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La imagen siempre se proyecta super atrasada. A veces estas trabajando en algun programa y las personas no pueden ver las modificaciones al momento. Peor aun cuando quieres transmitir un video, por supuesto se ve como cuando quieres ver un video en linea y la conexion de internet es pesima, se ve cortado, se traba y a veces toda los datos atrasados se actualizan de golpe. No lo recomiendo para nada. De hecho, quiero pedir una devolucion.
This dongle works fine for my Android cellphones and a friend's Windows 8.1 laptop. Unfortunately, it does not work on my Surface Pro 4, running Windows 10.
I am frustrated that a Microsoft-made hardware dongle does not work on Microsoft-made hardware that's running Microsoft-made software, when it works perfectly well with an LG-made cellphone running Google-made software.
I cannot recommend purchasing this until Microsoft can fix the problems preventing Windows 10 from properly connecting to their own hardware.
P.S.: I have already gone through two Microsoft tech support reps, and none of the troubleshooting steps (reboot computer, reinstall network driver, reinstall video driver, open Windows Defender firewall) work at all.
Update after a tricky installation: Audio and video cut out frequently despite the PC being 8 feet away from the TV set (I am streaming local mp3 content). If I could select less than 1 star I would. A waste of money. In my case, I should have just run a HDMI cable from the PC to the TV.
Original review: I had to wrestle with this device for 40 minutes, despite a few years of experience with Windows 10. What the instructions don't tell you is that you first need to download the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter App from the Microsoft Store and install it. The next hurdle is to call the Action Center. Per the instructions it should be as easy as Notifications --> Connect --> Select the Adapter, except, I never got a notification, and I could not find the so-called Action Center. Some instructions on the web will tell you to use WINDOWS+C, except, on my system it's WINDOWS+K. This brings up a screen that cannot be accessed by any of the settings controls (bizarre!), which finally lets you connected to the adapter. To me it's a mystery why Microsoft would use an obscure key combination to access this menu. BTW, the Microsoft documentation (including the help text that shows up on the TV screen) is for tablet PCs, where you can swipe to get to the connect menu (another mystery why Microsoft forgets that there are millions of regular PCs out there). After finally connecting, things started working, and now the controls behave like screen copy or duplication just like when you connect an LCD projector. Overall rating 1 star due to absolute garbage documentation. One should not be required to scan ten websites to finally be able to connect this little piece of hardware.
Why can't Microsoft make anything that works? Other than software (and that's another topic) every MS item I've purchased is crap. I have a Surface 3 I have never been happy with (why do I have it?) and recently purchased a Wireless Display Adapter. I loaded the app several times before it stopped crashing my computer (windows 10) but when I try to use it (to cast a signal from a laptop the the TV) it works briefly, sometimes, then crashes the computer it's loaded on. Unfortunately I kept thinking I'd figure out how to use it but I gave up, get a Fire TV stick or go through the Roku app.
Bought this working from home since my hdmi port stopped working on my laptop. This thing will not work if you're connecting to a vpn, and also the quality is pretty bad. If I connect it to a monitor there is some substantial cursor lag, and even on a tv it'll start to deteriorate quality-wise until it disconnects itself. 9/10 times, once it disconnects, it will not reconnect and will actually prevent my laptop from accessing my display/network settings without actually having to reboot my machine. Definitely returning this and giving a usb-c to hdmi cable/dock a go for fixing my problem.
I bought this product a couple of days ago and connected the device to my monitor (Samsung 4K Monitor). Updated the firmware as displayed on the monitor before the first use. And when the time came to use it, I saw its true form. Too much lag in mouse pointer movements, audio and video doesn't remain in sync, forget about playing a game using this device. If I go by the good stuff written about it, this could have happened only if the device is defective. But assuming the device sent to me was brand new then this is a useless device. To let everyone know, the distance between my windows laptop and the device was around 2-3 feet. Both, the monitor and the laptop were on same table. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY! Better get a much cheaper cable and enjoy your movie or game on the monitor.
If you have you have one of the rare supported devices (which you may or may not be supported even if you have windows 8 or 10) with correct version, and have your tv Next to said device, AND expect nothing but the choppiest, random, low resolution experience, then this is for you!
I should note I'm not a novice, im a programmer by day, but the quality, setup, and performance of this device is simply insulting, and its not because im a power user.
When its working, the quality seems worse than 720p, is laggy, and the mouse somehow does not line up correctly. I was only able to have this happen when the computer was directly below the screen. It is halfway useable for... maybe the most basic of tasks, i wouldn't expect to watch video, or get any work done.
When I put it on a tv about 6 feet away, it barely connected, but has actual minutes of delay. I did hear it play a sound once, so theres that. I should note that the wireless on that computer also seemed to grind to a halt? so I had to connect ethernet cord, cant say 100% if those are related.
This is with the latest windows 10, and a latest firmware adapter.
I started by connecting my windows 10 bootcamped macbook to tv. I only got a black screen on tv. I tried changing display settings to 'remote only' well that was a mistake. Now my laptop was black, and tv was black... windows + p eventually let me see my desktop but how do you change the setting now? You cant change setting until device is connected (and black). I think restarting everything solved it eventually. I tried connecting adapter to a new monitor close by and it too just turned black. And any material you find on line likely wont help, nor will the app store adapter application, nor will updating firmware, or windows.
There are too many alternative solutions to use this one, unless you are absolutely desperate. Maybe streaming from android device is another deal.
Only pros i can find are price... and fact you don't have to have wireless i guess? but you probably have wireless anyway, and the reliability and quality simply is not worth that trade off.
It disconnects the wifi link after one or two minutes. It can be reconnected but then disconnects again. Searching the internet for a solution, I found that a large number of people have encountered this same problem for at least the past five years. The only solutions offered are the usual ones of making sure the unit's firmware, Windows, and drivers are all up to date. Mine are and, like nearly all the others having the problem, doing the updates don't fix it. This seems to happen a lot with Microsoft products and unfortunately this one isn't an exception. The good news is that the problem shows up immediately and repeatably so the return could be made well within the grace period, and the Amazon return process is very quick and easy.