I'm using a B9 v1.2 on a Windows 8 notebook an Intel HD Graphics Adapter + NVidia Geforce GT 740M graphics card.
I don't have a VGA port and therefore am using an HDMI adapter.
I am unable to set the secondary screen/projector resolution to the requisite 1920 x 1080p. The most my display settings allow me to go up to is 1368 x 768p.
There seems to be a general issue with Intel adapter users (viewtopic.php?f=12&t=2385
) However the solution suggested on that thread did not work for me.
2. Windows 7
Have also tried hooking my B9 to a Dell Inspiron Mini Netbook (Windows 7 Home Basic/Intel Atom 1.66ghz/Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator). Here setting the projector resolution to 1920 x 1080p does not pose an issue, however for some reason the USB link to the B9 Arduino card intermittently breaks mid-print.
3. Windows XP
A third alternative that I am yet to try is an old Windows XP desktop. However this is not equiped with an HDMI or secondary VGA slot and so I will need to install a new VGA card.
4. A final measure would be to buy a used/low cost workhorse netbook and start afresh - any suggestions as to what model would be the most hassle free?
PS - I have also tried downloading and installing the new v1.8 software on my Windows 8 and 7 machines. However, both of these display an error to the effect that a vcredit.exe file is already running. Said vcredit.exe file appears to be a visual basic installer which freezes upon opening.
Would be grateful for any thoughts from experienced users.