Microsoft - Wireless Display Adapter - Black
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- Adapter TypeWireless
- Product NameWireless Display Adapter
- Model NumberCG4-00001
- Color CategoryBlack
- Compatible Wireless Standard(s)Wireless-N
- System RequirementsMiracast-enabled Windows 8.1 device or Android device with v4.2.1 or later; available HDMI and USB ports on compatible HDTV or monitor
- Product Height0.4 inches
- Product Length3.5 inches
- Product Width0.8 inches
- Product Weight0.075 pounds
- Manufacturer's Warranty - Parts1 year limited
- Manufacturer's Warranty - LaborNot Available
Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 1203 reviews(1,203 Reviews)
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Cant go wrong with this one|Posted .
I tried using a 6 ft adapter cable at first because I didn't think a wireless connection from my Surface Pro 3 i5 to my Vizio Smart TV would be sufficient. Well, I quickly learned that a 6 ft adapter cable wasn't sufficient for convenience sake(psh, first world problems). So I returned the Insignia Cable and purchased this Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter for $10 more. Took it home, plugged it into the USB and HDMI ports on my TV, and seamlessly connected my SP3 to the Wireless HDMI Adapter. The convenience was solved immediately, but I still needed to test the connectivity. Fortunately, it quickly became clear that the wireless connection does not decrease the quality of the feed, audio or visual, in any way. Overall, I would highly recommend this product to all future customers. One of my friends actually took my advice, bought one, and couldn't be happier.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great Wireless Adapter|Posted .
Great wireless adapter for your Microsoft Surface...Awesome watching video lectures on a big screen and still have the same sharpness.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
One more gadget|Posted .
I didn't know if I really needed this gadget, but I went ahead and bought it anyways. Haven't figured it out yet because my Windows 8.1 computer is a piece of s.... Oh well, I own it now.No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Great for Surface Pro 3, won't work with Galaxy S5|Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
This adapter works very well with the Surface Pro 3. It is everything I wanted in that regard. However, I have been unsuccessful connected it with my Galaxy S5, which should work with it. I've been searching the web, and can't find much information related to the two. I wish it would work because I'm very happy with the results when connected with my Surface Pro 3. Now, getting hold of this adapter was quite an ordeal. First of all, I spend $1000+ on a Surface Pro 3, and when I ask if they have this adapter, the salesperson tells me that if anything as this even existed (implying it definitely does not), that they certainly would not have it. So, I go home happy with my Surface Pro 3, yet disappointed about the adapter. I begin searching online for it, and wouldn't you know it - Best Buy actually offers the item, and it's in stock and available for store pickup at the very same store I asked about it. That was slightly annoying. I go to the same Best Buy location the next day, and ask to be directed to the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter. The employee brought me to another employee, who was busy with another sale. After several minutes of waiting, the other employee takes my questions, and then informs me that they definitely don't have it because he had looked for one the other day and couldn't find it. I said, are you the one who typically finds these items when ordered for store pickup? He says he isn't, and I politely ask if the employees who do that could look for the item for me. The employee brushes me off and continues with his other, apparently more important, sale. Getting more agitated, the original employee and I head to customer service to ask for actual assistance. When we get there, a severely rude employee tells me, well if he says it doesn't exist then it doesn't exist. Then she continues to lecture me about how even though it says it's in stock, it's possible it was stolen. Basically, I'm treated like I'm an idiot child. I told her it's also possible that just one person might not be able to find it, and perhaps the employees who typically look for these items could likely find it. She doesn't even attempt to assist me, though. She was more content with being right in her own mind. Yay for customer service... Finally, the original employee I asked, who doesn't even work in electronics yet wants to help a customer, gets someone else to look for the adapter. Guess what? They found it...despite all the lectures and brushes to the side from other employees. So, I did end up with this item, which works very well. However, I practically had to force (multiple times) Best Buy's less than personable employees (why are you in customer service if you can't assist people?) to get off their butt and actually look for it. It was ridiculous. On top of all that mess, somehow Best Buy has created two member accounts under the same name and phone number. I am an Elite Rewards member, 1000 rewards points for this purchase did not go onto my Elite account - it went to this other reward account that I didn't even know existed. I would think that when I give the cashier the phone number for my account, and two separate accounts pop up that they would inform me of this. Not at Best Buy - apparently just the bare minimum effort is acceptable here. I am very upset with the way I was treated, and my overall experience with Best Buy has been extremely poor and very unhelpful. I will never trust Best Buy's employees again, and will do my best to stay out of their stores and buy from someone else.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Best device I added this year!|Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
