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Use of HDI-V input on PPM42M5SBx

Hi, I was wondering if i could run a VGA input into the DVI-D jack, the VGA if from a laptop computer. Will the DVI-D jack work with the VGA input?

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The answer is no as VGA is a analog connection whereas the DVI connection is digital just like HDMI.
A DVI input on your display wont understand the analog signal and vise versa, hope this helps

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