Sumvision MC-01 Cyclone Miracast Dongle (Mirror Everything) - £15.99 Delivered @ MyMemory
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Sumvision MC-01 Cyclone Miracast Dongle (Mirror Everything) - £15.99 Delivered @ MyMemory

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Found 5th Apr 2015
Before everyone blasts off and moans at me I'm after a dongle that will mirror everything from my android tablet not just approved programs like a Chromecast does. So for me a Chromecast is not what I want, I want a dongle that will mirror everything.

So been looking and there is a lot of cheap crap out there that is very poor. I came across this one, seems pretty good and reviews on Amazon/7dayshop are very good.

Anyone else have experience or recommendations?

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Bugeyed

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Just ribbing ya for the opening line. Heat

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Bugeyed

Just ribbing ya for the opening line. Heat



I can't test it because I'm currently away from home but doesn't the chromecast have a mirroring option in the app to mirror everything that's on screen anyway?

chazphot

I can't test it because I'm currently away from home but doesn't the … I can't test it because I'm currently away from home but doesn't the chromecast have a mirroring option in the app to mirror everything that's on screen anyway?



Its device specific

cayndeh

Its device specific



So even though the 2012 Nexus 7 can't mirror its screen due to hardware limitations so how this device will work?

For what it's worth I got a Measy miracast dongle from Futeko for use with a win8 tab. I found it to be very frustrating. Don't know if it was the device or the tech that was poor though.

You can mirror everything on your phone/tablet by selecting the "cast screen" option on the Chromecast app.

I've had the Chromecast for a good few months now & I have to say its a lot easier to use & more convenient than my smart TV, PlayStation and even the the roku.

I have had a few sumvision items, a no nonsense DVD player and a general purpose media player with Ethernet. both have been cheap but feel well made and neither have let me down over many years use.

Chromecast only supports full mirroring on certain devices below kitkat. For kitkat there is screen mirroring in beta.

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So am I right to say this is the correct device to mirror say streaming/showbox etc?

MrJinxy

So am I right to say this is the correct device to mirror say … So am I right to say this is the correct device to mirror say streaming/showbox etc?



As previously mentioned, Chromecast can do this but is device specific. I have a note 3 and original note 10.1 - both work but can be temperamental at times.

You won't be able to mirror everything. Certain apps such as 4od have some type of protection which prevents you from mirroring it!

Cold. Had one and it is laggy and crap.

bilboalex1

You won't be able to mirror everything. Certain apps such as 4od have … You won't be able to mirror everything. Certain apps such as 4od have some type of protection which prevents you from mirroring it!



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I have the same problem on a Dell monitor I recently purchased. It doesn't have a HDMI connection, so I purchased a HDMI>DVI adapter which broke the HDCP secure connection.
Trying to move 4OD from my Windows tablet screen to the Dell screen instantly breaks the connection and pulls up a warning.
Yet another reason why I don't like 4OD

wenttoabetterplace

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-bandwidth_Digital_Content_ProtectionI … http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-bandwidth_Digital_Content_ProtectionI have the same problem on a Dell monitor I recently purchased. It doesn't have a HDMI connection, so I purchased a HDMI>DVI adapter which broke the HDCP secure connection.Trying to move 4OD from my Windows tablet screen to the Dell screen instantly breaks the connection and pulls up a warning.Yet another reason why I don't like 4OD



So that device isn't breaking the HDCP? You'll need more than a splitter.

MazingerZ

So that device isn't breaking the HDCP? You'll need more than a splitter.



I need a micro HDMI to DVI cable for it to work properly (or so I have been told). However, since I already have a functional micro>full HDMI, I'm happy to just use my cheap 50p HDMI>DVI adapter and forgo using 4OD

chromcast doesn't transmit sound when mirroring the screen - does this?

I know my NowTV app refuses to work over OTG. Will this make any difference (kitkat 4.4).

Also, will this work on Windows computers?

Finally, Im guessing this is too laggy for gaming right? That probably goes for all wireless connections though

Shame it doesn't have AirPlay but I guess for the price can't complain!

hotrod2

chromcast doesn't transmit sound when mirroring the screen - does this?



Mine does.

hotrod2

chromcast doesn't transmit sound when mirroring the screen - does this?



Chromecast does transmit sound. Or at least it does with Showbox films.

can this be used on a corporate network does anyone know? do you need to go through a wireless network to talk to it or does it connect directly?

I cannot see any details whether it is dual-band, etc. A good Miracast dual-band receiver like the Netgear costs about 2x but does not need any apps and also works with Intel's WiDi - might be worth investing in. They all have issues but Netgear is at least been providing updates

Could I mirror Skygo from my laptop to my tv with this?

I use an EZCast dongle and I love it, watch movies and TV shows easily.

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Jonnyblock

Chromecast does transmit sound. Or at least it does with Showbox films.



