-USB-2-DVIHD Quick Start Guide
Connect each add-on monitor you wish to use to the DVI Out
port on its USB to DVI Adapter
. Use the VGA t o DVI adapter if your
monitor is VGA. P
ower on your A dd-on Monitor, then f ollow the
appropriate installation procedure belo
Depending on the
Operating System in use, installation will fall into two main
types, Automatic or Manual.
4. Changing the Display Mode
The add-on monitor can serve as a mirror (copy) of the
main display or can extend the desktop.
Display Properties (WDP) facilit
y provides a simple way to
attach, rotate, duplicate or extend screens
o use WDP ,
position the cursor on your computer’
s desktop background,
right-click and select Personalize > Display Settings on V
or Properties > Settings on W
indows XP/2000. Y ou can also
WPD by right-clicking on the DisplayLink icon in the
. Below is a portion of the WPD settings screen:
3. Installing the Adapter and Driver
Windows 7 users : Use A
utomatic Installation method.
Vista users: Use Manual Installation.
Windows XP/2000 users: Use Manual Installation.
Mac users: Open the DMG le and click on the DisplayLink
Software Installer .PKG le.
Automatic Installation Pr
ocedure: Connect the USB-2-
DVIHD Adapter to a free USB 2.0 port.
automatically detect the Adapter and download the driver
ou will see the License Agreement. If this does not happen
, use the Manual Installation Procedure.
Manual Installation Procedur
e: Make sure your Adapter is
not connected. Insert the driver CD-ROM and double
.EXE, then follow the instructions. Enter the adminis-
trator password or approv
e the driver le signature. A ccept
the Software License Agreement. Connect the USB to
DVIHD Adapter to a free USB 2.0 port when prompted.
screen may ash on and o a few times.
Y ou may need to
reboot your PC in order to complet
e the procedure.
Caution: Remove old versions of the driver first.
1. Introduction and Featur
es of the USB to DVIHD
Thank you for pur
chasing the USB-2-DVIHD Add-on Monitor
. W ith this ingenious device, you ma y now:
- Extend or mirror up to 6 Hi-Res desktops from a single PC
- Support resolutions up to 2048 x 1152 (Product dependant)
- Rotate your add-on display or make it the Primary display
- Support multiple users, sleep mode and hibernation
- Plug or unplug the USB-2-DVIHD without rebooting
- Use an external display as the main display of a laptop
, and more.
3. System Requir
Supported Operating Systems are:
indows 7 or Vista 32/64-bit (Vista needs Ser vice Pack 1 or 2)
indows XP Home/Pr o/T ablet with at least Service Pack 2
indows 2000 with Service Pack 4
• Mac OS X (
Tiger , Leopard & Sno w Leopard)
Windows 7 and
Vista users will need WEI scores of at least 3 ov erall
and 3 in the Graphics/Aero category along with 30MB of available
disk space and one free USB 2.0 port for each EXT
used. Access t
o the Internet and a CD-ROM drive are advised for
Window s XP and 2000 users need 1GB RAM.
All other requirements are identical to
MacOS users can download the drivers from the Downloads
section in the Support area of Gefen’
ou can also ac tivate WPD in W indows 7 by pressing the
Windows Key+P together t
o see this icon-driven Quick-menu:
For detailed settings such as making the DisplayLink Adapter the
primary display, use the DisplayLink tray icon t
o bring up the
DisplayLink Manager software (the icon is shown below). On
Windows XP/2000, click the Show hidden icons arr
ow in the
systray if you cannot see it. On
Windows 7 and Vista, this icon is
located on the
T askbar. The User ’ s Manual has further informa-
tion on using the advanced features.
What’ s I n the Box
CPU and RAM requirements are as f
• 1-2 monitors for business applications; partial frame rate
DVD playback: 1.2 GHz Single Core CPU with 512mb RAM.
• 3 monitors with one dedicated to DVD video and 2 monitors
running as before: 1.6 GHz CPU with 1GB RAM.
• 6 monitors with one dedicated to full frame DVD playback:
1.8 GHz Core Duo CPU with 1GB RAM.
The USB to DVIHD package includes the following items:
(1) USB to DVIHD Add-on Monitor Adapter
(1) DVI-I to
(1) 3-foot USB-to-Mini-USB cable (for connecting Adapter to PC)
(1) Driver Software CD-ROM
This Quick Installation Guide describes only the basic
instructions on installation. For more inf
refer to the User’
s Manual at w ww.gef en.com.
USB to DVIHD
urns USB 2.0 into an additional DVI port
supporting high resolutions of up to 2048x1152.
QUICK INSTALLATION GUIDE
Gefen warrants the equipment it manufactures to be free from defects in material and
If equipment fails because of such defects and Gefen is notied within two (2) years from the
date of shipment, Gefen will, at its option, repair or replac
e the equipment, provided that the
equipment has not been subjected to mechanical, electrical, or other abuse or modications.
The two year warranty is only valid on new products purchased as of January 2007. All
products purchased before this date still retain their 1 y
ear warranty. Equipment that fails
under conditions other than those covered will be r
epaired at the current price of parts and
labor in eect at the time of repair
. Such repairs are warranted for ninety (90) days fr om the day
of reshipment to the Buyer
This warranty is in lieu of all other warranties expressed or implied, including without
limitation, any implied warranty or merchantability or tness for any particular purpose, all of
which are expressly disclaimed. Please note that if a product is returned f
or repair , proof of sale
may be required in order to claim the warranty
. Customers returning pr oducts for repair from
locations outside the USA are responsible for shipping charges to and fr
om Gefen. T he
warranty for copper cables is limited to 30 days and returned cables must be in their orig
The information in this manual has been carefully checked and is believed to be accurat
, Gefen assumes no responsibility for an y inaccuracies that may be contained in this
manual. In no event will Gefen be liable for direct, indirect, special, incidental, or c
damages resulting from any defect or omission in this manual, ev
en if advised of the possibility
of such damages.
The technical information contained herein regar ding the features and
specications is subject to change without notice. For the latest warranty cov
information, please visit Gefen
’ s W arranty page at
Please register your product online by visiting Gef
en’ s web site at
For more advanc
ed functions, please see the manual. Here is a
partial list of topics that can be found therein:
- Detailed instructions for Extending/Cloning the main display
- Supported/compatible media players
- Making the Add-on monitor the Primary display
- Adding monitor(s) to a laptop and bypassing Sleep Mode
- Standby and Hibernate, Shut down and Restart
- Enabling multiple users, each with their own settings
- Behavior when disconnecting and re-connec
ting the adapter
- Automatic and Manual Updates to the Software
- Resolution, Color Quality and Refresh rates
Tr oubleshooting Common Issues
Figure 1: A
dding Several Adapters/Displa ys to one PC
USB to DVI HD
USB to DVI HD
USB to DVI HD
-USB-2-DVIHD Quick Start Guide