Summary: It does not connect to your wireless network. It is a direct device-to-device connection from your (laptop) to the box. Yes, you do remain connected to your wifi network while using the wireless display.
Pros: Intel Wireless display is great. It requires almost no setup and is up and running in seconds. Simply turn it on, and it displays a pin number on the TV, type the pin number into the laptop and you're done. Guests can easily connect without any complicated re-configuration.
Cons: Failed to check specs before I ordered. This model only does 720p it does not do 1920x1080. It requires a computer with an Intel wifi card that specifically supports Intel WiDi. Also requires Intel's wireless display software to work... Not sure if it can work in linux.. haven't checked.
Pros: Runs well @ 1080p 5.1. Listened to several movies, no interruption during playback yet. So i could say it's been reliable during my testing. I watched about 10 hrs of videos @ 1080p and 720p. Great price (50$) Box includes hdmi cable Password protected
Cons: I find "widi" overall complicated to setup because of the numeros driver/software dependency (Intel display driver / Intel wireless drivers with a full install not just drivers / Intel Widi software. Does not support multiple cards, when using widi, you must use the intel videocard as "primary". ...
Summary: I use this to stream my movies collection from my computer to my HDTV. I was able to watch an entire blu-ray streamed from my PC without running into any stuttering, although I haven't used the adapter for more than a week yet, so it may still happen.
Pros: Nice clear image in 1080p great for displaying content to friends and family from my PC.
Cons: Required a reinstall of my Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software before I could pair it to my computer. Software was already installed and fully updated, it just refused to work for some reason.
Summary: Win8 requires a 8 digit WPS pin and this product ships with a win7 compatible 4 digit pin. To update, you need to connect with a win7 machine running the latest Intel Wireless Display SW Rev 3.5.41 or later to get the FW update and after the adapter has received that update it will connect to win8...
Summary: I originally gave this two eggs, but it's worth four with the latest drivers that actually work. Do consider getting a nice long HDMI cable though. They're cheap and the ones with Redmere tech are very thin to boot.
Pros: Like an HDMI cable when it works
Cons: Transmission artifacts occur occasionally. Worse yet is the randomly occurring sound loss issue. Google it. Updating drivers helped a lot but didn't eliminate the issue. Once it happens, only rebooting or changing input source will restore sound. Pro-tip: get your drivers from your laptop manufac...
Pros: The picture looks good, it's really easy to reconnect to once you get it set up. It's small so you can hide it behind your TV easily.
Cons: Initial setup took about twenty minutes and eventually required me to power off both the unit itself and my laptop to get things working. Drops a few frames, especially in fast scenes, although to be fair I am playing the movie over wifi from another computer as well, so I may be pushing the wifi...
Summary: With my small footprint PC and wireless communication, I now have one wire extending from the case! The power is the only thing left! This device was great! Be sure you get the HD version and not the regular one if you plan on streaming Blu-Ray or a HD signal like Netflix.
Pros: Ease of configuration. This device was instrumental in my quest against the "evil wire/spaghetti" condition. I am now able to push the HD display to an 80" plasma for for my company's boardroom.
Cons: Range is definitely a concern. The only thing that I would really want to improve would to allow the use to install an external antenna. I have found boosters and external antennas greatly improve performance on devices like this.
Summary: The PTV2000 will ask you to update the firmware and software after installation. The firmware needed to be updated in order to get the video to work. The software update caused a problem and I had to revert to an earlier version. It mainly depends on your pc model as to what will work.
Summary: The device has worked fine for me. I have a small second generation i5 Toshiba laptop. As some have noticed there are some issues, that can or cannot be resolved. To me, the driver update was automatic, I didn't have to fight much. Once working overall works fine. My issues: 1.