Author Topic: Adding an extra monitor using a USB3 to HDMI adaptor  (Read 222 times)

loweskid

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Adding an extra monitor using a USB3 to HDMI adaptor
« on: March 05, 2021, 01:25:07 AM »
I recently bought a small(ish) monitor to use with my camera while copying transparencies and for close-ups etc.  Much easier than peering through the viewfinder.  It occurred to me that I could use it with my computer when it wasn't being used on the camera but discovered my graphics card won't support another monitor (I already have three connected!)

Not to be outdone I thought I'd give this a try, a USB3 to HDMI adaptor - not expensive so not a great loss if it didn't work, but fortunately it does.....

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/USB-3-0-to-HDMI-Video-Adapter-Full-HD-1080P-Converter-for-Computer-Laptop-UK/174387946595

So I now have four monitors to work with.  For the record, the monitor I'm using is a Prechen 11.6 inch.

There is some software to install (supplied on a mini-CD) then it can be manipulated as normal with Windows display settings (you may have to reset your computer's sound output - it had transferred mine to the new monitor).

Note - I think it will only work with USB3 (I've not tried it with USB2).
« Last Edit: March 05, 2021, 01:45:38 AM by loweskid »