Pros Smooth Video playback
Cons 2 to 3 second delay from laptop to television screen
Summary The device works great if you don't update the firmware. Intel always update their software, a plus. Customer support suck if you're out of warranty. They want you to buy extended warranty. Belongs in the landfill now. Waiting for PTV2000
Pros Works as designed, simple & easy to use and once connected for the initial set-up it remembers the details and connects at the push of a button! Very impressive technology.
Cons Stuttering playback makes watching movies VERY annoying! It is supposed to replace the need for a HDMI cable but really, it's not the same. Apart from the stutter, there is also a lag.
Summary I love the idea and really wished it worked! I didn't have the same problems with aspect ratio's when connecting an analogue TV as nsontag18, I got a really good picture, even on my old TV. However it will "stall" or "stutter" when playing streaming media. I thought maybe it was because it had to do too much, converting my signal to analogue, but after reading nsontag18's review he seems to have the same problems with HD TV. Will update after testing on a new HDTV. I noticed a firmware update was downloaded when I first plugged it in, so I am hoping it will continue to be updated until it works!!
Having said that, it would be perfectly fine to use for power point shows or photographs, sideshows, etc. For movies or music streaming be warned, it is not uninterrupted streaming by a long shot!
My computer has a dedicated button for connecting so I hope they 'fix' this problem, I don't understand why they have released this technology without ironing out the bumps?
Pros Works good enough for what I need without wires
Cons I have to constantly reinstall program
Summary I like the product, however the program kepts getting corrupted and will not open. So I am constantly reinstalling the software. When I called netgear about the problem, They wanted money from me to correct the problem. I asked to speak to a supervisor, I was given a case #15703489 and never heard back from them. Their customer service is horrible. it will be the undoing of netgear.
Pros Quick set up? you'll get to see the garbage in no time at all
Cons Lousy video quality? jittery picture? picture locks up? entire TV screen turns into a modern art collection
of visual artifacts? up to a five second delay for the cursor
Summary This piece of junk came with the Dell laptop as a bundle from Best Buy. If I had paid for
This box I would have returned it the next day. It's obvious that Netgear never tested this junk and shoved it on the market. I guess the only way to get rid of it is to bundle it. It really does not work very well at all? you're going to be disappointed, especially when you go back to the HDMI cable and see the difference.
Pros First of all, there is no Pros or Cons about this. It is all about getting/taking money out of the naive, innocent users. That's the way life is, the smarter guys will always try to find ways to take YOUR money away.
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Cons I really do feel sorry for you guys innocent users that got your money taken away by the smarter guys, and still left you with all the disappointments, and frustrations.
Summary I have a 65 Inch HDMI tv in my bedroom, a 62 Inch TV in my living room, a 42 inch TV at my business, and whenever I go to my parents in law house, they have the same TV sizes (which I suggested them to give away for free their big screen analog TV 2 years ago; the other guy was so happy to haul them away and we didn't pay a penny to have them recycle or anything), and I have HDMI cables hanging by the side of the TV, ready to serve me whenever i feel like watching youtube internet movies or anything from my laptop (pictures, movies, music....whatever), I just plug in my laptop and set the laptop by the TV, then just use the wireless mouse/keyboard that's it. ENJOY. don't forget to smile now. I just give you a perfect hitech solution. (for those who don't have an HDIM tv, use the PC monitor out and the sound out line, then you are still good to go)2-Years ago, I bought a Warpia Wireless A/V device for displaying my laptop contents onto the TV, the CD software came with the device was out-dated, so ofcourse it didn't work, I had to download newer software version, then updated firmwares, the whole nine yards....but the biggest problem was the USB dongle that plugged into my laptop, or maybe the newly downloaded firmware, (I had a top of the line, customized Dell XPS laptop that cost me more than $2000), caused my laptop to heat up so hot that the video chip on burned out, ha ha ha, funny hah, yeah I ended up lost that more than $2000 laptop because it was 2.5 years old, out of warranty. Then when I contacted amazon.com, where I bought the Warpia product to return it, I lost a whole bunch of more money for shipping fee, restocking fee....yeah, the whole nine yard again. By the way, why would the P2TV have a more perfected product . They wouldn't make much money that way. More money by newer version to sell you later year.
Updated on Mar 16, 2011