Video: Save yourself £30 by using a standard micro HDMI cable with a Microsoft Surface

Video: Save yourself £30 by using a standard micro HDMI cable with a Microsoft Surface

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So far I have been really impressed with the Microsoft Surface, it makes a great tablet and a great PC.  As it’s a PC you can connect it up to a 2nd monitor so you could have the Surface connected to a TV. Microsoft sell VGA and HDMI adapters in the Microsoft store and the HDMI adapter costs a whopping £34.99.

Microsoft call it a “Surface HD Digital AV Adapter” , this is how they describe it in the store:

Designed for Surface with Windows RT, this proprietary HD Digital AV Adapter lets you connect your device to any HDMI-compatible display (HDTV, monitor, or projector) and stream movies, play video games, and watch slideshows in high definition.

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What Microsoft don’t really say is that the HD video port on Surface is actually a standard micro HDMI port and any micro HDMI adapter or cable will work with it.

The standard adapters can be picked up on Ebay or Amazon for a new pounds and in this video I test a £3 Micro HDMI adapter with a Microsoft Surface.

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