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Actiontec - ScreenBeam Mini 2 Wireless Display Receiver - Black

Project photos, Web content and more from your mobile device to your HDTV with this Actiontec ScreenBeam Mini 2 SBWD60A01 wireless receiver, which features a USB interface for simple setup and supports Windows 8.1, Wi-Fi Miracast and Intel® WiDi.
$49.99

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • HDMI extension cable, USB power adapter
    • Owner's manual
    • ScreenBeam Mini 2 Wireless Display Receiver
    • USB type-A male to micro

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    86% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1163 out of 1368)

    Features


    Compatible with select devices with wireless display technology

    Including cell phones, tablets and laptops with Windows 8.1, Wi-Fi Miracast and Intel® WiDi technology.

    Wireless display adapter

    Allows you to display content from your mobile device on your compatible HDTV or high-definition projector using a USB port.

    Works with NVIDIA SHIELD handheld gaming consoles

    So you can play mobile games on your HDTV.

    2.4GHz or 5.0GHz frequency

    Enables wireless connection without a preexisting Wi-Fi network.

    USB interface

    Offer high-definition image quality and simple setup.

    Intel, Pentium, Celeron, Centrino, Core, Viiv, Intel Inside and the Intel Inside logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 1368 reviews

    86%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great for casting my phone to a TV in hotels

      Posted
      leroytheotter
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I used the receiver to watch shows (Netflix and stuff) in a hotel with not so great wifi (okay for browsing, not for streaming) on an extended business trip. It doesn't require a wifi network or anything, so I was able to just sync my phone and use my unlimited data plan to watch stuff without constantly buffering or dropping to potato quality on the hotel wifi. The video and audio was good (or at least as good as the hotel TV was, I feel that was the limiting factor). There was no need for any app, it just worked right out of the box - plug it into the TV and wall, select screensharing on my phone, and choose the receiver. One issue I noticed is that the receiver doesn't have any options - including any overscan settings. So if the TV its hooked up to overscans it will crop off the edges of the projected phone screen and to fix this you have to disable overscan in on the TV. Fortuitously the TV I had at the hotel had a remote option to disable overscan (though I had to select it each time I turned the TV on). So you may want to consider this if you'll be using this on random TVs. The only other issues is that to work the phone's display must stay on (you can't just start watching something and then turn off the display). This is more a phone issue though than a problem with the receiver (they can't change how the phone operates). But it does mean that your battery will drain quickly, so it's best to be plugged in while casting (which shouldn't be a problem, but It's good to know).

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Easiest way to connect to any HDMI enabled TV

      Posted
      Byxarik
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      if you have HDMI enabled TV or projector of any kind this device will help you connect your Win 8 or Win 10 PC, notebook, and Android Smartphone. I tried with 2 different notebooks, with my Samsung Galaxy S5 and S4 work perfect. Since it is Wi-Fi enabled range from devises also very impressive. Supports WiDi-ready and Wi-Fi Certified Ultrabook's, laptops, smartphones and tablets Mirror and project anything from a compatible device (smartphone, tablet or laptop) to an HDTV or HD projector Enjoy pristine picture and sound, just like with a high-priced HDMI cable Works with NVIDIA SHIELD handheld gaming console, so you can play all of your favorite Android, PC and Google Play games on the big screen Quick and easy setup Wi-Fi Miracast™, Intel® WiDi ScreenBeam Mini2 lets you share virtually any local or online content from your device. You can beam movies, videos, music, photos, games, online TV shows, web browsing, applications, presentations, documents, and more. Whatever you see on your mobile device’s display, you can mirror onto the HDTV.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Very user friendly device- excellent instructions

      Posted
      Tony
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Having already purchased Microsoft's "Wireless Display Adaptor" as an accessory for my recently purchased Surface 3 device, but experiencing some set up issues with it; I came across the "ScreenBeam" device while shopping in Best Buy. It caught my eye because it was on sale and was only a fraction of the cost that I'd paid for my Mircrosoft version of it.. Seeking a viable alternative, curiosity/spiked by the propaganda on the box but actually convinced by the cost (i.e. convincing myself; 'what the heck-the sale price plus a few Best Buy "Bonus Points" that I had to use made ir well worth the risk for me'), I purchased it. I have absolutely no regrets about my decision or the purchase of the device; other than the fact that I wish I'd known about it before spending about twice as much on its Mircrosoft counterpart. The ScreenBeen is virtually plug & play and the extension and AC adaptor cord is about twice as long as the Microsoft device. Hence, my Microsoft version is now serving as my backup, as I'd intended the ScreenBeam to be. Suffice it to say; I love this thing!! So much so, I've since purchased another as a gift for my son as a supplement to his college graduation gift (I.e. as an accessory to his Surface 3 device/grad gift). I'm thinking about purchasing yet another or two for the wife and/or daughter as Christmas presents.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Great, when it worked

