Summary: The Netgear box itself works fine WHEN the Intel WIDI software doesn't screw things up! Everything worked fine right out of the box, but only for about 2 months. I suddenly was unable to even find the adapter when scanning for it from the same laptop on which everything had worked fine previously. And No, I had not made any changes to the laptop during that time since I was cruising aboard my boat in a very remote area with no internet access.
Summary: I have a Netgear PTV2000 which worked well with Windows 7. I upgraded to Windows 8 and can no longer use the device. I tried many different ways to get it to work no luck. I have since upgraded to Windows 8.1 and have repeatedly tried to connect to the PTV2000 without success. Is there anything you can recommend to solve my problem?
Summary: I design custom PC's for high end users and I just wanted to send video from my laptop to my smart tv without a cable. This thing is a nightmare even for a specialist! Once you manage to get connected, your problems are NOT over. Every time you reconnect prepare to pull your hair out. This a great example of a nice piece of hardware that uses inferior firmware. Avoid, avoid, avoid!!!
Summary: I bought this device about a year ago, and then yesterday, it stopped connecting to the television, telling me that it couldn't establish a network connection. Curious, since it doesn't require a connection through the router to work, it is an Intel WiDi device. I spent a total of 6 hours yesterday and today, trying to trouble shoot the problem, uninstalling updates, rolling back, reinstalling, searching the internet for clues...
Summary: This piece of equipment skips, freezes, requires numerous restarts of the computer you are streaming from and is an absolute disappointment. I have reinstalled at least 4 times hoping to solve the problems without success. I've searched the Netgear support pages and the internet in general for some sort of fix and found nothing that worked. I strongly suggest that another product would be a a better value in time and money.
Summary: Constantly disconnects Doesn't work with Miracast (I have the Google Nexus 4 smartphone) It tries to connect but fails. When I stream pandora the sound glitches Just really glitchy and overpriced. Get something else. ***UPDATE*** Almost a year later, even after multiple driver updates and software updates, this piece of crap still doesn't work. Also, netgear customer support is completely crap as well.
Summary: I can't really review the PTV2000 because I bought the PTV3000 but I thought I would point out to you something I read while troubleshooting my Netgear adapter. My adapter worked fine the first time I used it but later the same day I only got a blank screen. The PTV2000 user manual says that you may get a blank screen because "the adapter is not designed to be used for more than 4 hours" and you should wait to let it "cooled down". Really?