12-04-2013 11:12 AM
26 12
tools
  1. Jason Stephens's Avatar
    Ive just bought my Surface 2 and I love it. I have a home office and do alot of work from home. I have an HDTV in my office mounted to the wall but its not a smart TV. I'd like to be able to stream my surface to the TV wirelessly to use for a larger monitor\ emails\play videos etc. What adapters\devices do I need to purchase to transmit to the TV wirelessly. Any links to products for purchase would be greatly appreciated.
    11-24-2013 02:37 PM
  2. crash1989's Avatar
    11-24-2013 03:20 PM
  3. crash1989's Avatar
    11-24-2013 03:21 PM
  4. AR2186's Avatar
    I picked up a Netgear Push2TV (3000 version) and it works great. Very easy to use
    11-24-2013 11:34 PM
  5. azcruz's Avatar
    Surface 2 supports Miracast and I've seen an LG LED TV with built-in Miracast. The NetGear suggested above is another choice for older TV sets.
    11-24-2013 11:40 PM
  6. gwinegarden's Avatar
    I did not see where it said to go to Control Panel/Sound and make sure your Digital Audio is on. Took me a while to figure that out.
    11-25-2013 07:57 AM
  7. umang_k91's Avatar
    i am sure this has been asked before, but is there anyway to stream your stuff to a ps3 from the surface 2?
    11-26-2013 02:27 PM
  8. spaulagain's Avatar
    i am sure this has been asked before, but is there anyway to stream your stuff to a ps3 from the surface 2?
    Does PS3 have DLNA support?
    11-26-2013 02:30 PM
  9. umang_k91's Avatar
    yes the ps3 does have DLNA support, but apps like nokia PlayTo don't work with it. No idea why not though.
    11-26-2013 02:42 PM
  10. AR2186's Avatar
    Does PS3 have DLNA support?
    It seems to be a non compliant / non standard implementation. I have seen a lot of complaints about Sony's implementation of it over the years
    11-26-2013 02:48 PM
  11. spaulagain's Avatar
    It seems to be a non compliant / non standard implementation. I have seen a lot of complaints about Sony's implementation of it over the years
    Sounds like Sony's typical proprietary BS like their storage disks for cameras.
    11-27-2013 08:08 PM
  12. berty6294's Avatar
    For those who have used miracast, is it fast and stable enough to play games with?
    11-27-2013 11:24 PM
  13. ctitanic's Avatar
    Using a WDTVLive you will be able to use the Play to option within any apps with this feature enabled (IE, PowerDVD, etc)
    11-30-2013 09:07 PM
  14. AR2186's Avatar
    For those who have used miracast, is it fast and stable enough to play games with?
    No, there is a notable (1second or so) lag between the screen and the tv screen. HDMI is your only way to play games reliably.
    12-01-2013 11:17 AM
  15. berty6294's Avatar
    No, there is a notable (1second or so) lag between the screen and the tv screen. HDMI is your only way to play games reliably.
    But movies are smooth?
    12-01-2013 11:53 PM
  16. AR2186's Avatar
    But movies are smooth?
    Yeah movies play fine, the video and audio are output together over miracast, it's like a wireless hdmi cable. Everything is synced up fine, just 1/2 second after your tablet screen shows it. Turn the tablet screen brightness down and you can't tell the difference
    12-02-2013 12:18 AM
  17. jhoff80's Avatar
    If you have a mouse connected (or Cover) you can also use the charms bar to switch to only display on the Miracast device (or extend the displays so something different shows on each screen).
    AR2186 likes this.
    12-02-2013 12:42 AM
  18. berty6294's Avatar
    If you have a mouse connected (or Cover) you can also use the charms bar to switch to only display on the Miracast device (or extend the displays so something different shows on each screen).
    Does that lower the response time? lol sorry for all the questions, I'm really trying to decide if the Push2TV is worth purchasing for my uses...
    12-02-2013 08:19 AM
  19. AR2186's Avatar
    Does that lower the response time? lol sorry for all the questions, I'm really trying to decide if the Push2TV is worth purchasing for my uses...
    I bought it primarily for movies but was hoping to use with my gaming PC. I don't think it will cut the lag, but will check for you tonight
    12-02-2013 09:32 AM
  20. berty6294's Avatar
    I bought it primarily for movies but was hoping to use with my gaming PC. I don't think it will cut the lag, but will check for you tonight
    You da man, thank you!
    12-02-2013 09:32 AM
  21. AR2186's Avatar
    You da man, thank you!
    Still seemed to be some lag, wasn't fast enough on mine for games
    12-03-2013 09:32 AM
  22. berty6294's Avatar
    Still seemed to be some lag, wasn't fast enough on mine for games
    Okay thank you for your input. I still think I'm in the market for it, may just ask for it for Christmas from somebody though. thanks again!
    12-03-2013 11:13 AM
  23. link68759's Avatar
    Careful with buying things that "support" miracast. I just made 3-4 trips to and from best buy with varying bluray players that supposedly support miracast. Best buy didn't have the netgear push2tv thing in stock.

    Nothing that claimed to support miracast would actually connect to my surface or laptop. Very frustrating experience. The tech just isn't standardized yet- and probably the only receivers that actually work with 8.1 are the ones MS used in their development- push2tv and the screenbeam pro.

    But I don't want to spend $100 on something that has a >1000ms lag either, so I guess I'll just deal with having a really long hdmi cable. There shouldn't be that much lag- the whole point of wifi direct is to create high efficiency high bandwidth transfers. I would think it might have maybe 500ms because it's a developing technology...
    12-03-2013 01:22 PM
  24. AR2186's Avatar
    Careful with buying things that "support" miracast. I just made 3-4 trips to and from best buy with varying bluray players that supposedly support miracast. Best buy didn't have the netgear push2tv thing in stock.

    Nothing that claimed to support miracast would actually connect to my surface or laptop. Very frustrating experience. The tech just isn't standardized yet- and probably the only receivers that actually work with 8.1 are the ones MS used in their development- push2tv and the screenbeam pro.

    But I don't want to spend $100 on something that has a >1000ms lag either, so I guess I'll just deal with having a really long hdmi cable. There shouldn't be that much lag- the whole point of wifi direct is to create high efficiency high bandwidth transfers. I would think it might have maybe 500ms because it's a developing technology...
    Just to be clear, there is no lag between audio and video, just input lag (so no good for gaming)
    link68759 likes this.
    12-03-2013 08:45 PM
  25. link68759's Avatar
    Yeah I understand, but input lag of those proportions (1s or greater) mostly defeats the purpose of "wireless monitor" technology- and you'd be better off using DLNA or some other streaming protocol if you can't use it for tasks that require input.
    12-03-2013 11:16 PM
26 12

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-03-2014, 09:10 AM
  2. [Forum game] Reason I chose to get a Windows Phone...
    By Nokia Boy in forum Microsoft News & Rumors
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 11-27-2013, 01:39 PM
  3. Can't Sync Playlists from Windows 7 Desktop App to 1520?!?!?!
    By MichaelBanning in forum Other Operating Systems
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-24-2013, 09:42 PM
  4. HDMI-Connection - only video, sound only from the surface
    By SillyFlamingo in forum Microsoft Surface Pro
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-24-2013, 03:09 PM
  5. The official IG compared to 6tag
    By Moustache321 in forum General Phone Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-24-2013, 11:41 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD