Thursday, July 11th 2013

TRENDnet Ships Adapter to Connect a Computer to a HD TV

TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, today announces the availability of the USB 3.0 to HD TV Adapter, model TU3-HDMI, which extends a Windows-based computer's viewing field to a HD TV, monitor, receiver, or projector with a HDMI port.

The adapter converts a 5 Gbps SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port on a computer to a HDMI port. It also works with standard USB 2.0 or 1.1 ports. Extend mode adds a HD TV viewing field to the left, right, top, or bottom of your existing monitor. Mirror mode, copies a monitor's viewing field to a HD TV or other device. The Primary Display function transfers a computer's operating system controls to the connected HDMI device. The included software manages up to six TU3-HDMI adapters to copy or extend a viewing field over many TVs.

"TRENDnet's TU3-HDMI combines the functionality of your computer with the visual impact of your big screen HD TV," stated Sonny Su, technology director for TRENDnet.

Pricing and Availability
  • TU3-HDMI Availability: Now available from online and retail partners
  • TU3-HDMI MSRP: $99.99
  • Product page
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12 Comments on TRENDnet Ships Adapter to Connect a Computer to a HD TV

#1
SaltyFish
by: btarunr
The included software manages up to six TU3-HDMI adapters to copy or extend a viewing field over many TVs.
In your face, Eyefinity! :laugh:
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#2
Jack1n
by: SaltyFish
In your face, Eyefinity! :laugh:
For 100$ per monitor? not really...
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#5
TheGuruStud
What is the point of this? It's cheaper to buy a real solution...like a video card :laugh:
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#6
newtekie1
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by: SaltyFish
In your face, Eyefinity! :laugh:
Eyefinity is a totally different technology that achieves a totally different effect. Eyefinity makes all the monitors appear as one large monitor to the system. These just add the monitor as a separate monitor, Windows has had this ability built natively in since at least XP possibly even earlier.

by: TheGuruStud
What is the point of this? It's cheaper to buy a real solution...like a video card :laugh:
Laptops. Though I don't really see what makes this one special compared to all the other USB video adapters that have been out on the market for years, except for maybe USB3.0, but there have already been a few of those out.
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#7
TheGuruStud
by: newtekie1
Laptops. Though I don't really see what makes this one special compared to all the other USB video adapters that have been out on the market for years, except for maybe USB3.0, but there have already been a few of those out.
LOL, I completely forgot that people actually use those for work. Laptops are still useless.
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newtekie1
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by: TheGuruStud
LOL, I completely forgot that people actually use those for work. Laptops are still useless.
I use mine every day and couldn't get my job done without it, so no they aren't exactly useless.
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#9
Jetster
Now if it were wireless, that would be somthing. Are there laptops that have USB 3.0 and no HDMI?

Doesnt look like it is HDCP
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#10
Yukikaze
by: TheGuruStud
LOL, I completely forgot that people actually use those for work. Laptops are still useless.
This is probably the most ignorant statement I've ever read on TPU. I kid you not.
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#11
Prima.Vera
Well I use laptop at work with some crappy nvidia GPU (NVS 4200M), and it can only output on 2 monitors once. I don't say I need 3 monitors to do my work (I have 2 already), but in case I would, this would have been an option, not for the price...
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newtekie1
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by: Jetster
Now if it were wireless, that would be somthing. Are there laptops that have USB 3.0 and no HDMI?

Doesnt look like it is HDCP
Most have a single HDMI, but if you need more than one extra monitor, that is when something like this becomes useful.

For example, I just set up an accountant, he only wanted one computer and it had to be a laptop so he could take it to clients. However, when he is in his office he wanted 3 external monitors and didn't want to use the laptop screen at all. He basically wanted to set the laptop down on the side of his desk, plug in a few cables to the external monitors and keyboard/mouse, and use the laptop like a desktop when in his office. So I bought 2 of these to drive 2 of the external monitors, plugged the 3rd into the HDMI port on the laptop. I plugged the 2 USB video adapters and a keyboard and a mouse into a USB3.0 hub and plugged the hub into the USB3.0 port on the laptop. Works great.
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