Although surface series laptops run Windows 10 systems, many customers find that Windows 10 compatible external optical drives cannot run on Microsoft Surface Pro 2/4/5/6/7 laptop. The most likely cause is the power shortage, many ultrathin laptops cannot supply enough power for some external devices.
As we know, 18Gbps HDMI 2.0 cable can transmit up to 4K 60Hz HDR video content and all popular audio formats available today, while with the development of hardware, content and video decoding (H.266). The bandwidth limitations of HDMI 2.0 cables can’t meet the higher resolution and refresh rate content anymore, so the new generation HDMI 2.1 cable will become more and more popular.
Opposite to fiber optical audio splitter, Toslink optical switcher allows you to access multiple source devices (such as you have one TV, one Blu-ray player, one Apple TV), to one audio receiver with fiber optic input port, and control it through buttons or IR remote control. Because of the similar appearance, optical splitter is often purchased incorrectly.
If you need more HDMI 2.0 ports and extract audio from source devices to your audio receiver simultaneously, the best solution is HDMI 2.0 switch with audio output, which can simply be considered as the combination of HDMI 2.0 audio extractor and HDMI 2.0 switcher.
More and more laptops have no internal optical drive, but there are still many users who need to play movies DVDs, rip music, burning discs, installing the system, etc. Currently, the most convenient solution should be the USB external optical drive.
Some days ago, we introduced several top-rated HDMI 2.0 HDR switchers and HDMI 2.0 HDR Splitters. As we know, in order to ensure stable signal transmission, the qualified HDMI cable is also very important. 4K 60Hz HDR video need a faster and more stable transmission, so 18Gbps HDMI 2.0 HDR cable is currently recommended.
As we have known, in order to get more HDMI ports on your TV, an HDMI switch is required. Currently, most 4K TVs resolution has been up to 4K@60Hz (60fps), even 4K@120Hz, as well as multi HDMI devices like PS4 Pro, Xbox One S, Blu-ray player, Apple TV 4 and more, have been equipped with HDMI 2.0 port and support 4K 60Hz HDR HDCP 2.2.