My wife and I both have Windows 8.1 notebooks that include the Intel Wireless Display chipset and Samsung Galaxy phones. We screen mirror what is on our phones and notebooks to our TV quite frequently using the Microsoft Wireless Adapter. It is so easy to setup and simple to use. Better than that, it works great! We have a 2010 Sony 60" KDL-EX720 Smart TV. In 2010 this TV did not include wireless network connectivity/Miracast, but it could be added by purchasing $100 wireless adapter. I checked out several alternatives that were less expensive and narrowed it down to three. 1) Purchase a Blu-Ray DVD player with WiFi and Miracast. 2) Purchase Roku or Amazon Live TV and use their screen-mirroring. 3) Purchase the Microsoft Wireless Adapter. My first choice was option 2. I got a great deal on the Amazon Live TV box from Best Buy. I am an Amazon Prime member, so I thought what the heck. Amazon Live TV is super cool and works great, but not to screen mirror with a Windows 8.1 notebook. After installing different wireless network adapter drivers and reading article/forum I could never successfully connect either notebook to the Amazon Live TV screen-mirroring feature. So, onto my second choice. My second choice was option 3. I purchased the Microsoft Wireless adapter. Best choice ever! 1) I opened the box. 2) Plugged the adapter into a free HDMI port and the USB port for power. 3) Changed the TV to the HDMI input. 4) Turned on mirroring on my Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and selected the Microsoft adapter and I was screen-mirroring. Easy Squeezy. After the initial setup, connecting is a quick two step process. 1) Change the TV input to the Wireless Adapter. 2) Turn on screen mirroring on your device. There is no navigation through a menu system. Simply change the input and go. The devices we are mirroring are Full HD 1080P. There is minimal lag or distortion in the video and audio quality. We did have one issue connecting my wife's Galaxy S5. It would not connect at first. The phone did not have the latest Android and Verizon software updates. It connected fine after installing all of the updates. This device is a big win and thumbs up from me. Buy it and enjoy it! Devices: Toshiba: E45T-B4204 HP: 15-u010dx Samsung Galaxy S4 Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Works great, when it works|Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
We purchased 4 of these for use in our office conference rooms and shared spaces. When they work they are great. Almost like Airplay. You have to do an initial "pairing" which is easy on a Windows 8.1 device and requires no drivers. But the benefit over an airplay device is that you do not have to connect either the Display Adapter or your computer to a WiFi network, they make a peer to peer connection. You can also connect your computer to your wifi for internet access while using the device, something the cheap Chinese miracast adapters do not let you do. The video quality is good, great for presentations and video. Have not tried gaming yet. The optional Windows 8.1 management software allows you to rename the adapter and scale the display in the event portions are cropped off your TV due to over-scan. However like my experience with most Windows 8.1 things, its a bit buggy. We have 10 identical dell laptops. Two of them connect and disconnect to the adapters perfectly. For a couple of them you have to unpair and re- pair to the adapter every time you want to use it. Considering it took Microsoft 18 months to finally release something like this you'd expect the bugs to be worked out.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Awesome but...|Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
I purchased three of these and could not have been happier, they work amazingly well and even carry audio. Applications stream with no issues what so ever, video has the smallest lag, but I streamed a youtube video and it looked great. My only drawback so far has been that you can only use it with with Windows 10 and not all phones support them, of course that is not the devices fault as it works perfectly as intended with the required devices. I was even able to use it on projector which was pretty cool, and older one so it was not very stable but it definitely works.So if you have a Windows 10 phone and compatible device, then this is the perfect setup for you.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Good hardware but Windows isn't doing a good job.|Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
i'm gonna tell you the bad part of using this product first. it is not the hardware itself, but it is windows and the firewall. Many people had hard time connecting the WDA, it is because unlike Android, Windows and antivirus software have firewall. The only solution is disable your firewall each time you connect it with your TV, unless you don't use antivirus program at all. My TV already got a WDA, but it only works with Android and not PCs, so i have to get this to sync flash videos from my PC. I also got the Chromecast, but it doesn't support all the websites and flash video, so this MS WDA is useful for me. after you disable the firewall, everything is simple from this point, you connect it with your PC, and download the MS WDA software from MS store, and do the advance setup. the connection is fast, and very smooth on Android.