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Old September 24, 2014, 01:42 PM
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I've been toying with picking up a chromecast unit, but maybe this would be a better match for the media I've got stored on a win8 machine.....

Microsoft unveils $60 TV streaming device for Windows 8 and Android - GeekWire

On a side note... who let the engineers program the promo??? That constant abrupt music transition is really annoying.... :)
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Old September 24, 2014, 06:36 PM
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Interested in this too. But I have to say that the Chromecast is pretty simple and reliable. I have the Netgear Miracast adapter and liked it, but if Youtube, Netflix, and other chromecast-enabled services are what you want then stick with that.

For work, presentations, etc. I am very interested in this miracast adapter as a chromecast, apple tv, etc won't work in an enterprise environment like ours.
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Old September 24, 2014, 07:19 PM
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So if someone had an HD video on there laptop and wanted to play it on there TV they could use this adapter to view it?
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You can also use a chromecast... They released an SDK and new apps are available making it MUCH more useful, check it out before dismissing.
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I had mulled over chromecast, but found it too limiting. I didn't realize there was a significant expansion with SDK released. I'll have too look into it a bit more.

That being said, this Microsoft setup is pretty interesting. I've been really happy with my Surface 2 Pro and 8.1's performance, it's good to see MS expanding. IF this can work well as a replacement for Wireless HDMI and as a media player, I may be sold.
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Interesting that you can stream anything from windows 8. There is no mention of iphone or ipad, can it be done, if not can chromecast do it with iphone?
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If I didn't have an HTPC I would totally snag something like this.
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If I didn't have an HTPC I would totally snag something like this.
Still, would be cool to share a screen wirelessly. I'm using Airserver on my mediacenter which emulate a AppleTV. I can beam my Macbook or iPad screen and it's great.

When it comes to Windows & Android, you need separate hardware. Whish there was a Miracast or Chromecast server that I would just have to install on my PC to act as a receiver :/
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Still, would be cool to share a screen wirelessly. I'm using Airserver on my mediacenter which emulate a AppleTV. I can beam my Macbook or iPad screen and it's great.

When it comes to Windows & Android, you need separate hardware. Whish there was a Miracast or Chromecast server that I would just have to install on my PC to act as a receiver :/
Well I don't know about screen sharing (is that the same thing? ). But Airplay and Chromecast streaming both work. I can stream music, Youtube, etc to XBMC from my iPad or iTunes. For Chromecast you just need to install Yatse on phone. It is a free XBMC remote control app that also will also streaming. After it is installed and setup streaming works pretty flawlessly. Music, Youtube work great. Actually if I get a phone call, XBMC will automatically pause the video / music and resume after the call is over .

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Still, would be cool to share a screen wirelessly. I'm using Airserver on my mediacenter which emulate a AppleTV. I can beam my Macbook or iPad screen and it's great.

When it comes to Windows & Android, you need separate hardware. Whish there was a Miracast or Chromecast server that I would just have to install on my PC to act as a receiver :/
The link from the original post claims windows 8.1 or android 4.2.1.
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