1. Mathias Lindberg's Avatar
    It's hard to get my hands on Miracast dongles, and the only cheap one I can find is big and requires extra power (not Micro-USB, which would work for me..)

    I've found inexpensive 720p and 1080p dongles with DNLA (like the iPush), but I'm unsure whether I can use these with Windows 8(.1) and the Venue 8 Pro? Information is hard to come by, but if you have any experience with setting it up, I'd love to hear everything!

    I need to mirror my screen to our projector at school, in different rooms, so it needs to be quick and easy to setup. I have a 5600mAh battery that could connect to the dongle and power it without the need for an outlet.

    I understand that you can mirror apps and media through DLNA, but shouldn't Windows Desktop be supported the same way you use Miracast? Would it be possible to mirror PowerPoint, or does the desktop not count as 'media'?
    Last edited by Mathias Lindberg; 05-12-2014 at 02:34 PM.
    05-12-2014 02:16 PM
  2. Ted#WP's Avatar
    Never used this but I've read a lot of people have had great success with Netgear PTV3000. YMMV

    05-12-2014 04:54 PM
  3. Mathias Lindberg's Avatar
    Never used this but I've read a lot of people have had great success with Netgear PTV3000. YMMV

    Not that different from a Miracast receiver, since WiDi 3.5 supports Miracast. I'd love to hear if anyone has experience with DLNA and Modern UI apps. If Office is released for Windows Store, could I stream PowerPoint perhaps to DLNA?
    05-12-2014 05:23 PM
  4. foxbat121's Avatar
    No, DLNA is designed for media Streaming, not screen casting. two different application. DLNA is only good for streaming video clips and songs. If you want screen casting for apps, Miracast is your only choice.

    DLNA is nothing new. Almost every modern TV, any media player box, and game consoles, even audio receivers support DLNA.
    05-13-2014 07:34 AM
  5. Mathias Lindberg's Avatar
    No, DLNA is designed for media Streaming, not screen casting. two different application. DLNA is only good for streaming video clips and songs. If you want screen casting for apps, Miracast is your only choice.

    DLNA is nothing new. Almost every modern TV, any media player box, and game consoles, even audio receivers support DLNA.
    It does sound pretty sweet. Initally I wanted to stream movies to my TV wirelessly, and it's not a bad option. Will go with Miracast I suppose if I decide to use my Venue 8 Pro for PowerPoints :)
    05-13-2014 02:59 PM

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