Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter. £39.99 at Amazon - lowest ever - ...OR £30.23 @ Bespoke Offers (+ possible further 15% TCB + 40p for Beat My Price quote!)
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Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter. £39.99 at Amazon - lowest ever - ...OR £30.23 @ Bespoke Offers (+ possible further 15% TCB + 40p for Beat My Price quote!)

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Found 8th Sep 2015
My HDMI port failed on my Windows tab....so rather than replace it, I thought I'd look for a miracast adapter. The Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter is the only one out there that seems to work as expected...with v.v.little lag. However, what had been putting me off was the price.

Anyway, Amazon have dropped their price to their lowest ever (£39.99). Using that price, I did a Bespoke Offers price request and was given a 19.4% discount. My other two offers were 18.8% and 19.1%...so it is clearly a v.high discount item!

I therefore purchased the display adapter at a price of £30.23 --- which is easily the cheapest price in the UK. I also should get a further 15% discount via TCB, plus 40p for doing a price request.

Final price should be around £25...which is a superb price for the best Miracast adapter on the market.

Hope this is of help to someone.

(Make sure your device is compatible before ordering).
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intel.com/sup…htm

What is needed for Miracast to work?


Windows 8.1 operating system
PC with the following:
Supported Intel graphics
Supported Intel® Chipset
WiFi adapter that supports Miracast
Latest Intel® Graphics Driver installed
A display (e.g. TV) that supports Miracast or a TV paired with a TV adapter that supports Miracast


Which Intel products support Miracast?


Intel® Processors and Intel graphics:

3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 4000
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 2500
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 4200
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 4400
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 4600
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 5000
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® Iris™ Graphics 5100
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 5200
Intel® Celeron® Processor J1750/J1850 with Intel® HD Graphics
Intel® Pentium® Processor J2850 with Intel® HD Graphics

Intel® Chipsets:

Intel® 6 Series Chipsets
Intel® 7 Series Chipsets
Intel® 8 Series Chipsets
Mobile Intel® 6 Series Chipsets
Mobile Intel® 7 Series Chipsets
Mobile Intel® 8 Series Chipsets


What if my Intel® Processor does not support Miracast?


If you have upgraded to Windows 8.1, but do not have a processor that supports Miracast, see Intel® WiDi transition after upgrading to Windows 8.1.

If you have not upgraded to Windows 8.1, or if you have an older Intel® Processor, see the Intel® WiDi support Web site.
Edited by: "deleted494932" 9th Sep 2015
All wireless HDMI stuff looks like crap when you use it.
The compression isn't lossless, you end up with what looks like an analogue low res analogue picture.
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robo989

All wireless HDMI stuff looks like crap when you use it.The compression … All wireless HDMI stuff looks like crap when you use it.The compression isn't lossless, you end up with what looks like an analogue low res analogue picture.



....is the kind of review you can expect from the users of the cheap miracast adapters that are out there (Sumvision Cyclone for example).

Every review I have seen referring to the Microsoft adapter says how excellent the audio/video quality is.

I guess I shall find out soon enough
Edited by: "deleted494932" 8th Sep 2015
So you connect this to HDMI and the USB for power?
Then use wifi to stream your desktop to the TV?
can some kind soul explain what steps i need to take, which the original poster has outlined, to get the price of c.£25 ?

You can also get a old now TV box and side load plex. Then stream to your TV. Costs less than 15 quid and has a decent remote and good quality picture 720p max on old model. 1080p on the new one.
CyberDude

can some kind soul explain what steps i need to take, which the original … can some kind soul explain what steps i need to take, which the original poster has outlined, to get the price of c.£25 ?



sign up to TopCashback
go to Amazon and copy the URL
Search for Bespoke offers on TCB
Sign up for bespoke offers through the TCB link
enter the URL in Bespoke Offers Beat my price
Wait for them to get back and purchase your offer.
thank you rob
robo989

All wireless HDMI stuff looks like crap when you use it.The compression … All wireless HDMI stuff looks like crap when you use it.The compression isn't lossless, you end up with what looks like an analogue low res analogue picture.


