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Chromecast to standalone VGA monitor

fishyx 1,299 163 March 1, 2016 at 12:48 PM
Has anyone ever tried to use a Chromecast with a standalone VGA monitor? I picked up a HDMI to VGA adapter but am not having any luck. The adapter works fine with my Chromebook.

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you need an active adapter - something like this [amazon.com]
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Quote from slapshot136 View Post :
you need an active adapter - something like this [amazon.com]
That's the adapter I have. I'm just getting a black screen with both the Chromecast and my Roku. The adapter works just fine with my Chromebook to the same VGA monitor.
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That's the adapter I have. I'm just getting a black screen with both the Chromecast and my Roku. The adapter works just fine with my Chromebook to the same VGA monitor.

I wonder if it's an HDCP issue.
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I wonder if it's an HDCP issue.
Thanks for posting. After a little research, I'm pretty sure you're right. The Chromcast and Roku have HDCP and won't play well with a non HDCP monitor. My Chromebook must not have it and that's why it works just fine.
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Quote from fishyx View Post :
Thanks for posting. After a little research, I'm pretty sure you're right. The Chromcast and Roku have HDCP and won't play well with a non HDCP monitor. My Chromebook must not have it and that's why it works just fine.
So you can plug a chromecast or Roku into your Chromebook and use it as a monitor? I am surprised most of the time those are for output only.
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So you can plug a chromecast or Roku into your Chromebook and use it as a monitor? I am surprised most of the time those are for output only.
No you can"t!!! Just saying that my Chromebook works with the adapter to a VGA monitor but the Roku and Chromecast DO NOT.
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buy an inbetween device that strips HDCP, this one does from some reading:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/...UTF8&psc=1
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