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IOGEAR GUC2025H USB 2.0 to HDMI External Video Card

  • USB to HDMI
  • Max Res. 1920x1080
  • 32-bit Color
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The IOGEAR USB 2.0 External HD Audio / Video Adapter instantly enables you to connect a high resolution HD display through your USB 2.0 port on your computer. Extend your desktop to watch HD quality videos on your flat panel TV or use it to increase productivity in your office environment. Adding an HD display to your computer setup improves your multimedia experience like never before. Watch HD movies on one display, while reading your email on the other. Expand spreadsheets across both monitors or increase your working area in graphics programs by putting all your pallets on the second display. IOGEAR's USB External HD A/V Adapter is powered through the USB cable, so no additional power supply is needed. By using USB, there is no need to open the computer case. Installing a second video card to a desktop or laptop can be complicated and impossible in some cases. With the IOGEAR HD Display Adapter, installation is a breeze. Simply install the CD driver, plug the adapter into the USB 2.0 port and you're ready to go!

  • newegg Expand Your Display Estate The IOGEAR GUC2025H allows you to expand your display area to a secondary HD display via the USB port on your computer, increasing your working area for improved productivity and efficiency.
  • newegg High Performance Equipped with an HDMI port, the IOGEAR GUC2025H provides superior video quality at resolutions of up to 1600x1200 / 1920x1080 at 32-bit color, and supports both video and audio signals. (If use more than one USB to HD adapter, users can only select one of the display devices for sound output).


Learn more about the IOGEAR GUC2025H

General

Brand
IOGEAR
Model
GUC2025H
Type
USB to HDMI Adapters

Connectors

Specifications
Power Consumption: 5V
Ports: 1 Female HDMI / 1 USB 2.0 Type mini-B
Video Resolution: Max 1920 x 1080
Color Depth: 32-bit true color

Physical Characteristics

Dimensions
4.2" x 0.63" x 2.8"
Weight
0.16 lbs.

Features

Features
Connect your desktop, laptop, or ultrabook to a large screen TV

Extend your desktop with multiple monitors

Enjoy resolutions of up to 1600x1200 / 1920x1080 at 32-bit color

Support both video and audio signals

Bus Powered - No external power supply needed

No need to open cases- Great for laptops or leasing computers

Packaging

Package Contents
1 x USB 2.0 to HDMI External Video Card
1 x CD-ROM with User Guide and Installation Software
1 x USB 2.0 Cable
1 x Quick Start Guide
1 x Warranty Card

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Sean F.
  • 2/8/2014 7:40:10 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Product

Pros: Very easy to set up, easy to use, is the perfect solution for getting media on your tv from your computer.

Cons: Not any that I can think of.

Other Thoughts: I just wish it was mountable on the wall or under a desk.

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  • Paul K.
  • 1/22/2014 12:17:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Works as described, excellent product if you want to connect an older computer to a newer TV.

Cons: Software really sucks, but it works. The cable that it came with also broke after ~8 months.

Other Thoughts: Video quality is nothing to write home about, but that's not the card's fault. It connects via USB 2.0 so don't go expecting to use it to play games at 60 FPS.

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  • Corey C.
  • 12/10/2013 9:32:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat solution

Pros: -It works great.
-Price is right.
-Easy as hell to setup.

Cons: It's not free.

Other Thoughts: Bought this to add an additional monitor to a legacy system far exceeded my expectations. If you want to add an additional monitor for production buy it.

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  • Mario I.
  • 10/28/2013 4:52:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsLike it

Pros: An additional screen for my laptop ! Love it. It makes work a lot easier.

Cons: I haven't been able to play video on that screen. I selected "Optimize for video" but it didn't work.

Other Thoughts: It's worth it overall

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for choosing IOGEAR and we apologize for the inconvenience. To better service you and understand your set up, please feel to contact our customer support at 1-866-946-4327 or email us: support@iogear.com. Once again, thank you for choosing IOGEAR.

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  • Reinaldo T.
  • 7/15/2013 7:09:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsIncompatible Video Card

Pros: It seems well built, lightweight and it has the option to connect an external power source. Design it's sleek.

Cons: The device somehow can't seem to work well on a Minix D2700 (Intel GMA 3600) and running Windows 7 64bit. After installing the drivers and connecting the device, I get an error that the display adapter is not compatible with the system. I tried version 7.2 and 7.3 of the drivers to no avail. There seems to be some discrepancies between the drivers versions. IOGear web site has a version different from the ones at the hardware manufacturer, DisplayLink.

Other Thoughts: I was hoping to have an HDMI display with minimal effort, in the end I wasted hours trying to make this work without any result. Just as a reference, I tried several displays and HDMI cables, drivers from the original disc and from the vendors web site. All of this failed.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for choosing IOGEAR and we apologize for the inconvenience. To better service you and understand your set up, please feel to contact our customer support at 1-866-946-4327 or email us: support@iogear.com. The updated drivers are located at displaylink.com. The 7.3M0 driver is an updated driver compared to what is posted at IOGEAR.com The GUC2025H is fully compatible with Windows 7 and Windows 8 as long as your computer has enough resources to run multiple video cards and does not have other devises that may cause a hardware conflict with this devise. Once again, thank you for choosing IOGEAR.