I am still using my HP Wireless TV Connect. Got it for £80 a few years back but they were £160. It supports 7.1 & 3D. Its been excellent and definitely gives HD picture quality.Maybe that's why it had an extortionate price tag compared to other cheaper variations.
Lack of HDMI ports means for me, it's either this or my Chromecast... can't decide which I'll use more.
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buddn07

Lack of HDMI ports means for me, it's either this or my Chromecast... … Lack of HDMI ports means for me, it's either this or my Chromecast... can't decide which I'll use more.



If you are using a Windows tablet, then the Microsoft adapter is a no brainer. It doesn't need a WiFi connection to work...whereas Chromecast is useless without one.

It will also stream any content that you can play on your tablet/laptop etc....no reliance on apps or whatever else. Just run your stuff through the browser, and voila - everything can be wirelessly cast without any complexity at all.

Of course, if you are using something other than Windows, then you may well get more benefit out of a Chromecast.
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CyberDude

thank you rob



Just to add....once you have received your offer, make sure you click through from TCB to Bespoke to ensure you get the 15% TCB cashback.
Wonder if this would be any good for mirroring an s6 or s6 edge which are missing mhl, I use an appradio in car dash which mirrors my phone via mhl with touch capability, the lack of any wireless mirroring on my appradio 2 is stopping me from going to an s6 edge from my note 4 hmmm
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Evilcell

So you connect this to HDMI and the USB for power?Then use wifi to stream … So you connect this to HDMI and the USB for power?Then use wifi to stream your desktop to the TV?



Yep. On Windows 10, just type 'project' into the start menu....then select the 'project to a second screen' option. You will then see a 'connect to a wireless display option below the 4 standard projection options...
Click it, then connect to the MS wireless adapter. It works in the same way as if you had plugged in a second monitor via HDMI. So you can work on one screen whilst wirelessly projecting (for example) a video on the wireless display.
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tragictramp

Wonder if this would be any good for mirroring an s6 or s6 edge which are … Wonder if this would be any good for mirroring an s6 or s6 edge which are missing mhl, I use an appradio in car dash which mirrors my phone via mhl with touch capability, the lack of any wireless mirroring on my appradio 2 is stopping me from going to an s6 edge from my note 4 hmmm



The S6 Edge does support Miracast...though I'm not exactly sure what it is you are trying to do so can't really advise if miracast will solve your problem

androidcentral.com/wha…-s6

my appradio does not support mirroring at present so i would plug this in as the source for the appradio.


wenttoabetterplace

The S6 Edge does support Miracast...though I'm not exactly sure what it … The S6 Edge does support Miracast...though I'm not exactly sure what it is you are trying to do so can't really advise if miracast will solve your problem :)http://www.androidcentral.com/what-samsung-quick-connect-galaxy-s6


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tragictramp

my appradio does not support mirroring at present so i would plug this in … my appradio does not support mirroring at present so i would plug this in as the source for the appradio.



Sorry....I haven't had an Android device in years so really can't provide any advice. One issue I can see though is that your in car dash is unlikely to have a HDMI port....which would render this adapter completely useless...
Edited by: "deleted494932" 8th Sep 2015

Fair enough, it does have an hdmi input and you unfortunately have no experience with my predicament, cheers.


wenttoabetterplace

Sorry....I haven't had an Android device in years so really can't provide … Sorry....I haven't had an Android device in years so really can't provide any advice. One issue I can see though is that your in car dash is unlikely to have a HDMI port....which would render this adapter completely useless...

I've got an Android phone, a Dell Venue Pro 8 and a Lenovo Flex Pro 2. Hard to say which I use more.
Nifty little device, should the price be a little cheaper, I might have purchased! Heat added none the less!
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omfgzbilly

Nifty little device, should the price be a little cheaper, I might have … Nifty little device, should the price be a little cheaper, I might have purchased! Heat added none the less!



I have been waiting around for a £20 price....but this is the closest its ever been - and the Bespoke/TCB cashback won't be around forever :). Hopefully it's as good as the reviews suggest it is. I'm hoping it's going to save me from having to purchase a new tablet!
buddn07

Lack of HDMI ports means for me, it's either this or my Chromecast... … Lack of HDMI ports means for me, it's either this or my Chromecast... can't decide which I'll use more.



