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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best way to cast a Windows Desktop

    Posted
    hotice
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    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
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    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
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    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
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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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best receiver for casting your windows laptop

    Posted
    HPCuse
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    If you are like me who wants to just cast the windows laptop screen, and use the TV essentially like a projector, this is the product to go. I read a lot about how to cast windows screen to TV, and came across lot of products. I got really confused by all these. I had bought amazon fire stick for the same purpose, but for some reason it didn't work for me. Then, I came to know about this microsoft's wifi receiver. The one I bought was actually open-box item, and thus slightly cheaper, but it works like a charm. I have been using it for several months now, and there are no issues. The lag is unnoticeable even over my 2 mbps connection, its that good. I used to use HDMI cable to project my laptop screen to the TV. This receiver got rid of all the clutter with the same performance. It does get a little hot after a while as the other reviews mentioned, but that's about it. Everything else works perfectly. Installation is very straight forward, and I installed free Wifi display adapter app from Windows store to aid updating the firmware. After initial set up, its very easy to connect to the TV.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid way to transmit to TV

    Posted
    jbar
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    The Wireless Display Adapter provides a relatively easy way to mirror your laptop or phone to a hdmi equipped TV or monitor. Strength: Unlike using a Google Chromecast or Roku, you don't have to log the device into a wifi network. The connection is direct from your device to the TV. This is very useful if you are somewhere which requires a separate login to get onto the wifi network, which is hard to do with the Chromecast or Roku. I like the cable which doesn't require an additional USB cord to connect to a usb port on the TV for power. The cord is built in. Weakness: Most Google phones don't have the ability to mirror to this device, as this device uses the MIracast technology which Google no longer supports with its Pixel or Nexus phones of recent vintage.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      Thanks for taking the time to give us your honest feedback on your experience so far with the Wireless Display Adapter. We're delighted to hear that this has been a great way for you to easily cast displays from your devices. We always appreciate feedback from customers to help us make improvements, so thanks again!

      Kindly,

      Jessica
      Microsoft Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It simply works well

    Posted
    DocSane
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    There are a lot of Miracast devices out there. A lot of bad ones, which often have connection issues and result in choppy, low quality video. The Microsoft adapter isn't one of them. Just plug in one end to an HDMI port and the other to a USB outlet for power and then it's ready to go. A Windows device will connect most readily (As you'd expect), but it works nearly as easily with Android devices, too. A Windows tablet or laptop will detect it as an additional display, so you can actually extend your desktop to the other monitor. When simply mirroring the display, there is about a half second of lag between the source device and the wireless adapter, so don't expect to use it for gaming. However, it delivers solid 30fps video and it perfect for casting movies or presentations to a projector. All in all, this little dongle does its job very well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hello,

      Thank you for taking the time to review the Wireless Display Adapter! We're really glad to hear that you're enjoying your device overall, and that it's been pretty simple for you to use. We're going to pass your feedback along to our team about the short lag that you're experiencing. If you do need any support at all, feel free to reach out to us at PCAccessories@microsoft.com.

      Kindly,

      Victoria
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    Posted
    Gifting
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    The store associate sold me on the concept of this product and it would've been great had it worked more proficiently. I started a 2nd job that I could work from home & it required me to use 2 monitors (my laptop & my TV as the 2nd monitor). When the device was plugged in, it worked successfully for ~20mins and then it would stop working & when I would try to reconnect it would act as if it was "loading" indefinitely...like I literally waited 45mins one of the many times this occurred. At the suggestion of the store associate when I called to report an issue w/the product they recommended I unplug the cord from my tv and wait a minute before plugging it back in. I did that and it didn't work until perhaps the 7th+ attempt. However, I would commence working and then got disconnected at least 15+ times in an 8hr shift. I took the product back for a full refund to Best Buy

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Tech Idea

    Posted
    TDF017
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    I love my gadgets and gizmos. This is a perfect addition to my collection of really cool things that I never knew I wanted. I was just shopping for TV's and Laptop's at BestBuy when I saw the display for this product. I asked one f the blue shirts over to explain what this "thing" was. Funny but this kid was just 3 days on the job so he wasn't familiar with the product. We ended up on a quest to understand what it did and how it worked. Ultimately, we concluded that any modern TV with HDMI and USB ports can "mirror" any device (cell phone, tablet, or computer) that is running Miracast or Windows 10. My new Laptop has Windows 10 so,,, check. My tablet came with Miracast so,,, check. My android phone just needed to download the Miracast app so,,, check. Now all my gizmos can broadcast wirelessly to my TV with virtually NO lag.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Its awesome when it works

    Posted
    Uz82
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    This device is awesome when it works but that is a hit and miss. I have a surface 4 with which it worked perfectly the first time I gave a presentation at my workplace. Next time I really needed it and it did not connect. Same thing happened with multiple different laptops. When it connects it works flawlessly and the lag time is minimal. But it works 70% of the time which is not acceptable in a business presentation. I hope Microsoft releases a firmware that can fix that and makes it more reliable. On a side note I wish Apple, android and Microsoft can come up with a single protocol for a wireless dongle. That would make the life so simple.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Elegant Adapter

