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  1. bijak_riyandi's Avatar
    Hi guys,
    I'm planning to buy a new 950 in a few weeks and I have a question for you all.

    Has anyone tried to connect an good ol' non-HDMI monitor with a USB-C to VGA adaptor to the Lumia 950?
    I wonder if Continuum would work on it

    Thanks in advance :)
    12-11-2015 03:12 PM
  2. Skyway's Avatar
    Hi guys,
    I'm planning to buy a new 950 in a few weeks and I have a question for you all.

    Has anyone tried to connect an good ol' non-HDMI monitor with a USB-C to VGA adaptor to the Lumia 950?
    I wonder if Continuum would work on it

    Thanks in advance :)
    I don't know if it would work, but why would ever want that?
    12-11-2015 03:15 PM
  3. bijak_riyandi's Avatar
    I don't know if it would work, but why would ever want that?
    My lab still using non-HDMI monitors, so...
    12-11-2015 04:48 PM
  4. ashram's Avatar
    I don't know if it would work, but why would ever want that?
    older monitors and projectors. not all "business" projectors have HDMI.

    Or, you have a monitor with multiple inputs, and want to take advantage of them.

    People automatically assume VGA looks like garbage, on the right tube, VGA can be GLORIOUS! (i have 2 21" Sony Trinitron CRTs that support about 1900x1200 (like 21XX x XXXX, I forget the 4x3 res) at over 100Hrtz
    12-11-2015 05:56 PM
  5. Skyway's Avatar
    My lab still using non-HDMI monitors, so...
    Then get a vga to hdmi adapter, that seems like the logical choice to me. Probably cheaper than Usb c to vga cable.
    12-11-2015 08:40 PM
  6. Skyway's Avatar
    older monitors and projectors. not all "business" projectors have HDMI.

    Or, you have a monitor with multiple inputs, and want to take advantage of them.

    People automatically assume VGA looks like garbage, on the right tube, VGA can be GLORIOUS! (i have 2 21" Sony Trinitron CRTs that support about 1900x1200 (like 21XX x XXXX, I forget the 4x3 res) at over 100Hrtz
    Vga isn't nearly as glorious as hdmi, or display port. Plus, crt's? In 2015? I don't care what resolution or refresh rate they run, get with the times man! Lol
    12-11-2015 08:44 PM
  7. Zeem Frostmaw's Avatar
    USB-C to VGA adapters are out there, so it seems reasonable that at least in theory it should work.
    12-11-2015 08:45 PM
  8. ashram's Avatar
    Vga isn't nearly as glorious as hdmi, or display port. Plus, crt's? In 2015? I don't care what resolution or refresh rate they run, get with the times man! Lol
    You would be surprised how clean of an image a good CRT can give.... Plus, I also have a small army of LCD's as well. So it's not like I use the crts as my primary due to heat...
    12-11-2015 10:18 PM
  9. bijak_riyandi's Avatar
    Well it seems like I'm gonna be the one who will try it...
    12-12-2015 06:13 PM
  10. bbobeckyj's Avatar
    I'm wondering the same thing, let us know if it worked.
    Zeem Frostmaw likes this.
    12-14-2015 06:30 PM
  11. bbobeckyj's Avatar
    So I bought a hdmi>vga cable. It does not work, but the continuum faqs state that it should. So now i don't know if I have a bad cable from eBay or ...?
    12-17-2015 01:14 PM
  12. ashram's Avatar
    hdmi to vga adapters can be iffy. i have one that works fine with a few things, but NOT my blueray player (i guess hdcp) also, the adapter needs to be able to handle the incoming resolution. I have seen a few older adapters peak at 720p or 1080i and fail at 1080p. also quit common with the cheap adapters.
    12-17-2015 04:34 PM
  13. Red920's Avatar
    I would also be very interested to see if anyone can get this to work... I have my L950 already, but our TV has no HDMi ports - only AV & Scart! And the monitors at work all just have VGA I think. Also I have to wait for my free display dock, which has been delayed from Microsoft. I have asked in many electrical shops about adaptors, but found nothing so far.
    12-18-2015 05:48 AM
  14. bbobeckyj's Avatar
    Microsoft Display Dock - Can I use a VGA cable with the Display Dock? ? Troubleshooting ? Questions and Answers - Microsoft - USA
    So, that web page states "VGA adapters are currently not supported" but the FAQ page linked via the app states "An HDMI to VGA cable will work in most cases".
    I tried a VGA in 5 different monitors/TVs and it didn't work, (and one of them didn't work with HDMI either).
    (edit, posted the wrong link somehow)
    Last edited by bbobeckyj; 12-18-2015 at 12:45 PM.
    12-18-2015 07:58 AM
  15. ashram's Avatar
    what adapter did you use? have you tried that same adapter with something like a blue-ray player?

