- Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 15 x 5.8 cm ; 481 g
- Shipping Weight: 454 g
- Item model number: AVH100F
- ASIN: B002FJLEP4
- Date first available at Amazon.ca: July 24 2009
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #95,205 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Aluratek AVH100F VGA To HDMI Converter Adapter
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- Converts the VGA outputs from your computer to HDMI with resolution up to 1080p
- Supports analog stereo and outputs the audio over HDMI
- Extend your desktop with high resolution dual display support
- View data across multiple screens or with display continuity
- Hot swappable, and Hot pluggable
Amazon.ca Product Description
Display your computer’s audio and video content in 1080p High Definition.
From the Manufacturer
Aluratek's new AVH100F VGA-to-HDMI Adapter is the perfect solution to connect your computer to your HDTV via an all-in-one HDMI connection. Simply connect the included 3.5mm audio cable and the included VGA cable to your computer's VGA port then connect your HDMI cable from the AVH100F converter to your HDTV and you will be able to enjoy stunning HD video quality (1080P) along with superior audio. The AVH100F comes with Aluratek's one year manufacturer warranty.
Extend and Share Your Screen
Extend your desktop with high-resolution dual display support. The VGA-to-HDMI adapter supports Primary, Extended, and Mirror modes, with widescreen monitor resolutions up to 1920x1080 and standard monitor resolutions up to 1600x1200. View applications and data simultaneously across multiple screens, or with display continuity. Multitask more effectively without overlapping windows.
Simple to Use
The VGA-to-HDMI adapter is hot-swappable and hot-pluggable, once the included DisplayLink driver software is installed. Simply connect the VGA connector of the adapter to a VGA port on your laptop, connect the 3.5mm cable to your laptop's audio output, then connect the HDMI connector of the adapter to an HDTV or desktop monitor to view multiple screens and share audio in Mirror mode. Or connect the VGA connector of the adapter to a VGA port on your computer and connect the HDMI connector of the adapter to a second monitor to extend your desktop with display continuity or to view multiple screens.
What's in the Box
VGA to HDMI 1080p Adapter, VGA to VGA cable, 3.5mm audio cable, DVI-HDMI converter, power adapter, Quick Start Guide, registration / warranty card.
- Mac or PC laptop or desktop with a VGA output
- HDTV or monitor with an HDMI connection
- Both sources must support 1080p for true 1080p resolution
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Top Customer Reviews
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!
The majority of people will likely be using this unit to get their laptop or computer on to the tv. There are better ways to accomplish this for equal or not much more money. Devices like Apple TV and wdtv live will get you Netflix on the screen for the same price. You might also look at a graphics card update to one with hdmi.
A newer computer might be a good idea if your graphics card cannot be updated. Odds are your card is so old you want a new computer anyway. You can get a basic laptop or desktop for 400 and under and it will run better than your old machine.
Why mess with adapters? Just makes us less portable
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
On Fedora 12 with an Intel X4500 (on a Lenovo T400) the TV was auto-detected without needing an xorg.conf - i.e. plug-and-plug. The same laptop booted to Windows Vista also worked fine. An older HTPC box running MythBuntu 9.10 does seem to require an xorg.conf with an appropriate mode line.
In addition to what is described there I found the following steps helpful for my Windows XP netbook/laptop:
Do the following changes to display No.2 (a desktop computer would only have one display):
-go to Control Panel, Display, Monitor, Activate Display No.2, Expand the Windows Settings To This Monitor,
uncheck Hide Modes That This Monitor Cannot Display.
(checking this will only give a resolution of 720x480 whereas unchecking offers a variety of resolutions
including the HDMI resolutions mentioned in the printed instructions)
-Start with the lowest resolution for display No.2 (640x480) and gradually work your way up to 1920x1080 which is
1080p. The sound sometimes is fuzzy. If that is the case unplug the VGA cable of the adapter from the
computer and re-connect it. In most cases this helped me to achieve a better sound quality.
Things to consider:
1) I only got it to work with the help of another review for a different product at Amazon. The hotline could not
help. If there would be proper instructions it would be easy to set up the adapter.
2) The sound is sometimes fuzzy and there is a slight background pulse which can be heard. The computer
loudspeaker can also be used instead.
3) A HDMI cable is not included in the package and needs to be purchased separately.
4) The picture size delivered by the adapter is slightly larger than the TV display size. The workaround is to
use a player software like mplayer or vlc player where the movie display size is adjustable.
5) Advantage: Everything that runs on a computer like DIVX movies, PAL DVDs, Flash, Internet Browser and much
more can be shown on TV that does not have a VGA plug.
I will keep the adapter since it does the job it promises but because of the poor instructions I will only rate it a two star.
The second AVH100F was even worse. Right out of the packaging the audio was not only noisy but distorted to the point of not even being able to understand speech. For this return, I'll ask for a refund.
Both laptops I used it on only had "speaker/headphone out" jacks. It's *possible* that the first unit may have worked better, at least before the audio gaps appeared, if connected to a real "line out" jack such as are frequently available on higher-end desktop computers.
Video - be prepared to deal with "overscan" issues. For example, I was using the AVH100F with my Mitsubishi 73" 1080P TV and the signal received from the AVH100F was too "big" to be displayed on the TV.