USB to HDMI® Adapter

USB to HDMI® Adapter
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USB to HDMI Adapter
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User’s Manual
Table of Contents
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Package Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
LED Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
2.Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Hardware Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Driver Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-13
On Windows 7® (32/64 bit) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-8
On Windows Vista® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-10
On Windows XP® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
On Mac (10.7) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-13
3. Using the Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
On Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Display Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Extend Your Windows Desktop to Secondary Monitor (Default) . . . . . . . 14-16
Mirror Your Windows Desktop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Set as Primary Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Configurimg the Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-20
Fit to TV Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-22
Standby and Hibernate, Shut Down and Restart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Inferred Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Disconnecting the Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Using Dual Adapters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
On Mac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Managing Multiple Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Setting the Display Resolutions and Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Setting the Position of Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Display Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Setting the Display to Mirror / Extend Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Changing the Main Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Configuring the Display from the Menu Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Verifying the Driver Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Uninstall the Adapter and Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
4. Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
5. Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-32
7. FCC/Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
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Important Safety Instructions
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an
equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the
presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage”within the
products enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude
to constitute a risk of electric shock to the persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral
triangle is intended to alert the user to
the presence of important operating and
maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the appliance.
Important Safety Instructions
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Read these instructions. All the safety and operating instructions should be read before this product is operated.
Keep these instructions. The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference.
Heed all warnings. All warnings on the appliance and in the operating instructions should be adhered to.
Follow all instructions. All operating and use instructions should be followed.
Do not use this apparatus near water. The appliance should not be used near water or moisture, for example, in a wet basement
or near a swimming pool.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that
produce heat.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other.
A grounding plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong is provided for your safety. If the
provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at the plugs, convenience receptacles, and at the point where
they exit from the apparatus.
Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus.
When a cart or rack is used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
Unplug the apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
Refer all servicing to qualified personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way,
such as power supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus has been exposed
to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
Please keep the unit in a well-ventilated environment.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.
The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and that objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall not be placed
on the apparatus.
WARNING: The main power plug is used as a disconnect device, the disconnect device shall remain readily operable.
WARNING:To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove cover (or back) as there are no user- serviceable parts inside. Refer
servicing to qualified personnel.
WARNING: The batteries shall not be exposed to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the like.
The apparatus should be connected to a power outlet with a protective grounding connection.
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Precautions
Please read these precautions before operating the unit.
Placement
Avoid placing the unit in areas of:
• Direct sunlight or heating radiators, or closed automobiles.
• High temperature (over 35˚C) or high humidity (over 90%).
• Dust as the internal parts may be seriously damaged.
Non-use periods
Turn the unit off when not in use. When left unused for a long period of time, the unit should be
unplugged from the household AC outlet.
No fingers or other objects inside
• Touching internal parts of the unit is dangerous and may cause serious damage to the unit. Do
not attempt to disassemble the unit.
• Do not put any foreign objects on the disc tray.
Keep away from water/magnet
• Keep the unit away from flower vases, tubs, sinks, etc. If liquids are spilled into the unit, serious
damage could occur.
• Never bring a magnet or magnetized object near the unit.
Stacking
• Place the unit in a horizontal position, and do not place anything heavy on it.
Condensation
Moisture may form on the lens in the following conditions:
• Immediately after a heater has been turned on.
• In a steamy or very humid room.
• When the unit is suddenly moved from a cold environment to a warm one. If moisture forms inside
the unit, it may not operate properly. In this case, turn on the power and wait about one hour for
the moisture to evaporate.
If there is noise interference on the TV while a broadcast is being received
Depending on the reception condition of the TV, interference may appear on the TV monitor while
you watch a TV broadcast and the unit is left on. This is not a malfunction of the unit or the TV. To
watch a TV broadcast, turn off the unit.
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1. Introduction
This USB to HDMI® Adapter enables you to connect more than one 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 install an internal video card. Enjoy the benefits of an add-on monitor,
such as more visible applications and a larger display area. The adapter supports hot-swapping and is
energy-efficient.
