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Old 03-10-2012, 11:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default HDMI to Displayport adapter problem

I'm connecting a laptop with HDMI to a Dell U2311's displayport however it's not picking up the signal.
I'm not sure if I'm answering my own question but after a bit of research a few posts have said that you can't have the DP as the input [to the monitor] if you have HDMI as output [from the visual source], you have to either have it vise-versa or just displayport to displayport.

Just asking for confirmation of this as I was sent a replacement cable after I believed the first didn't work, now I've got two of these cables which are probably both fine but I've got no other way of testing them.
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Old 03-15-2012, 01:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Apparently it is possible to go from HDMI to Displayport but you have to use an active adapter which cost about 50+. May as well buy a new monitor
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Default Re: HDMI to Displayport adapter problem

Those adapters are meant to go from a DisplayPort source to the HDMI input of a display and do not work in the opposite direction.

Your best option is getting an HDMI-> DVI cable and using that with the monitors DVI input.
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Oh, okay. So it's just not possible to from HDMI video to a Displayport display.
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