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Default Question about hooking up my mini to a projector - 10-07-2009, 02:28 AM

I just got my Dell Mini 10, and I want to use it to show Power Point presentations in the classroom. But, I'm looking at it, and I do not see a spot on the outside to plug in the cord for the projector. Am I missing something? Do I need to buy some type of adaptor cable?
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Default 10-07-2009, 11:24 AM

If you have a 10, and not a 10v, you need an HDMI to VGA adapter, unless your projector accepts HDMI in.

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Default 10-07-2009, 03:36 PM

Thank-you so much for your help!! I knew that there must be a way. The tech guy at my school told me that I was crazy when I asked about the HDMI slot and an adaptor. I'm so happy. And, it's inexpensive. You're awesome! Thanks again! !
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Default 10-09-2009, 01:24 AM

im sorry but that will not work, i bought one of those for my old 10 and appearently its just a big rip off, i did some research and you need some $100 box which converts them since hdmi is pure digital and vga is pure analog

this is the box VGA to HDMI Video Converter with Audio - StarTech.com



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Default 10-09-2009, 10:51 AM

I don't know about "big ripoff" when the product description of the cable says "NOTE: this cable don't support signal from VCR, COMPUTER or LAPTOP output. " Truth to tell. I'm not sure what it does support since there is not any analog video output on an HDMI connection.


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Default 11-11-2009, 07:59 PM

Buy a "UV Plus" usb to VGA adapter and you can use an external monitor, LCD projector, etc with no problem. Just plug the projector/monitor into the UV Plus and plug the UV Plus into an available USB port. They cost about $60.00 at Amazon, New Egg of Tiger Direct. I have one. It's really small and compact and works great with Power Point presentations and for a external monitor.
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Default 11-11-2009, 08:34 PM

Our projector here at work has software for a network connection, my 10 connected right to it.
If yours is a network projector you should be able to do the same.


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Default 11-13-2009, 05:02 PM

Thanks for the information guys. I was actually quite curious about this kind of problem.

BTW, have you guys heard of the Show WX Pico Laser Projector? It's due out in Q1 2010 and it will revolutionize small home projectors.

PRO:
TINY SIZE.
No lens to adjust. Always in focus.
Color reproduction is allegedly better than HDMI LCD TVs!
No bulbs to replace. Uses "LASERS".
$500-600. Available in multiple colors.
VGA/iPod connections included.

CON:
Battery life. (only 90 mins)
No HDMI. Resolution is 800 something by 480. (16:9 aspect ratio)


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Default 11-13-2009, 06:14 PM

There are several of these "Pico" projectors on the market already, and they do keep getting better. Resolution is pretty low right now, but I am sure that will improve.

They're good for personal viewing, or a few viewers at close range.


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Default 11-17-2009, 01:48 PM

Sorry holmes4, but none of the current models use a laser as a driving force behind it. (and that's pretty damn cool) The pico projectors currently available right now are, well, just plain garbage and "toys".

It could be a great addition to a Dell Mini Netbook....and fit inside most Netbook traveling cases as well.


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