In order to connect newer laptops or computers that output an HDMI signal to older peripherals, such as projects or monitors, that accept a VGA input, the digital HDMI signal must be converted to an analog VGA signal. Many products on the market, particularly cables, claim this capability. However, most of these products only adapt from HDMI to VGA. Without an active conversion process, there are very few devices that are able to output an analog VGA signal from an HDMI output.
The Trulink HDMI to VGA Converter is an active device which converts a digital HDMI signal to an analog VGA signal. This product is easy to use with no software or drivers required. Simply connect the unit and enjoy high definition content on an analog display. This device is bus powered from the HDMI port for added convenience and does not require an additional power source. A 3.5mm stereo audio output is also included so that audio can be enjoyed through the display.
This item cannot pass signals from a device that uses High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). If this type of source device is connected, then only a blank screen will be displayed. For example, if a BluRay player displaying content from a BluRay disc is connected to the converter's HDMI input, then no image will appear on the VGA display.