  4. Drag and drop each display accordingly to the physical layout on your desk.  
  5. Click the Apply button. 

To arrange extended displays on macOS, complete the following. 

  1. Navigate to the Apple Menu > System Preferences, click Displays, then click Arrangement
  2. Make sure that the ‘Mirror Displays’ checkbox is not selected. 
  3. Click on each display to determine what number each display is assigned to. 
  4. Drag and drop each display accordingly to the physical layout on your desk.  

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Safety Measures

  • If product has an exposed circuit board, do not touch the product under power.
  • If Class 1 Laser Product. Laser radiation is present when the system is open.
  • Wiring terminations should not be made with the product and/or electric lines under power.
  • Product installation and/or mounting should be completed by a certified professional as per the local safety and building code guidelines.
  • Cables (including power and charging cables) should be placed and routed to avoid creating electric, tripping or safety hazards.
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