Actiontec SBWD100A01 / SBWD100B ScreenBeam Pro Wireless Display Receiver for WiDi Laptops/ Miracast Devices
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- Wirelessly beam the display of your laptop, smartphone or tablet screens directly onto your HDTV.
- Extend your device screen for multitasking and entertainment. Write emails or browse the web during a video broadcast.
- The first wireless receiver to fully support 4th Generation Intel WiDi features. Works with Wi-Fi certified Mira cast smartphones and tablets.
- Delivers smooth high-definition video with lower latency for all content, including 3D, Blu-ray and premium online video.
- For notebooks and Ultrabooks with Intel WiDi 3.5 and higher, or Wi-Fi Certified Miracast smartphones and tablets
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Screen Beam Pro lets you beam your laptop, smartphone, or tablet screen to your HDTV. Share your photos, games, videos and apps on a widescreen HDTV, or extend your screen to multitask. This product is the first wireless receiver to fully support 4th Generation Intel WiDi features, including lower latency, and 3D support. Screen Beam Pro works with Wi-Fi certified Mira cast smartphones and tablets as well. Screen Beam's dedicated connection does not require an existing Wi-Fi network. Beam your phone or laptop screen to your HDTV with the latest in wireless display technology.Actiontec SBWD100A01 / SBWD100B Same item manufacture recently uses new plant for production
From the Manufacturer
Today most people watch digital entertainment on personal devices with small screens. But until now, there has been no easy way to connect these devices to HDTVs, where it can be fully enjoyed.
ScreenBeam Pro lets you beam your laptop, smart phone or tablet screen to your HDTV. The first wireless display receiver to fully support Intel's gen 4 WiDi found on all new Ultrabooks, ScreenBeam Pro delivers a smooth and enjoyable high definition experience like nothing before.
What Can I Do with It?
Beam your favorite movie to your HDTV in your living room.
Beam your pictures and videos to your HDTV for friends and family to enjoy.
Dazzle your audience by beaming your presentation from your laptop, tablet, or smartphone.
How Does it Work?
It's simple. ScreenBeam Pro receives wireless display signals from your laptop, PC, smartphone or tablet and displays your device's screen on your HDTV.
Optimized for 4th Gen Intel Core Processors
ScreenBeam Pro is specifically designed to support the latest version of Intel WiDi. This ensures you're getting the best experience available, with ultra-low latency, 3D support, and USB over IP (wireless USB connections).
ScreenBeam Pro is for laptops and Ultrabooks with WiDi 3.5 and higher, or Wi-Fi certified Miracast tablets and smartphones like Google Nexus 4, HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy S4, Sony Xperia Z. Owners of laptops/ Ultrabooks without WiDi 3.5 and higher should purchase the ScreenBeam Kit.
Surf and Share
Anything you can see on your laptop or device, you can now see on your HDTV. Users can surf the Web or watch movies from premium online video services from the comfort of their couch. It also displays iTunes movies played on your laptop.
Extend or Mirror
Extend your Windows desktop with WiDi for multi-tasking and entertainment. Write emails, chat or browse the Web while viewing your favorite movie.
ScreenBeam wirelessly supports up to 1080p HD video and 5.1 surround sound audio, as would a fast HDMI cable. Get the HD picture quality and entertainment experience, without the cables.
No Network Necessary
Your device creates a dedicated wireless display connection to ScreenBeam that does not require an existing wireless network. That means ScreenBeam is not likely to interfere with your wireless network.
Easy to Set Up
- Connect the ScreenBeam receiver to your HDTV with an HDMI cable.
- Launch your wireless display app (WiDi or Miracast) on your device.
What's in the Box?
ScreenBeam Pro receiver, high-speed HDMI cable, energy-efficient power supply, quick start guide.
Actiontec offers people with a better way to connect. Our products bring content to the home (routers/ modems), through the home (powerline/ coax adapters), and to the home theater (wireless display/ wireless HD). We have shipped over 30 million broadband devices. All Actiontec products are backed by our 24/7 live technical support (phone/online).
Top Customer Reviews
Please note that I am writing this review of the Actiontec after only two days of use of this product. I tested this device for screen mirroring on three devices. In each case, I tested its ability to mirror streaming video from the web, streaming MP4 video that was stored locally on the device, mirroring photos that were local on the device, and, on the Nexus 7 and the Note 2, mirroring the device's desktop using moving live wallpapers.
Nexus 7 (2013 running 4.4 Kit Kat)
All of the tests passed quite well. The connection was made easily without incident. I did observe some freezes (glitches, not total freezes) on the live wallpaper after mirroring it for an hour or so. Disconnecting and re-connecting resolved the issue. Videos played without freezes or significant lag. The unit does get quite warm.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 phone (T-Mobile, running 4.1.2 Jelly Bean)
All of the tests passed without incident. No freezes or significant lag was noted. For this device, you access the ScreenBeam Pro through Samsung AllShare Cast (Settings...More Settings...AllShare Cast).
Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro convertible laptop (running Windows 8.1)
All tests passed without incident. This uses the WiDi (Intel Wireless Display) function.
I highly recommend this product. Since I have been mirroring my ipad 3 with an Apple TV, I wanted a device that would work just as well at screen mirroring for Android so that I could phase out my last Apple products in favor of Android. Based on my first two days of use with the Actiontec ScreenBeam Pro, I believe that I have found what I needed.
They essentially do exactly what we want them to do - allow us to stream video/audio to our large-screen TVs at full resolution from a laptop without using a cable. We've also been using them simply to "project" the laptop display while my wife has been practicing math problems online - that way I can look at the LARGE TV screen and answer questions she has without having to try to look over her shoulder at the laptop's display.
So what's WRONG with them? Two things noticed so far: (1) there is no off switch so once they're plugged in, they're on. This seems like a poor feature but one I can ignore since the devices are always ready to connect that way. And (2), the devices are susceptible to microwave-frequency radiation (2.4GHz?). When affected by that the video/audio becomes very intermittent and pretty much unviewable. Our ONLY experience with this problem, however, was when we turned on the microwave oven in the kitchen (30-ish feet away and through a couple walls); as soon as the oven turned off, the video/audio became rock solid again. When I did an internet search for this problem I see it is VERY common across numerous devices such as routers etc so this is NOT an ActionTec-specific problem. The wattage of our microwave (1200W at full power) undoubtedly contributed to the appearance of the problem (our oven doesn't "leak", it's just that microwave ovens are a LOT more powerful than wireless routers). Anyway, this problem, too, is not enough to bother us to distraction - now that we know WHY the behavior occurs, we know how to avoid it so it has become an insignificant problem that quite probably is unavoidable with ANY Widi receiver.
These receivers have already proven their worth to us. I'm sure as we discover more online content we'll be using them even more.
The only problem I have is that most of the time when I turn on the device is that it seems to disable/scramble my home Wifi network. Obviously, this is a problem when not using and when attempting to use the device. Both my phone and computer have wifi connection problems with my home network, which makes it very difficult to stream video to the TV since that video is usually coming from the internet. Eventually, I had to unplug the device because I was blowing through my data allowance on my phone since it couldn't get a reliable wifi signal when the Actiontec was turned on.
I'm going to play with my router settings to see if I can get things to play nicely. I have a dual-band router, but the Actiontec runs on the same 2 bands.