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Diamond Multimedia WPCTVPRO VideoStream Wireless USB PC to your TV

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Posted April 4, 2013 by Vinny Petronio in Monitors

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Price at time of Review: $99.99 US
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

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

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

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.
 
BOTTOM LINE:
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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Features and Specifications:

  • Watch ANYTHING from your PC or laptop on a large flat panel TV
  • Simple and Easy installation
  • Supports 1080p Full HD
  • 5.1 Digital Audio
  • 3.5 MM 2 Channel Stereo
  • MULTITASKING – Watch TV while working on your PC or laptop
  • Stream presentations wirelessly to your HDMI or VGA projector
  • Stream photos, music library or Internet radio from your PC or laptop to your HDTV home theater
  • Up to 30 foot range
  • HDMI cable included
  • USB to HDMI wireless HD 1080 PC to TV transmitter and receiver
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty

Package Content:

DIAMOND Multimedia WPCTVPRO VStream Wireless USB PC to TV at 1080P
Bus Type: USB 2.0 | Part Number: WPCTVPRO

WPCTV1080P HDMI USB transmitter/USB base receiver
Install CD
Quick Start Guide
HDMI cable
Power Adapter

 

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6 Comments


  1.  
    Jerrya

    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?




  2.  
    Vinny Petronio

    Jerrya

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




  3.  
    Jesteni

    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. 🙁




  4.  
    greg

    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?




  5.  
    Tom

    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.




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      Tom

      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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