Miracast and Video Adpaters
I have purchased a NETGEAR PTV3000 (Push2TV) device.
Device: NETGEAR Push2TV
& 5GHz 300Mbps 802.11
Standards: Miracast Certified
Device: XPERIA M
Phone Model: C1905
Firmware: 15.1.C.2.8 (Android 4.1.2), 15.4.A.0.23 (Android 4.3)
NETGEAR PTV3000 provides miracast(wireless) connection to an HDMI audio/video device.
The PTV3000 consists of an HDMI port and a mini-USB power port.
There is a reset button and a Push2TV side button.
One can connect to the PTV3000 for firmware upgrades, but there is no further configuration (that I know of) beyond that.
I used the following test output devices:
• Sony Bravia HDTV with PTV3000 connected via a 4 port HDMI switch (Limited HDMI ports available on TV)
• Dell 24" Full-HD IPS monitor using a HDMI port
An XPERIA M (C1905) can pair and connect to the PTV3000 easily from the Settings -> Xperia menu
There is some lag when streaming 576i TV to a Full-HD IPS monitor, but still very watchable.
To be fair, the WiFi is doing 'double' the workload in this setup.
• Stream 576i TV to the phone via 5GHz 150Mbps WiFi.
• Output audio/video to the Full-HD Monitor, again via WiFi.
Audio is passed via Miracast and is only heard at the end HDMI display device.
Any display/audio settings are changed/managed on the XPERIA M.
Streaming a video or viewing a picture is very acceptable, but the Android UI can look a bit ragged due to the resizing of the 480x854 screen.
One VERY good thing about this whole setup is that I was able to connect to the Internet via WiFi(5GHz in my case) while at the same time having video/audio steamed to the output display.
I was able to add a USB Logitech Unifying adapter which supports a Keyboard and mouse.
This effectively gave me a mini PC setup with monitor,keyboard and mouse.
Using a Bluetooth mouse/keyboard would also allow a USB power adapter to be connected.
Watch out for excessive heat if power is connected while using Miracast as the phone will get very hot..
Overall I'm very happy with the display on the output monitor and the general functionality.