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Connect ANY Computer to Your HDTV
Connect your HDTV to your computer (Mac or PC) easily with The Sewell HDdeck. The HDdeck is an external video card you connect to virtually any computer through USB adding an additional screen (HDTV, projector or monitor). This will allow you to expand your computer's desktop space where you can watch videos, surf the web, play games, and more. It will not only handle video but also your computer's audio through the HDMI connection.
Once you have an additional HDTV or monitor connected to your computer system, you will be able to use them in 'extended desktop mode' (found on your computer's display settings) which means you can use all screens like one contiguous screen. 'Mirror mode' is also supported which shows the same image on both screens at all times.
How it Works
The HDdeck is a USB to HDMI display adapter. The secret to the USB conversion is the video compression algorithm inside this little external video card. It carries the top-of-the-line DisplayLink chip that guarantees smooth performance on your secondary displays just as if the display were connected to a true video port on your computer. That allows the USB pipeline (maxing out at around 480 mbps) to provide top-notch video connectivity including Hi-Def video and DirectX. This enables you to easily do just anything from photo editing to surfing the internet, watching movies, and play select games that support DirectX, such as Starcraft 2.
Installation is as easy as using the included CD to install the DisplayLink driver (downloading the latest driver is also avaiable from our site), and connecting the USB and video cables.
As an added convenience there is no need to run separate audio cables. This unit handles the audio and video soley through the USB port, making your set-up a lot cleaner and easier.
Up to 6 Screens at a Time
If you're looking for an inexpensive way to set up a video wall (with either extended desktop or mirroring) for 1080p high definition TVs, just use multiple HDdecks. Using six HDdeck USB to HDMI units and included software allows 6 simultaneous screens and allows you to arrange them in any way you want.
Sewell PC to TV
|STANDARD DEFINITION||HIGH DEFINITION|
|Product:||TVdeckVGA to RCA||PC to TVWireless||PC to HDTVVGA to RCA||HammerheadVGA to HDMI||MantaVGA to HDMI||HDdeckUSB to HDMI|
|AudioSupport?||YES||YES||Requires Cable(Included)||Requires Cable(Included)||YES||YES|
|Can Still UseCurrent Monitor?||YES||YES||YES||NO||NO||YES|
|SpecialFeatures||All in one cable for clean & easy setup||Also allows for local RCA or S-Video connection||Small in-line converter||Small size||USB Connection does not tie up existing video connection|
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- Video + Audio Output 2 in 1 via a Single HDMI Female Connector
- Allows you to add an extra display to your desktop or laptop through the USB 2.0 Port with minimum configuration. Add up to 4 extra monitors on a Mac or 6 on a PC.
- No Additional Graphic Card is Required (utilizes internal Graphics Card in computer).
- Video Resolutions Supported: 640x480, 720x480, 768x576, 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x720 (720p), 1280x1024, 1360x850, 1400x1050, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080 (1080p)
- Supports up to 6 Displays for PC and 4 for Mac Simultaneously
- Built-in 2.1 Ch Stereo Sound Effect Output
- Modes Supported: Primary, Extend, Mirror and Screen Rotation
- Easy to Face Multi-Window Duty. Never Need to Switch Windows
- Color Bit: 16bit and 32bit
- Plug and Play
- (1) HDdeck
- (1) USB Cable
- (1) Driver CD
- (1) User Manual
- Minimum OS Requirements (PC): Minimum OS Requirements (PC): XP SP2 32-bit, Vista (32 and 64-bit), Windows 7 (32 and 64-bit)
- Minimum OS Requirements (Mac): Mac OS 10.4 Intel Processors (Note: i5 and i7 Processors 10.6.5 recommended)
- Drivers and manuals available on the support tab
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Anonymous - 2/26/2013 2:54:21 PM
5 found this review helpful
Pros: Great item. Does exactly what I needed it to do. Would highly recommend.
Cons: No cons as of now.
Other: 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.
caveman1960 - 2/21/2011 5:27:33 PM
4 found this review helpful
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
I'm pleased with this product...
K. P. - 9/25/2011 8:00:55 AM
4 found this review helpful
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: 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.
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Anonymous - 1/2/2015 2:05:11 PM
this little adapter works marvelous. love it. thanks sewell
rafa - 10/7/2014 10:07:05 PM
good exelent image. easy to use i just love it
Richard - 9/2/2014 2:15:54 PM
Works just fine. Had a few problems hooking it all up, but the techs were very helpful.
Richard - 8/21/2014 4:17:25 PM
I had no idea how to connect this product, but a tech person on the phone spent almost an hour patiently walking me through the process. Works great now! Support is beyond excellent!
Awesome upgrade from the SW-22050 model.
Anonymous - 8/7/2014 9:55:42 AM
Simple to use, after installing the drivers on a Windows 7 OS, it was basically plug and play.
what cables are required and supplied with this adapter?
This adapter comes with the USB cable. You will have to purchase the HDMI cable separately. There are no other cables needed.
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does it come with a usb cable(if not what type do i need) & does it come with the hdmi cable?(again if not what would i need...
This device comes with the USB cable. As to the HDMI cable, that will depend on the length you desire. There is a 6 foot HDMI cable, or the 15 foot HDMI cable, or you can go up to even a 100 foot cable .
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Does the adapter support 1080i?
Sorry, this unit will support up to 1080p, not 1080i.
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Mac OS X Driver - Release Version Mac Driver, compatible with 10.4 Panther - 10.7 Lion. Updated December 2011
Mac OS X 10.6-10.9 Driver - Mavericks 10.9, Mountain Lion 10.8, Lion 10.7, Snow Leopard 10.6. DisplayLink 2.0. Updated April 2013.
Windows Driver - Windows 8.1* (32 & 64 bit), Windows 8* (32 & 64 bit), Windows 7* (32 & 64 bit), Windows Vista* (32 & 64 bit), Windows XP* (32bit). Updated June 2014