Make Sure You're Prepared With a USB to HDMI Converter

A USB to HDMI converter is an essential tool in any businessperson’s arsenal, ensuring you're always prepared for an impromptu presentation. Simply plug the cable into your laptop using the USB port and attach it to a HDMI port for a quick and painless presentation setup. There is a variety of HDMI to USB cables available on eBay to suit your needs.

Will a HDMI to USB adapter for TV play 1080p content?

Yes, assuming the HDMI device you are plugging the cable into it has the ability to process 1080p content. HDMI stands for High Definition Multimedia Interface and the USB to HDMI cable will work for any device capable of HD.

What should you consider when buying a USB to HDMI cable?

It's obviously important that you make sure the device you want to connect your USB cable to has a HDMI port. Other things to consider include :

  • Length: You should be aware of what length of USB to HDMI cable you require, and judge this from your needs. If you require your cable for a business meeting, it's advised you purchase one at least 2 m in length, for practical reasons. If you only need it to connect to a device nearby your USB port, a shorter length is fine. You can find exact sizes on the manufacturer’s site.
  • Colour: The colour of the USB to HDMI cable can be important depending on your aesthetic tastes. For example, if you are connecting to a black TV you may prefer to purchase a black cable. There is a wide range of colours available on eBay.
Will a USB to HDMI cable work with USB 3.0?

Yes, a USB to HDMI cable will work with USB 3.0, even if the cable is designed for USB 2.0. USB 3.0 is still fairly uncommon in devices but for those who do have it, it has full backwards compatibility built in for USB 2.0.

Can I use this cable to connect my phone to a TV?

No, not with only this cable. No phones have a USB port, due to the large space that would be required on the device. Thankfully, you can easily buy an adapter from eBay, then connect this adapter to the USB to HDMI converter.