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Add-on 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 HDMI® displays
Supports high resolution up to 1920 x 1080
Extend and Mirror mode support
Resumes from hibernation and suspend modes
Supports up to 6 USB display adapters simultaneously
Package Contents
Before installation, please check the items in the package. The package should contain the following
items:
• USB to HDMI® Adapter x1
• CD (Driver and User’s Manual) x1
• 1 m USB Cable x1
• Quick Installation Guide x1
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System Requirements
The minimum requirements for the PC are:
• Single Core CPU 1.2GHz or higher. Intel Pentium/Celeron, AMD K6/AthlonTM/DuronTM, or compatible
processor
• 512 MB memory
• At least one USB 2.0 port
• 30 MB of available disk space
• Windows® XP Home or Professional (including Table edition) SP2 or SP3, Windows Vista® SP1 or
SP2 (32-bit or 64-bit), and Windows® 7 (32-bit or 64-bit).
• Supports all Intel-based Macs (including Snow Leopard 10.6.2, Leopard 10.5.8, Tiger 10.4.11).
• Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher resolution monitor
To play DVDs on the adapter-attached monitor, in addition to the requirements above, the following
requirements should also be met:
• Dual core CPU 2.0 GHz processor
If the PC specification is below this, performance will be lower (or CPU loading higher than acceptable).
Windows® XP
For 1-2 monitors
This may not provide full frame rate DVD playback at full screen.
• 1.2 GHz Single Core CPU
• 512 MB memory
For 3 monitors (1 DVD video with other open applications)
Will support only 1 video of DVD resolution at full screen:
• 1.8 GHz CPU
• 1 GB memory
For 6 screens (1 DVD video):
• 1.6 GHz Core Duo
• 1 GB memory
LED Status
LED
Link
Colour
Green
Description
On for power on
Off for power off
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2. Installation
Hardware Connection
Power Button
Power LED
HDMI® Connector
DC Power Jack
Mini USB Connector
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Optional - some
devices do not provide
the standard power
(0.5A) for USB 2.0
ports, and will require an
external power supply.
Driver Installation
On Windows 7 (32/64 bit)
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Caution: DO NOT connect the USB to HDMI® Adapter to your computer before you install the
provided driver.
Follow the procedures below to install the driver and then connect the adapter:
1. Insert the provided CD into your disc drive and
installer program will run automatically. Please click
on Run Setup.exe to execute the install program.
Note:
If the installer program doesn’t run automatically,
please locate and double-click on the Setup.exe file in
the Driver folder to launch the setup program.
If you encounter a User Account Control dialog
box when attempting to install a program, enter
an administrator password or click Yes to start the
installation.
2. When you see the License Agreement
screen prompted as below, click on
I Accept to install the software for USB
display adapter.
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3. Please wait while Windows configures
DisplayLink Core Software.
Your screens may temporarily go black or
flash during this process.
4. When finished, the installation screen will
disappear and you will return to your desktop.
5. Connect the USB to HDMI® Adapter to your computer and monitor.
6. When you press the power button on device, the
following window will appear.
Please wait while DisplayLink software
is configured for first use. Your screens may
temporarily go black or flash during this process.
Please click “OK” to start to use USB to HDMI®
Adapter.
7. You can change the appearance of your
displays with the Windows key. Additional
controls are available in Windows® 7:
Orientation (portrait, landscape, rotated
portrait, and rotated landscape).
8. To control the behaviour of an attached
DisplayLink device (or screen), it is possible to use Windows Key+P to display a menu (and cycle through it) to allow:
Disconnect Projector, Duplicate, Extend,
Projector Only.
*Actual strings depend on your
operation system. These screen shots
are from Windows® 7 and might vary
slightly for each operation system.
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On Windows Vista (32/64 bit)
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Caution: DO NOT connect the USB to HDMI® Adapter to your computer before you install the
provided driver.
Follow the procedures below to install the driver and
then connect the adapter:
1. Insert the provided CD into your disc drive and
installer program will run automatically. Please
click on Run Setup.exe to execute the install
program.
Note:
If the installer program doesn’t run automatically,
please locate and double-click on the Setup.exe file
in the Driver folder to launch the setup program.
If you encounter a User Account Control dialog
box when attempting to install a program, enter an
administrator password or click Allow to start the
installation.
2. When you see the License Agreement
screen prompted as below, click on
I Accept to install the software for USB
display adapter.
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3. Please wait while Windows configures
DisplayLink Core Software.
Your screens may temporarily go black or flash
during this process.
4. When finished, the installation screen will disappear and you will return to your desktop.
5. Connect the USB to HDMI® Adapter to your computer and monitor.
6. When you press the power button on device, the following window will appear.
Please wait while DisplayLink software
is configured for first use. Your screens may
temporarily go black or flash during this process.
