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USB 2.0 to DVI Full HD Adapter with VGA and HDMI Adapters

Code: A98HA

4.6  out of 5 based on 10 reviews
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  • Add-on a monitor, LCD or projector through a single USB 2.0 port
  • Hot-plug, add or remove monitor without system reboot
  • Small in size, works with all VGA / DVI-I displays

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USB 2.0 to DVI Full HD Adapter with VGA and HDMI Adapters

• Add-on a monitor, LCD or projector through a single USB 2.0 port• Hot-plug, add or remove monitor without system reboot• Small in size, works with all VGA / DVI-I displays• High resolution support up to 1920 x 1080• Video streaming is supported up to 1080p• Extend and mirror mode support• Resumes from hibernation and suspend modes• Supports up to 6 USB display adapters to work simultaneously• Native DVI output, supplied with DVI to VGA adapter and DVI to HDMI adapter

This USB display adapter enables you to connect one more monitor, LCD or projector to a computer with a USB 2.0 port. For desktop users adding an extra monitor via USB connection is easier than ever without having to open the computer chassis to install an internal video card. Once the installation is done, the USB-attached monitor soon wakes up. There is no need to use function keys to swap to a second monitor. With this handy adapter, you can enjoy many benefits brought by an add-on monitor. The most obvious one is that you get more desktop area to have more applications visible at one time. For example, you may work on one monitor while your family are watching video on the other. No more stacking windows within the confines of a single display. Or you may span an application, e.g. spreadsheets, across two sides of displays. What’s more, the adapter is hot pluggable. If you are not using the extra monitor, just unplug the adapter at any time; no reboot is required. System performance is an important issue when using multiple monitors. Another benefit of this adapter is that it uses little computer resources, ensuring users get a quality display without comprising computer performance.
Supported resolutions: 640x480 1280x1024
800x600 1366x768
1024x768 1400x1050
1280x720 1600x1200
1280x768 1680x1050
1280x800 1920x1080
Host Interface: USB 2.0
Power: USB Bus Powered
Connectivity: 6 Adaptors can be used together
Dimensions: 85x56x18mm (LxWxH)
OS Support: Windows 2000, XP and above
Supported modes: Embedded, Mirror, Primary
Supported colours: 16 and 32bit


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  • 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".

    Downloaded Actual Multiple Monitors

    Then I followed the instructions given by Reidy, and
    Volia... all working nicely!

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  • Perfect

    Plug and play with Windows 8.1 No issues. Works Perfectly.

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  • 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) 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!

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Download the driver from the web site and then it works like a dream

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  • 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!

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • Suresh Balasubramanian said:

    I would like to connect my laptop Samsung R516 to Samsung TV using HDMI or USB port to extend the laptop screen. Will it work on applications like net flix, sky go etc to watch the movies?

    as a general rule apps of this nature are protected from mirroring using WiDi to prevent unauthorised broadcast it depends on what method you employ if you have a multi display setup with the TV as a secondary spanned or cloned display then it should work, it would be best to ask the app programmers if this feature is supported.

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  • Paul said:

    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?

    Upto 6 can be used, but the resolution quality would be affected.

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  • Marta said:

    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.

    I have emailed this to you.

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  • Denis said:

    will this work on windows 8 RT I have no cd driver but the packet says a cd included, any answers?

    Drivers are provided on CD for the device, however you can also download them here .............. select the drop down box marked “Adapter” …. Look down the list until you find AN2460, download the driver

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  • 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.

    This unit will connect to your laptop via the usb and then the other end would connect via DVi or VGA/Hdmi Adapters , I’m afraid it wouldn’t work in your scenario.

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  • Maplin Technical said:

    Is this Mac compatible?

    This is not Mac compatible unfortunately.

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  • Maplin Technical said:

    What’s included in the box?

    Adaptor, USB Cable, HDMI adaptor, VGA adaptor and Software disc.

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  • Maplin Technical said:

    What power supply would be recommended for this item?

    This is USB powered.

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  • Maplin Technical said:

    Can this be used to add multiple displays?

    Yes, this can be used to add multiple desktops to a computer.

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  • LizA said:

    Will this connect a digital projector with a VGA port to a newer laptop that only has USB connectors

    Yes the product does support that.

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A98HA USB 2.0 to DVI Full HD Adapter with VGA and HDMI Adapters (1+) £49.99

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