Showing up after being missing for years, I know, but I've been using the same gear forever. Until now.
I had the MyHD board driving my old TV through a component cable. So it came out of the MyHD dongle, through a component cable to the TV. The following image shows the dongle, a component cable (both of which I use), and a DVI cable (on top, not relevant to me). When the component cable is plugged into the dongle (the connector for which is kind of hidden in this photo), it drives the video to the TV great. Actually, both TV's work with this configuration.
But since my component cable not long enough, I thought I'd buy a thing to convert to HDMI. I thought I had a good plan for connecting my new TV via a nice, long, slinky HDMI cable. So I went shopping for an adapter. I got it, tried it, but couldn't get it to work (TV says nothing on the HDMI input when I select it). I'm not sure it had no hope of working, or if what I got was defective.
This is the thing I bought, that I can't get to work:
The USB is only for power, and I've connected it to a 110V to USB phone wall plug as well as the computer with no joy.
So, only AFTER, it didn't work did I start wondering what, exactly, is coming out of that MyHD dongle. I thought it was a computer monitor signal (it is a "VGA" amp connector, after all). I thought that the monitor "VGA" signal could be passively wired into component outputs. The device I bought is expecting a computer monitor signal. It's supposed to marry-up the sound, which actually isn't a big deal for me, because I'm not going to be using the integrated TV speakers too much, but I certainly expected to see the 1080 x 1920 on the new TV, but no joy.
What should I do next?