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Diamond HD USB Display Adapter Plus 3 High Speed USB 2.0 Port Hub BVUMD3


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  • Fully integrated into Windows XP, Windows Vista and Mac OS X and upgradeable to Windows 7
  • 1080p Output Picture Resolution
  • Supported Windows Vista Aero mode
  • Stand Alone Device
  • Fully USB 2.0 Bus Powered

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Best Data
  • Model: BVUMD3
  • Item Package Quantity: 1

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 6.5 x 2.3 inches ; 3.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0030S2XSQ
  • Item model number: BVUMD3
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #107,331 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 14, 2004

Product Description

Diamond BizView HD USB Adapter Plus 3 High-Speed USB 2.0 port hub (DVI and VGA with included DVI to VGA adapter). The BVUMD3 USB HD Display Adapter Plus provides easy plug and play additional displays to your laptop or desktop computers with 1080p resolution capabilities. Supports DVI or VGA interfaces, providing high quality digital imaging up to 1600 x 1200 and 1920 x 1080 (wide) 32-bit True Color resolutions. With the BVUMD3 you can mirror or extend any display in any direction. This USB powered display device is fully integrated into the Windows operating system and is fully managed by the Windows Control Panel interface.

Customer Reviews

The extra USB ports are nice too.
DasSoulman
One thing that doesn't work well is fullscreen video playback from any application or online source (iTunes, Quicktime, YouTube Flash, YouTube HTML5).
Mitchell
Once the driver were installed it work without any further intervention on both Windows and MAC OS.
Don Quixote

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mitchell on September 8, 2010
This card is currently being used on a 2.16GHz MacBook (2008ish) in a tri-monitor setup. Huge frustration due to the fact that the Mac driver is not on the included install disc nor on their website. It was only discovered after an hour long "hold" telephone support session (displaylink dawt com). Once the driver was installed, the BVUMD3 works like a charm: it integrates right into the "displays" preference pane, colors look good, can playback 720p video, and actions like dragging windows across the screen don't stutter. One thing that doesn't work well is fullscreen video playback from any application or online source (iTunes, Quicktime, YouTube Flash, YouTube HTML5). More good news: this display adapter does seem to be 100% discrete -- the other two monitors perform just as well with the adapter as they did previously (ie: I can still do full screen on the laptop screen and 2nd monitor connected to the "DVI Out"). Running OS X 10.6.8.

Update: I've been using this adapter for over a year. Currently it's working marvelously in 10.7 Lion. No problems to report.

Update 2: I've been using this adapter for over *two* years now. Currently it's working okay under 10.8 Mountain Lion. Boot time is noticeably slower with the monitor plugged in and flashes on and off maybe once per day that I've noticed. Apparently DisplayLink is working hard to fix these problems but who know when the bugs will be ironed out. Still useable., just not perfect.

Driver can be found at:
displaylink dawt com
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JAG on November 9, 2010
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Bought this to hook laptop up to lcd, usb keyboard, and usb mouse when at desk. Once you plug the monitor and any usb peripherals into the Diamond BVUMD3, all you have to do is connect one usb cable to your laptop and you have the perfect mini docking station. It really clears the clutter of multiple wires out of the work area. Video quality is outstanding. I think my laptop had a problem with the vga port because when I had the lcd hooked up to it, certain areas of the screen looked blurry. That is what led me to try a usb adapter. Once I plugged that same lcd into the diamond bvumd3, the blurriness went away and the picture quality was superb. During my search for a usb display adapter, this was the only one I found that also had the usb hub so I could use it like a docking station. I really could not be happier with this purchase and highly recommend it.
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This little guy is great for those who want to add some extra screen space to their system. I use it with a MacBook at work to enable me to use three monitors (two external plus one internal). Unfortunately the included driver CD only contains a Windows driver, but a Mac OS X driver can be obtained from displaylink dot com.

Once I found the driver, setup was simple. I just ran the installer, restarted my computer, and then set up the third monitor in System Preferences just like any other monitor. Be aware that this device will tie up some of your computer's RAM (up to 160 MB, depending on the resolution setting for the monitor you have plugged into it).

The USB hub is also a nice feature. Now instead of plugging my keyboard and mouse into the computer separately, I leave them plugged into the adapter and have one fewer cord to mess with when I "dock" my laptop.

Included in the box is the device itself, a power adapter, a USB cable, a DVI->VGA adapter, and a CD with the Windows drivers on it. The included USB cable is less than two feet long, so plan on also getting a longer one and/or an extender if that will be a problem for you.

One thing to note for those with larger monitors is that this adapter maxes out at 1600x1200 (for 4:3 screens) or 1920x1080 (for wide screens). It can't quite make it up to my 24" monitor's full 1920x1200 native resolution, so I use it with a smaller monitor and plug the large one directly into the computer.
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By S. Mayo VINE VOICE on October 19, 2011
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Updating this again.

I got a new laptop, running Windows 7 64. I plugged this device in - not recognized. I downloaded and installed the driver from diamond - and started getting blue screens.

Diamond claims it works with Win 7 64 - but they've also discontinued the product, so I'm guessing they don't mean it. Apparently it's only good on Vista Aero. Any other Windows platform - avoid.

---Older:

I've dropped this from 5 stars to 3. The original review is further down.

It became intermittent about keeping the screen fully painted. In the end I had to switch to Aero mode to keep it working - which is not a mode I want to use on my laptop. Down to 3 stars because it's not stable on Vista Basic.

---- Original:

It works fine so far. The one small surprise is that a hand-written openGL application doesn't work properly on the additional monitor (the window refuses to repaint). That's mildly irritating, but doesn't affect my use. Given that, I'd be careful about planning to run games over this device. Everything else seems to work. It displays youtube videos, and dragging windows around is a little jerky, but not bad.

The extra USB ports come in handy for a mouse and keyboard, and I'm running the monitor, mouse and keyboard off this device without plugging it the power supply it comes with.

This gives me a 3rd monitor on a laptop running Vista, at 1280x1024.

This replaces a competing product, which also seemed ok to a quick test, but under real use started blacking out the screen randomly. The other vendor seemed certain that any product of this sort would do the same, if I stuck with Vista Basic windowing scheme instead of Vista Aero.
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