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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for Surface Pro 3, won't work with Galaxy S5

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    dannyboytx
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    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best device I added this year!

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    Numbuzz
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    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

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well but not perfect

    Posted
    techgeek
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    I have a Surface Pro 3 and an HP Specter 13t-3000. Both can connect to the MSFT wireless dongle after installing some updates to each computer. I believe the updates makes sure your computer has the appropriate software to make this work. I do not have an android device at home so I don't know how well it works with android devices. This is a miracast device so don't expect a chromecast or firestick. They are not the same type of product. What this is: The dongle lets you use the TV, projector, anything with an HDMI in, act as a second screen for your surface, laptop, or phone as long as your devices support miracast. That last part is key. Performance: The closer the computer is to the dongle the more bandwidth there will be between the computer and dongle. More bandwidth means smooth video and sound. I have this installed in on a TV at the end of a 22 foot room and I can place my computer at 10-11 feet and not have stuttering problems with HD video. Why watch videos on a little screen when you can see it on a projector or TV without any wires between your device and the screen? The Surface connects every time. The HP connects 80-90% of the time. Maybe better now after going through the WP8.1 app setup again. Yes there's an app that is on the windows store to help with the connections and to update firmware of the dongle. I would give this 5 stars if I had full 22 Ft range with smooth 1080p streaming. As you move further back, you can still use the dongle to connect to the surface to do PowerPoint and act as a second screen. There are range limits that I have not tested to. So it's a 1st gen Microsoft product. Not to bad for gen 1.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Cannot get it to work for more than a few seconds

    Posted
    Vinegaroon

    Tried to use it to individually connect a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 i7 or a Dell AIO I7, each with Windows 8.1 and Windows Media Center to a Samsung PN58C550 58" Plasma. I was able to connect the Surface Pro 3 for up to 4 minutes at a time. I was not able to get the AIO to recognized the adapter. When I did connect with the Surface Pro 3, I would sometimes receive an occasional respectable picture with intermittent flickering, pixelating, and freezing. On one of the screen freezes, the sound continued as normal and the picture remained frozen on the screen even after I turned off the Surface Pro 3. In the 1.5 hours I spent trying to get it to work, it never maintained a connection over about 4 minutes. While attempting to use Windows Explorer, a wide horizontal line of red noise approximately 20% of the height of the tv screen flickered across the screen. It would not maintain a useable display for more than 4 minutes and then only once. Attempts to use the Surface Pro 3 were unobstructed line of sight at about 15 feet. Attempts to use the AIO were through two interior walls and between 15 and 20 feet.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cant go wrong with this one

    Posted
    AcesInSpaces08
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    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

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works great, when it works

    Posted
    SCTech
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    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for projecting video

    Posted
    Kodi
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    I like to watch shows/sporting events online and needed to find a way to project my PC's video on to my main TV. Devices: Samsung TV Onkyo Receiver These are connected via the ARC port on the TV (HDMI and am using Anynet+ so the TV is the main HDMI hub and not the receiver# Surface Pro #original# running Windows 8.1 To install you plug the HDMI AND USB connection in to the TV #USB is for power# and changed my input to the HDMI connection the adapter was plugged in to. On the Computer Select Devices #Windows Key + K or swipe right to left and pick devices) Select Project Select Add wireless device It will now connect to your TV and mirror your display and send the audio to the TV #Sound will be turned off on computer so it will just be on the TV). I have NHL Center Ice and used it first to send a hockey game to my TV and the picture was great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works seamlessly with all my compatible devices.

    Posted
    spik3s
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    I didn't expect much from such a device since I have a Chromecast and rarely used that. But once I used this, I found out how much more convenient it was to connect and display local content on my TV. I've always used an HDMI to connect my devices. With this, I no longer have to do that to get the same results. Just plug the wireless display adapter into an HDMI port on the TV, plug the usb cable to a usb port on the TV (or to a power source if the TV doesn't have one). Then on your device, just find the wireless display adapter and connect to it. Done. Everything is mirrored from your device onto the TV. This seamlessly with Windows 10 and supported Android 4.4+ devices. The one thing that makes this item different than the Chromecast is that you don't need an internet connection for it to work, whereas the Chromecast requires a wireless connection in order to function. Perfect for traveling to places it's a hassle to connect to the wireless network (e.g. hotels, relatives/friend's place) or even places with limited to no wireless.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    More Versitile Casting than Chromecast

    Posted
    JPAC
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    This dongle, using Miracast technology, is far better than Chromecast. I tried Chromecast and it worked great for apps on a mobile device that are programmed to support Chromecast but other apps that are not won't cast and neither will your home screen or general display. Your laptop or computer won't cast anything on Chromcast except a tab in a Chrome browser only and even then, if you're casting streaming video from that tab, it is very choppy and garbled. The only thing it casts well are the apps designed to support it. This Microsoft Miracast dongle will cast anything on the display of another device with Miracast technology. And it does it well too. You can open up any browser you chose and stream video and it will play on your TV smoothly and perfectly. You can open any app on your mobile device and it will appear and run on your TV as well. Also, unlike Chromecast, you can choose if you want the dongle to just duplicate your device's screen or act as a second screen/monitor as an extension of your device's main screen. This dongle is just better and more versatile in every way.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works Great and Easy to Use

