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Adapters to make any computer Miracast compatible?

by Southrncomfortjm / November 5, 2012 3:53 AM PST

So it seems like there will be a big push (or maybe just a push) to get users to adopt Miracast as the universal display mirroring service/technique/whatever.

My question is, has anyone heard of anyone producing some kind of adapter or dongle that will make normally non-compliant laptops compatible with Miracast? I really want to use this technology, but I don't want to have to wait until I get around to replacing a laptop to be able to us it.

Other question is, would such an adapter even be possible?

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Dead to me.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 5, 2012 3:58 AM PST

As I read it's a proprietary system where "they" decide what device can be accepted or not. It is not an open system so your questions are best put to them.

Color me not excited.

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Found it ;)
by NickPanov / November 17, 2013 5:28 PM PST
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Nice find.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 18, 2013 2:30 PM PST
In reply to: Found it ;)

Those are sadly prone to reboots and such so be sure to check it out fast and return it if it's like the others.

Only took a year to find it?

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Not Possible...yet
by idiesel2 / December 12, 2013 4:09 AM PST

So far, I have scouered the Internet looking for something to make my Windows 7 laptop compatible, but there's nothing that I have found. It seems like a perfect market for someone to make a device that u plug into your laptop's HDMI port and it Miracasts out to a Miracast receiver.

Someone posted a link to a dongle, but that's a receiver unit, so you can Miracast TO it. I'm still looking.

Right now I use my Mini PC and TeamViewer to get my computer's image onto my TV to watch movies from my laptop...when I'm too lazy to go plug it into the TV's HDMI port. lol

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Still looking... in 2014!
by rykellim / April 25, 2014 11:53 PM PDT

I am interested in this topic too... any wireless display TRANSCEIVER or TRANSMITTER which can be plugged into the USB or HDMI port of any laptop to enable it to mirror its screen over to a Miracast TV or Receiver. Actiontec has something similar, but I suspect that the Transceiver will only work with the Actiontec Receiver and thus defeat the idea of universal Miracast wireless display.

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Just to cover why there would not be a HDMI to Miracast.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 26, 2014 12:08 PM PDT

You would run afoul of's mandates and rules. Now I know some don't consider the HDMI consortium rules to matter but if you break them, they release the horde.

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wireless hdmi
by livejazzer / August 7, 2014 10:06 PM PDT

Why not just use a wireless hdmi transmitter and receiver? I've been using a Gigabyte ws100 since early 2013 and very happy with it. For my windows 8 devices, I do use Miracast with an adapter, but for win7 I use the wireless hdmi transmitter/receiver. Hope this helps! -matt

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