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Stream and share your favorite media content seamlessly to the big screen with this Microsoft wireless display adapter. Display everything you wish to transmit to your monitor or TV screen with certified Wi-Fi Miracast technology. This Microsoft wireless adapter provides easy connectivity via USB and HDMI cable and delivers a reliable data transmission of up to 23 feet.

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    • Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter V2 receiver

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    88% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1016 out of 1157)

    Features


    Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ Miracast® technology

    You're not limited to certain apps or content streaming. You can display everything from your device.

    Simple use

    Just plug the USB and HDMI from the Wireless Display Adapter into your HDTV or monitor, connect, then mirror or extend your screen and enjoy.

    Portable design

    Snap the ends together to pack and travel.

    PCM Audio format support

    Provides the best audio experience possible.

    RF Range

    Up to 22.9 feet.

    System Requirements

    All Miracast enabled Windows 10 phones, tablets and laptops, including the Surface line up. Internet access not required for use.

    Note: ensure the latest Windows updates are installed All Miracast enabled Windows 10 phones, tablets and laptops, including the Surface line up. Internet access not required for use.

    Full functionality not available with non HDCP devices. If a device was originally pre-installed with a prior version of Windows (Windows 8, Win7, Vista or XP), please contact the OEM (original equipment manufacturer) to confirm if it is Miracast enabled.

    Not compatible with Surface RT


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 1158 reviews

    88%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best way to cast a Windows Desktop

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

      I'm very happy with this purchase. Keep in mind, this "Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter V2" is a Miracast adapter or a Wireless Display (WiDi) adapter. Initially they were different standards to do the same thing but got merged years ago. It was designed to be a form of Wireless HDMI connection and it does a pretty good job of that. It's supports 1080p video and up to 5.1 audio channels (though I don't know if this MS adapter supports that many audio channels). The MS Display Adapter V2 should be compatible with any newer Windows 8 or newer PC, I have Windows 10, with a fairly current Intel Processor should support this adapter. Why is it better than a Chromecast? Well, it's not, but it is...they're for different things. It's better than a Chromecast for sending your display to because the latency is much lower. In other words, if you move the mouse with the chromecast you will need to wait for the mouse pointer to catch up. You will not have this problem using this adapter. Also, the Chromecast will only send what's on your screen. The MS Display Adapter will make your TV act like another monitor connected to your PC so you can use it as an additional desktop, or mirror the screen. You could have three displays already and add your TV as a fourth with this adapter - I've done that. I've even added it mirroring one of my secondary displays so I had display 1 and 2 and then display 3 mirrored to a TV. In other words you just get a lot more flexibility and the wireless display really works like any other monitor would. Keep in mind, it's not a Chromecast. That means that apps can't cast directly to it. For instance I can cat netflix from my phone to the Chromecast and the connection of the video from netflix goes directly to the Chromecast. If I did that with a Wireless display adapter it would take play through my PC first and the PC would send it to the MS Display Adapter. It should work but it's not the best way to do it. Especially if you're on battery on your laptop. That will take a lot of battery. The MS Display Adapter, since it's basically a Miracast adapter, will also work with many if not all LG and Samsung Android phones for the last number of years. Look for some kind of "Smart View" app or another built in cast app that's on your phone. It should find your MS Display Adapter and work easily! The Setup is extremely easy! Since the MS Display Adapter doesn't connect to the internet at all you just use the free Wireless Display Adapter app from the Windows Store to configure it and you're done. And by configure it all you really need to do is check for updates for it and name it. The update process may take a while and could even time out at one point saying it fails but don't worry, it doesn't. It will work. Give it some time. Make sure you get the V2 version. It's easy to tell the difference. Both ends of the V2 version are about the same size. One of the ends on the original V1 version is much larger than the other end. Have fun!

      I would recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        MicrosoftOutreachTeam

        Hello,

        Wow, we could not have been more happy reading your review; in fact, we've chosen to share it with our team for a read, just for all the thought and time you put into writing it.

