04-17-2011 12:29 AM
Quote: "HDMI is still rare, meaning the PlayBook would likely be incompatible for the foreseeable future. VGA is easy, HDMI is hard."
HDMI is not rare, RIM definitely made a smart move going with HDMI over VGA as their primary output. Intel, AMD, Samsung et al. have all said that VGA will be dead by 2015 VGA is an ageing technology, perhaps it is still fairly common among projectors but for the majority of people HDMI is a much better solution. As people have said already, there are solutions for your issue (perhaps not ideal) and hopefully as time goes on you will encounter less and less VGA devices. Other than that there isn't much you can do. If you do find a solution the playbook should serve you well as a presentation device since it can display the presentation on your larger medium and a cheat sheet of sorts on the actual screen of the playbook. Hope it all works out for you!
04-17-2011 02:40 AM
04-17-2011 09:26 AM
04-17-2011 11:03 AM
It is, but since devs are just very demanding customers as well, it can solve those problems as well. I do hope that the amount of customer questions stays limited though
04-17-2011 11:31 AM
it's a developer forum... or it's suppose to be, anyway.
popular threads to look forward to on the DEVELOPER (!!) forum:
1. "i got my shipping notice!"
2. "has anyone not got their shipping notice?"
3. "my PlayBook arrived!"
4. "unboxing photos of free PlayBook"
5. "has anyone's PlayBook not arrived yet?"
6. "what do you think of your free PlayBook?"
7. "what are your favorite games to play on the free PlayBook?"
04-17-2011 11:38 AM
04-17-2011 03:09 PM - edited 04-17-2011 03:27 PM
Thanks very much, all. It does look like there are several HDMI to VGA+audio converters available, warts and all. I've ordered one, so we'll give the PlayBook a try.
I will add apologies for intruding on a developers' conversation - the moderators moved my query here. But I would expect to be able to contact RIM staff for pre-sales information rather than having to rely on forums. Not much interest in getting their product into the market, eh?