Please click “OK” to start to use USB to HDMI®
Adapter.
Notice: If prompting to restart your computer,
click Yes to restart or No to manually restart later.
7. You will see the DisplayLink Manager Icon in system tray that looks like a monitor as below. Click on the icon to bring up the menu.
- Extend Mode: The screen is part
of the extended desktop.
- Mirror Mode: The screen copies
the contents of the primary screen.
- Off Mode: The screen is black.
- Set as Main Monitor: The screen
is the primary screen.
*Actual strings depend on your operation system. These screen shots are from Windows® 7 and
might vary slightly for each operation system.
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On Windows XP
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Caution: DO NOT connect the USB to HDMI® Adapter to your computer before you install the
provided driver.
Follow the procedures below to install the driver and then connect the adapter:
1. Insert the provided CD into your disc drive. You may see the License Agreement screen prompted
as below. Please click on I Accept to start the Driver installation.
Note:
If the installer program doesn’t run automatically, please locate and double-click on the Autorun.exe
file in the CD to launch the install program.
2. Please wait while Windows configures
DisplayLink Core Software. Your screens may
temporarily go black or flash during this process.
*Actual strings depend on your operation system.
These screen shots are from Windows® XP and
might vary slightly for each operation system.
3. You must restart your computer before the new setting will take effect.
4. When finished, the installation screen will disappear and you will return to your desktop.
5. Connect the USB to HDMI® Adapter to your computer and monitor.
6. Press the Power button on device, you will see the DisplayLink
Manager Icon in system tray. Click on the icon to bring up the menu.
- Extend Mode: The screen is part
of the extended desktop.
- Mirror Mode: The screen copies
the contents of the primary screen.
- Off Mode: The screen is black.
- Set as Main Monitor: The screen
is the primary screen.
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On Mac (10.7)
Caution: DO NOT connect the USB to HDMI® Adapter to your computer before you install the
provided driver.
Follow the procedures below to install the
driver and then connect the adapter:
1. Insert the provided CD into your disc drive. Locate and double-click the Driver folder > Mac folder > DisplayLink Installer
1.8.dmg to launch the setup program.
2. Select “DisplayLink Software Installer” to
begin installing the DisplayLink Driver on
your Mac.
3. When the following Window appears,
please click Continue to install the driver.
4.Click Continue to install this software.
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5. Please click Continue reading Software
License Agreement.
6.Click Agree to continue the installation and quit
the installer.
7.Click Install to perform a standard installation of
this software on the disk “Macintosh HD”.
8. Type your password to allow Installer to make changes. Click Continue Installation to install.
9. The installation was successful, please click
Restart to finish installing the software.
10. Connect the USB to HDMI® Adapter to your computer and monitor.
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3. Using the Adapter
On Windows
Display Properties
Display Properties allows you to configure the display mode, screen resolution, and physical
arrangement of your monitors.
Quick Set-up
Click on the DisplayLink Device
icon and select Advanced to
configure the Display Properties
as shown or Manual Set Up as
described below.
On Windows® 7, the DisplayLink
Device icon will be hidden. Please
click the arrow sign and right click
the DisplayLink Device icon to
select Advanced.
Manual Set-up
Position the mouse anywhere on your computer desktop, right-click and select Screen Resolution on
Windows® 7, Personalize > Display Settings on Vista® or Properties > Settings on Windows® XP.
Extend Your Windows Desktop to a Secondary
Monitor (Default)
In the extended mode, your display will be spread over the secondary monitor(s).
This mode allows you to perform multiple tasks more effectively without overlapping windows.
Quick Set-up
Click on the DisplayLink
Device icon and select
Extend to Right; Left;
Above; Below to configure
the setting as above.
Note: The full DisplayLink
User Interface as above is
not supported on Windows®
7. Displays Configuration
on Windows® 7 should be
carried out using the improved
Windows Display Properties dialog box (Figure1), and using the Windows-P key combination (Figure 2).
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Manual Set-up
Figure 2
Extended mode is the default setting. To set up the adapter to use or restore extended mode, follow
these steps:
1. Position the mouse anywhere on your computer desktop, right-click and select Screen Resolution
on Windows® 7, Personalize > Display Settings on Windows Vista® or Properties > Settings on
Windows® XP.
