+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 2 of 2
AV and Multimedia Related Thread, WiDi / Miracast TVs/Receivers on sale in the UK? in Technical; As an Android/Windows user, I've been waiting for the AppleTV equivalent to arrive for a while now. It appears to ...
  1. #1
    ben604's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    314
    Thank Post
    81
    Thanked 29 Times in 24 Posts
    Rep Power
    22

    WiDi / Miracast TVs/Receivers on sale in the UK?

    As an Android/Windows user, I've been waiting for the AppleTV equivalent to arrive for a while now. It appears to have finally happened with Intel's WiDi/Miracast protocols, but there's not a massive amount of information around regarding devices that use it in the UK. The Intel website lists a load of US TVs and set top boxes that are compatible, but not for us over here

    Does anyone know what TVs/devices are on sale over here which are compatible, apart from the Belkin device (which seems to be a bit legacy as it is, only supporting WiDi 2.0, we're on 3.5 now)?

    Ta,
    Ben

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Telford
    Posts
    5
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by ben604 View Post
    As an Android/Windows user, I've been waiting for the AppleTV equivalent to arrive for a while now. It appears to have finally happened with Intel's WiDi/Miracast protocols, but there's not a massive amount of information around regarding devices that use it in the UK. The Intel website lists a load of US TVs and set top boxes that are compatible, but not for us over here

    Does anyone know what TVs/devices are on sale over here which are compatible, apart from the Belkin device (which seems to be a bit legacy as it is, only supporting WiDi 2.0, we're on 3.5 now)?

    Ta,
    Ben
    Hi Ben

    I've been using WiDi in 3 of my schools now since September. On a most part its been a success and it works so much better than Apple TV. I've been using the Belkin Screencast devices which work a treat in most of my schools. I've also recently had the new Netgear PTV3000 sent to me by Intel to test.

    I have had issues though. 1 of my schools use Ubiquity wireless which the Belkin's dont seem to be a fan of. They randomly disconnect and sometimes its difficult to even scan for them. But I've used the PTV3000 and it seems to work alot better.

    We use Samsung Slate 7 on Windows 7 and the new Lenovo Twists on Windows 7 and 8 and the teachers love the freedom of it.

    Its worth testing out the Belkin to see if its any good, but make sure that your devices are also WiDi compatible!

    EDIT: Also a quick note. Though the Belkin devices are being sold as 2.0. They do upgrade to 3.5 on first use. Hope this helps.
    Last edited by LohamTheTech; 5th March 2013 at 01:28 PM.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Electric bike banned from sale in the UK
    By Dos_Box in forum IT News
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 18th May 2012, 02:01 PM
  2. [Video] NMAs take on the unemployed in the UK.
    By mattx in forum Jokes/Interweb Things
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 24th January 2011, 12:51 PM
  3. Available in the UK?
    By theeldergeek in forum Hardware
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 14th December 2009, 11:37 AM
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 22nd October 2009, 01:35 PM
  5. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 18th September 2008, 08:42 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •