The Plugable VGA to HDMI Active Adapter provides a link to the computers of yesteryear. When older computers only provide a VGA output for displays, this adapter offers a means to connect those older machines to a more modern, HDMI capable monitor or television. Our adapter serves as a simple, active solution to connecting your older computers to newer displays. It also features audio transmission and supplies power through its attached USB 2.0 cable.
Our VGAM-HDMIF adapter is compatible with host systems that provide VGA output and displays that support HDMI input. It is not a bi-directional cable, which means it can only work in one direction: from a VGA capable computer to a monitor or television that provides an HDMI input. This adapter is capable of a maximum resolution and refresh rate of 1920×1080@60Hz.
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Plugable VGA to HDMI Active Adapter (10.25 in/26 cm)
Q: Is there a suggested order for which end of the cable should be connected first?
A: For best results, plug in the HDMI cable into your display prior to plugging in the VGA end into your output device.
Q: Does the cable allow for both HDMI to VGA and VGA to HDMI?
A: No, the Plugable active VGA to HDMI Active Adapter only connects in one direction: from a VGA output to an HDMI input. If you need to connect a VGA display to an HDMI enabled host system, then you can use our HDMI to VGA Converter Cable to connect those devices.
Q: What is the length of this adapter?
A: This adapter is approximately 10.25 in. (26 cm.) in length.
Q: Why doesn’t my desktop display when I connect my monitor to my system using this adapter?
A: There are a few things to double-check if your monitor is not displaying upon connecting our adapter. First, make sure that the VGA connector is connected securely to a VGA input port. Also, ensure that the input setting within the monitor’s menu is set to the HDMI input. Some monitors may not automatically detect and change to the input port that is being used.
Q: I can’t hear any audio from my PC through my HDMI display. How do I get the audio to playback through my HDMI display’s speakers?
A: It’s sometimes necessary to manually set your display as the “Default Playback Device” within your operating system’s audio settings in order to play audio over the connected display’s speakers. This web page has a quick guide that shows where that setting is found, and the process is essentially the same for Windows 7, 8.1, and 10. For MacOS instructions, please follow this link.
Q: I want to use a resolution that’s higher than 1920 by 1080. Why isn’t that option available for the display connected to this adapter?
A: Our adapter is not capable of outputting resolutions higher than 1080p (1920 x 1080).
Q: Does your adapter support audio to my monitor/TV?
A: Yes! Our adapter is able to support the transfer of video and audio. Please ensure that the USB connector attached to the adapter is plugged into a working USB port to enable audio transmission. You may also need to confirm whether or not the display has built-in speakers by checking with the manufacturer. Sometimes it’s also necessary to set the specific display as the “Default Playback Device” within the operating system’s audio settings in order to play audio over the connected display’s speakers. This web page has a quick guide that shows where that setting is found, and the process is essentially the same for Windows 7, 8.1, and 10.