usb lcd (photoframe) samsung on MP?

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  1. ebk71

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    Samsung produces a few photoframes with usb connection capable being used as a second monitor. You need to install samsung software to drive the photoframe. I believe this works different then the U70 they had a few years back. But is this principle working with MP?
    I found several topics with this Q, but none was answered. If there could be a chance for success I can purchase a secondhand and try it out, but I don't have any use for just a photoframe :)


     
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    Hi! Recently i bought Samsung spf-87h
    So it works as external display, but in system it recognizes as anther video card! So Win XP shows desktop on it, but i can't understand how to attach it to mediaportal?! In MP config i can't switch displays, may be because it works as different video adapter?
     
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    AW: usb lcd (photoframe) samsung on MP?

    you need mpdisplay 2 (plugin)

    There is a german thread about it, it works, but i dont know how well. It seems you have to select the frame in some samsung software every time you start the pc that it switches to minidisplay mode...
     
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    cubii, not so bat as u think abous samsung. It can perfetly works in mode, which was selected before poweroff. So if monitor mode was selected, it's starts with a monitor mode. No software management needed. You only have to install samsung software once - is installs some drivers. Frame also can work by USB connection without any power adaptor. Only bad thing is, that you manually need to switch on fotoframe or off.
     
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    AW: Re: usb lcd (photoframe) samsung on MP?

    That means that the frame doesnt start when pc is powered on? (only manualy?)

    So it seems not as good as i thought for an external display for mediaportal..
     
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