Don't Buy This! Fake HDMI to VGA Cables, DVI Cables, 'SATA III' Cables

By Published February 11, 2014 at 2:01 pm

Fake products are unfortunately standard routine with the technology industry. We've previously found fake DVI dual-link cables -- they had the dual-link pins, but were actually single-link wired -- and explained how to test for real DVI DL cables. Well, we found another fake: HDMI to VGA adapters.

Yes. These are things that you can buy.



The thing is, HDMI (digital) to VGA (analog) without some sort of converter box in between just can't work, and it never will. You'd need something drawing some power to convert the signal, and if it's just a straight cable, you won't have that.

Speaking plainly, HDMI-to-VGA 'adapters' are a scam. Don't buy them.

In the above video, we also re-cover fake DVI dual-link cables and the misinformation that a "SATA III cable" is somehow faster than a "SATA II cable." They're the same. The only difference is the clip on the header. You can read more about that over here.

Do you have a tip about other fake products we should alert people to? Let us know below.

- Steve "Lelldorianx" Burke.

Last modified on February 11, 2014 at 2:01 pm
Steve Burke

Steve started GamersNexus back when it was just a cool name, and now it's grown into an expansive website with an overwhelming amount of features. He recalls his first difficult decision with GN's direction: "I didn't know whether or not I wanted 'Gamers' to have a possessive apostrophe -- I mean, grammatically it should, but I didn't like it in the name. It was ugly. I also had people who were typing apostrophes into the address bar - sigh. It made sense to just leave it as 'Gamers.'"

First world problems, Steve. First world problems.

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