2. In the Display drop-down menu, select the option with the string “DisplayLink Graphics Adapter”.
3. Check the Multiple Displays> Extend these displays on Windows® 7, Extend the desktop onto
this monitor box on Windows Vista® or Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor box on
Windows® XP.
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4. Drag the icons in the window at the top of the screen to
match the physical arrangement of your primary monitor
and secondary monitor.
The secondary monitor connected to the adapter may
be identified as either “2” or “3”, depending on your
computer, although there may not be a total of 3 screens
connected.
5.Click OK to close the settings screen.
a. Once the setting is done, to use your extended desktop,
b. simply drag and drop your open windows over to your
second monitor. However, note that some applications
may not support display on the extended desktop.
Cursor disappeared?
If you’re in extended mode but the secondary monitor is not connected, the desktop still pans to
the secondary monitor and it’s possible that your cursor has moved to the extended desktop so
that you cannot find it on the primary display. To solve the problem in such a case, connect the
secondary monitor to the adapter first to restore the cursor.
Video and DVD Playback in Extended Mode
On Windows Vista with extended mode, it’s suggested that you run video or DVD playback
programs on your primary monitor instead of the secondary monitor to ensure the playback
performance.
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Mirror Your Windows Desktop
This mode is referred to as “mirror” or “clone” mode. In this mode, the monitor attached to the USB to
HDMI® Adapter duplicates what is on the primary display.
Quick Set-up
Click on the DisplayLink Device icon and select Mirror to configure the setting. On Windows® 7, the
DisplayLink Device icon will be hidden. Please click the arrow sign and right click the DisplayLink
Device icon to select Advanced. Or, position the mouse anywhere on your computer desktop, rightclick and select Screen Resolution.
It is possible to use Windows Key+P to display a menu (and cycle through it) on Windows® 7 to
allow: Disconnect Projector, Duplicate, Extend, Projector Only.
Manual Set-up
In mirror mode, the adapter will automatically select the settings (screen resolution, colour quality
and refresh rate) for the secondary monitor, but you can manually adjust the settings as required.
However, the settings of the secondary monitor are limited by that of the primary monitor. For
example, even though your secondary monitor supports a resolution of up to 1920x1080, you
can only configure it to use 1280x1024 if the primary monitor only supports a resolution of up to
1280x1024.
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Set as Primary Monitor
To make the secondary monitor the primary display:
1. Position the mouse anywhere on your computer desktop, right-click and select Screen Resolution
on Windows® 7, Personalize > Display Settings on Windows Vista® or Properties > Settings on
Windows® XP.
2. In the Display drop-down menu, select the option with the string “DisplayLink Graphics Adapter”.
3. Check the This is my main monitor box on Windows® 7/ Windows Vista® or Use this device as the
primary monitor box on Window® XP.
On some PCs and laptops it is necessary to disable the main display (i.e. uncheck the Extend the
desktop onto this monitor or Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor box for the main
display) as part of the same settings change.
4.Click OK to close the settings screen.
The add-on monitor stays primary if the PC enters hibernate or suspend mode or is rebooted. If the
add-on monitor is unplugged, the main display becomes primary again.
The software supports the modes listed below.
Colour
Depth
Resolution
640x480
800x600
1024x768
1280x720
1280x768
1280x800
1280x1024
1366x768
1400x1050
1600x1200
1680x1050
1920x1080
Name
Refresh rates available at
16-bit colour quality
Refresh rates available at
32-bit colour quality
VGA
SVGA
XGA
720p
WXGA+
WXGA
SXGA
WXGA+
SXGA+
UXGA
WSXGA+
1080p
60 72 75 85
56 60 72 75 85
60 70 75 85
60
60 75 85
60
60 75 85
60
60 75 85
60
60
60
60 72 75 85
56 60 72 75 85
60 70 75 85
60
60 75 85
60
60 75
60
60 75 85
60
60
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*Note that interlaced modes and reduced blanking modes are not supported.
If cloning the primary display, the video component will try to use the preferred monitor mode. In some
cases, this may not be the most appropriate mode for the cloned desktop. It is recommended that the
primary display resolution be changed to closer match the default resolution of the secondary monitor.
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Configuring the Components
To configure the three components (resolution and refresh rate) of a screen mode, follow these steps:
Quick Set-up
Click on the DisplayLink Device icon and select Screen Rotation; Screen Resolution to configure
the settings.
Screen Rotation: There are
four options for screen rotation: Normal, Rotated Left, Rotated
Right and Upside-Down.
