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    I got a CompUSA branded USB VGA adapter on clearence the other day and for the past few days i've been playing with it and so far so good, more to report in just an hour or so

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    model?
    1999 Plymouth Voyager (That's right, big-pimpin' in a minivan.)
    PC built into console
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    • #3
      This is the model I bought, it was open box, they still sell them for $80
      http://www.compusa.com/products/prod...ct_code=317126

      The compUSA device is the same thing as this in a different case
      http://www.trittontechnologies.com/p...s/TRIUV100.htm

      Heres a review on it
      http://www.everythingusb.com/tritton...a_adapter.html

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      • #4
        Sweet little thing. What are you using it on?
        Renault Megane...the OEM look

        The Lost in Europe Ford Escort

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        • #5
          First off the shipping drivers suck big time, use the generic ones on the tritton website.

          After I got it running I used it as a second display, movies ran like ***, web browsing is fine, flash animations miss frames, scrolling is jittery, porn looks great

          Then i figured I'd try to use it as a primary display, first i had to disable the driver app from loading everytime windows starts or it defaults it to a secondary display. Then I disabled my video card and restarted windows. No Bios screen, no windows boot screen, it just showed the windows login and operated as a stand alone video card. It seemed to run better being the only video card activated on the system. Initally Winamp Visualizations ran crappy since theres a lack of overlay support (which if fixed in a driver update will make this this A LOT better) so it has to run in a pure videocard mode. I set it at 640x480x16, and hit pixel doubling, and it was playing smoothly (about 25 Fps). It will take more playing around to get a better idea of how well it handles specific apps like GPS, but since it displayed crisp text in high res mode I wouldn't doubt the capabilities.

          Now I haven't tested custom resolutions, yet, but as soon as i get more time at home i'll try to get 800x480 to work and if it does we might have a good option here. Windows natively supports the device as a regular video card so multi monitor options work flawlessly. The driver was stable the whole time, it will even work on USB 1.1 but to get any type of useable performance out of it you need to set the resolution at 640x480x8 even then its still agonizingly slow

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Cris
            Sweet little thing. What are you using it on?
            I was using it on my GF's system
            Athon XP 2200+
            512 DDR PC3200
            100 GB HD
            Windows Pro SP2

            since mine was gutted for parts

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            • #7
              So, this is meant only for a secondary web browsing display...
              Renault Megane...the OEM look

              The Lost in Europe Ford Escort

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              • #8
                yes, but if better drivers (more optimized) materialize this should be on par with the intel i810 chipset, it already beats it in the image quality aspect. On any integrated video card 1280x1024 produced a lot of dot crawl on my LCD reguardless of refresh rate. this was crystal clear. I think a lot of the problems with the card are the drivers are still in their infancy another major release is supposed to happen within a month. and if they can nail better direct draw support it would be fine. Bandwidth shouldn't be too much of an issue since USB 2.0 is about half the rate of PCI and trust me low end video cards aren't even close to pushing 133MB/sec that the PCI bus is capable of so the only other limitation i can think of is the lack of power the USB port puts out.

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                • #9
                  hmm... nice find!

                  1280x768 - that's wide screen resolution right there.
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                  • #10
                    I'm going to play with powerstrip when i get home from work tommorrow afternoon/ evening so i should be able to report if 800x480 works or not.

                    I'll even try to play some games (emulators) on it to see how well the 2d acceleration works in a full screen, windowed seemed iffy

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                    • #11
                      Ive used this peice several times before, and it always works great.

                      It's not the best for playing video, but it works great for gps, basic visuals, and anything else. It's pretty fun being able to use 2 touch monitors stacked above each other.

                      the only issues I ever had were usb power, and drivers. It's a power hungry device so make sure you're not overloading your usb ports. Otherwise the first few drivers were a bit problematic but it seems to be rock stable now.

                      Vince

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                      • #12
                        Sounds interesting. Please keep us updated. If GPS on the USB screen is fine and it doesn't draw a lot of power, should be a good one.
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                        • #13
                          Well powerstrip detects it but the finer points can't be tweaked including resolutions, I e-mailed technical support and i hope to hear back from them soon

                          As far as being power hungry, i never tried with a hub but I'm sure if you used a good powered one you should be fine.

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                          • #14
                            Wow that was fast I e-mailed them just a couple hours ago

                            heres the response, while not definate answers, it could be promising

                            Thank you for the suggestions,
                            Customer input and reccomendations are very valuable to Tritton and we will take any valid request that would help to improve our products as well as customer satisfaction. We will be reviewing your request and others with our R&D department to determine if and how these suggestions could be implemented into a future release or update. some ideas may take longer than others to get to market, but your suggestions are always taken into consideration.

                            Thank you for contacting Tritton Support

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                            • #15
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