Screen Sharing for Lumia Phones

by Volker Weber

ZZ011DDCEB.jpg

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.

More >

Comments

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

Recent comments

Alexander Hüls on Und der Gewinner ist ... at 18:09
Adalbert Duda on Und der Gewinner ist ... at 09:31
Martin Cygan on Jede Menge neue Amazon Echos at 00:50
Christoph-Alexander Dettmann on WIWE: So sieht ein schlechtes EKG aus at 16:37
Volker Weber on WIWE: So sieht ein schlechtes EKG aus at 14:18
Christoph-Alexander Dettmann on WIWE: So sieht ein schlechtes EKG aus at 14:00
Johannes Matzke on WIWE: So sieht ein schlechtes EKG aus at 13:46
Hubert Stettner on Erhöhte Sicherheit bei neuem iPhone und neuer Apple Watch at 12:19
Martin Kautz on Und der Gewinner ist ... at 10:10
Thomas Cloer on Und der Gewinner ist ... at 09:51
Roland Dressler on Und der Gewinner ist ... at 09:27
Volker Weber on Und der Gewinner ist ... at 21:18
Horia Stanescu on WIWE: Mobiles EKG für Android oder iPhone at 21:10
Christoph-Alexander Dettmann on WIWE: Mobiles EKG für Android oder iPhone at 17:20
Thomas Cloer on Und der Gewinner ist ... at 17:11
Jochen Schug on Und der Gewinner ist ... at 16:52
Felix Binsack on Und der Gewinner ist ... at 16:35
Volker Weber on Upgrade to iOS 12 now at 15:40
Jochen Schug on Upgrade to iOS 12 now at 15:34
Jochen Schug on Und der Gewinner ist ... at 15:30
Volker Weber on Und der Gewinner ist ... at 15:16
Stephan Perthes on Und der Gewinner ist ... at 15:04
Torsten Bloth on Und der Gewinner ist ... at 14:44
Harald Gärttner on Und der Gewinner ist ... at 14:37
Karl Heindel on Und der Gewinner ist ... at 14:30

Ceci n'est pas un blog

I explain difficult concepts in simple ways. For free, and for money. Clue procurement and bullshit detection.

vowe

Contact
Publications
Stuff that works
Amazon Wish List
Frequently Asked Questions

rss feed  twitter  amazon

Local time is 23:39

visitors.gif

buy me coffee