Posted Tue May 25, 2010 at 08:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward
Gefen's new adapter supports a wide range of resolutions and makes HD output simple.
One of the coolest things you can do with an old computer is turn it around and make it useful again as an HTPC. Get a few low noise fans and heat sinks in there and your old clunker can actually make a pretty decent high-def source. But what if you have a video card without an HD connector?
Gefen makes that nice and easy with their new USB adapter. It takes any USB slot on your computer and turns it into a high definition DVI output. Not a bad setup.
You can add up to six of these to your computer and choose from two different setups. You can set it so that each output shows the same thing, or you can set each monitor or TV to act as part of an extended desktop.
The Gefen USB to DVI video adapter doesn't come cheap though. You can pick it up now for $149.
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