      Posted
      ASGustin
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      After reading the reviews I decided to purchase this for use with my Samsung Galaxy S6. The S6 does not support MHL and I needed a way to cast onto my TV without wifi. The product worked great for the first 3 days, except it would disconnect itself from my phone every now and then. After the 3rd day my or my wife's phone (also a Galaxy S6) would no longer connect to the device. I contacted Actiontec customer service and went through a no hassle warranty replacement and received my replacement a week later. The new device worked decent with my wifes phone, but would not work with mine. The new device still would disconnect at an annoying rate with my wife's phone. I had updated my phone to the newest Android software 6.0.1 and the ScreenBeam Mini 2 does not work with Android 6.0.1 Using my wifes phone we used Actiontec's app to check for update and it did not have a new firmware update available. I contacted Actiontec customer service and spoke with the same agent and was not helped this time around. Another week after that the device stopped working completely. I will be returning to Best Buy for a refund. The idea of this device is great but maybe a better company could execute it better. After 2 devices and a total of about 15 days working I will not give this device or company a chance at a 3rd strike!

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Not compatible

      Posted
      Annie
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      At the same time I bought the Screenbeam Mini 2 we bought a new smart TV. My husband has a Lenovo Yoga we bought also from Best Buy in the last few months that we wanted to use this device to mirror the image on his computer screen onto our new TV to watch his lectures for school. However it is not compatible with the Lenovo Yoga. We went back to Best Buy to troubleshoot with them why it wouldn't work on the Lenovo Yoga and they had no answers except exchange the screenbeam mini 2 to see if its the product. We called Actiontec three different times talking to three different employees and the ONLY reason they could come up with why it wouldn't working is you cant use a firewall or defender to use the product. They have no other advice for why it would not work. It wasn't until we called Lenovo Yoga when they figure it out the new computers are not installed with Miracast. This product is made to be compatible with phones. If you want to use it for a computer you are most likely are not going to be able to so for us we wasted too much time on a product that was never going to work.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Samsung S6 owners must read

      Posted
      Garyg

      Samsung S6 owners must read this. The S6 no longer supports MHL ( hdmi direct input with adapter corded to the TV) I purchased the Samsung allcast wireless hub and it did work but with less than adequate results. The video playback when mirroring was choppy and robotic. Connecting the device was a struggle constantly having to push the reset button.I also bought a Microsoft wireless display adapter, no luck connecting with that either. I thought I was out of options and I tried this. It works excellent. Phone connects with no issues and the playback on the tv is smooth with no lag. You do not need Internet service with this device. ( you will use the data on your phone). I was going out of my mind trying to find a way to mirror with my new phone and find a review regarding the Samsung S6. I hope this helps.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Absolute Waste of Time

      Posted
      Patrick
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Bought this with the hopes of being able to screen content from my laptop to my television so I could have ease of access without having to move my laptop around the room constantly as well as mess with power cables and HDMI cables. This worked great for one whole day on my Windows 10 laptop. I had read reviews about how these easily burn out if left plugged in for months. So once I was done watching a few TV shows I unplugged the Screenbeam from the wall. I tried again the next day and my laptop would not pair with it. I luckily have an HDMI port built into my laptop so I plugged it into that to see if perhaps it needed a firmware update. Though it kept disconnecting from my laptop while attempting to do that which proved this unit had already broken after 4 hours of useage. Absolute garbage and headache for me. No need to waste your time here. Trust the reviews of people that have had it burn out and stay away. I can also confirm this unit gets incredibly hot to the touch after a few minutes of being plugged in. I opened mine up since there's no going back for me and found they crammed 2 huge metal power ports needed to convert the incoming data to the HDMI on a tiny thin circuit board.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Works Perfect my Samsung S7.Also Any S7 Up Phones

      Posted
      PitBullKen
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Tried Different adapters, Paid $50 plus tax at store, few bucks cheaper Online, No Best Buy Military Discount... Ohhh Well, But Works Perfect out of the Box From my Samsung S7 to mirror the screen For use on my boat, where I have No WIFI... Because Samsung wants you to mirror only with S7- S9+ phones in hopes you buy a Samsung TV. So unless You got this little guy IT Will NOT WORK EVER on any older NON-Smart HDMI TV.. This Works Wonderfully with Samsung Phones, My S7 for sure...!!! Also FIOS app now is data free, If you have cell and home FIOS, which I do, So Again, Now I can while on my boat on my HDMI equipped TV, Boat or home, RV, Plane, Hotel, Anywhere, because Again, I DON'T Have WIFI on MY Boat... Also I can access and watch my DVR, or live TV, thru the FIOS app data free on boat...!!! Great Item for Samsung Phones, because ChromeCast ONLY WORKS WITH WIFI...

      I would recommend this to a friend



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