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HIS HMV2-MAC-PC Multi-View II External Video Card Video Adapter (Mac & Window 7 compatible version)

  • USB 2.0 to DVI
  • Max Res. 2048x1152
  • 32-bit Color
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USB to DVI Adapters


Dual DisplayLink DL2+ Decompression Engines

High definition resolution up to 2048x1152 including Full HD (1080p)

High performance (DDR) memory interface

Comprehensive operating system support including full support for Windows Vista (including Aero 3D) and Windows 7

Windows driver Auto-Install via SPI flash interface

Support for standard and widescreen aspect ratio displays

32-bit True Color depth for high quality graphics

Integrated DVI (TMDS) and analog (VGA) DAC

Support for direct LCD panel connections via LVDS

Video output via DisplayPort and HMDI supported via external chips (12/24-bit RGB-TTL)

Ultra low power consumption compatible with USB bus-powered designs

Automatic display detection using VESA compliant protocols

Support for a wide range of static, interactive, and video content

Fast and simple installation using Microsoft WHQL signed drivers

Configuration flexibility allowing extend and clone desktop display. Configurations are remembered with the unique benefit that when unplugging the device, all applications are brought back to the computer's main display, to enhance mobility.

Fully software upgradable allowing performance and feature enhancements over the life of the product

Optional Auto-Update to provide users with the latest software enhancements


Package Contents
Multi-View II Adapter
DVI-VGA Adapter
Retractable USB 2.0 Cable
Install CD
Quick Installation Guide
Multi-View II Carry bag

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

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  • Burak T.
  • 9/6/2014 7:12:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsCompletely Dead after 2 years

Pros: Not sure about the cons of this particular device. Only exciting factor for me was to attach 3 external monitors to my laptop.

Cons: It is completely dead after a little over 2 years of moderate use. I added this to my laptop to have 3rd Samsung LCD monitor. It has been always buggy since I used this first time. Throws BSOD. When my laptop goes to hibernate, it will not recognize when it comes out of it. I have an HP Pavilion dv7. I do programming on this laptop so I never played any games on this laptop. However, I did notice some lags when I watch videos or move things around. The usb cable that comes with this device is hideous. Seriously? It is attached to a usb 3.0 port, however I constantly had issues where the monitor won't receive any signal. Anyway, it just sucks. ok?

Other Thoughts: I ordered another device. Don't bother with this one.

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  • Matthew B.
  • 9/5/2014 9:50:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsNot Recommended

Pros: When it works it works

Cons: Under certain circumstances the display adapter will not only stop working but will slow your system down to molasses and turn off all external monitors (henceforth called molasses mode). Those situations are:
- Resuming from sleep
- Power on
- Re-docking your laptop (if it's plugged into docking station)

It seems to be confused as to whether or not it should be in extended mode. Cranking up the sleep timeout in Windows helps in some cases but not all.
If you manually switch to extended mode (Win + P 3 times) it will go back to functioning as normal.
To try and circumvent this, I'll power my laptop up undocked, set it to extended mode - THEN dock it. Everything will work for a second, then it will shut off all the external displays and go back to molasses mode. Reached out to HIS for support and they said it was a driver thing that may get fixed in the future - that was six months ago.

Other Thoughts: I really wouldn't buy this thing. There are better products out there.

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  • Banir G.
  • 6/12/2014 11:36:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent for a 3rd monitor

Pros: Easy to install... Windows detects driver automatically, but I usually just install the driver straight from the DisplayLink website to ensure stability. Easy and cheap to get a 3rd monitor on. Never have any issues with these... we have ordered over 8 of these things.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Solid product. Comes with a nice bag.

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  • Francis M.
  • 4/25/2014 6:33:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsIt gets the job done!

Pros: Company bought this for my office laptop to attach a Dell 19" 4:3 LCD monitor (rez is at 1280x1024). Only tested out with YouTube videos in large and full screen with no lag or stutter. However for reading office docs and server monitoring tools, it gets the job done. Running Win 8.1.1 using DisplayLink driver version 7.6 M0. Its temp is still room temp. This gets the job done without the sluggishness and high temps I've seen from other USB display adapters especially the USB docking stations with video and network connections. Of course, it is made by HIS Digital and DisplayLink which are synonymous with good video cards and adapters.

