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2x1 VGA + HDMI to VGA Converter Switch with Priority Switching - 1080p

Share a VGA display/projector between a VGA and HDMI audio/video source, with priority switching

Product ID: VS221HD2VGA

  • Accommodates both VGA and HDMI input devices in a single switch with VGA output, saving hassle and expense by reducing the need for adapters
  • Effortless control with priority port selection
  • Ideal for classroom and boardroom display applications, allowing presenters to connect a wide range of devices
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  • Supports video resolutions up to 1920x1200 / 1080p
  • Supports EDID pass-through, EDID Copy and EDID Emulation
  • Mounting hardware included
$325.99 NZD exc GST
$374.89 NZD inc GST

Overview

The VS221HD2VGA VGA & HDMI Auto Switch lets you connect two distinct A/V sources -- one VGA and one HDMI to the same VGA monitor or projector, and automatically or manually switch between which video source is displayed.  This multi-input switch supports video resolution up to 1920x1200 (1080p) and includes mounting hardware for a tidy, professional installation.

One Switch for HDMI and VGA

The A/V switch features built-in HDMI conversion, enabling you to connect an HDMI as well as a VGA video source to the same VGA display, without the use of  additional adapters or scalers. The switch also supports EDID pass-through, EDID copy, and EDID emulation to ensure your HDMI and VGA native resolutions will be maintained between both source connections.

Effortless Control

The VS221HD2VGA ensures hassle-free operation with support for priority port selection, enabling you to choose which port should be selected first by sequence. Once the device connected to your specific port is activated, the switch will then automatically select that port.

Focus on Your Presentation not Boardroom Connections

This A/V switch has been designed with the boardroom and classroom in mind. The VS221HD2VGA features VGA and HDMI inputs to support a wide range of devices, and the built-in converter makes it easy to connect to a display without the use of additional adapters. Plus, priority switching encourages on-the-fly collaboration among students or co-workers, by making it easy to share your projector between multiple source devices.

Application Diagram

Please note: Digitally encrypted content from the HDMI video source will not be displayed on the VGA display. If you are looking for a similar device with HDMI output, please see our VS221VGA2HD.

If you are looking for a similar device with HDMI output, please see our VS221VGA2HD

The VS221VGA2HD is TAA compliant and backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty, and free lifetime technical support.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • EDID emulation ensures optimal video output, for seamless switching
  • Effortless priority switching
  • Allow your presenters / guests to focus on the content of their presentation or lesson without the worry of connecting to an available display or projector

Applications

Automatically switch between your set-top box or computer in a home theatre environment

Share a classroom or conference room projector with VGA and HDMI video sources

Connect and switch between VGA and HDMI video sources on a test bench, for troubleshooting computers

Switch between VGA and HDMI video sources on your digital signage display in hospitals, shopping centers, or schools

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Audio Yes
AV Input HDMI
VGA
AV Output VGA
Ports 2
Performance
Audio Specifications 2-channel 3.5mm stereo audio
Maximum Analog Resolutions 1920x1200
Maximum Digital Resolutions 1920x1200
Supported Resolutions Supports resolutions up to 1920x1200 / 1080p
Wide Screen Supported Yes
Connector(s)
Connector A 1 - VGA (15 pin, High Density D-Sub) Female
1 - HDMI (19 pin) Female
Connector B 1 - VGA (15 pin, High Density D-Sub) Female
Special Notes / Requirements
Note Digitally encrypted content from the HDMI video source will not be displayed on the VGA display
Indicators
LED Indicators 1 - VGA Port Selected
1 - HDMI Port Selected
Power
Input Current 0.4 A
Input Voltage 100 ~ 240 AC
Output Current 2 A
Output Voltage 5 DC
Power Consumption (In Watts) 10
Power Source AC Adapter Included
Environmental
Humidity 0%~80%
Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
Physical Characteristics
Product Height 0.8 in [20 mm]
Product Length 3.3 in [84 mm]
Product Weight 6.1 oz [172 g]
Product Width 2.3 in [59 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 21.2 oz [600 g]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - VGA+HDMI to VGA converter switch
1 - mounting brackets
1 - universal power adapter (NA, EU, UK, ANZ)
1 - instruction manual

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Accessories

Product Support

Frequently Asked Questions

Before You Buy

This device outputs a VGA signal. If you have a display or video destination that uses another type of video connection, there are ways that you can convert the video signal or connection. These options are outlined below and organized by the target connection.

