Connecting Laptop with VGA to a Projector with HDMI?


Aug 14, 2014
I have a laptop with VGA port (Lenovo Y400) and I am thinking of getting a projector (cheap Chinese made UC40) with HDMI input.
I was thinking of getting a VGA to HDMI cable (, but it seems it will not work without some kind of converter which codes/decodes the analog to digital signals (
Any other way to connect these 2 ?


Aug 14, 2014

actually, the projector itself is around 100, so no point in getting a VGA to HDMI converter for another 100 !!

Is it safe to say that the ebay cable won't work without a analog to digital converter ?
the projector seller seems to think it will - at least till he sells his item.
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