I have a variety of monitors/projectors that I want to connect to (at home and at work) with the surface dock but unfortunately none of them have display/mini display ports, only HDMI VGA and DVI. So I went out and bought some adapters and it seem HDMI and DVI do not work in the dock or when plugged directly into the surface book (all through the adapters obviously). However, VGA works fine.... Considering the quality through VGA is disgusting, I am more annoyed that this works and HDMI/DVI don't.
I have read a lot of posts about the dock having issues, but obviously a $2000+ laptop has issues with using adapters too. On a side note my old (work provided) acer works with adapters perfectly (although it wasn't mini display ports)....
Yes, I have all latest firmware and updates. Also, I have read that 'active adapters' work, but it blows my mind that VGA has no problems.
1) Is it only thunderbolt ports which work with passive adapters for dvi/hdmi?
2) Does anyone have other laptops with mini display ports that do not work with display port adapters?
3) Has anyone fixed this problem?
4) If 'active adapters' are needed, does anyone know some good 3 in 1 mini display to HDMI/VGA/DVI for the surface book that work, and are reasonably priced in Australia, considering I need about 4?