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A/V Raspberry Pi HDMI to Dell 23" via Display Port

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by dynamis_dk, 17 May 2013.

  1. dynamis_dk

    dynamis_dk Grr... Grumpy!!

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    I'm looking to play at setting up my raspberry pi for xbmc duties so I'm looking at options for hooking up to my Dell LCD so I can sit at my desk and play.

    Do we have any confirmed working adapters to allow me to take the HDMI from the Pi to a Display port on the Dell screen?

    The dell has DVI, VGA and Display port but the DVI and VGA are both in use and I don't really want a switching box so would like to use the displayport :)

    advice please :clap:
     
  2. bubsterboo

    bubsterboo New Member

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    I don't think its possible to go from hdmi to displayport in that way, at least not with a simple passive adapter.
     
  3. dynamis_dk

    dynamis_dk Grr... Grumpy!!

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    That's kind of what I'm looking to find for sure. There is plenty of adapters on eBay but I'm not buying till I know it will work and since its just for testing anything over £10-15 is out of the question
     
  4. sparkyboy22

    sparkyboy22 Web Tinkerer

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    Can you swap one of the existing confections over to display port?
    I spent ages looking for an adapter for mine and then realised I could just hook the PC up via display port instead of DVI.
     
  5. dynamis_dk

    dynamis_dk Grr... Grumpy!!

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    Hmmm maybe, pretty sure my gfx doesn't have displayport out but I I can easily convert DVI to displayport then yeah that would work :)
     
  6. qualalol

    qualalol New Member

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    You can buy HDMI to DP cables, but they depend on a Displayport output that can recognise the cable to send an HDMI compatible signal on the cable, the other way round doesn't work (I tried) -- you'd need an active converter for that to work. Similarly DVI to DisplayPort needs an active converter.

    If you can then try and switch any other device over, and then use a HDMI to DVI cable / adapter for the RPi (HDMI and DVI are essentially the same thing electrically but with different connectors / audio), but otherwise you'd need an active converter.
     

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