    Posted
    Gerry
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    I plugged this wireless receiver video adapter into the MDMI port on my ceiling mounted projector. This adapter needs to plug into a USB port for power, and my projector did not have a USB port, so I plugged an AC adapter with a USB port into the nearby ceiling duplex outlet that was also being used to power the projector, connected a short (about two foot) USB extension cable, and then connected this cable to the wireless receiver video adapter’s USB power cable. Using my new Windows 10, HP Spectre x360 - 13-4105dx (ENERGY STAR) Product number: N1R86UA#ABA laptop, I swiped in from the upper right to get the Action Center, touched Connect, and several seconds later it found the MicrosoftDisplayAdapter_D2 wireless video adapter. I touched once more to connect to it, and several seconds later my laptop display was being wirelessly mirrored through the projector. Now, a few seconds after entering my classroom, my students are seeing whatever I am seeing on my laptop display. I can sit or walk around anywhere in my classroom, and even be playing a video, and my students see and hear everything clearly. This process is so fast and works so well it is truly amazing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great! Make sure to update firmware first!

    Posted
    rahmav001
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    Works great with my Surface 3 and Samsung tv! How to connect: One end of the adapter goes into the USB port of your television and the other end to the HDMI port of your television. It is a wireless adapter so nothing needs to be plugged into your computer/tablet. Select the appropriate HDMI input on your television, go to display settings on your computer/tablet, click connect to wireless adapter and select the Microsoft Display Adapter and you are set! IMPORTANT :In order to get the display adapter working flawlessly, without any connectivity issues, please download the Windows Display Adapter App (Win 10) and upgrade the firmware of the adapter. It is very important you do this or you may face connectivity drops or other bugs/issues. TIP: If your display is getting cropped or isn't fitting your television screen, adjust the television display options. I had my Surface 3 resolution set to 1920x1080 as I have a full hd TV, but it was still stretching outside my television display. I changed the display setting on my tv to 'Fit' which fixed the problem.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great with newer laptops, Surfaces, WP8.1

    Posted
    Loomis1975
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    I got this for my wife to use after finding out the hard way the Fire TV Stick is NOT a miracast device. She wanted to use the big tv in the den as a teaching display for a kid's Unity programming class without an HDMI cable running through the room. My Nokia 1520 Windows Phone 8.1 works very well with this, as does any number of newer laptops / surface tablets, higher end phones, pretty much anything that is running windows 8.1 and is relatively recent or has intel WiDi / Miracast features built in that you can upgrade the firmware/software on. My wife's Samsung Galaxy S5 will work with this as well. Supposedly her older Galaxy S4 will work as well, but haven't tried that one out. This is a very handy tool to have to complement a Chromecast, Fire TV Stick, and Apple TV. What they need to come out with now is a wifi usb adapter that has Miracast compatible WiDi built into it, so you can cast from older desktops or laptops running windows 7/8.1.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    too many issues on widows PC, works for Android :)

    Posted
    Dmon

    So its sad to see Microsoft just not get it after all these years...Google got it, Apple got it, perhaps even amazon got it with their respective competing product. You plug in and it should just work right? The problem is Microsoft advertised that this works for Windows 8.1, so I tried running this with yoga, and it did not connect. Funnily it worked perfectly with my Samsung Note 3...there you go MS, you a re really in love with your competition, more than yourself! Anyways I spent few hours debugging this, then on call with MS for1 hour..no hope. Finally I got a break through when I updated the realtek driver on my yoga. It worked after that, but it disconnects randomly with driver error...MS should not have this technology depend on drivers and subpar wifi adapter makers...after all, ALL android phones and iphones work seamlessly with chromecast right? Im guessing MS just cant do that on messy PC platforms, they should restrict this thing to their surface.....returning this...now I don't have a way to beam stuff up from my windows laptop to TVs....buying a MAC! Luckily I do own an Apple TV :)

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    works only okay

    Posted
    lhlopez1
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    I purchased this so I can use it with my surface pro 3. I was told that I couldn't use my surface pro with WiDi and that I had to use miracast which is what this device basically is. I was able to project my surface pro through it but it lagged quite a bit. I tried watching a movie and the devices were only about 8 to 10 feet from each other. The movie kept freezing and the image kept getting distorted. I got frustrated and decided to just unplug it. Besides this little device not working very well, I didn't like that you do not have another option for sound except through its own hdmi. I contacted Microsoft and they couldn't really tell me why out didn't work well and suggested I just plug my surface pro directly through an hdmi cable. That defeats my whole purpose of being wireless. In any case, this device didn't work for me and kept looking into other options. I eventually figured out that I can connect through Intel WiDi and that seems to work much better. I can't really recommend this little device to anyone since it didn't work for me.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Had to work to get it to connect to Surface Pro 3

