Screen Sharing for Lumia Phones

by Volker Weber

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Screen Sharing for Lumia Phones is a little gadget you probably want if you have a Lumia and want to project content to your big TV screen. It's a Miracast receiver with just two connectors: MicroUSB for power and full size HDMI-out. You can use any Miracast-certified source to project to this device. Its basic function works exactly like my Netgear PTV-3000.

There is one more thing though. The device has an NFC tag embedded into a coaster that you can take off and place it on your coffee table. When you touch it with your Lumia phone, it automatically pairs with the device and starts projecting.

My initial test wasn't as successful as with the Netgear receiver. I have placed both behind the Samsung TV in exactly the same place and while the Netgear was working as expected, the Microsoft device had a hard time keeping the connection. Apparently reception coming from below was too weak. Another problem might be that I was powering it through a USB port from the back of the TV instead of through the supplied power adapter. Works for the Netgear, may not be working for the Microsoft device.

Update: It was not the power supply. Wifi reception is too weak. Does not work behind the TV, also does not work inside cabinet. The phone needs to "see" the device.

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Habe ich den Namen des Gerätes übersehen?

Gruß

Hagen

Hagen Bauer, 2014-10-12

Ja. Das heißt tatsächlich so wie der Titel dieses Beitrags. Microsoft Marketing!

Volker Weber, 2014-10-12

Oh weh, ich hätte die gleiche Frage wie Hagen gestellt...

Ingo Seifert, 2014-10-12

FYI - In my office browser (IE10), this post is obscured by the "mind the gap" post above it.

Ben Rose, 2014-10-14

I'm sure IE11 will be much better.

Volker Weber, 2014-10-14

I'm sure it would be, but I'm lucky to be IE10 here :)

Ben Rose, 2014-10-14

So much better than IE6, right? ;-)

Volker Weber, 2014-10-14

We are upgrading from IE8, it's a revelation!

Ben Rose, 2014-10-14

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