I thought you couldn't use Chromecast with showbox as its not certified ? This was why I was looking at alternatives

MrJinxy

CommentI thought you couldn't use Chromecast with showbox as its not … CommentI thought you couldn't use Chromecast with showbox as its not certified ? This was why I was looking at alternatives


There's a difference between casting and mirroring casting works by pressing the cast button in screen like you get on YouTube and bbciplayer and very often ghe video will then be streamed directly from the service to your chromecast, Mirroring actually mirrors the phones display exactly as it appeara on the phone and is streamed from thw phone directly to chromecast device in your tv, my phone becomes warm when doing this as it working hard to transmit the data, i can cast virtually anything on screen including movie streaming sites, news articles and recipes and even farm heros saga game but i have encountered the block 4od/all4 has put on which wony let you stream it somehow detects it the mean beans! Anyway if it helps the phone i have is a cheap moto g lte on kitkat and i love chromecast its great for most things when you get the hand of it try casting with the camera on your phone you can use it as a cctv/spy device too! Lol

Could I attach this to my car deck which has a double din capacitive touch screen and HDMI port? Then mirror my phone, and control it from the deck screen???

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Moonwolf1976

There's a difference between casting and mirroring casting works by … There's a difference between casting and mirroring casting works by pressing the cast button in screen like you get on YouTube and bbciplayer and very often ghe video will then be streamed directly from the service to your chromecast, Mirroring actually mirrors the phones display exactly as it appeara on the phone and is streamed from thw phone directly to chromecast device in your tv, my phone becomes warm when doing this as it working hard to transmit the data, i can cast virtually anything on screen including movie streaming sites, news articles and recipes and even farm heros saga game but i have encountered the block 4od/all4 has put on which wony let you stream it somehow detects it the mean beans! Anyway if it helps the phone i have is a cheap moto g lte on kitkat and i love chromecast its great for most things when you get the hand of it try casting with the camera on your phone you can use it as a cctv/spy device too! Lol



Hmm ok so what I need I could just get a Chromecast. I literally just want to view showbox films from my tablet (Asus memo pad) to my tv

nedford

I have had a few sumvision items, a no nonsense DVD player and a general … I have had a few sumvision items, a no nonsense DVD player and a general purpose media player with Ethernet. both have been cheap but feel well made and neither have let me down over many years use.



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Adrian7

I cannot see any details whether it is dual-band, etc. A good Miracast … I cannot see any details whether it is dual-band, etc. A good Miracast dual-band receiver like the Netgear costs about 2x but does not need any apps and also works with Intel's WiDi - might be worth investing in. They all have issues but Netgear is at least been providing updates



The Microsoft miracast dongle gets excellent reviews and can be had for about £35 from a US seller on Amazon. Normal price is around £60.

MrJinxy

Hmm ok so what I need I could just get a Chromecast. I literally just … Hmm ok so what I need I could just get a Chromecast. I literally just want to view showbox films from my tablet (Asus memo pad) to my tv


Check the chromecast compatability list to see if your device is supported for mirroring first to be on the safe side useful info on chromecast mirroring

butchyboy

Could I mirror Skygo from my laptop to my tv with this?



You would save yourself money by just using a HDMI cable, and also have lag/glitch free performance...(though obviously lose the convenience of the wifi connection).
There are v.few devices that live up to the promise of miracast...and judging by the reviews, this Sumvision dongle isn't one of them.
I am personally just sticking with an extra long HDMI cable until such time as the Microsoft miracast dongle drops in price

Might be best to try it on a friends chromecast before you buy one or do some research as i dont know about asus memo pads or if it will work with the method in the link somehow its all up to you to find out. All the best hope you get it working.

Any idea if this will mirror Cartoon HD from an iPhone 4s? Thanks is advance

wenttoabetterplace

You would save yourself money by just using a HDMI cable, and also have … You would save yourself money by just using a HDMI cable, and also have lag/glitch free performance...(though obviously lose the convenience of the wifi connection).There are v.few devices that live up to the promise of miracast...and judging by the reviews, this Sumvision dongle isn't one of them.I am personally just sticking with an extra long HDMI cable until such time as the Microsoft miracast dongle drops in price



His laptop might not have HDMI though, but I agree a cable solution beats any wireless solution for stability.

fishmaster

His laptop might not have HDMI though, but I agree a cable solution beats … His laptop might not have HDMI though, but I agree a cable solution beats any wireless solution for stability.



If it doesn't have HDMI, then I would be very surprised if it has the hardware capable of running miracast.

Speaking of which, I was actually surprised to find out that my Baytrail (Z3740) tablet is actually more capable of miracasting than a Surface Pro 2. It basically looks like a constantly evolving technology where the various partners are gradually improving things to the point where they actually work properly. However, for most people, miracast just won't work particularly well.

So far, the Microsoft miracast adapter seems to be the one that offers by far the best performance (near enough lag free from the reviews I have read). However, it is prohibitively expensive, especially when compared to a HDMI cable that has no performance issues.

Personally, I would sooner buy from Amazon when getting something like this. They are far easier to deal with when it comes to returns.
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