How to Mirror Your Toshiba Encore 8 Screen

How to Mirror Your Toshiba Encore 8 Screen

How to Mirror Your Toshiba Encore 8 Screen

Chances are if you have recently purchased a Toshiba Encore 8tablet that when you have tried to mirror your display that it fails with the following error message:

The display settings could not be saved. Please try a different combination of display settings.

Unable to get Toshiba Encore 8 to duplicate or mirror screenFear not

Well fear not as with the latest Intel Platform driver housed on this page you can now get what’s on the Encore 8 onto your external HDMI display. Once downloaded just install on your Encore 8 and carry out a reboot after it’s completed. With the driver installed you should be able to mirror your screen without errors – as shown in the image at the top of the page.

This link was provided by readers of the blog – thanks.

If you haven’t tried this already then all that you need is an inexpensive Micro HDMI to HDMI [US Link] cable that connects your tablet to the display and then follow this process.

Toshiba Encore 8 Micro HDMI Output


Things to be aware of

When you plug in a HDMI display if it is a higher resolution than that of the Toshiba Encore 8 then you may well see a black border. If you cannot change the resolution of your display down to 1280×800 then you will have to put up with the screen not being filled by that of your tablet. This isn’t really the fault of Toshiba as this is standard Windows behaviour, so if you want to fill the screen you need to set up an extended display. The downside to this is that without a mouse you cannot control your cursor on the second display.

Given that mirrored display works best on 1280×800 a 720p HD projector or screen would be a perfect match for this little guy.

I find that the micro HDMI port on my Encore 8 is a little bit temperamental. I’ve tried a number of cables and I have to unplug the cable a couple of times before the connection is established. Once set it tends to stay put but getting going can be a bit of a faff. This may not be the case with every Encore 8 but is something to be aware of.

Still stuck ?

If you are still stuck and can’t get your display to duplicate then please let me know as I may be able to help you troubleshoot your problem.

  21 comments for “How to Mirror Your Toshiba Encore 8 Screen

  1. John
    01/04/2014 at 6:38 pm

    You can actually fill the screen even if the device’s resolution is higher than 1280×800 by stretching out the screen. This option is found in the Intel HD Graphics Control Panel (right click on the desktop, then click on Graphics properties, then click on Display, then click on Scale Full Screen). You might have to change to a different Refresh rate or else the option “Scale Full Screen” won’t be available. I had to change my Refresh rate to 60 hz in order to make that option available.

    • 02/04/2014 at 7:15 am

      Thanks, I’ll have to give that a go.

  2. Amar
    14/04/2014 at 4:17 pm


    i have updated both my Bios and Intel drivers and my display stil wont mirror on the tv 🙁

    any ideas??


    • John
      18/04/2014 at 3:07 pm

      Did you install the updates in the right order (Intel drivers first and secondly the Bios)? Otherwise I don’t have any good ideas.

      • John
        18/04/2014 at 6:33 pm

        Sorry, I mean the Bios first and then the Intel drivers.

  3. Yvonne
    18/04/2014 at 4:41 pm

    Is it possible to mirror Encore screen using micro HDMI to VGA converter (to connect the projector without HDMI cable)?

    • 18/04/2014 at 5:28 pm

      This should work. I’ll give this a go when I next get the chance and let you know.

      • Yvonne
        18/04/2014 at 6:01 pm

        Thank you very much 🙂

    • ShojinCL
      29/04/2014 at 1:08 am

      Micro HDMI to VGA converter works great. I replace my office ultrabook with this tablet using the converter and bluetooth mouse and keyboard.

      • Yvonne
        29/04/2014 at 3:27 pm

        Thank you 🙂

  4. GiGi
    24/07/2014 at 5:01 pm

    Got some of the update driver to work but not the duplicate. Any suggestions?

  5. mike
    04/09/2014 at 3:07 pm

    I still can’t get it to work, pls help D:

  6. David Hawkins
    30/10/2014 at 10:44 am

    This HDMI connection still does not work. It only shows on the TV not on both. I have spoken to Toshiba Software and they have a fix which are some special tools at a one off charge of £84. They say the problem is to do with the HDMI only sending at 30 Hz and the TV being at 60Hz. They also say the fix will provide mirroring as the resolution of the TV and Encore are not compatible. As I only paid £177 for Encore I am reluctant to pay such a high amount. They also advised that you must be connected with the mains adaptor because the battery is not powerful enough to sustain the signal. Any further thoughts?

    • 31/10/2014 at 9:00 am

      Hi David, Were you able to download and install the Intel driver mentioned in the post? Do you get any error message when you plug things in? An £84 charge does sound excessive – did they menion what these did?

      • David Hawkins
        07/11/2014 at 4:47 pm

        Hi Gary. Yes I have installed the Intel driver. Toshiba merely said that they would instal certain tools that would give me a duplicate screen and good resolution. I have now written to the supplier (Debenhams) saying it is not fit for purpose and the known upgrade should be supplied FOC. If not I will return the Encore for a refund as HDMI was one of the key reasons I bought it. I am thinking of going for a Lenovo Flex 10 as it has a full HDMI port and 2 USBs. What do you think?

  7. Kray
    02/11/2014 at 5:19 pm

    Hi. I downloaded the intel driver, restarted the encore, and found that the screen can now be mirrored (by selecting Duplicate this screen), however, the screen is in portrait mode and flipped 90 degrees ( ie turned on its side). Plus there is a lot of black areas all aound the mirrored screen. Any idea how to solve this?

    By the way, do i need to update the bios as well? The article didnt say anything about updating bios.

    • 02/11/2014 at 9:00 pm

      Hi, I’ve found that getting the orientation can be a bit fickle. So, what I do is make sure the tablet is orientated the right way first and if it comes up the wrong way round then you can change the settings in the Intel driver settings (right click on the desktop to access). As for the black bars, you can either try changing the resolution until you get something that fills your screen or if you screen allows try zooming in.

      I don’t think these shortcomings are really a fault of the tablet, it’s more to do with how Windows handles external displays. It expects that you have a keyboard and mouse attached to be able to control what’s there.

      I did not carry out any bios updates to get my Encore working – although it cannot harm to do this also.

  8. Colleen John
    22/04/2015 at 12:51 pm

    Thankyou for this, I am not technical at all and I have been able to mirror our Toshiba onto our presentation screen.

  9. Bart
    04/06/2015 at 7:39 pm

    Mine doesn’t even detect the tv;/

  10. Alex
    28/08/2016 at 1:40 pm

    I download the driver and install, but the screen is locked and requiring a “bitlocker key”! The microsoft site says I don’t have it. What can I do?

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