Cons: None so far.

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  • Jeremy F.
  • 2/24/2014 1:52:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggscheap way to add a third monitor

Pros: cheap way to add a third monitor

Cons: none

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  • Greg A.
  • 2/19/2014 8:11:58 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks well

Pros: makes a nice usb to monitor adapter, laptop now has 2 external screens and its main screen

Cons: none yet

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  • Benito H.
  • 1/9/2014 8:35:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsTypical

Pros: Works at 1080 and higher. DVI.

Cons: Unstable. After two months it has started to reset itself. I have to stop the displaylink service. Unplug the device. Plug it back in. Start the service. Move all my windows back into place. The most baffling is it decides to do this while I am working on other screens or at night while there is no activity.

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  • Matthew P.
  • 11/7/2013 6:27:43 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsUnusable on Mavericks

Pros: Works as long as you're dealing with static content.

Cons: Very laggy

Other Thoughts: I bought this for my 13" Macbook Pro (late 2011) running Mavericks. Seems to display static content quite well, but the mouse is very laggy which pretty much makes it unusable for me. Dynamic stuff like movies is a no-no.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Softlad,

Thank you for your support to HIS.
We would recommend you to download and try and latest driver version 2.1 for Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Please feel free to contact us if you have further questions.
Again, thank you for your interest and support to HIS products.

Warm Regards,
HIS Marketing

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  • Justin S.
  • 9/22/2013 10:36:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsImpressed

Pros: It works, well. It drives my 4th monitor, which has a resolution of 1920x1200. I get 1080p video playback on it without a problem. For the first month it was connected to a USB 2.0 port, Yesterday I upgraded the motherboard and I'm on usb 3.0 now, and I do not notice a difference at all. I can easily launch a 1080p mkv and it will play back with ease.

Cons: Text sometimes goes "out of focus" when the focus is shifted away from the monitor, so it becomes a little blurry. Never with video, only with text such as file names on open folders, web text, etc.

When I first installed it, on both systems, it would restart every 10-15 minutes, for about the first hour. There would be a device disconnected sound, and hten it would reappear. This stopped before long though and hasn't been an issue.

Other Thoughts: I run 2 GTX 580's in SLI with nvidia surround. I wanted to add a 4th monitor above the primary monitor to watch shows or browse the web while I game, but didn't have room for a 3rd video card to drive it, so after much reluctance, I decided to try this.

You know and feel that it's not a full video card. But as a non-primary display responsible only for playing back some video or web browsing, it works great. I thought upgrading to usb 3.0 would solve my "fuzzy and out of focus" issue when the monitor isn't the primary focus, but that hasn't been the case. It still works well.

If I had nvidia's GTX6xx series video cards, I wouldn't need another video card to drive the accessory monitor, I oculd have used the 4th port on the 580's I have, but unfortunately that feature did not become available with my series.

Download the updated drivers from the displaylink site.

I'm running Windows 8 x64 and have not had any issues.

You must enable nvidia surround BEFORE you plug this card in, you cannot get into the nvidia control panel while you have a monitor connected that is not on your primary video card(s).

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  • Escalade S.
  • 8/2/2013 5:45:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGreat until the BSoD's

Pros: Easy to configure in Windows 7 once driver is installed.

Cons: Device seemed to work at first. But my hopes were dashed when the first Blue Screen came up. I quickly downloaded the latest drivers from DisplayLink's website (7.3) and still had the same issues. I purchased 6 of these and tried them on 5 different computers running Win7 Pro 64bit. Every computer and HIS device caused the computers to crash. I opened a ticket with HIS support two weeks ago and have yet to hear back from them.

Other Thoughts: I purchased these for our customer service department. We needed them to have three monitors. These seemed to be a great cheap solution. It may just be a driver issue but I cannot get a hold of the manufacturer's support team (if they have one) to get some help.

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