"The Wireless Display Adapter works with Windows 8.1 or Android 4.2.1 or later operating systems and with Miracast-enabled devices."
The Chinese miracast devices are crap,getting it to use the tablet browser was hit and miss and a absolute chore.Would expect this Microsoft one to be much better and not have these problems,good price,about same price paid a year ago for the one gathering dust.
I have chromecast and it can project my screen. how is this compared to chromecast?
this is an excellent little device - use it all the time at work on my surface pro 3, excellent picture and audio quality very little lag.
I have a Belkin Miracast adapter which works well with my Windows tablet (HP Omni 10.1").
Edited by: "Lucero" 8th Sep 2015
I have this and it's frustrating experience so far. It gets very hot within few mins and then disconnects. After that it's hit and miss unless you keep it off for a while. This is same when connected using different devices (HP Spectre x360, Nexus 5, Samsung GS5, Samsung tabPro 8.3,.). I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. Instead go for a proper Android TV stick.
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fr3dy77_sp33d

I have chromecast and it can project my screen. how is this compared to … I have chromecast and it can project my screen. how is this compared to chromecast?



Chromecast will not work if you do not have a wireless router to connect it to. This makes it useless for my personal intended use (wirelessly projecting to a HDMI enabled projector....and wirelessly projecting to the TV's in hotel rooms etc when travelling).
Also, I like having extended desktop functionality, which means I can do whatever on my laptop screen, whilst having (for example) a film streaming on the extended wireless screen.

Chromecast has never been appealing to me - but if you are keeping it in one place, and have no requirement to use it when travelling etc, then it'll do the job. If you intend to use it on more than one screen though (and in multiple locations), a Miracast adapter is a vastly better option.
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mjmani

I have this and it's frustrating experience so far. It gets very hot … I have this and it's frustrating experience so far. It gets very hot within few mins and then disconnects. After that it's hit and miss unless you keep it off for a while. This is same when connected using different devices (HP Spectre x360, Nexus 5, Samsung GS5, Samsung tabPro 8.3,.). I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. Instead go for a proper Android TV stick.



Sounds like you have a faulty one...
Has anyone tried sky go over this? Is it relatively watchable?
get amazon fire stick
Nice product but still overpriced for me.

£20 and I'd consider one.
Will this work with an aged hp 6930p running win10?
This is perfect for me to stream my pc (in the living room connected to my TV) to a monitor in the dining room to work on!

Anyone have any ideas how I can get a keyboard and mouse to work in another room?
wenttoabetterplace

Chromecast will not work if you do not have a wireless router to connect … Chromecast will not work if you do not have a wireless router to connect it to. This makes it useless for my personal intended use (wirelessly projecting to a HDMI enabled projector....and wirelessly projecting to the TV's in hotel rooms etc when travelling).Also, I like having extended desktop functionality, which means I can do whatever on my laptop screen, whilst having (for example) a film streaming on the extended wireless screen.Chromecast has never been appealing to me - but if you are keeping it in one place, and have no requirement to use it when travelling etc, then it'll do the job. If you intend to use it on more than one screen though (and in multiple locations), a Miracast adapter is a vastly better option.



​thanks for the explanation. learn something new today. will bite around £20
Tried to buy with Bespoke Offers - never used them before. Got bid of £31.92 from Fireworks Direct at 4am. Just tried to buy - went through whole ordering and payment process then get 'out of stock'. Does this happen often? Not positive Bespoke Offers experience for first time user.......
Edited by: "kennethsross" 9th Sep 2015
Does this mean audio would be able to stay on your computer whilst synced up to the video you 'cast'? I bought a Chromecast to send video from PC to my projector, which doesn't have speakers or audio out and it was useless because you can't keep the audio coming out of the PC (attached to my amp and nice speakers) without it being horribly out of time with the video. Would definitely buy if anyone can confirm.

Voted hot regardless.
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opaninkofi

get amazon fire stick



Why would you do that? Its miracast functionality is woeful...(horrible lag and poor resolution image casting)

If you want a compact miracast adapter, this is the one to get
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Will this work with an aged hp 6930p running win10?



Unlikely. Most things from the Surface Pro 2 and onwards will work.
In the Intel world, the Baytrail generation of processors is where Miracast became widely supported. I will be using mine on a now old Atom Z3740 tablet -- which apparently runs Miracast flawlessly. My tablet is almost 2 years old...

Edited by: "deleted494932" 9th Sep 2015
opaninkofi

get amazon fire stick



I tried this but it just crashes after a few minutes most of the time. I'd hope this works significantly better.

Does this work without needing a network connection? (as in just connects directly to the device)
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