I bought this converter to give to my girlfriend so she could plug her laptop (without hdmi output) into her new tv and watch movies. When I got the converter I wanted to test it on my setup first to ensure I knew how it all worked so I wired it all up as instructed.
I'm unsure if there was something in the mix that prevented it from working but my tv flashed a warning saying it was an unrecognized video input, but the sound worked perfect. I tried to debug the problem and did all of the recommendations but nothing worked. At this point I was very frustrated that I had made a terrible buy, but I hooked it up to my girlfriends tv and it worked PERFECT! The quality was perfect and the sound was crisp and clear.
I think that my laptop ( with hdmi output, vga output etc ) and my tv ( with hdmi input and vga input ) just didn't work because it has settings already in place supporting the extras.
Overall this product did exactly what I wanted it to do and I have no complaints, great purchase!