DVI-D output convert to VGA?

Hi,

I don't have any monitor with DVI or HDMI input. Are there any
converter on the market that can convert the DVI ouput from Beagle
board to VGA signal?

Thanks in advance

Hi

Exists a converter DVI to VGA signal. Manhattan company manufacture this converter, try get this

2011/2/14 beaglehk <dennistompop@gmail.com>

beaglehk wrote:

Hi,

I don't have any monitor with DVI or HDMI input. Are there any
converter on the market that can convert the DVI ouput from Beagle
board to VGA signal?

but that $40 is more wisely spent as a down payment for a new
DVI capable monitor...

No, in mercadolibre.com I find a converter for 15 dalars. check thath

2011/2/14 Vladimir Pantelic <vladoman@gmail.com>

JOSUE MEDINA wrote:

No, in mercadolibre.com <http://mercadolibre.com> I find a converter for 15 dalars. check thath

that's a *passive* one, it won't work with the beagleboard...

Vladimir is correct. This would be a wasted $15. This adapter assumes that the VGA signals are already there, something that the Beagle does not provide.

Gerald

In my opinion, I think your money would be better spent getting a cheap small LCD

Depending on your beagleboard model (Cx) maybe you can use the BeagleBoardToys VGA (in xM it wont work), other than that you have several options:

the fit-pc converter seems to be good for the task (have not tested, but it is my list)

similar Hp converter:

http://www.amazon.com/HP-HDMI-Vga-Display-Adapter/dp/B0038KFTZK/ref=sr_1_fkmr2_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1297736320&sr=1-1-fkmr2

Or several asian converter modules, specially this unit seems to be cheap and up to the task:

http://cgi.ebay.com/PC-DVD-HDMI-VGA-Audio-HDTV-Video-Converter-Adapter-/260722264731?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cb4420a9b

Im currently testing other options (custom adapter to drive directly a LVDS panel using the SN75LVDS83b module from TI) and if all this doesnt work as intended, I will test first the asian unit from the link above (cheaper than the SNlvds chip with just the custom adapter pcb, and from the pics it seems that the inner board will fit rightly under the BB), the else go with the fit-pc unit

Lioric

Thank you everyone for your advice!

Before coming back to home reading your replies, I went to look for
converter at a local mall after work, and all they have in store are
DVI-I to VGA cables/converter. And like some of your suggestions here,
the shop keeper said such a converter (DVI-D) probably would be quite
costy and perhaps considering purchase a new monitor is a better
option. However I think the converter option is more viable for some
people (like in my case for a cramped space and lack of room for
another monitor).

Again thanks for the help.

beaglehk

beaglehk wrote:

Thank you everyone for your advice!

Before coming back to home reading your replies, I went to look for
converter at a local mall after work, and all they have in store are
DVI-I to VGA cables/converter. And like some of your suggestions here,
the shop keeper said such a converter (DVI-D) probably would be quite
costy and perhaps considering purchase a new monitor is a better
option. However I think the converter option is more viable for some
people (like in my case for a cramped space and lack of room for
another monitor).

sell the old one :slight_smile:

How is that buying a new DVI input enabled monitor is a better option than just spending 24 usd on an active converter? (for this specific scenario)

Lioric

Lioric Z3 wrote:

How is that buying a new DVI input enabled monitor is a better option than just spending 24 usd on an active converter?
(for this specific scenario)

the cheapest converter mentioned here was $40

the cheapest converter mentioned here was $40

the cheapest active converter mentioned here, in my previous post, was 24usd

here is again:
http://cgi.ebay.com/PC-DVD-HDMI-VGA-Audio-HDTV-Video-Converter-Adapter-/260722264731?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cb4420a9b

Lioric

Ignoring the $10 shipping/handling? 35 ~~ 40...

Just get a real hdmi/dvi monitor, in my experience those 'cheap'
adapters output a picture that looks 'cheap'...

Regards,

Ignoring the $10 shipping/handling? 35 ~~ 40…

huh? it seems that now we are going to argue about semantics

And the new monitor won’t cost an additional shipping charge as well, or tax depending on the region, or at least the gas to go to the store?

Anyway, different tools for different jobs, why every time this vga output question is presented, most people jump on saying that buying a “real” monitor is the only way to go

It is almost as if they can’t see beyond what their owns needs or desires are

I have in my office, a three head station, a pair 22’’ and a center 24’’ monitors, with pair of 7 inch monitors with controller boards (a LVDS and a TTL) and a 4.3’ LVDS monitor, all this with a big 60’’ LG plasma in the wall

All of this with a variety of inputs, from DE-15 to HDM to DVI to composite

AND I still need a vga output from the beagleboard for my project

You know, space considerations, product specifications, reducing costs, the need to don’t waste more money than the necessary and use what you already have, technical constrains, or simply because

There are several reasons why, and I don’t believe that buying a “real” monitor is the “real and only solution”

Lioric

Another option (may not be a solution for your need)is to use VNC with
X server. This way you can get the video on your host PC / Laptop. It
may not be as good as having a stand-alone DVI monitor but you can get
started with existing hardware...