Pros: Great item. Does exactly what I needed it to do. Would highly recommend.
Cons: No cons as of now.
Other Comments: With the HDMI cable and the USB Cable, I was able to go from the Computer to the TV with a good picture.
The CD with instructions makes it an easy installation.
Pros: This is taylor made for a technophobe. The directions are simple. Plug one end into your laptop the other into an HDMI cable that's plugged into your TV. Move the window you want over and you're done. Easy peezy Japaneezee.
Other Comments: Boot up your laptop first so it doesn't interfere with your sound defaults. If it does simply change them through control panel
Pros: SMALLER THAN YOU THINK
Cons: EASY TO USE - NO COMPLAINTS
Pros: Works as described. You can change the resolution very easily, and it supports pretty much any resolution your TV/Monitor will support. Perfect HD output source. Audio was also fine.
Cons: It will take some time to figure out the best setup for your device. I had a difficult time finding a way to get video running smoothly. See other comments for my solutions.
Other Comments: I don't see very much information helping people troubleshoot their problems. First off, follow the install directions.
Install from the CD first, then turn your monitor/TV on and connect it to the HDdeck, and finally plug the HDdeck into your usb port.
IF the image on the TV/monitor is too small or too big, this is probably a zoom/aspect ratio problem with your TV settings. Most TVs allow you to change the aspect ratio and screen fit through their own settings. Play around until you find the correct setting. My TV had a fit to screen setting. This corrected the display issues I was having.
For good video playback I had to disable hardware acceleration on my browser. This was the only way I could get video playback to work properly. I'm not sure if this was just my problem, but if you're having problems this might help.
For video playback from a media player, I've had to play around a lot. I do not have a solution for windows media player. What I do have working smoothly is VLC media player. The only way I was able to get smooth video playback was to change the video output. Go Tools->Preferences->Video and look for the output drop down menu. I'm currently using Windows GDI video output.
So those are my solutions. Hopefully this helps someone out. If you don't use VLC already, get it, it's probably the best video player out there.
Pros: This device is amazing. If you are video editor and already have a dual monitor set up, now you can easily connect to a larger plasma/LCD screen and not just mirror one of your other displays, but you get an actual third display. You can drag your video player onto the plasma and show your client the video you are working on on a much larger screen. It was seemless and fast. It even knew that my plasma was not a full HD screen but was 1380 x 720 and it adjusted for that automatically. I can also see the use for this at a trade show when you want to use a large Plasma in your booth connected to your laptop to give demos. In the past I purchased a Gefen DVI splitter for over $400.00 and all that I was able to do was to mirror my second display. Now for around $100 I get a third display.
Cons: None so far
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