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Diamond Multimedia BVU195
8.3 out of 10

Diamond Multimedia BVU195

USB powered no additional power required 80% less power than Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Works fine for most applications, but jerky TV output

Edward W., Newegg
12 January 2014
  • Summary: It works, and was easy to install. You install the driver from the CD, and then plug one end of the device into your PC’s USB slot using the provided cable, and plug your monitor/TV into the other end of the device (those cables are not provided).
  • Pros: --This doesn't require a PCIe x16 slot--just a USB slot. A big advantage if your PC has only one PCIe x16 slot. --Works fine for most applications except TV. --Works fine on multiple monitor installations --Easy installation
  • Cons: For TV viewing, picture quality was jumpy/jerky, and the aspect ratio was off
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Overall 8
8.0

Good enough but expensive

Anna B., Newegg
12 November 2013
  • Summary: I read all of the reviews prior to purchase and I made sure to dl the drive prior to hooking it up to my 2010 MBP.
  • Pros: Good enough to use for excel/word without noticing lag, no issue staying connected, the picture is clear, if I'm not playing video I cannot tell which screen is connected by this adapter or the mini display one.
  • Cons: Slow, cannot watch any video, expensive
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Overall 10
10

Quick and Easy

F1 I., Newegg
10 August 2013
  • Summary: Used in an office environment as secondary screen, so I cant really comment on the framerate, but it isn't for fast video, thats a given. Download the drivers from the product page on the website, dont bother with the CD.
  • Pros: Compact, has long enough usb cable. Driver install was easy and finished without a hitch. Came with DVI to VGA and DVI to HDMI adapters
  • Cons: none.
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Overall 10
10

Great adapter for a second monitor

Keith H., Newegg
22 May 2013
  • Summary: Does not include Windows 8 drivers. Win 8 users will need to download drivers from the manufacturer's website.
  • Pros: Good performance and price for second monitor. Configures very easily.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 8
8.0

Awesome product! OSX drivers not included however.

Brandon B., Newegg
11 May 2013
  • Summary: Excellent product overall. I plan to buy at least one more. Use the following keyword search for the drivers: "DisplayLink USB Graphics Software for Mac OS X"
  • Pros: - No external power needed - It's small with minimal cords - Comes with two additional adapter heads - Shipped/arrived very fast (standard shipping)
  • Cons: - Does NOT work on a MAC without drivers that were not included. Windows drivers are provided on a CD.
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Overall 10
10

BVU165 works too

Michael P., Newegg
22 October 2012
  • Summary: comes in handy, i use it to add a 3rd monitor. using laptop display + VGA output as extended + USB BVU165 as extended..
  • Pros: i have the BVU165, works great! nice to be able to add a monitor to basically any newer type computer.. XP and higher.
  • Cons: Was not plug and play as box said, still had to install CD drivers BEFORE you plug it in.!
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Overall 10
10

Works like a charm

Anonymous, Newegg
19 May 2012
  • Pros: I also have the BVUMD3, and this one seems to be a bit more responsive. No problems at all. Using this with an early 2011 Macbook Pro i7.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Russell H., Newegg
5 May 2012
  • Pros: Easy to use. Small form factor Display link compatible
  • Cons: None so far
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Overall 10
10

Great device!

Brian L., Newegg
2 April 2012
  • Summary: This might be the first review I've ever left on NewEgg, but always look to them for input before buying anything around here... so take that as a sign as to how much I love this thing. I was looking for a way to add another monitor to my laptop, and this thing worked perfectly.
  • Pros: -Comes with HDMI converter also (not pictured). -Works with any computer I've thrown at it (even macbook air)
  • Cons: -Price I guess? I think there's cheaper, but I've seen people go cheaper on a USB-to-video solution before and have nothing but problems.
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Overall 6
6.0

Tell the community about your experience using the Diamond Multimedia (BVU1

deesoprano, Ebay
23 March 2012
  • Summary: Tell the community about your experience using the Diamond Multimedia (BVU195) DDR SRAM USB 2.0 Graphics adapter.
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