Switch Video Output Problem

Discussion in 'Switch - Console, Accessories & Hardware' started by Zhongtiao1, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. Zhongtiao1
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    Zhongtiao1 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I just bought the switch and I cannot output to my monitor. I have an HDMI-to-VGA adapter that I have used for my android box for some time. It has worked then, but on the switch, I get an "input not supported" error. I can still get sound out of it, but no video output. I've checked and the VGA cable works fine.
     
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  2. WiiUBricker

    WiiUBricker Insert Custom Title

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    Your monitor doesn't support the output resolution. Try changing the resolution in the Switch settings and see what works.
     
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  3. Doctorj1

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    Why are you using VGA???
     
  4. foob

    foob GBAtemp Fan

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    Could it be that the Switch's HDMI version is unsupported by your HDMI-to-VGA converter?
     
  5. Zhongtiao1
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    Zhongtiao1 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Because I don't want to buy another monitor when mine works just fine

    Thanks. It worked. My monitor is 720p and I assumed since it was on automatic it would work fine. All I had to do was change its output to 720p and it works.
     
  6. linuxares

    linuxares I'm not a generous god!

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    It would work automatically if your monitor was DVI, HDMI or Display Port. Since you got a converter it can be iffy.
     
  7. henn64

    henn64 I don't know what I'm doing with my life.

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    IDK about modern monitors, but they usually don't have built in scaling like TVs do. If you feed it a higher-than-native resolution, it can't downscale to 720p by itself.
     
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