1. michelk's Avatar
    I just bought a surface 2.
    Yesterday i noticed that some files can be transfered from windows explorer to the smart tv.
    1) I was wandering if anyone can explain to me why only certain files can be send to the tv ?
    2) Why does this function doesn't seem to work when i'm looking at pictures from the standard app in windows CT ?
    3) Does anyone have experience with the project function in windows 8.1. ? Could someone explain how it works ? (

    10-29-2013 06:04 AM
  2. powersquad's Avatar
    Wired - buy a micro HDMI to HDMI cable
    Wireless - WiDi/Miracast. Samsung 2013 models atleast and Toshiba I think as well (Smart TV's only) support wireless display so you can project from Surface 2 to TV wirelessly. You can also buy a miracast device like Actiontec Sunbeam Pro or Netgear PTV3000 to project your Surface 2 wirelessly to your TV if it does not support miracast natively.
    10-29-2013 06:27 AM
  3. michelk's Avatar
    Thanks for the info.
    Do you know if you need to instal software for the Netgear PTV3000 on the surface 2 ?
    My guess that it is not needed.
    10-29-2013 07:20 AM
  4. Patric.Z's Avatar
    No, you don't need to install anything. Just click project and you can add a new wireless display to your surface. See my post earlier on Miracast on Surafce 2. Overall, it works quite well, but it seems the latest firmare from Netgear is a little buggy and the sound would cut out at the begining of a video and playing music is not as smooth as before.
    10-29-2013 01:45 PM
  5. closeloop's Avatar
    Netgear just released a new firmware (version 2.4.26) for PTV3000 adaptor. Hopefully it can fix some of the issues.
    11-05-2013 12:53 AM
  6. Patric.Z's Avatar
    It does work better with 1080P now. The sound is much better and the connection is more stable. Thanks for the tip.
    11-05-2013 02:31 AM

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