        We're are incredibly glad to hear that you've been enjoying your Wireless Display Adapter. Thank you for your insight, and we hope you continue to enjoy your device!

        Kindly,

        Victoria
        Surface Customer Care Microsoft

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Works perfectly

      Posted
      Darkhawk66666
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      My main intentions for buying this was to mirror my screen from my Galaxy S7 Edge without an Internet connection for the receiving device. That being said, this device does support anything that uses MiraCast so Android phones and tablets. IOS is not supported and most likely will never be supported because they want to keep their products under control. I did try the product with a SP3 and SP4 to see how well it operated. ***THIS IS NOT FOR GAMING*** Or anything that requires low latency in general. MiraCast worked perfectly as I needed. I can mirror my phone and still have the ability to use mobile data. This works well for anyone that has an unlimited data plan. Movies stream very well with small quality degradation. It does have a small hiccup when trying to connect to the device immediately after startup. Not a deal breaker. *For those that are unsure about screen mirroring, your handheld device's screen will be displayed on whatever the wireless adapter is connected to. You cannot show one screen on the TV and do something else on your handheld device. If that is something you want, you need a casting device like Chromecast, Fire TV/stick, etc. This will require an internet connection to operate the casting device. This is a most for any college student that has a windows device. Presentations are much easier when you want to use your personal device. I used a SP3(i5 258GB) and a SP4(i5 128GB). Extending the screen with result in terrible lag. Presenting with works as expected. Using only the second display (wireless adapter) shows more usability due to less lag. This is the perfect device if you need to mirror screens without interest connections.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Super Disappointed

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

      I have to say I was so disappointed with this product. I had no idea this thing existed until recently and I was so excited when I found out about it! I wanted a wireless way to play video games on my tv from my computer without a hdmi cable. It's easy to set up (just plug it in to your tv) and then connect to it on your computer. It did work when I started using it! But then I started playing a video game on it and it was terrible. The sound was choppy, the images were lagging, and it kept disconnecting and I'd had to exit out of the game and connect to the adapter over and over again. The game was playing just fine on my pc by the way, no lag on the computer, only on the tv screen. So frustrating. I thought it was the game and after trying several other games and then YouTube videos and then just playing a song on iTunes I realized it was really just the adapter. I even tried my old laptop and my boyfriend's laptop and it wasn't any better. I really wanted this device to work but it just wasn't any good for doing much. My guess is maybe if you're doing a PowerPoint presentation or something it would be ok. But it's really not good for playing games or watching videos. Also, I have optimum 100 so maybe if you have a better internet connection than that it would work better? But Im definitely sticking to an hdmi cable.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      It's no Chromecast

      Posted
      Jro10
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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      This works ok, but not for streaming. I bought this thinking it would work better than my Chromecast when used with my Surface Pro 3. It's actually just a glorified projector. Sharing pictures, browsing the web with someone else and not having them hanging over your shoulder works well. But the picture quality is mediocre at best, and the latency with streaming is unbearable. Like the Chromecast, this works as a screen mirroring device, what's on your phone or tablet, is displayed on your tv. Unlike the Chromecast, when using certain apps, you can NOT continue to browse on the casting device without interrupting what is being shared. This plays into Microsoft's poor app support and lack of apps in general. Most streaming services have a Chromecast streaming extension built in, there is no such feature for this device. One feature I did like, once I downloaded the accompanying app from MS app store, was the ability to fit the display to the screen, as well as check for and update the firmware for the device. Outside of that, its just another dongle with limited usability and plenty of competition more worthy of your money. Had I not had several gift cards, coupons and asked for a price match with Amazon.com, I wouldn't have bought this product.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Fairly well when compared to others.

