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VP500VP500-100 HDMI to VGA Converter
User’s Guide
1.3 Cleaning
We greatly appreciate your purchase of the VP500-100 HDMI to VGA
Converter. We are sure you will find it reliable and simple to use. Superior
performance for the right price, backed by solid technical and customer
support is what ALTINEX has to offer.
We are committed to providing our customers with Signal Management
Solutions® to the most demanding audiovisual installations at competitive
pricing and we welcome you to join the ranks of our many satisfied customers
throughout the world.
1.4 FCC Notice
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for
a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial
environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions found herein, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is
likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be
required to correct the interference at his own expense.
Any changes or modifications to the unit not expressly approved by
ALTINEX, Inc. could void the user’s authority to operate the
1. Precautions and Safety Warnings
Please read this manual carefully before using your VP500-100. Keep this
manual handy for future reference. These safety instructions are to ensure the
long life of your VP500-100 and to prevent fire and shock hazards. Please read
them carefully and heed all warnings.
1.1 General
Qualified ALTINEX service personnel or their authorized
representatives must perform all service.
1.2 Installation Precautions
To prevent fire or shock, do not expose this unit to water or moisture.
Do not place the VP500-100 in direct sunlight, near heaters or
heat-radiating appliances, or near any liquid. Exposure to direct
sunlight, smoke, or steam can harm internal components.
Handle the switcher carefully. Dropping or jarring can cause damage.
Do not pull any cables that are attached to the VP500-100.
Clean only the connector area with a dry cloth. Never use strong
detergents or solvents such as alcohol or thinner. Do not use a wet
cloth or water to clean the card. Do not clean or touch any component
or PCB.
2. Installation Procedures
Step 1.
Remove the converter and all accessories from the shipping container.
A typical setup may require video and audio adapter cables that are usually included with the purchase of the associated
device: display, speakers, or amplifier. If needed, standard adapter cables can be purchased separately from ALTINEX:
P/N CB412-003
VGA-to-VGA type cable (15-pin HD M-F)
P/N CB445-006
Audio cable (3.5 mm M-M)
Step 2.
An AC to USB power adapter is provided in the event the HDMI source does not provide sufficient power for the converter. Only use this adapter if
required to do so later in this installation.
Step 3.
Connect the converter's video output to the VGA/analog display. Connect the converter directly or use a short VGA type cable between the
converter's 15-pin HD connector and the 15-pin HD connector on the display.
Step 4.
Connect the converter's audio output to the audio input of the display (if available), amplified speakers, or an amplifier.
Step 5.
Connect the source's HDMI cable to the input of the converter. If the source is on and there is an active HDMI signal present, the power LED on the
top of the converter should be on and solid blue. This is typical for most HDMI sources. If the LED is blinking, it is necessary to use the external power
adapter provided.
Step 6.
Hook & loop fastening tape is provided so the converter can be neatly attached to the back of the display and out of sight.
Step 7.
Use the cable clamps provided to neatly route the cables and to provide strain relief.
Step 8.
The VP500-100 Converter is now operational.
3. Limited Warranty/Return Policies
Please see the ALTINEX website at www.altinex.com for details on warranty and return policies.
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4. Technical Specifications
Specifications are subject to change. See www.altinex.com for up-to-date information.
Video Input
HDMI F (1)
0.8 in (21 mm)
DC jack (1)
2.8 in (71 mm)
1.7 in (44 mm)
0.2 lb (0.1 kg)
Shipping Weight (approximate)
0.9 lb (0.4 kg)
T° Operating
10°C to 35°C
T° Maximum
0°C to 50°C
RGBHV Video Output
Digital/optical* & Analog Audio
15-pin HD F (M)
3.5 mm F (1)
Signal types
Signal resolutions HDTV
RGB resolutions
Digital Audio
HDMI 1.1/1.2, HDCP 1.1, and
DVI-D 1.0
480i through 1080p
MTBF (calc.)
Up to 1920x1080/60Hz
20-90% non-condensing
38,000 hrs
Table 2. VP500-100 Mechanical
Accessories Included
Power Adapter
+5 VDC, 1 A
DC power cable
Digital Video+ Audio
Cable clamps and
hook & loop fasteners
HDMI Standard
Optional Accessories
Analog Video (RGB)
Audio Cable (3.5 mm)
CB445-006, 6 ft, M-M
VGA Cable (15-pin HD)
CB412-003, 3 ft, M-F
Sync Video (HV)
Audio (analog)
0.7 Vp-p (nominal)
1 Vp-p typical
Table 1. VP500-100 General
+5 VDC operational
400 mA (2 W max.)
+5 VDC standby
4 mA (20 mW max.)
Table 3. VP500-100 Electrical
* Requires special cable.
(from adapter or source)
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5. About Your VP500-100
• HDCP compatible with embedded keys
• Compatible with HDCP and non-HDCP sources
• Connects directly to display 15-pin HD input
• RGB resolutions up to 1920x1080/60Hz
• Analog and digital optical audio out
• Compact form 2.8 x 1.7 x 0.8
• Power over HDMI or external adapter
The VP500-100 is an HDMI to VGA converter is compliant with HDMI 1.1/1.2
standards using embedded keys. The VP500-100 works with both HDCP and
non-HDCP sources including: HD-DVD, Blu-ray, Playstation 3, etc. The VGA
output connector is a standard 15-pin HD M that connects directly to the input
of the VGA display. The video output supports all resolutions up to
In addition to the HDMI to VGA video conversion, the VP500-100 also detects, strips, and outputs the audio from the HDMI signal in both analog and
digital/optical audio formats. It is also fully compliant with High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection for both video and audio.
The VP500-100 is small and lightweight; it can easily be installed behind a display or connected directly to the display input. In most cases, the converter
receives its power directly from the HDMI source over the HDMI cable. In the event the source does not supply power, or supplies insufficient power, a +5 VDC
power adapter is provided. The adapter is very small with slim-profile protruding less than 1 inch from the wall outlet.
19-pin F
(use only if HDMI power is unavailable)
3.5 mm F
15-pin HD M
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6. Application Diagrams
Diagram 1: Typical Setup
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7. Operation
The VP500-100 requires no adjustments for optimal performance. Once set-up, the VP500-100 will work trouble-free without user intervention.
8. Troubleshooting Guide
We have carefully tested and have found no problems in the supplied VP500-100. However, we would like to offer suggestions for the following:
1. There is no HDMI signal present. Check the source and make sure it is powered.
Blue Power LED is OFF
Blue Power LED is Blinking
No Display
Poor Output Image
No Sound
2. There is not enough power or the source may not supply DC power. Connect the +5 VDC adapter provided with
the unit to the VP500-100.
1. The VP500-100 is receiving an HDMI signal but is not receiving sufficient power. Connect the +5 VDC adapter
provided with the unit to the VP500-100.
1. Check the source and make sure there is a signal present.
2. Make sure the display has power and is turned on.
1. The source resolution may not be compatible with the display or other display device. Try other resolutions from
the source. Remember, not all displays support 1080p.
2. There may be insufficient power to support the full resolution. Connect the +5 VDC adapter provided with the
unit to the VP500-100.
1. Make sure the TV or other display device is not muted.
2. Check the volume level on the TV or other device. Set it to a reasonable level or about midrange.
1. Check the multi-channel sound settings. Do not select more than 2 channels.
Sound is Distorted
For multi-channel sound (more than 2) or surround sound, connect the source audio directly to the audio
receiver or pre-amp.
2. Check the volume level on the TV or other device. Set it to a reasonable level or about midrange.
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