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Gunder
May 21, 2003

97.5 The Brodeo


I want to hook my launch PS4 up to my newish AOC G2460PG monitor. The issue is that the monitor only has one single DisplayPort input, nothing else. I've searched around the web and have read that a simple passive adapter won't work, and that I need a relatively expensive active converter like this: Startech model. I don't care about breaking out sound, as I'll be using it with a Bluetooth headset, but I just want to make sure that: A, this will actually work, and B, that it's my best option before buying it.

I'm also a little concerned that the Startech converter has pretty poor amazon reviews, lots of reports about failing units and poor build quality.

So, AV experts, should I buy the Startech converter? Is there a better (or cheaper) way?

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evobatman
Jul 30, 2006

it means nothing, but says everything!

Pillbug

Try something like this first before going to an active powered converter. I've used these a bunch with laptops in conference rooms and similar, and never had issues.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/DP-Displayp...HoAAOSw4UtWT0fg

Gunder
May 21, 2003

97.5 The Brodeo


A model similar to the one you recommended was a no-go. The active powered one works though. Time will tell if it actually lasts.

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