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M8 Hub question

(Topic created: 08-04-2022 09:35 AM)
bill-e
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I currently have a DeX setup using my Tab S8 Ultra and an HD monitor.  I connect via a USB-C hub which has built in HDMI and 1gE for the tablet.

If I had the M8, I would connect to it with USB-C and would like to plug my current hub into the Samsung Hub and connect the 1gE through the hub to my tablet.  Will this work?

 

 

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In that configuration, you would still need a connection between the tab itself, and the hub connected to the monitor, yes. I misunderstood that you were trying to eliminate one of the hubs i think. I got a replacement hub that contains usb-c hardwire for main device connection, hdmi, ethernet, usb-a, usb-c port, and display, so i was able to condense it all down to one hub. The hub can also be independently powered to allow the phone/tab to charge

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Yes, this works. I've done this with my S22 Ultra also. I have noticed the refresh rate lagging a bit in this configuration. Switching the device connection directly to the hub that is connected to the TV/monitor seems to resolve the issue.
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bill-e
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Interesting.  I;m not sure if my  hub, which has HDMI connector, can use the usbc data connection for video as well....is that what you're suggesting you need to do

?  Device->ext hub->monitor usbc-video in

Thanks

 

And do you like the M8?

 

 

 

 

 

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And honestly, there is zero lag in my current setup so if the M7 is an adequate monitor, I would connect it via HDMI like currently, and at $329 it's tempting.  

 

 

 

 

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Is the 1ge coming from a phone or a router?
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bill-e
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Unless you need the ports from the additional hub, you can simply just device>hub>hdmi to display, and add ethernet cable to hub. This depends on the layouut of your particular hub, of course.
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That's how I do it now, I was just trying to determine of I could get away with only the USB-c from my Tab to the monitor, and then hang my current USB c hub off the back of the monitor (hub) and pass it's 1gE to my tab.

 

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In that configuration, you would still need a connection between the tab itself, and the hub connected to the monitor, yes. I misunderstood that you were trying to eliminate one of the hubs i think. I got a replacement hub that contains usb-c hardwire for main device connection, hdmi, ethernet, usb-a, usb-c port, and display, so i was able to condense it all down to one hub. The hub can also be independently powered to allow the phone/tab to charge
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hub that contains usb-c hardwire for main device connection, hdmi, ethernet, usb-a, usb-c port, and display, so i was able to condense it all down to one hub. The hub can also be independently powered to allow the phone/tab to charge

OK, that is my current setup into an Asus 1080p monitor so no matter what I buy, I will stay with that.

I just realized that I have $228 in Samsung credit which makes my decision a little tougher.  They are selling the M7 at $277 so my out of pocket would be $49 and the M8 at $539 would be $301

Since I'm not going to be able to take advantage of any of the new connection features on the M8 and I don't need the camera because of the Tab S8U, I can cross those off as added value.  I do like the stand and thin design of the M8 and some of the added smart features but how much better is the M8 display I wonder.  100nits better brightness, is that the main display fifference, that and HDR10+ vs 10??

Thoughts anyone?

 

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