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(@russnh)
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I'm very pleased with my Pico PC so far, however I'd like to connect a second monitor and the obvious way to do it is via the 10-in-1 hub. There are no instructions for the 10-in-1 hub (it should be obvious, right?!), but I connect it to the PicoPC with the supplied USB-C to USB adaptor. The USB ports on the hub work, but not the HDMI. Does it need extra power into the hub? Using the Windows-P keyboard shortcut to enable the extra display does nothing. 

I'm confused, suggestions please.

Thanks.

Russell

p.s. please stop the annoying pop-ups every few seconds on the website!

 
Posted : 02/08/2022 8:46 am
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(@han)
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Hi Russell,

I am facing exactly the same issue. I purchased the 10-in-1 hub as an add-on, as I need to be able to connect 2 monitors. While the USB ports and the Ethernet port are functioning fine, neither the HDMI nor the VGA ports on the hub can connect to a second monitor.

According to me this is because of the USB-C to USB connector supplied with the hub. USB does not release enough power for the HDMI or VGA ports. Among many other things I tried, I connected the 10-in-1 hub through an USB-C port on a MacBook (instead of the Pico) and then attached a HDMI monitor. This was working fine.

Let`s hope XDO provides an answer to this issue soon, as for now the HDMI and VGA ports are pretty useless in combination with the Pico.

Regards,
Han

 

 
Posted : 02/08/2022 1:58 pm
(@russnh)
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@han Hi Han,

I'm (sort of) glad I'm not alone! A quick solution would be good because I specifically wanted the 10-in-1 hub to enable an extra display...

Your investigations are useful, I'll play some more with other kit too.

Thanks,

Russell

 
Posted : 02/08/2022 4:07 pm
Oliver Beth
(@oliverbeth)
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I have setup my LED apple tv NZ with a home theater in my room to enjoy watching movies with my friends that we plan every weekend. So, please someone suggest some good movies and TV shows. 

 
Posted : 03/08/2022 6:07 am
admin
(@admin)
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dual monitors not supported. Hub is only for card readers and hubs. Not for connecting dual monitors. 

 
Posted : 08/08/2022 6:19 am
(@han)
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@admin Are you serious? So you are selling a 10-in-1 hub as an add-on to the Pico on your website xdo.ai. The text on xdo.ai literally states this:

This hub is equipped with a multitude of features for every need. There are three USB3.0 ports, a Ethernet port, an HDMI port, a VGA port, a TF card slot, an SD card slot, and even a 3.5mm audio jack. Extend the capability of your Pantera Pico PC with this aluminum body 10-in-1 hub.

And the best answer you can come up with is that dual monitors are not supported. So why is the HDMI and VGA port present in the hub then?

 

 
Posted : 08/08/2022 7:26 am
(@russnh)
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@admin - Ridiculous and disappointing!

 
Posted : 08/08/2022 9:55 am
admin
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unfortunately, it's a limitation of the J4125 chipset.... 

we'll try to develop something that supports 2 or 3 monitors soon....

 

thx guys!

 
Posted : 08/08/2022 3:04 pm
Charles Pitsch
(@cjpitsch)
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@admin If this is a chip-set limitation how is this going to be resolved?  Why are you recommending a hub to expand ports since the PC's footprint is limited and yet you can't support all the ports?  I have ran into so many shortcoming with this PC.  Are we your alpha testers??

 
Posted : 18/08/2022 3:44 am
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Posted by: @cjpitsch

"@admin .... Are we your alpha testers??"

I think that unfortunately this is the case.
When I see the USB-C port that does not work with an "X in 1" Hub with "Power Delivry" function up to 100W that works on any recent laptop, even the power supply that comes with the Pico PC plugged into such a Hub no longer powers it.
That and the frequent problems with SSDs that only last a few days before they fail. I've been looking, but I couldn't find anything about a manufacturer of SSDs named "SOUSHUO" (or any other product for that matter).

Pantera Pico PC sn:2204256531
Kickstarter Backer n°576

 
Posted : 08/09/2022 7:15 pm
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