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Hall Research PGA-VHD HDMI & VGA Video Generator, Tester, and Analyzer

The PGA-VHD is a must-have tool for every AV installer and system integrator!

This battery operated instrument provides an HDMI input and both VGA and HDMI outputs. The PGA-VHD has a large 4K touch screen for user operation. The display can also act as an HDMI monitor and signal analyzer. Input and outputs support resolutions to 4K UHD @ 60 4:4:4.  The PGA-VHD provides a host of tools for verification and troubleshooting of complex AV systems.

When configured as a Pattern Generator, it can provide both legacy VGA and digital HDMI outputs supporting HDMI 2.0a with HDR standards. Embedded audio of up to 8-channel @ 192K is provided. The analyzer can perform system level "loop test" acting as both source and sink to test repeaters, extenders and cables. It can also act as a pass-thru HDMI signal analyzer.

The pattern generator Includes a universal power supply and is battery-powered with operation time of 4 to 6 hours on a single charge. Various tests and reports (saved on external USB flash memory) such as HDMI video format and parameter information, HDCP and EDID tests are provided for testing video sources and video sinks (TVs, extenders, Switchers, etc). It can also perform tests on AV equipment such as extenders, splitters, switchers, and scalers.

The analyzer is also equipped with an Ethernet port and all of its functions are controllable using Telnet protocol.


As a "toolbox" product, the PGA-VHD carries a 1 year warranty



  • Simultaneous HDMI and VGA output
  • HDMI loop and pass-through functions for testing cables, extenders, and switchers
  • Large 4.3” touch screen for display and control
  • Supports HDMI 2.0(a) on both input and output with 18 Gbps Bandwidth
  • Supports 4K2K/60 4:4:4 8bit and 4K2K60 4:2:0 16bit video signals
  • High Dynamic Range Video support
  • Selectable HDCP 2.2 or 1.4
  • Large selection of output video patterns including user defined and patterns with moving objects
  • Audio output (stereo L/R)
  • Supports mouse control
  • Supports Ethernet TCP/IP device control
  • Supports user defined pattern up to 2GB
  • The touch screen video image can be mirrored (duplicated) to the HDMI output (perfect for training)
  • EDID read and save option
  • Creates reports for video format, timing, packet data and Audio parameters
  • Rugged and durable housing with elastic rubber corner protection
  • Convenient carrying case for field use
  • Battery operation time up to 4 hours under full load



Video Bandwidth Single link 600 MHz (18 Gbps)
HDMI and HDCP HDMI 2.0 (a)
HDCP 1.4 and 2.2
Input Ports 1xHDMI, 1xUSB, 1xRJ45
Output Ports 1xHDMI, 1xVGA, 1x3.5 mm
Video Support Up to 4K2K60 4:4:4 8 bit , 4K2K60 16 bit (HDR)
Audio 8 Channel LPCM up to 192K
Control USB mouse/ Touch Panel/ Ethernet
ESD Protection Human body model - ±15kV [air-gap discharge] & ±8kV [contact discharge]
Operating Temp 32 to 104F (0 to 40 ?)
20%~90%, non-condensing
Storage Temperature -20~60C [-4~140 F]
Power Supply 12V 5A DC/ Battery
Power consumption 15 W
Battery Lithium Ion Polymer Battery
7.4V, 5300mAh / 39.22Wh
Housing Metal Enclosure
Dimensions Model - 6.8”(175mm) W x 4.49”(114mm) D x 1.97”(50 mm) H
Case - 15.35”(390mm) W x 12.4”(315mm) D x 4.33”(110mm) H
Weight Net - 725.75 g (1.6 lbs)
Package - 2721. 5g (6 lbs)
Shipping - 3742.1 g (8.25 lbs)