A few Surface Pro 3 / Windows 8 Questions

sdanaher

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I had an original Surface Pro and windows phone... gave them up earlier this year to head back to mac.

I've been watching the windows and surface scene to see if I can get back at some point.

After getting a chance to play with the Surface Pro 3 in the store today (finally)... a few questions:

1. Can Xbox Video store downloaded movies on an SD Card

2. Is there significant or any lag using the wireless display adapter

Simple as that...
 

stephen_az

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I had an original Surface Pro and windows phone... gave them up earlier this year to head back to mac.

I've been watching the windows and surface scene to see if I can get back at some point.

After getting a chance to play with the Surface Pro 3 in the store today (finally)... a few questions:

1. Can Xbox Video store downloaded movies on an SD Card

2. Is there significant or any lag using the wireless display adapter

Simple as that...

To answer your questions:

1) Yes, Xbox Video can store downloaded movies on a MicroSDXC card. I have the Video folder redirected to a card but you can also just add the location.
2) It depends more on the wireless display in my experience. My former Push2TV adapter was quirky but experienced no lag. Currently I am using the Roku 3 beta and it is remarkably smooth. If I place the SP3 next to the wireless display you can see slight a disconnect between the two but only with respect to sound when running a video. Obviously this was also just a test since there is not exactly much point to duplicating the screen and watching a video on both the SP3 and wireless display at the same time. Some cheaper adapters though are choppy and lag but that applies to any devices I have tried.
 

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I have yet to find a wireless secondary display option that doesn't lag a little bit. I have Netgear PTV3000 (miracast receiver), For the most part, it works great - there is a little lag though, it is definitely noticeable. For use as a secondary display, I will always recommend a wired solution. That being said, it depends what you are planning on using it for. I find that using the devices charm and play to via dlna works better for sending media to your smart tv. I have a Samsung smart TV, and it works great either way. There are certain things that can interfere with the signal (my baby monitor would be a great example. If I have the baby monitor on nearby, it will scramble my miracast connection. As soon as I turn the monitor off, no issues.
 

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