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Connecting VGA projector to laptop dock via USB-to-VGA adapter?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by crazyrussian, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. crazyrussian

    crazyrussian Lurker
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    Hi All

    I'm considering the Atrix with a laptop dock, but I need to be able to connect to old-style VGA projectors at my work. Will I be able to just get a USB-to-vga adapter, or will it be impossible? I also noticed there isn't a HDMI out on the laptop dock... any thoughts?

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  2. IrrelevantD

    IrrelevantD Newbie

    Because HDMI is digital and VGA is analog, you won't be able to do this without some sort of signal converter. I did a quick google search and found HDfury. The "Gamer" looks like it will do what you need, but you will likely need an additional adapter to go from the mini-HDMI on the phone/media dock (or laptop dock if there is an HDMI out) to VGA.

    IF the phone will let you get into the webtop with a directly connected HDMI cable, you could get the above device, an adapter, a bluetooth keyboard and mouse, an you're all set. I stress IF as we don't have confirmation that the phone will allow this yet.
  3. youareme7

    youareme7 Well-Known Member

    I very much doubt that you'll be able to use a usb>vga adapter, there are lots of drivers involved with those products and although windows usually has tons of drivers I don't think this phone will have any special drivers aside from HID drivers and perhaps external storage support. Your only bet for using it with a vga projector is to use the multimedia dock and using an hdmi>vga adapter from that.

    =KLRS=ZERO Android Enthusiast

    the laptop dock has a VGA output, but it can only be used for mirroring
  5. crazyrussian

    crazyrussian Lurker
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    are you sure that the laptop dock has VGA out?

    =KLRS=ZERO Android Enthusiast

    im pretty sure i saw one in a hands on video.
  7. youareme7

    youareme7 Well-Known Member

  8. crazyrussian

    crazyrussian Lurker
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    so basically there's no way to connect a standard VGA projector to the Atrix, unless I do a regular dock with HDMI out going to a HDMI-to-VGA adapter?

    that's pretty lame... and I really want to get it, but I don't think I'll be able to use the damn thing...

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The Motorola Atrix 4G release date was February 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 1GB RAM, Nvidia Tegra 2 AP20H processor, and 1930mAh battery.

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