Lars Engels lars.engels at
Tue Nov 6 12:01:54 UTC 2012

On Tue, Nov 06, 2012 at 09:39:49AM +0100, Matthias Apitz wrote:
> Hello,
> After more than 20 years I bought a new TV, now with HDMI input and
> 1920x1080 resolution; detailed spec could be seen here:
> My question related to FreeBSD is: can I connect this somehow via an USB
> HDMI adapter to my FreeBSD laptop at home (running CURRENT) to get the
> FreeBSD X11 screen onto the TV device?
> The TV has as well a LAN connector, I don't know at the moment for what
> this is good for, i.e. what kind of protocol it is expecting on the LAN
> connector...

That's funny. Yesterday I got myself a Displayport to HDMI adaptor to
connect my Thinkpad X200 to my LCD TV. It works very good, but on this
notebook audio support via DP/HDMI is not supported, so 5 minutes before
I read your mail I was looking for a USB to HDMI adaptor. ;-)

It turned out that Full HD is too much for a USB 2.0 port, so to achieve
it, the picture is compressed first and displayed in a worse quality on
the TV screen.
But it should be better with USB 3.0. See

But I can't tell if that's supported by FreeBSD...
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