How to Hook Up HDMI Cables to VGA

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The introduction of the HDMI interface represents an improvement in cabling technology. Thanks to HDMI, you can transfer both audio and video signals through a single cable, reducing the unsightly tangle of wires behind your audio/visual equipment. If you are trying to connect an HDMI-enabled device to an older device with a VGA port, use a converter box to hook up the HDMI cables to the VGA port. While HDMI can carry both audio and video, VGA ports only carry video feeds.

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  • HDMI-to-VGA converter
  • VGA cables

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  1. 1

    Run one side of the HDMI cable from the video source to the "HDMI" port on the converter.

  2. 2

    Connect the VGA cables to the "VGA" port on the converter.

  3. 3

    Plug the other end of the VGA cables into the VGA port on your device.

  4. 4

    Plug the power supply for the converter into the nearest wall outlet to begin converting HDMI to VGA.

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