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Yo tenía anteriormente la versión anterior, que trabaja mejor que esta, además la calidad de producto deja mucho que desear, ya a menos de dos semanas, el dispositivo se está quebrando, en realidad no recomiendo el producto por materiales de muy mala calidad y el streaming que se obtiene es de menor calidad que la versión anterior
Late to review, only installed yesterday. This is the 2nd one that I have purchased. The first one that I purchased was returned due to device faulty. Could not connect. With this 2nd one that I received, it can connect but the connection is not stable - it keeps dropping even at near distant (less than 10 feet). Have tried changing my home WiFi frequency to avoid interference but no improvement. I am beginning to suspect all these were refurbished stock with sub-optimum performance.
I tried this adapter on my core i7 16 GB Surface Book with dGPU. Microsoft's latest and greatest. Video lags, takes many attempts to connect and it disconnects often. My TV is about 10 feet away from where I had the laptop and connecting was a pain. Several attempts were made before it worked. Once connected the video was noticeably behind the screen updates. It would disconnect often and get screen artifacts while streaming video. We tried to stream Amazon video (Dr Who :) ) and couldn't get through one episode without disconnects and artifacts would show up every minute or so. Another weird thing is if I moved the computer even two feet one way or another it would disconnect.
I thought ok, lets try the second monitor I usually use wired and see how that works. The monitor is about 18" above the computer and I get the same behavior.
Another thing to note, the TV and monitor don't relay the resolution to the computer and it shows up as a generic PnP monitor. When connected to the TV it wasn't too bad in full screen video mode, but on the monitor trying different resolutions the text was still bad due to weird scaling Windows does to make the different resolutions of a generic PnP monitor.
This may be just how MiraCast works, I expected better. My wife's iPad 2 is over 5 years old now and AirPlay is perfect on it. None of the above behavior.
Just be aware, this isn't a way to get AirPlay on a Windows (or Android) device. It's more like screen sharing over the internet if you've ever done that. If the adapter connected immediately and wouldn't disconnect after x amount of minutes it would be ok, just a bit degraded in picture quality and artifacts. If you can live with that give it a shot, I'm returning mine.
BTW, my computer is completely up to date and I downloaded the MS Adapter app and checked the firmware of the adapter and it was up to date also. Two stars instead of one because it has an app. With the app can update the firmware, adjust overscan, set a pin for connecting, give it a name and set a pin for admin. Maybe with a firmware update they can make it more reliable, but I think the lag and possibly the artifacts are just a matter how MiraCast works.
Summary: The adapter was received in working condition and failed only 4 months later after practically no use. While it was functioning, severe compatibility issues while playing back YouTube videos were observed with Android devices.
Long version: Initial tests with LG G3 (running Android 7.1) have been disappointing -- YouTube video would tear and jump, and audio would quickly become out of sync. The adapter fared better when paired with Samsung Galaxy S4 (also running Android 7.1), as video playback on YouTube would be almost (but not quite) bearable to watch, with minor audio out of sync issues persisting.
Thinking that a firmware upgrade may help resolving some of the problems with LG G3, I've made an effort to find a way to upgrade the firmware. As it turns out, the only way to do that is to use a Windows App from the store on a "modern" (as in the WiFi driver must support some sort of a protocol) device running Windows 8.1 on higher. Alas, I could not find a single device that would run the app and talk to the adapter. So, the firmware upgrade plans were abandoned until better times, and the adapter fell into disuse.
Eventually, after 4 months of no use, I've tried the adapter again. Only to discover that it is no longer booting at all (no signal on the HDMI output when the USB is plugged into a powered port). Feeble attempts to re-animate the adapter were unsuccessful as there is no computer interface on the USB connection, and the only user serviceable control on the device itself is a reset button.
Microsoft purports that this device has a 1-year limited warranty. From what I gather after chatting with Microsoft technical support online, the only way to invoke the warranty is to go to (or call) Microsoft Store. And I thought warranty claims should be simple, silly me.
Update: Microsoft Store has replaced the adapter, but only after trying to convince me that this is classified as an "accessory" and carries only a 90-day warranty, so they would be making me a favor - and a one-time exception - by replacing the product "because you've made the trip to the Store".
Sigh... typical retail employees - don't know anything (not that Microsoft makes it easier for them with their confusing policies, rules, product lines, licensing, etc.) Rest assured. the product carries a 1-year limited warranty, which is clearly spelled out on the sheet of paper included in the box with the adapter. At least in the end they said "never mind, sorry about the warranty length confusion and we apologize for the faulty product."
Don't even buy this for anything other than maybe a PowerPoint presentation. It doesn't work most of the time and it's not at all worth it. Most modern TV nowadays has built-in casting functions. I would say Chromecast works better than this. Hard pass.
For $40, you would think that MS would put there name on a descent product. You are wrong. Constantly hangs up laptop and TV screen, so that you have to wait it to timeout. fails to detect immediately after reboot. I updated the firmware already, still sucks. I have to have this for daughters schoolwork because Windows fails to recognize MiraCast.
This only works if your computer has an intel video card. This will not work with NVIDIA/AMD cards. My windows version is windows 10 pro and found my computer software is capable of running miracast. But my cards and pc do not support it. I read on forums and found out it works better with intel graphics. I tested that theory out with Dell Laptops that have intel cards and it works there. Not on my home equipment with Nvidia cards.
Disappointed. I'm going back to a cable: not only do I get 4K resolution instead of this limited 1080p, but I'd have 1) no input delays 2) no long USB cable for power to the adapter (making the "wireless" aspect almost irrelevant).
Oh - this Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter does NOT work with HDMI to DisplayPort adapters. I've tried it with both an older 2015 Acer Monitor and with a 2017 LG 4K monitor. Nothing. Just in case.
On the upside, setup is easy and connecting to it with Windows 10 is fast and reliable.