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Acer Aspire Z1-622 & HDMI port

Hello. I just bought an Acer Aspire Z1-622 'All-in-One' PC hoping to add it to my entertainment system (ie: television, amplifier, etc).

 

The Acer Aspire Z1-622 comes with an HDMI port, but, the manual available for that PC is not very clear if that HDMI port can/should be used as an input port (to connect the video output of a computer) or as an output port (to connect the video output of the Acer Aspire Z1-622 to a television).

 

I have read as many of the messages in the Acer Community as I could and found a lot of confusing suggestions as to what can and cannot be done with the HDMI port and how to use the HDMI port with an external monitor/television, but nothing about the Acer Aspire Z1-622.

 

Could someone with the appropriate knowledge of the Acer Aspire Z1-622 enlighten me on the purpose of the HDMI port on the Acer Aspire Z1-622.

 

Thanks.

FAQ & Answers

  • Acer-BlaynAcer-Blayn Posts: 2,330Administrator Community Administrator
    Generally, if there is only 1 HDMI port on one of our all-in-one systems, it is an input port. I would like to confirm this though. Can you please provide the first 10 digits of your serial number so I can clarify?
  • SpaceWalkerSpaceWalker Posts: 5Member

    Acer-Blayn wrote:

    Generally, if there is only 1 HDMI port on one of our all-in-one systems, it is an input port. I would like to confirm this though. Can you please provide the first 10 digits of your serial number so I can clarify?

    Thank you for the prompt reply.

     

    Here are, as requested, the ten first digits of the serial number of my Acer Aspire Z1-622-EB52 'All-in-One' PC:

     

      DQSZUAA002

     

    It is quite unfortunate that Acer has decided that the 'All-in-One' computers did not need an HDMI 'output' port - the 'All-in-One' computers are probably the best type of computers to be added to an entertainment system (ie: television, amplifier, etc) because of their all inclusive design - whereas, the 'All-in-One' computers are somewhat a bit too bulky to be a second monitor - really, a poor decision/design choice on the part of Acer!

     

    Thanks.

  • Acer-BlaynAcer-Blayn Posts: 2,330Administrator Community Administrator
    Spacewalker,

    I was able to confirm the HDMI port is for input. It seems many users use these as monitors for gaming consoles. We do offer HDMI out on some all-in-one systems, but unfortunately, not this one. I have certainly provided your feedback on the design to our development team. Sorry, I know this is not the news you wanted to hear.
  • SpaceWalkerSpaceWalker Posts: 5Member

    Indeed, I would have prefer that my new Acer Aspire Z1-622-EB52 'All-in-One' PC had an HDMI output port...

     

    As I am getting used to the new Acer Aspire Z1-622-EB52 (and enjoying exploring Windows 10), I will find another way to display the screen of the PC onto my large screen television, possibly with an AIRTAME device or a Chromecast device.

     

    Once again, thank you for  your assistance.

  • sfeindelsfeindel Posts: 2Member

    I am trying to use it as am HDMI input, but do not understand how to enable it for use. Is there a utility that switches the monitor to HDMI instead of the windows desktop?

  • SpaceWalkerSpaceWalker Posts: 5Member

    Are you using the Acer Aspire Z1-622?

     

    If yes, then look at the back of the unit - there are five (5) buttons (as shown in the image):

     

    rear_buttons.jpg

     

    The "Input" button (right side of the image) is the button that will toggle between the PC mode and the HDMI mode.

  • sfeindelsfeindel Posts: 2Member

    Works like a charm! Thanks!

  • siggiansiggian Posts: 1Member

    I have the same model and I'm pretty disappointed that I cannot hook up another display to my Acer Aspire Z1-622. It's a significant flaw in a computer that I like very much.

     

    I would have much preferred an output HDMI over a card reader that I know I will never use.

  • damangwchhdamangwchh Posts: 1Member

    I have a different model Aspire, but there's a $40 wireless receiver you can buy to plug into your 2nd monitor.  Windows 10 supports searching and connecting to a wireless monitor if your Aspire does as well.  Connect to a Projector in the search bar or control panel to see if you can get your Aspire to search for a wireless monitor.  Also there's several USB options/adapters to connect to an external monitor out there.

  • Robert36Robert36 Posts: 1Member New User
    Most unfortunate that it is input only...terrible design fault.  Acer should apply itself to find a way to correct this major flaw.
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