Screen Resolution: The
resolution will depend on your
computer settings, resolution
supported by the monitor, etc.
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Manual Set-up
1. Position the mouse anywhere on your computer desktop, right-click and select Screen Resolution
on Windows® 7, Personalize > Display Settings on Windows Vista® or Properties > Settings on
Windows® XP.
2. In the drop-down menu, select the option ends with DisplayLink Graphics Adapter.
3. To change the screen resolution or select those options on the screen, be sure to select one of the
supported resolutions and colour quality numbers from the table on page 18. For a secondary monitor,
you can also select any resolution or colour quality supported by that monitor.
4. To change the refresh rate, click Advanced… and then click Monitor.
5. Select a refresh rate from the Screen refresh rate drop-down list and then click Apply.
6.Click OK to close the settings screen.
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Fit to TV Function
The “Fit to TV” function is for HDMI® TV connections. A new
user interface option allows the correction of overscan on TVs
when using a USB to HDMI® adapter. The “Fit to TV” function
allows a user to change the size of their Windows desktop to
allow the entire desktop to be viewed.
Setting
1. Click on the DisplayLink Device icon and select “Fit to TV” to
enable this function.
2. The following interface appears:
3. The red border shows the size of the new
Windows desktop.
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4. Use the “+” and “-” controls on the Fit to TV menu to change the size of the red border until it fits on the
TV screen.
Note: Finer configuration of the size of the border can be achieved by holding down the CTRL key and
clicking “+” and “-”.
Before:
5. Once the red border is at the edges of the TV screen, click “Apply” to resize the Windows desktop.
After:
Note: The Fit to TV function only works in extend mode and does not support rotated modes.
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Standby and Hibernate, Shut Down and Restart
When the adapter is connected to a computer and an external monitor, if the computer goes into
standby or hibernate mode, the external monitor display goes blank.
When the computer returns to an active state, the external monitor display keeps the same settings it
had before the computer went into standby or hibernate mode. However, if the secondary monitor was
set for extended mode, windows that were previously on the external monitor will not move back to that
secondary monitor. Also, if the secondary monitor is in extended mode and the computer requires a
login after standby or hibernate mode, the login screen appears on the primary computer monitor, not
the external monitor.
If the computer is shut down, restarted and logged in again the secondary monitor returns to the same
mode as it was before shutdown.
Inferred Modes
Some modes in the DisplayLink menu are shown with square brackets [ ] around them.
This occurs when connecting a monitor with a preferred mode higher than the maximum supported
resolution of the DisplayLink device.
In this case, the preferred resolution of the monitor cannot be supported. However, we add lower
resolutions of the same aspect ratio to be tried with the monitor. Modes in square brackets [ ] imply
that these are modes not reported by the monitor, but have been made available by the DisplayLink
software for you to try.
As these are inferred modes from the preferred mode of the monitor, they are not guaranteed to work
with the display.
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Disconnecting the Adapter
If the adapter is unplugged from the computer, the secondary monitor goes blank. All windows and icons
move to the primary screen.
On reconnection of the adapter, the adapter returns to the same mode as it was before disconnection.
However, windows and icons that were previously on the screen will not be moved back.
Using Dual Adapters
Up to two adapters can be simultaneously attached to one computer. To use two adapters:
1. Install the driver as described in the “2. Installation” section and connect the first adapter to your
computer.
2. Then connect the second adapter to your computer. The system will automatically complete the
installation.
While two adapters are connected to a computer, in most cases both adapters support extended and
mirror modes. The only exception is on Windows Vista XDDM mode as described below.
Limitation for dual adapters on Windows® Vista/7 in XDDM mode: In this mode one extended
screen and one mirrored screen are supported. Only the first connected adapter can be configured to
use extended mode; the second adapter is forced to use mirror mode. When you bring out the Windows
display settings dialog box, you will find that only one DisplayLink Graphics Adapter (representing
your first attached adapter) is configurable.
Note: XDDM refers to Windows® XP Driver Mode. It is a video card driver mode used in some
legacy computers that run the new generation Vista OS. It does not support the Windows Aero
interface.
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On Mac
Managing Multiple Displays
When attaching a display that the software has not seen before, the display will default to being extended
to the right of the main display.
To configure the settings for each of your attached displays, select “Displays” from the “System
Preferences” Menu. This will open a “Display Preferences” window on each of your attached displays
allowing you to configure each display as required.
