First look at the HP Slate 500, it's here! (updated w/ video)

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  1. heatlesssun

    heatlesssun Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Ok, looks like Telstar is correct, I was assuming that because it was easy to go from DVI to VGA that HDMI would just another step, my bad.

    I've not use a VGA connection on the monitor side in a long time, even the projectors we have at work have DVI connections these days. But it looks like going from USB to VGA might be cheaper.
     
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    e-schreiber ƒ(x) / fashion Senior Member

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    So let me see if I understand. There are different types of DVI outputs. One of them is capable of sending both Analog and Digital signals and this particular flavor of DVI is the one that works with the DVI to VGA adaptors?

    Regarding those USB Video cards, they are constrained by the USB 2.0 bandwidth and the toll USB puts on the CPU, right? Can any of then handle 720p Flash?
     
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    jnjroach Technology Strategist Super Moderator

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    I have used the Toshiba DynaDock for the past 4 years and use the DisplayLink video output. I don't game and have not watched dvd movies on them, but I have watched youtube and it works well. The Atom CPU should be able to handle driving these solutions, I ran it on my Fujitsu U810 and it uses the old A110 CPU and it clocked at 800MHz.
     
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    Telstar Research Scientist

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    This is all correct. I have seen reports of USB 2 adapters (there are many) that easily handle 1080 HD You Tube FLV...on i7 machines. The same report indicated 'large CPU use' so I presume it would not work well on a single core atom.

    I hope someone will try this...

    Here is an example of such a device with good reviews:

    Amazon.com: Plugable UGA-125 USB 2.0 to VGA/DVI/HDMI Adapter for Multiple Monitors up to 1280x1024 / 1440x900 Each - DisplayLink DL-125 Chip: Electronics
     
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    jnjroach Technology Strategist Super Moderator

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    The DisplayLink DL-125 is the oldest first gen chip, the 165 is their second gen and the 195 is their third gen, the 165 will support 1680x1050 and the 195 support 1080 resolution....
     
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    e-schreiber ƒ(x) / fashion Senior Member

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    But have you specifically tried their 720p videos (in fullcreen)?
     
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    jnjroach Technology Strategist Super Moderator

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    I have the DL-165 on the DynaDock U at work and have done 720p but that is a C2D Lenovo X61T or X200T
     
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    heatlesssun Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    I've done that and 1080P on YouTube it works well.
     
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    e-schreiber ƒ(x) / fashion Senior Member

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    Using a USB Video card like the DynaDock?
     
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    Sorry, lost the context, I was refering to the onscreen device. I've not tried an USB video adapter but my guess is that it's not going to work well, especially on higher resolution displays.
     
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