      Posted
      NewHireOnFire
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Just bought yesterday due to my new found addiction on the art of miracast (swear that was nerdy. LOL). Bought it as open box that I'm sure faired just as well as one that would be Brand spanking new! Pros: No limitation of content to display on the screen, able to power computer screen at both the lowest brightness % and project to the screen only and the image on TV shows as if no change was made, and gives me a broader workstation platform to work on. I just may head back to the store, my only USB on my Surface Pro 3 is taken by a receiver for my mouse and I'm sick of succumbing to the type cover keys. A project like this isn't that necessary for a Hub or Dock either. Now onto Cons: still finding latency (hardly any slow speed, but noticeable) in the cursor, images, and audio when having multiple programs running (two Edge browser tabs, Word, Photoshop, and Groove). Also, and before I say this, because I'm so used to Google Chromecast's automatic scalability on the Monitor/TV for my programs, when I Connect the screen is surrounded by black frames on both sides. If you're keen to detail like me, don't bother going through Microsoft's own display adapter app to adjust display. Launch Project instead, and select "Second Screen Only" to scale the frames. 4/5 stars. Now back to my addiction.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Miracast Adapter that works

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

      Finally! I've been trying to crack the enigma of Miracast for years, seemingly, only to be frustrated by lousy hardware and incompatible standards. I tried the first generation Microsoft Wireless Adapter paired with an Asus ZenTab which, it turns out, had a lousy Miracast antenna. So that didn't work well (flakey laggy picture and sound). Next, I tried a Lenovo Yoga Tab 2 with a first generation Amazon Fire TV Box ... the Amazon Fire Box has a terrible Miracast antenna in it, so no dice. At that point, I gave up, but I was close! The trick is, you have to have a good Miracast transmitter - i.e. a phone or tablet - AND a good Miracast receiver. THIS is the ONLY decent Miracast receiver on the market. Paired it to a Droid Mini phone - which, after much research, turns out to be a solid Android Miracast device - and also with an Acer Aspire Switch 10 2 in 1 Windows tablet pc. The second generation Microsoft Wireless Adapter works flawlessly- it's hard to tell the difference between how this works and an hdmi cable. Very little lag, everything is synced. Beautiful. Sit on your couch and swipe away... free of wires. You can broadcast anything on your phone or tablet to the tv with this device. Perfection.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good alternative to mhl or other streaming devices

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

      I purchased this product mainly to mirror my phone screen to my tv. My samsung galaxy s7 no longer supports mhl technology, and I do not own a samsung tv. My only other options were devices such as chromecast but i find these options quite limiting in that they require internet access to work AT ALL. This little gadget creates a direct wifi connection to my phone. It is super portable and I take it to all my friend's places to stream music, movies, and of course Youtube videos on any tv they may have through my unlimited 4G LTE data plan. Its super convenient though I found that I had to download an app on the google playstore in order for it to work on my GS7 called wifi-display (free). The setup is easy and faster than chrome cast, roku, and fire stck. The best thing about this device is the freedom to use it anywhere, on any tv, through any phone that can download the app mentioned above and works from a longer distance than mhl since it is wireless. And if i need to get up from the couch to grab a beer i don't have to pause what im watching since i can also view it on my cell screen while i do so and i can use either headphones on my tv or the tv speakers for audio.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Compact, convenient, and cable-free!

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

      My initial experience with the Microsoft Wireless Display was an abysmal one. I have a Surface Pro 3, and a Lumia 950. I thought it'd be a match made in heaven! I hooked it up to a hotel TV, and was ready to go. The connection was very easily handled through the Action Center in Windows 10. However, it took more than one time to stay connected. After getting connected, I tried to watch a movie, but the audio and video kept stuttering. Restarted both devices, slightly better. I then thought to check for a firmware update, and applied the latest version. Things got better, but the audio and video would stutter intermittently. I thought I'd gotten a dud. After getting back home, I decided to try again, but with my (freshly-imaged) desktop. No problems. I decided to re-image my Surface, and it got a lot better. All issues aside, it's a pretty good product for using as a second wireless screen. Please note that it only runs at 30Hz@1080p. It can run at 60hz@720p. As with a lot of wireless tech, there is a slight input lag. If you can live with the limitations, I do recommend it.

      I would recommend this to a friend




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