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New & Improved: Our VGA to HDMI Converter with “Scaler”

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

VGA to HDMI Converter with Scaler

VGA to HDMI Converter with Scaler

There are apparently lots of HDTVs out there without VGA jacks.  I know this because we’ve sold a lot of VGA to HDMI converters.  Our first offering in this department worked well, however we had a fair amount of returns because the resolution available from the PC had to match what the HDTV would accept.  And some HDTVs are pretty picky about what they will accept.

Our 2nd generation VGA to HDMI converter, now available at, now includes a “scaler function.”  This unit will take most common PC output resolutions and automatically scale the image to a fixed 720p output.  This should be compatible with almost all HDTVs.  The new unit costs a little more but is guaranteed to work.

When I first received and tested a sample, I found that the image was shifted on my HDTV.  This was easily corrected by turning off my PC’s VGA output (using the Monitor Key Method), and then turning it back on again.  It turns out that the converter must be connected and turned on FIRST, prior to enabling the PC’s VGA output.  This is because the converter will automatically communicate with the PC when you enable your VGA output via DDC and detect the resolution.  The converter will then scale the image correctly.

As always, we sell all of our video converters as complete kits.  So when you receive your product you will have everything you need to connect your PC to your TV.