I had been using Epiphan's VGA2USB adapter for my desktop units.
being an Audio/Video enthusiast for quite some time, I was bothered by the price of VGA capture cards. I realize there is limited need and VGA2USB works fine for the resolution of coursecast but I still was bothered by the price.
So, knowing that there are HDMI capture alternatives that are less than $100 (Avermedia HDMI capture card), I decided to test one of these with a VGA to HDMI scan converter and it worked perfectly.
I utilized an Atlona AT-HD500 VGA to HDMI scaler and set it to output at 720p and it correctly converted my 1024 X 728 signal to the appropriate resolution and it worked great. Best yet, when I use this setup with other capture solutions, I get much better frame rate and lossless resolution. Overall, the two devices together were still less than Epiphan's VGA2USB adapter.