Target connection First conversion Second conversion (if required)
DVI-D VGA to HDMI: https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/?filter_AVINPUT=VGA&filter_AVOUTPUT=HDMI. HDMI to DVI-D: https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/?filter_AVINPUT=VGA&filter_AVOUTPUT=HDMI.
DVI-I VGA to DVI-I: https://www.startech.com/Cables/Audio-Video/Video-Adapter/DVIVGA/. N/A
HDMI

VGA to HDMI: https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/?filter_AVINPUT=VGA&filter_AVOUTPUT=HDMI.

N/A
DisplayPort VGA to HDMI: https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/?filter_AVINPUT=VGA&filter_AVOUTPUT=HDMI. HDMI to DisplayPort: https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/?filter_AVINPUT=HDMI&filter_AVOUTPUT=DisplayPort.

Note: You might need to use more than one converter as part of your solution; however, you should try to use the least number of converters and cables to connect your source and destination. If you have the option to convert to multiple target video connections, choose the option that requires the fewest number of conversions.

DVI-I and DVI-D

When you convert from VGA to DVI, you need to know if you are converting to a DVI-I or a DVI-D connection. For more information about how to identify the type of connection that you need, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/video_signal_converters_dvi_interface.

You also need to know which form of DVI that you are using, because DVI-I supports both analog (VGA) and digital (HDMI) signals, while DVI-D only supports digital (HDMI) signals.  

Note: Certain devices may have a DVI-I connection but only support DVI-D signaling. It is important to verify that your DVI-I device supports DVI-I signaling.

This device has an HDMI input port.  If you have a video source that uses another video connection, there are options available to convert the video signal or connection. These options will be outlined below for each video source connection.

Source Connection

Conversion

VGA

VGA to HDMI: https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/?filter_AVINPUT=VGA&filter_AVOUTPUT=HDMI.

DVI

DVI to HDMI video converters: https://www.startech.com/Cables/Audio-Video/Video-Adapter/HDMI-Cable-Adapters/.

DVI to HDMI video cables: https://www.startech.com/Cables/Audio-Video/HDMI/HDMI-to-DVI/.

DisplayPort

DisplayPort to HDMI passive converters: https://www.startech.com/AV/Displayport-Converters/DP-HDMI/?filter_CONVERTTYPE=Passive.

DisplayPort to HDMI active converters: https://www.startech.com/AV/Displayport-Converters/DP-HDMI/?filter_CONVERTTYPE=Active.

DisplayPort Passive and Active Conversions

The converter that you require depends on the type of DisplayPort video source that you are using. For more information about converting DisplayPort video signals, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/DisplayPort_Converter_DP_Multi_Mode.

This device has a VGA input port.  If you have a video source that uses another video connection, there are options available to convert the video signal or connection. These options will be outlined below for each video source connection.

Source connection

Conversion

DVI-I

DVI-I to VGA: https://www.startech.com/DVIVGAMFBK.

DVI-D

DVI-D to VGA: https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/?filter_AVINPUT=DVI-D&filter_AVOUTPUT=VGA.

HDMI

HDMI to VGA: https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/?filter_AVINPUT=HDMI&filter_AVOUTPUT=VGA.

DisplayPort

DisplayPort to VGA: https://www.startech.com/AV/Displayport-Converters/DP-VGA/.

DVI-I and DVI-D

When you convert from DVI to VGA, you need to know if you are converting from a DVI-I or a DVI-D connection. For more information about how to identify the type of connection that you have, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/video_signal_converters_dvi_interface.

You also need to know which form of DVI that you are using, because DVI-I supports both analog (VGA) and digital (HDMI) signals, while DVI-D only supports digital (HDMI) signals.  Some DVI-I connections only support DVI-D signaling.  In this case, you must use a DVI-D to VGA converter.

Troubleshooting

When you troubleshoot issues with a video splitter, 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 switch

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

  • Video destination (such as a monitor or projector)

Note: When you are testing setup components, you should avoid using video adapters. For example, if you are converting a VGA source to HDMI for use with an HDMI switch, you should use an HDMI source when you test the components.

To test your setup components, try the following:

  • Use the cable, video switch, 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 switch, 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 switch from your setup and test to make sure that the video source and video destination work together without the video switch.

  • 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, switch, and destination all need to support the resolution that you are using.