    Posted
    EddyCurrent
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    The wireless display adapter was supposed to be very simple to install and use. It comes in a nice package and hooked up to my Vizio TV, no problem. I turned on a new Surface Pro 3 and it found the adapter, but when trying to connect, it (it showed on the TV that it was trying to connect to the Surface), it blinked and went back to the "Ready to Connect" screen. After wasting several hours looking for solutions, I found a site https://thatwasannoyingtolearn.wordpress.com/ which had a step by step way to get it to connect. I think the driver page link has been updated since the driver file was not named the same, but at the end of the post, it said to just uninstall the Inte(R) HD Graphics Family driver and reboot. This worked ant the Surface Pro 3 connected without any problem. You'd think that a MicroSoft product would connect seamlessly. I think the MicroSoft updates messed up the drivers and the reinstall (automatic after the reboot) fixed it. It should have been at least suggested on the MicroSoft help page...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally

    Posted
    WhatIsay
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    So I've been looking into how I could display my Surface to other TVs while traveling. I was going to buy the belkin brand and try it but held off once I heard that Microsoft was making their own wireless adapter. I'm so glad that I did. This device works great! Just plug into an available HDMI port on your TV, connect the USB for power and connect to it (after you download the app of course). The app that you have to download appears to run as a service so you don't have to open it to connect to the adapter. Sound gets pushed as well and to me it sounds great. The image looks clean and although there is a slight lag(inevitable), it's not bad enough to bother me. I like that it doesn't need to get connected to the wireless network in order for me to connect to it. The device works so well that when I showed it to some of my friends they bought it from me for an extra $20. So now I'm going to go buy me another. :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great!... when it works

    Posted
    David
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    I read some reviews about the lag on this device but the reviews were overall high star values so I thought it was just a few bad experiences being mentioned. Well, if that's the case, I'm another bad experience. I try to use it for watching Hulu or other TV shows from my computer but the screen either goes grainy or it has a lag. It also disconnects from time to time. I would say that 25% of the time it works flawlessly. 50% of the time it is just delayed or slightly grainy. And 25% of the time i end up turning it off and just watching the program on my 13" screen. I anticipated buying another to sync my computer screen with a larger monitor, but it disconnected too frequently, so it wasn't reliable for that purpose either. I also hoped to use this feature for presentations at work, but it's too unreliable for that. I would love this product if they could improve these features, but I will not be buying another one of these. I'm still considering returning this one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not what I was told I was getting

    Posted
    Jax8910
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    The worker at Best Buy convinced me to purchase this "to make an Ipad Bluetooth compatible" with the Epson projector I was purchasing. I specifically purchased this projector and equipment based on what the knowedgable salesman told me. After growing very frustrated with attempting to get my IPad to Bluetooth to the projector numerous times at home, I finally took the equipment back to Best Buy to get help. I learned that this isn't even equipment to "bluetooth". It was for connecting Windows computerrs via Wi-fi to the projector. In addition, I would need two of them to even make this work, plus the "bluetooth" thing would only blue tooth Audio and NOT the video as I specifically described needing. I am very disappointed that I was misguided by a salesman and can't even return the product that has never been nor will bever be used because 14 days had passed. Grrrr...

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Worked, but disconnected often

    Posted
    SaraA
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    I have a new 32" Samsung Smart TV and and new Asus Q552UB laptop. I want to be able to use the TV as a second monitor in my small den/office room. With a full resolution TV, this is a great option to dual-task the TV without having to get a big monitor. I though going wireless would be great. At first I could not get the laptop to talk to the TV through this adapter. Then I got it to work, and then it would not stay connected for more than a couple of minutes (or less!). The resolution was not high quality when I did get connected. I did not spend time with the Geek Squad to trouble shoot, so there may have been a solution - but for something that seemed so simple, it should just be able to work. I returned the thing and am just wired in with an HDMI cable which works great and with a wireless key board and mouse, I still have the freedom that I want to sit on the couch and control the laptop.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not good for streaming

    Posted
    Rodel
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    I picked this up to stream my laptop to a television. Normally I use an HDMI cable to connect but I got tired of carrying a long cable. I thought this would be good at streaming movies from sites like amazon video or crunchyroll, but I was better off with a wired cable or using my PS4. There was a lot of lag between my mouse movements on the screen. (At least 1500 ms delay). Normally this would be a problem if I were just watching a movie, but I would also get stuttering on 1080p video and sound issues. I would also occasionally get artificial artifacts that normally wouldn't be there on the video. I like the idea, but the technology isn't quite bug free. I suspect this is because I have a wireless interference in my house, but I tried this at two other relatives house and had the same issue. Weird how I WiFi can handle 4k streaming on Netflix, but WiDi stutters on 1080p desktop.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend