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I read the other reviews about the ScreenBeam before I bought it and checked to ensure I had the correct phones and laptop to make it work. I bought this primarily to do away with having to use an HDMI cable from my laptop to my TV. It worked perfectly. Took less and 5 minutes to get it up and working. Works off of my phone too. I have an old Galaxy S7 Edge and it connected easily, once I figured out which area to press on the phone, my issue. I recommend this product, it is great. I have already watched a couple of Disney Plus movies with it from my laptop and I just got it today.
Works pretty good. Love that it doesn’t need wifi to work so I can use it in the camper trailer. It gets very hot even when it’s not being used so I unplug it when not using. Wish it could work for Apple products.
works very well. We use it to watch netflix (downloaded), etc when camping with no internet. does not work on IOS devices and will not work on Galaxy tabs. device must have a "screen mirroring" function for this to work.
Let me start with the most important result of my attempt to try to stream from a desktop PC running Windows 10 to a non-Miracast supporting Smart TV (older Samsung with SmartHub). IT DOES NOT WORK WITH WINDOWS 10. PERIOD. The transmitter will be detected as a WiFi adapter but no driver is available to make this work. The software the manual instructs you to install will not complete installation as it refuses to do so if you are not on Windows 7 or 8. What you really need to make Miracast streaming an option is a WiFi adapter that comes with drivers that support Windows 10. Your graphics card driver will also have to support but the transmit capability really just requires a USB to WiFi adapter. Then you can pair with any Miracast receiver that feeds the images through HDMI to your TV. It should be simple for ActionTec to make this a working package by providing a Windows 10 driver for the transmitter but they refuse to do so and their Tech Support misleads you to believe that Windows 10 should support the transmitter natively which it doesn't. So, save yourself the bother, get a WiFi adapter for your desktop W10 PC and get any highly rated Miracast receiver and you can accomplish streaming from a desktop PC to your TV. This kit won't do this unless you run an outdated OS.
After trying the Screenbeam for a week I gave up and tried an MHL converter and it is great! It connects the phone directly to the TV with perfect picture and perfect sound. Don't waste $46 on a sceenbeam when you can get a trouble-free MHL converter for $12! My screenbeam review is below.
I just got this today and have been using it with my Samsung Galaxy S5, The setup was was easier than I hoped for. 1,2,3 just as advertised.
At first there were no issues, but after 20 minutes or so the lagging started to creep in, followed by some popping and crackling in the sound. When this became annoying enough I checked to see that it was plugged in firmly only to discover that it was really hot. I unplugged it and let it cool down.
I had been testing it with videos and a game, so when it was cooled down I tried it with simple web browsing only to have it overheat again.
I ordered an HDMI adapter so I can run a cable from the TV to get the Screenbeam to a place where I can try to keep it cool and closer to the phone, though it was only about 6 feet away when I tested it.
With the overheating I can see why some of these things don't last long.