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  • M.M. I.
  • 5/20/2013 9:21:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsthis is NOT a video card

Pros: easy to set up

Cons: This is NOT an external video card as advertised. It is a usb-to-hdmi signal converter. I wanted to add a graphics card to send a discreet 720p signal to a small tv via HDMI cable, simultaneous with viewing our large 1080i TV in HD - same display, different resolutions. This device down-converts the signal to the large TV just like any cheaper signal splitter would. I'm returning it since it's useless to me.

Other Thoughts: Should be very specific that this is a signal converter not a "video card."

Manufacturer Response:

First, thank you for choosing IOGEAR and we apologize for your experience. The GUC2025H IS an outboard video card and DOES offer adjustable resolutions for external displays as advertised. If you wish to show content on the external display and set the resolution of that display to match, please make sure you have the most recent DisplayLink driver (http://displaylink.com/support/downloads.php) then set your display properties to “Extend these displays”, and set the proper resolution for your external display.

If you wish to show the same content on the computer display and the external display, you must set your display properties to “Duplicate these displays”. When you duplicate the display with our video card or any other video card we have tested, the resolution is matched on both displays and the content is shown in the same manner- also known as mirroring.

If you are missing the user manual or were unable to find this information inside, please let us know and we will be happy to email you a copy.”
Once again, thank you for choosing IOGEAR.

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  • John S.
  • 5/9/2013 8:48:13 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks suprisingly well!

Pros: Picked it up for 35 with a free HDMI cable. Installed in windows 7 without using the driver CD, just had windows search it's online database for the driver and it has worked great streaming video to a 720p HDTV. Audio quality is good, would purchase again if needed another.

Cons: Blue LED bar on the top is very bright, but I turn it upside down to mitigate this issue.

Other Thoughts: Video was stuttering at first due to high CPU usage of McAfee virus scan on a friend's laptop. Uninstalled that CPU hog and installed the free Microsoft Security Essentials. Configured the background scanner to limit CPU usage to 10% and there hasn't been any issues even if the scanner kicks in while using the IOGEAR USB to HDMI adapter.

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  • Philip O.
  • 3/31/2013 1:18:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNot HDCP compatible

Pros: Easy to install. I use it with windows 7. Works pretty well.

Cons: After testing everything out, this device isn't HDCP compatible. It won't play the newer movies/blu-rays that check for that.

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  • Van V.
  • 1/8/2013 6:24:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks on Windows 2008 R2

Pros: Inexpensive. Relatively easy to setup.

Cons: It's limited by USB throughput.

Other Thoughts: My rig is a Samsung QX-410 laptop (Core i5 quad-core, 8 GB of RAM, NVIDIA Optimus). It is already using an external monitor on the built-in HDMI port, but I needed a second external monitor for web development purposes. The laptop is running Windows 2008 R2 x64 as the base OS with Windows 7 x64 as a virtual machine.

I didn't bother with the CD that came with the unit. Instead, I went to DisplayLink.com and downloaded the latest version of the software (version 7.1). Here's the direct link:
http://www.displaylink.com/support/downloads.php

I installed the software before I connected the unit to a USB port. It took about 2 minutes to install. The odd thing was that it never reported that the installation finished successfully or unsuccessfully. Instead the installation status window just disappeared. However, Task Manager showed that the DisplayLinkUserAgent.exe process was running the background.

Then I connected the IOGear unit to a USB port on the laptop without a monitor being attached on the HDMI port on the IOGear unit. It took about 2 to 3 minutes for the driver installation/configuration process to complete. It reported that the following devices were installed successfully:
- USB Composite Device
- DisplayLink Display Adapter (4120)
- USB to HDMI
Then it required a reboot.

After the laptop rebooted, I gave it a couple of minutes to "settle down". The DisplayLink icon now appeared in the SystemTray area.

Then I attached an LCD monitor to the IOGear unit. It took about 1 to 2 minutes for the DisplayLink software to tweak the video configuration, and then the Monitor activated in Extended mode at 1920x1080 automatically. This is exactly what I wanted!

And as a bonus it got the orientation/location correct because it was on the right-side of the laptop and the when I dragged my mouse off of the right-side of the laptop display it appeared on the IOGear display. This was just a lucky coin flip, though.

The Remote Desktop Connection software works great across all 3 monitors now when I connect to my Windows 7 virtual machine from the base OS. It rocks!

Be aware that I'm just using this to display web pages while working on web sites, and this unit is perfect for this purpose. I did not attempt to stream 1080p BlueRay movies or NetFlix on it like other folks have.

The installation was flawless for me. No complaints. I recommend to anyone else that you skip the CD and download the latest drivers from DisplayLink.


See Ya!
Van

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  • Francois T.
  • 1/5/2013 4:49:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent within it's limit

Pros: Watch movies from laptop to big screen TV
Sound come out from TV/Sound sys. instead of having to use a usb speaker.
25 bucks shell shocker

Cons: USB 2.0 is lagging/struggling with 1080 movies

Other Thoughts: If you limit the use of this adapter in using a 720p resolution maximum, you will have a very decent viewing experience, without lag, and a very good sound getting to your TV. It does it's job very well. Install the new driver (7.1) from displaylink.com, IOGEAR site is at 6.3. If it breaks, I'll definitely buy another one.

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