Microsoft Display Adapter £41.39 at expansys shop @ rakuten.co.uk (20x points today 820 points £8.20 back to spend next time) 3.5%quidco
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Microsoft Display Adapter £41.39 at expansys shop @ rakuten.co.uk (20x points today 820 points £8.20 back to spend next time) 3.5%quidco

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Found 20th Jul 2015
If you bought a Microsoft surface from Argos or pc world lately this is pretty handy! Also compatible with some android devices. if your internet is fast worth getting

See it all on your big screen

Share what’s on your tablet, laptop, or smartphone1 on an HDTV or monitor with Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter.
Stream movies, view personal photos, or display a presentation on a big screen – all wirelessly.

Modernize your meetings

Project your ideas and collaborate in real time by plugging the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter into a conference room projector or monitor.
You can even ink in PowerPoint to emphasize a point and make that big screen your collective workspace.

Miracast® Technology

The Wireless Display Adapter uses Miracast® technology, so you’re not limited to certain apps or content streaming;
you can display everything from your device on an HDTV or monitor.

Easily connect

Just plug the USB and HDMI from the Wireless Display Adapter into your HDTV or monitor, connect, then mirror or extend your screen and enjoy.
The Wireless Display Adapter delivers a reliable connection with up to a 23-foot range.

Compatibility

All Miracast enabled Windows 8.1 devices including Surface Pro 3, Surface 2, Surface Pro, and Surface Pro 2. Miracast enabled Android devices 4.2.1 and later

In the box

- Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter
- HDMI extension
- Quick start guide

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14 Comments

I wonder if this will allow Sky Go to be displayed? I know they block it on IOS but interested to see if it is blocked on a Windows device like the surface.

Is this the similar to Chromecast/ Fire TV stick or work differently?

Original Poster

I don't think sky go works unfortunately. Hopefully a fix. This is different to chromecast/Fire TV as it really a wireless hdmi device. The screen displays exactly the same as your device. You can mirror or extend the screen! On windows 8.1 devices, everything else works including sky go



Edited by: "toca73" 20th Jul 2015

computerdog

I wonder if this will allow Sky Go to be displayed? I know they block it … I wonder if this will allow Sky Go to be displayed? I know they block it on IOS but interested to see if it is blocked on a Windows device like the surface.



If SkyGo works on a standard internet browser (IE/Firefox etc), then I see no reason why it wouldn't share to a second screen using this adapter.

CompatibilityAll Miracast enabled Windows 8.1 devices including Surface … CompatibilityAll Miracast enabled Windows 8.1 devices including Surface Pro 3, Surface 2, Surface Pro, and Surface Pro 2. Miracast enabled Android devices 4.2.1 and later



this is the important bit.

wenttoabetterplace

If SkyGo works on a standard internet browser (IE/Firefox etc), then I … If SkyGo works on a standard internet browser (IE/Firefox etc), then I see no reason why it wouldn't share to a second screen using this adapter.



Yeah that is what I am thinking. If I use Sky go on my laptop I can play it on the telly via the HDMI without problems. When I use Sky Go on the iPad, everything I have tried so far gets "hdmi out is not supported on this application" which is annoying as I kind of like having the sky go on the ipad.

Looks like I will be ditching the iPad and getting a Surface Pro in the near future! (not just for sky go but there are other features I am missing on the iPad and yes I know they are two completely different devices )

I have this and pleased with how well the picture displays (1920x1080 on TV) and relatively easy to switch output. Sound and audio sync is perfect in my tests. Using with e.g. Asus X205TA laptop, an HP 8" tab and a Linx tab. Setup, as so often with MS could be quicker: downloading apps, finding out where in Windows 8 it's gone to etc. etc. But all good once done and would recommend.
Isn't it usually around this price?

computerdog

Yeah that is what I am thinking. If I use Sky go on my laptop I can play … Yeah that is what I am thinking. If I use Sky go on my laptop I can play it on the telly via the HDMI without problems. When I use Sky Go on the iPad, everything I have tried so far gets "hdmi out is not supported on this application" which is annoying as I kind of like having the sky go on the ipad.Looks like I will be ditching the iPad and getting a Surface Pro in the near future! (not just for sky go but there are other features I am missing on the iPad and yes I know they are two completely different devices )



Pretty sure that the iPad connection would be non-HDCP compliant....which means that apps like Sky Go which need a secure HDMI connection will not play.

The Microsoft Wireless Adapter IS HDCP compliant, so it will work with all secure content such as 4OD/Sky Go etc. It is essentially doing exactly the same thing as if you connected a desktop to a screen via HDMI.

"All Miracast® enabled Windows 8.1 devices including Surface Pro 3, Surface 2, Surface Pro, and Surface Pro 2, Miracast® enabled Android devices 4.2.1 and later1 1 Full functionality not available with non HDCP devices."

Oh, and you're preaching to the converted with regards iPad vs Surface. Why have a glorified app locker when you can have a full Windows computer with v.few limitations.
Yes, people bemoan the lack of apps. But on my own Windows tablet, I don't have to wait for apps to be made for Sky Go or whatever else. I just load up a flash/Silverlight etc enabled browser and go and watch things :).
Edited by: "wenttoabetterplace" 20th Jul 2015

I have Intel WiDi on my laptop and a Netgear WiDi/Miracast receiver and just as stated here, it's just like a wireless HDMI with your internet browser on the other screen. Sky Go works for me on my screen extension device. I don't see a technical reason why it wouldn't here. I think Android and iOS devices come with screens so it's easy for Sky to block mirroring and screen extension via their apps. Windows, at least in the case of a desktop, requires you to connect your device to a screen so they can't really go around blocking it.

I have Intel WiDi on my laptop and a Netgear WiDi/Miracast receiver and just as stated here, it's just like a wireless HDMI with your internet browser on the other screen. Sky Go works for me on my screen extension device. I don't see a technical reason why it wouldn't here. I think Android and iOS devices come with screens so it's easy for Sky to block mirroring and screen extension via their apps. Windows, at least in the case of a desktop, requires you to connect your device to a screen so they can't really go around blocking it.

Looks like £39.99 on amazon prime right now (link)

Original Poster

Yeah it pretty much the normal price, great find on the Amazon link. If you order here today, you get £8.20 back in points next time to spend on anything @ rakuten

toca73

Yeah it pretty much the normal price, great find on the Amazon link. If … Yeah it pretty much the normal price, great find on the Amazon link. If you order here today, you get £8.20 back in points next time to spend on anything @ rakuten



I would sooner lose money and use Amazon :). Rakuten are horrible.

Better still, Flubit the Amazon price. There's the potential for 15% off the Amazon price

I bought this from Amazon a few weeks back when it first came down to £40, great piece of kit that just works instantly. I'll be using it so I can use my Surface Pro as a wireless whiteboard.
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