It is possible to use the “Gather Windows” button to bring all the “Display Preferences” Windows on to the
main display.
Setting the Display Resolutions and Rotation
To change the display’s resolution,
select an available resolution from
the Display Preferences windows
of the display you wish to change.
The resolutions available depend on
both the DisplayLink enabled product
and the capabilities of the connected
display.
If you wish to rotate your display, you
can configure the orientation using
the “Rotate” dropdown. Select the
appropriate angle of rotation to match
your display’s set up.
Each time the user rotates, any
settings made to the mode, resolution, frequency or depth are remembered the next time the user
switches back to that angle of rotation
Setting the Position of Displays
If your computer is connected to more than two displays, you can specify that some are mirrored displays
and others show the extended desktop.
A mirrored display shows the same content as the main display whereas an extended display will be an
extension to your existing desktop.
You can arrange your displays so that they match the physical layout of your displays by selecting the
“Arrangement” pane within Display Preferences. This ensures that you can easily navigate between all
connected displays.
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Display Positions
To move the position of a display, click and
hold the display you wish to move then drag
to the desired position. The display will be
highlighted with a red border while you are
moving the display to its new position.
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Setting the Display to Mirror/Extend Mode
When in Mirror mode, additional displays will
display what is being shown on the primary
display. Checking the “Mirror Display” on the
“Arrangement” panel enables this feature.
To extend connected displays, make sure that
the “Mirror Display” on the “Arrangement”
panel is unchecked.
To work with both extended and mirrored
displays, turn off mirroring then in the
Arrangement pane press and hold “cmd” and
“alt” and drag and drop the display you wish
to mirror over the primary display.
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Changing the Main Display
You can change which is the main display
by moving the Menu Bar between displays.
Changing the main display affects where new
windows appear and the position of the Dock.
The “Menu Bar” can be moved so that it is
shown on an alternative display. Clicking the
white menu bar and dragging it to the desired
display will perform this action.
Configuring the Display from the Menu Bar
You can also configure displays by clicking the display icon in the menu bar.
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Verifying the Driver Installation
On Windows
To verify your USB display adapter driver installation, please launch Device Manager by the steps below:
Open the Control Panel and double-click Uninstall a Program on Windows® 7, Programs and
Features on Windows Vista®, and Add or Remove Programs on Windows® XP.
A string similar to DisplayLink Core Software and DisplayLink Graphics should be displayed.
If there is a question or exclamation mark next to that item, then the driver is not properly installed.
Please delete the item, unplug the adapter and repeat the installation steps.
On Mac
On Mac OS® X you can open GO > Utilities > System Profile > Hardware > USB > to verify if your USB
HDMI Adapter is properly installed.
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Uninstall the Adapter and Driver
If for any reason you want to uninstall the video adapter and its driver, please take these steps:
1. Open the Control Panel and double-click Uninstall a Program on Windows® 7, Programs and
Features on Windows Vista®, and Add or Remove Programs on Windows® XP.
2.Select DisplayLink Graphics or DisplayLink Core Software and click Uninstall or Remove.
3.Click Yes to confirm the removal. During the removal process a couple of DOS windows will pop up.
4.Click Yes to restart your computer and then you can unplug the adapter.
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4. Troubleshooting
Q1: The display on the secondary monitor is blank.
A: If the monitor power LED is green (in most cases), wait a moment for the monitor to show the
video as sometimes it takes time for the secondary monitor to show the video. You can also reboot
your system to try again. Also make sure the computer is not in standby or hibernation mode,
which will lead the secondary monitor to be blank.
If the monitor power LED is red (in most cases), check if the connection is properly made. If
problem still exists, uninstall the driver, unplug the adapter and reinstall the driver to try again.
Q2: The secondary monitor is flickering.
A: This is usually caused by a low refresh rate. To solve this problem:
•
In mirror mode, increase the refresh rate of the main monitor. This will in turn increase the refresh
rate of the secondary monitor.
•
In extended mode, increase the refresh rate of the secondary monitor.
Q3: When I play MPEG file by Windows Media Player on the extended monitor, why does the
display becomes abnormal when I switch it to full screen mode?
A: If your system is Windows® XP SP1, we suggest you upgrade it to SP2 to solve this problem.
Q4: When playing the video in full screen mode, the motion is not smooth.
A: Try the following tips to improve the smoothness of the movie playback:
•
Reduce the resolution of the display to 640x480 or 800x600.
