Microsoft HDMI DisplayAdapters
This page was created on 20/04/19 and last updated on 22/05/19
by Melvin Ashton,
Outwood, Wakefield UK
These devices are compatible with
Microsoft, HP and Android devices but, currently, NOT with Apple devices !
I previously used a fairly long HDMI cable to connect to our large screen LG Television
The cable restricts the distance that I can work with my PC or Tablet so I
purchased TWO Microsoft Adapters ...
MSDisplayAdapter_7D and MSDisplayAdapter_3B
hexadecimal characters allow up to 256 possible devices (00 to FF).
These devices allow my TV receiver to display a 'duplicate' of my computer,
laptop or tablet screen (my requirement).
Also, if required, the device can be set as an 'extended desktop'
Folders, files and even the page curser can be moved from one desktop to the
other by swiping left / right.
This is particularly useful when extended desktop space is required - e.g when
Note that this, and other features, are set up by another Windows program and, as
far as I can tell, not within the Adapter program.
This picture illustrates the small size of the device.
The HDMI connection plugs into a TV HDMI input.
The USB connection is to power the adapter and ....
a short USB extension lead is provided should the two TV inputs be too far
If not already done
I suggest that you
rename your computer / laptop / tablet
to a suitable short name;
e.g. 'your firstname-laptop'
Set up of the TV is very easy and Automatic:
1) Plug the Adapter HDMI connector into a TV HDMI input;
2) Plug the Adapter USB connector into a TV USB input;
3) Switch the TV on and select the designated HDMI input. The TV
should then setup very quickly ....
Fig. 2 The TV after setup
4) On your Computer, Tablet, or 'Phone, search for a new device - the
MSDisplayAdapter should appear.
On Windows 10, Type 'Control Panel' in the 'Type here to
Under 'Hardware and Sound'; Select 'Add a device'
On selecting the MSDisplayAdapter the TV should show it connecting
to your computer.
Fig. 3 Laptop and TV after setup
Note that I found this setup quite easy BUT - on next attempting to
have had problems ('solved').
5) Alternative Applications (Open Windows 'Project'
|Fig 4 With Window10:
In the 'Type here to search' box; Enter 'Project'
PC screen only
Second screen only
Connect to a wireless display
I had problems connecting my Microsoft Surfac 2 Laptop (a web search shows that many others do).
Updating to the latest operating system cleared the problem on 20th April, 2019
SEVERAL YouTube setup video's are available, e.g. this
MSDisplayAdapter Setup Video
Microsoft Surface Laptops, the
ALL microsoft accessories and
Firmware update and additional settings:
Download the Wireless Display Adapter App from the Windows Store
My _7D adapter is version V.2.0.8350
Please let me know how things go if you try one of these devices by
AMAZON Current price (version 2) £42.99 - April, 2019
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