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 machines. Most people don't have multiple laptops laying around but there isn't an easier way with this rev of the adapter.
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. The updates do not detect your PC model, they are generic drivers. In my case (toshiba portege 835) the updates that worked had to come from Toshiba.
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. It requires your Personal Area Network (PAN) to work in an exclusive mode. I had it setup for sharing my broadband connection to the internet, which required a different DHCP set up.
Summary: I had this thing hooked up and working well within 1/2 hour of opening the box! Hooked it up got on the computer found it and it worked right away. I gave it 4 stars cuz it tells me I need to update after updating the software and sometimes there is some breaking up of the video feed if using youtube. Not sure if thats the computer sending the signal slowing it down or it receiving. But overall happy with it when using programs like Excel and Word.
Summary: We recently got a widi-enabled laptop and we purchased this adapter in order to be able to watch streaming movies on our TV as well as playing some computer games (not very heavy-duty ones). The bottom line is we are quite pleased, but there were some setup issues which I will detail first, in order to help people who ran into the same problems. When we first set the controller up, the picture was very low quality (not HD) and the audio didn't work.
Works with Windows 8 after some effort *UPDATE: 7/4/2013
Prabhat Baniya, Amazon
31 December 2011
Summary: This product needs a firmware upgrade in order to make it work with windows 8. I have a dell inspiron 5520 laptop. Problem is you can't upgrade the firmware without first connecting it with windows 8. So you'll need another laptop with windows 7 in order it to connect to the device and upgrade the firmware or you can do the following which I found out myself without using the separate laptop ;) 1) You'll need to uninstall your current 'Intel PROset/Wireless Wifi...
Summary: For the most part, the PTV2000 is easy to setup. Place the box at a location near your TV. Plug in the AC adapter into your PTV2000. Connect the HDMI wire into your TV and into your PTV2000. Turn the TV on and select the HDMI input channel. Turn the PTV2000 on by pushing the power button at the back of the box. Turn on your laptop, open the WIDI program, search for the adapter and connect. That's It!
Summary: I bought this to work with a Dell Inspiron laptop. The setup was very easy, took about 5 minutes. Streaming video quality really is pretty good. Although if you compare netflix on an xbox or ps3, those consoles generally look a bit better. I haven't really tested for full surround sound. I can take my laptop in another room and it will still look fine on the tv. Occasionally this does lose connection, or the computer takes multiple scans to find the Push2TV.
Summary: Netgear PUSH2TV HD PTV2000 1080P Adapter for Wireless Display This adapter works well, and is fairly easy to install. Anything I can see on my laptop -- videos, slide shows, or whatever -- I can now see on my HDTV, using a wireless connection. The adapter itself is tiny, and an HDMI connection to my HDTV gives me both picture and sound very easily. Two warnings about this box are appropriate, though.
Summary: Works fairly well--not 100% reliable. I gave a power point presentation and it lost signal once for about 15 seconds. There is a delay from the laptop to the TV screen. I feel alot more secure with a HDMI cable.