•
Use the adapter in extended mode.
•
Terminate any other CPU intensive applications running on the computer.
If you still have issues playing media content on the adapter, try the following steps:
•
As some media players require DirectX hardware support to correctly operate, try a different media
player which requires less DirectX support.
•
Drag the media player to the secondary screen and close the player. Restart the player and it
should open on the secondary monitor. Now try playing the media file again.
•
Try reducing the hardware acceleration level of the primary display (NOT the secondary monitor)
to levels 1,2 or 3 and restarting the media player. The hardware acceleration can be found by rightclicking on your desktop and click Properties > Settings > Advanced > Troubleshoot. Some players
use this setting even when playing on a different display.
•
The video playback may be unusual when the secondary monitor is mirroring the primary display
and there is another extended screen connected to the computer. The extended screen must be
disabled before the content will be correctly cloned to the secondary monitor.
Q5: In extended mode, the secondary monitor appears to have a black border around the
desktop.
A: This happens when the resolution used by the secondary monitor is larger than the resolution used
by the primary monitor. To solve this problem, configure the secondary monitor to use the same
resolution as the primary monitor.
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5. Specifications
Host Interface
USB 2.0
Video Interface
HDMI®
Connectors
Video output: HDMI® 19-pin female connector
Host upstream link: USB Mini-B type female connector
Connectivity
Up to 6 adapters on a computer
RAM
8M x 16 DDR Synchronous DRAM (SDRAM)
Power Mode
Bus-powered
Power Consumption
350 mA
Power
Power Button: To turn on or off power
Power LED: To show power status
Operation System Support
Windows® XP Home or Professional (Including Table edition)
SP2 or SP3, Windows Vista® SP1 or SP2 (32-bit or 64-bit),
Windows® 7 (32-bit or 64-bit) and all Intel-based Macs.
(Including Snow Leopard 10.6.2, Leopard 10.5.8, Tiger 10.4.11).
Supported Modes
Extended Desktop (Default), Mirrored Desktop, Primary Display
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5. Specifications
Resolutions,
Refresh rate and
colour depth
Colour
Depth
Resolution
640x480
800x600
1024x768
1280x720
1280x768
1280x800
1280x1024
1366x768
1400x1050
1600x1200
1680x1050
1920x1080
Name
VGA
SVGA
XGA
720p
WXGA+
WXGA
SXGA
WXGA+
SXGA+
UXGA
WSXGA+
1080p
Refresh rates
available at 16bit colour quality
Refresh rates
available at 32-bit
colour quality
60 72 75 85
56 60 72 75 85
60 70 75 85
60
60 75 85
60
60 75 85
60
60 75 85
60
60
60
60 72 75 85
56 60 72 75 85
60 70 75 85
60
60 75 85
60
60 75
60
60 75 85
60
60
60
*Note that interlaced modes and reduced blanking modes are not supported.
Dimensions
96.5 (L) x 80 (W) x18.5 (H) mm
USB Cable • Type: USB A -Type Male to 5-pin Mini USB B-Type Male
• Length: 1 m
Operating temperature 10°C ~ 40°C
Storage temperature -10°C ~ 80°C
* Specifications are subject to change without notice
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6. FCC/Warranty
The FCC Wants You To Know
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used
in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference
by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for additional suggestions.
Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could
void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. Where shielded interface cables have been provided
with the product or specified additional components or accessories elsewhere defined to be used with
the installation of the product, they must be used in order to ensure compliance with FCC regulation.
CAN ICES-3(B).
THE SOURCE – WARRANTY
The Source warrants that this product will be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period
of (1) year from the date of purchase. Within this period, simply take the product and your proof of
purchase to any The Source store or participating dealer and the product will be replaced (where available)
without charge. Any product which has been subject to misuse or accidental damage is excluded from this
warranty.
This warranty is only applicable to a product purchased through The Source company-owned stores or
participating dealers in Canada where the warranty is included with the product. While this warranty does
not confer any legal rights other than those set out above, you may have additional statutory rights which
will vary under the laws of the various countries, states, provinces and other governmental entities in
which The Source operates. This warranty is subject to all statutory rights you may have in Canada.
Imported by:
The Source,
Barrie, Ontario, Canada, L4M 4W5
Manufactured in China
For product support please visit
www.thesource.ca © 2013 The Source
All rights reserved.
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