    I know miracast is supposed to create a wireless HDCP connection, and assume a wired connection would do the same. If the adapter doesn't create an HDCP connection, it may not allow video to pass though.
    12-18-2015 12:05 PM
  16. bbobeckyj's Avatar
    what adapter did you use? have you tried that same adapter with something like a blue-ray player?

    I know miracast is supposed to create a wireless HDCP connection, and assume a wired connection would do the same. If the adapter doesn't create an HDCP connection, it may not allow video to pass though.
    I used an HDMI to VGA cable off eBay. I have not tried it with other/different hardware (that should have been so obvious, I'm embarrassed to admit that I hadn't thought to do so) but I will when I can and report back.
    (Also edited last post as I Ctrl'd L, C & V'd the wrong page)
    12-18-2015 12:42 PM
  17. bbobeckyj's Avatar
    Last post until my HDMI-DVI cable arrives. The HDMI-VGA cable does not work with other hardware. Despite typing 'HDMI VGA converter adapter cable' into eBay, and selecting one of the best match items, I just looked at the listing, and it states near the bottom- 'THESE CABLES ARE NOT SUITABLE WITH TV, PS3, PS4, SKYBOX TO COMPUTERS AND LAPTOPS BECAUSE THEY LACK THESE CHIP-SETS!!! YOU WOULD NEED TO PURCHASE A HDMI TO VGA CONVERTER ADAPTER.' So that's annoying, and actually the warning is actually ambiguous. But I guess that's my fault for being ignorant of the technology.
    12-18-2015 03:18 PM
  18. ashram's Avatar
    yeah, the cheaper cables don't support HDCP... well, not all do.... i have 1 from dx.com that i ordered years ago and it works with my blueray player, BUT i do not have a continuum dock to use it. maybe i'll hit fry's after star wars tomorrow to see if they have a usb-c to hdmi adapter to test my adapter...

    and a quick search later.... this seems tempting....
    http://www.monoprice.com/product?c_id=103&cp_id=10330&cs_id=1033001&p_id=14504&seq=1&format=2

    not sure why the board is breaking my link.... but search for product 14504, USB C to usb-c (power) vga and usb. a poor man's vga display dock?!? will it work? no clue.
    Last edited by ashram; 12-18-2015 at 05:49 PM.
    12-18-2015 05:33 PM
  19. jhoff80's Avatar
    I tried an Aukey USB-C to VGA adapter (because it was $13 and I use a VGA projector at work occasionally), and it doesn't appear to work. The phone makes the sound to tell me a USB device is recognized, but it never switches to Continuum mode. I haven't tried it with the VGA projector to confirm, only with an LCD monitor and plasma TV so I suppose it could be a resolution problem as well, but I would say it's not looking good.

    (That being said, the official display dock doesn't work without power connected, so it's possible the same issue might exist with the VGA cable I'm attempting to use).

    For me, the ideal would be something like this "Dell Adapter" though, but since Dell supports Thunderbolt 3 as well, I have no idea if it'd even work. USB-C to Gigabit Ethernet (which unfortunately doesn't work with W10M), VGA (maybe the same?), HDMI, and USB 3.0: http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...9&sku=470-ABQN. Personally, I have little need for the Display Dock's Displayport.
    Last edited by jhoff80; 12-19-2015 at 07:59 PM.
    12-19-2015 12:47 PM
  20. bijak_riyandi's Avatar
    Seems strange considering USB-C to HDMI works without a power inlet
    12-19-2015 07:50 PM
  21. jhoff80's Avatar
    True. And as I mentioned, the phone beeps that it detects the USB connection so I doubt it's that. It seems to me like the phone just doesn't support a VGA connection, but I just wanted to throw some other options out there because I don't know for sure.
    12-19-2015 07:59 PM
  22. casab1anca's Avatar
    I haven't had much luck even with a USB-C to HDMI adapter. I've tried two configurations:

    1. USB-C -> HDMI -> DVI -> monitor : this occasionally works but only at 640x480 resolution, making it basically useless
    2. USB-C -> HDMI -> TV : this doesn't work at all
    12-19-2015 09:30 PM
  23. jhoff80's Avatar
    For what it's worth, I also tried a generic HDMI adapter to connect directly to my HDMI port on my TV, and it gave a very unstable connection with no audio support. The official Display Dock doesn't have this problem at all.
    12-19-2015 10:03 PM
  24. bijak_riyandi's Avatar
    For what it's worth, I also tried a generic HDMI adapter to connect directly to my HDMI port on my TV, and it gave a very unstable connection with no audio support. The official Display Dock doesn't have this problem at all.
    sounds like Microsoft put some black magic inside the Display Dock to make Continuum work...
    damn, that thing is expensive...
    12-20-2015 06:22 AM
  25. jhoff80's Avatar
    sounds like Microsoft put some black magic inside the Display Dock to make Continuum work...
    damn, that thing is expensive...
    Or the cheap generic adapter I bought was just made poorly.
    12-20-2015 10:44 AM
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