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Oculus Rift - Can someone confirm it can be used through a Display Port -> HDMI converter?

Discussion in 'Virtual Reality' started by NeilFawcett, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. NeilFawcett


    Joined: Nov 15, 2003

    Posts: 12,895

    Location: Marlow

    I don't have a free HDMI port on my 1070, just lots of DisplayPorts. Anyone able to confirm they have their OR plugged into a DisplayPort OK?

  2. hyperseven


    Joined: May 1, 2013

    Posts: 4,480

    Location: M28

    Have a look for one of these, 'Cable Matters Gold-Plated DisplayPort to HDMI Male to Female Adapter'.
  3. Zogger


    Joined: Aug 1, 2006

    Posts: 3,466

    Location: GU21

    it may work. People have had varying results. So you'd probably be better off using the displayport -> hdmi adapter for whatever is currently in your HDMI port, then plug your rift directly in to HDMI.
  4. Surfer


    Joined: Dec 31, 2005

    Posts: 11,039

    Location: Glasgow

    Yes works. But as above put your vr through the hdmi and your monitor through dp
  5. Kieran

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 18, 2002

    Posts: 1,694

    I hope you don't mind me hyjacking your thread but thought my question is well suited to here.

    I also have a GPU with only a single HDMI port which I plan to use for my Rift and my monitor is using displayport so no bother there, but if I want to hook it up to my TV for when friends come over to try out VR, can I run the TV from the onboard HDMI so whatever the player is seeing on the rift it mirrored to the TV? Or will I need to splash out for a adatper to run the TV from the GPU also?
  6. FlukeRogi

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    Joined: Nov 20, 2008

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    Location: South Yorkshire

    I'm sure I've seen posts before where not connecting both your display and the Rift to the graphics cards can cause problems (I think it was to do with the onboard graphics taking over priority wise and then not using your graphics card to actually render things).
  7. Born2BSlow


    Joined: Jun 11, 2013

    Posts: 812

    I have a monitor on my DVI and the rift on HDMI on the same 980Ti and don't get any issues like that, why would onboard graphics kick in if you have a gfx card? sounds like a weird one to me...
  8. Devrij


    Joined: Jul 23, 2009

    Posts: 12,321

    Location: Chippenham

    Because that chap is asking if he can use the motherboard hdmi, powered by his igpu, to display to his tv while using his gpu hdmi for the rift
  9. Born2BSlow


    Joined: Jun 11, 2013

    Posts: 812

    Ah ok missed that bit...
  10. Mirmo


    Joined: Apr 30, 2012

    Posts: 436

    Location: Grimsby, UK

    Sorry to hijack, thought I'd throw my question in here as it seems relevant.

    Rift is in the hdmi port and I use a DVI-HDMI converter for my tv at the same time. Sometimes the rift works without any issues, sometimes it stays black and I have to remove my TV hdmi and DVI adapter for it to work. Anybody else experienced this?

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