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USB 2.0 to DVI Full HD Adapter with VGA and HDMI Adapters
|Host Interface:||USB 2.0|
|Power:||USB Bus Powered|
|Connectivity:||6 Adaptors can be used together|
|OS Support:||Windows 2000, XP and above|
|Supported modes:||Embedded, Mirror, Primary|
|Supported colours:||16 and 32bit|
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10 of 10 Reviews
Lovely piece of kit!
I am not a techie person. So installed the DisplayLinks via the "plug and play" style. (As in just plugged it in to my second monitor and my desk top computer and hoped for the best.)
The software installed but the second monitor would not show! Nothing..... just a black screen! I though oh no, I'll have to take it back. Nightmare.
Obviously, I should have read the reviews properly!
So I uninstalled the DisplayLink software.
Uninstalled "Fresco Logic USB Graphics Adapters" from my "Uninstalled a program". http://www.displaylink.com/support/ticket.php?id=360
Downloaded Actual Multiple Monitors http://www.displaylink.com/support/downloads.php
Then I followed the instructions given by Reidy, and
Volia... all working nicely!
Plug and play with Windows 8.1 No issues. Works Perfectly.
Installation tips and tricks
4/5 stars - good device does the job very well. Just installation is something you will need help with as instructions in the box aren't great. Or you could spend considerable time and headaches and have lots of BSOD and blackscreen's otherwise. The instructions were obviously written by someone outside the EU/UK and not English first language. Tips: 1. Make sure you have MCT (Magic Control Tech. Corp) software from other USB adapters completely uninstalled. Their software is NOT compatible with Display Link Corp. software drivers that this device uses. Windows 7 64bit Pro: 1. DO NOT connect the device until you've done the following 2. Download the latest compatible drivers direct from Display Link (do not run Setup.exe yet) http://www.displaylink.com/support/downloads.php Advice can be received there on compatibility. Your Primary Display adapter drivers and USB drivers should be up to date (run Windows Update before you run setup). This will minimise problems to you with incompatibilities 3. Run Setup (latest Display Link Driver you downloaded) 4. After setup - attach the adapter plus your new external monitor to you USB 2.0 connection. 5. Use "extend display" option within Windows to configure the displays. For Windows 8 and 8.1 look for comments from Display Link Corp on compatibility. 6. Enjoy the product!
Used this to connect my Asus T100 - both hdmi and vga connections worked. No disc drive on T100 so loaded driver from Display Link website Display Link website says it will not work with Atom processor without further software from computer manufacturer - but it did work on the T100 without anything extra from Asus After loading needed to reboot to get it to work - although there was no on-screen request to do so Geoff
Installing from disk was useless but just plugging in and allowing windows update to find the correct driver worked a treat. Now thinking of adding a 3rd external monitor to my collection
Download the driver from the web site and then it works like a dream
Just to advise that this is compatible with OSX - Im using a late2011 Macbook pro core I7 and OSX10.8.4 - the packaging doesnt mention OSX - but re a previous comment I took a punt and was successfull. Simply visit the displaylink website download and install the drivers - reboot and plug the kit in - in this case instantly recognised by 1080p AOC monitor - I have also played video successfully using VLC on this config with no stuttering - may depend on your spec! Good Luck!
I tried to install this from the enclosed CD on a Win 7 64bit PC and had major problems. The driver installed OK but after a required reset the software failed to install the adapter and rebooted the PC every time i connected it . I reinstalled the drivers many time but no joy. I then tried the adapter on a Vista PC and it worked first time which proved the adapter was OK. I noticed a manufacturers link on the Win 7 uninstall option, clicked on this and loaded new drivers from there and installed them and hey presto it all started working. I have only used for a few hours so far but the quality on video is pretty good when output via HDMI to my television. Make sure yiu get the latest driver if you are using Win 7
Brilliant adapter, don't expect full HD videos to play without significant tearing. But as it's a generic displaylink device (almost all of these devices are) it will support windows, osx and linux.
Once I had loaded drivers for my main 'on the motherboard' graphics (I had removed a dead graphics board and unloaded those drivers) the driver loaded easily then a re-boot and a plug-in later I had a second monitor working beautifully. This is cheaper than a multi-monitor graphics card, more portable, easy to install and use -- easier than I expected. If you want an additional monitor I recomend this device.
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10 of 18 Questions
Can you plug two of these into two USB ports and have two monitors extending the desktop? How about 3? Or more? What are the constraints to the maximum?
Where can I download a DL-165 driver? My system says that this is not installed properly, and it seems the adapter won't work without it.
will this work on windows 8 RT I have no cd driver but the packet says a cd included, any answers?
Mel Holt said:
I have a laptop with a broken VGA port that connects to a smart board in the classroom. The smartboard only has a cable that connects using a VGA connector, will this device allow me to connect using the hdmi or usb port on my laptop instead? The repair would include a new motherboard which is too expensive.
Maplin Technical said:
Is this Mac compatible?
Maplin Technical said:
What’s included in the box?
Maplin Technical said:
What power supply would be recommended for this item?
Maplin Technical said:
Can this be used to add multiple displays?
Will this connect a digital projector with a VGA port to a newer laptop that only has USB connectors
Can you confirm that by using this product i can effectivly extend my desktop and have mutliple monitors running independently.
|Item code||Item name||Quantity||Price|
|A98HA||USB 2.0 to DVI Full HD Adapter with VGA and HDMI Adapters||(1+)||£49.99|
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