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Diamond Multimedia WPCTVPRO VideoStream Wireless USB PC to your TV

Posted April 4, 2013 by Vinny Petronio in Monitors







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Price at time of Review: $99.99 US


Build Quality, Easy to install, Small footprint, Wireless, Streams video and content to HD TV,


Only works in one room, must have clear line of site from PC / Laptop to receiver, Price, Gets very hot to the touch, & can only operate at short distances.
It Works as advertised but I would not recommend it for gaming. It streams video as advertised, and would be great for office presentations.
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by Vinny Petronio
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With all the content now available to us on our computers we are always looking for simple ways to share and display that content, not just from our laptops or computer screens, but also on a big screen TV. With bulky set top boxes and cable connections we can do just that. However, there are alternatives. Today I have the pleasure of reviewing a device from Diamond Multimedia that is one such alternative. We have their WPCTVPRO VideoStream Wireless USB PC to your TV device on the bench and are going to put it through its paces.

The Diamond Multimedia WPCTVPRO VStream wirelessly streams HD video and internet content to your HDTV. Enjoy and share your home computer content and stream movies from your laptop from sites like Hulu®, Netflix®, Boxee, iTunes® and YouTube from the comfort of your own living room. Watch 1080P video and 6 channel HD 5.1 audio content, share pictures, presentations, office documents, web content and other types of data, on your HD display without wires. Read on and let’s see how well the VideoStream from Diamond performs on a larger size display streaming video and content without any cable limitations.

About Diamond Multimedia:

For over two decades, Diamond Multimedia has been widely recognized as a pioneer in the graphics, sound and communications industries and a key player in launching the multimedia revolution. Our mission is to provide our customers with the latest quality technology combined with outstanding service and support. Diamond offers a complete multimedia solution featuring ATI Radeon graphics cards, TV tuners, USB display adapters, video capture devices, and sound cards, modems, and electronics accessories all from one convenient location. 

Diamond Multimedia WPCTVPRO VideoStream Wireless Demo Video

Diamond video cards use the latest technology to offer the best solutions for gaming, home media and business applications. Powered by ATI Radeon Graphics from AMD, Diamond is continuously striving to manufacture the highest quality video cards to ensure reliability and stability in your computer system. Diamond products are available to the public throughout North America and Europe through retailers, re-sellers and systems integrator’s as well as top technology product distributors. Diamond products stand for performance, quality and value. Our corporate headquarters are located in Chatsworth, California.




    Hi, this looks like a good device, with the heat generation do you think it would last in an environment that was left on 24/7? Or could you recommend a product that might be more suited?

    Vinny Petronio


    Leaving it on will not generate a lot of heat it only gets hot when your streaming video


    I bought DIAMOND PC to TV Wirelessly last week and happy to watch my laptop screen saw wirelessly on my Samsung HD LCD 40inTV. But I found that the system was not really support to transmit video file wirelessly to my TV. :-(


    I have 3 questions: 1- my desktop is in another room that has a glass door on it and it is about 30 feet away – will this transmit OK in that scenario? My second question is: 2- how can this transmit in 1080p quality when it uses the VGA port on your TV? I thought VGA technology was not up to that? Is there another similar product that has a stronger WIFI transmitter on the market yet?


    This gadget works rather well, but it takes a lot of experimenting because the instructions are minimal, vague and misleading. (1) downloading the driver took a a lot of tweeking. Finally it just happened from plugging in the gadget into the USB on the computer (which the instructions say you’re not supposed to do) and which did not work the first time. (2) Audio was a complete mystery. Normally VGA has no audio and can’t carry HD TV signals. The instructions claim it is interchangeable with HDMI! However, NEITHER HDMI nor VGA carry the Audio. On Day 2 of installation I discovered that, to get audio, you need to insert an audio wire with 3.5mm plug into the gadget beside your TV screen, and connect the other end of that wire, with Red & white RCA plugs, to the “Audio IN” of your TV screen. (Of course, such a wire is neither provided nor mentioned in the skimpy instructions!) Then you have to fool with the Audio settings on your computer to get proper sound at the right volume. After a few complete days of experimentation, based a familiarity with such technology, you can make this gadget work rather well. Its a shame that they don’t hire competent writers for the instructions. There are none in Spanish or French and those in English are completely inadequate.


      Further to my comment earlier today, my audio now functions correctly through the HDMI cable, alone (as it should with HDMI). But the VGA cable still does not carry sound (as is normal with VGA) and needs an audio cable to be connected in parallel. The audio outlet on the receiver also has other uses – one can plug earphones into it and listen to whatever you are sending to the screen from your computer, with no sound to bother others in the house. (most North American TV sets don’t have an analog sound outlet for earphones). There are two other outlets on the receiver – a USB outlet and a small outlet like those for connecting to Mobile phones. I have not yet been able to discover what either outlet is for. Thus, it seems to be a useful gadget and meets my need – but it is far from simple and lacks the basic instructions on how to set it up and use it.

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