    Posted
    RED52
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    I bought a Microsoft Surface Book 2 (SB2) to do workshop presentations. The USB-C port is fine, but I needed to connect to VGA- and HDMI-projectors and the SB2 does not have those connections. I have an multi-functional AV adapter that has the ports I need, but, I cannot then detach the screen from the base and roam the classroom. This adapter lets me establish a Miracast connection with the projector. Perfect. I establish the connection, and then walk with the screen as I present. Note that this adapter requires a USB connection to power the HDMI. If the projector does not have a USB port but has an HDMI, you can use a USB charger brick, like an Anker, to power the USB connection to run the HDMI.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      Thanks for the detailed review! We're glad to hear this adapter gave you the flexibility you were looking for in the classroom. It sounds like you're getting great use out of it, and we appreciate you taking the time to leave a review for us and others.

      Take care,

      Amanda
      Microsoft Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wow! It works!

    Posted
    Stevie
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I'm not a gamer, just use this type of gizmo for video display and stuff. How often can you purchase something, get home, plug it in... and it just works? This is the first time something like this has happened to me. These quys have just knocked Chromecast (TM) and EZCast (TM) off of the podium! It works like it is supposed to on my HP Spectre (Windows 10) and my Galaxy Tablet (Android). On Windows.... the extended screen capability is, just, stellar. I loaded up Amazon Prime on Chrome, moved the window over to the TV (so I don't have to look at the same thing on two screens) and it works... just... great! It works as advertised, and it's easy. What a surprise, these days.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi Stevie,

      We're glad to hear that you've been enjoying your Wireless Display Adapter! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review and provide us with a little feedback on your experience so far.

      Kindly,

      Victoria
      Microsoft Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    true mirror display

    Posted
    dman17
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    casts anything from my surface pro to TV. doesn't limit the display to a few apps like Chromecast. resolution & sound is very nice, but limited to your source. so if your source vid is low rez then ur picture won't be that great. it doesn't enhance anything, it shows what you got. I like self-powered USB option as it keeps set-up clutter-free. if you're having trouble with display/sound & you've tried the obvious, try upgrading your wireless to a/c, and check your A/V hookups. I have an ARC HDMI connection from TV to the receiver so anything on-screen produces sound from my speakers. HINT: if you have a newer model tv with wireless, and capable computer/laptop, you may not need a wireless display adapter for that TV - just search your wireless devices to connect. I bought the device to work with my non-wireless 1080P tv that has HDMI & USB.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't connect

    Posted
    Brandon

    Ive gone through two of these things now. The first one connected one time and displayed the extended desktop but after that I could never get to connect again no matter what trouble shooting method I tried and I'm fairly techie. The second one worked for about a week with various issues occurring like delays and lag and sudden drops for no reason. As if now the thing is acting just like the first one and refuses to connect and display anything. I would not recommend this to anyone that doesn't have significant experience dealing with these problems. You would be better off buying an HDMI cord that's long enough to reach your other screen or buy a graphics card with more than one HDMI port if you're like me and bought this for that reason.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Stopped Working After 10 Months

    Posted
    TrollSlayer

    I had high hopes for this being that it was from Microsoft, but this display adapter fell way short of my expectations. The performance was good out of the box but after 9 months the performance started to decline and now it just keeps disconnecting, and I had to go back to using an HDMI cable to connect my laptop to my TV. I don't have my receipt but I would like to smash this thing with a hammer. Microsoft also has not issued any firmware updates in the 10 months I have owned this device and there is ZERO support for this thing from Microsoft. I used it primarily with a Samsung 46" TV and a Dell 7000 series laptop. If you buy this, save your receipt.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      We're sorry to hear that you have run into these issues with the wireless display adapter. This should not be the case, and we want to make sure that you have a device that is working. Please reach out to us at PCAccessories@microsoft.com, and we can we what we can do to help!

      Kindly,

      Victoria
      Microsoft Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent with Surface Pro 4

    Posted
    ArthurAsc
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    This is the second generation device it's the most Hi-Def wireless stream I've seen, not in 4K quality but close, the audio tested only in stereo and is quite excellent too. Hopefully, the third generation would able to do full 4K and full 7.2 Dolby's ATMOS audio streaming. The video goes directly to the TV and the audio goes directly to your receiver, well pennies for my thoughts!. This would be the elimination of HDMI cable, but still I believe in direct connection, less distortion and less configuration or complication. This device I would recommend it highly with Microsoft Surface 4 Pro only and other devices with Miracast Wireless. This is not a fully universal wireless display adapter. For now the closes per say "universal wireless display" adapter is Google's Chromecast.

    I would recommend this to a friend