Discussion How Effective Is The 1080p@60Hz Wireless Transmitter HDMI Dongle/Adapter/Extender 100′ IR as a Chromecast Alternative?

jason wynngard

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As per another thread on screen mirroring, I'm seeking a screen mirroring device that doesn't require navigating via cellphone, and/or an app. I came across the device noted in the title of this thread. Has anyone used it, and if so, how effective is it? It's basically a wireless device to device (transmitter to a receiver) setup. I'd love to see experts in Tom's Guide evaluate it, but will happily appreciate anyone doing so. I'd like some user or experienced input before spring to buy it.
 

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Wireless video is not great, effective range is short, line of sight and not good for smooth video. From your other thread you are using a laptop, which are by design portable. Bring it to the place you want to use it, connect it with an HDMI cable to the screen.
 

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First and foremost, THANK YOU for replying. Your suggestion makes plenty of sense, all the same, I'm hoping to avoid moving my laptop. It was originally built for gaming. It's a HEAVY 17.3" thing hooked up to various components that are no fun to unhook, then rehook just to view a movie or football game now and then. Plus I am hoping to mirror the screen to both the living room 65" TV, and occasionally to my projector to view media at night outside the house. Regarding the wireless transmitter dongle I asked about, I came to the very conclusion you outlined. Instead, I am now looking at the ScreenBeam MyWirelessTV2 Wireless HD Transmitter & Receiver system. Their signal passes through walls and claim a 150 foot reach. I'm getting input from users to determine if I will buy it or not. Your reply indicates a rather informed person, so I'd appreciate your take on this system, assuming you have experience with it.
 

hang-the-9

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First and foremost, THANK YOU for replying. Your suggestion makes plenty of sense, all the same, I'm hoping to avoid moving my laptop. It was originally built for gaming. It's a HEAVY 17.3" thing hooked up to various components that are no fun to unhook, then rehook just to view a movie or football game now and then. Plus I am hoping to mirror the screen to both the living room 65" TV, and occasionally to my projector to view media at night outside the house. Regarding the wireless transmitter dongle I asked about, I came to the very conclusion you outlined. Instead, I am now looking at the ScreenBeam MyWirelessTV2 Wireless HD Transmitter & Receiver system. Their signal passes through walls and claim a 150 foot reach. I'm getting input from users to determine if I will buy it or not. Your reply indicates a rather informed person, so I'd appreciate your take on this system, assuming you have experience with it.
Get a tiny PC setup with HDMI like a Fire Stick or a Compute Stick . They make them with Windows, Android or the custom ones like Roku or Fire from Amazon. Will work connected to an HDMI port on a projector or TV. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08G1CCWN5?tag=georiot-us-default-20&ascsubtag=wp-us-1730600607696130600-UUwpUdUnU40656YYh-20&geniuslink=true
 
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