Netgear Push2TV HD WiDi adapter (PTV2000)

Netgear's Push2TV HD is an Intel Wireless Display adapter that makes it simple to use your TV as a secondary, wireless screen for your notebook

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Ted

0.0

1

Pros
Nothing
Cons
Everything
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This relates to the PTV3000. This product is really bad. None of the "simple" installation instructions work. No pass code is shown on the screen when Intel WIDI finds the newly installed device, so I can't enter it. The online installation guide says it should be available on the packaging, but it is not. Tried to do the firmware upgrade and, while I can find the wireless device and connect to it, the URL does not work (192.168.3.1). I registered while downloading the firmware update file and then tried calling them. After 20 minutes on hold, I got connected to voice mail. I left a message that this sucks with my phone numbers but have not got a return call after two hours. I tried their live chat, but the wait time there is over 30 minutes. Guess I'll just return it.

Brian

0.0

2

Pros
Certainly NOT THE Netgear push to tv product!!
Cons
netgear PTV3000
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I bought this without reading the reviews. HUGE mistake. What a piece of junk. 60 bucks down the drain. Wow I learned my lesson. Read reviews next time before buying. Don't waste your time.

Brown

1.5

3

Pros
Great when it was working
Cons
Stopped working
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I've had the device for a few months. Thought it was the solution to all. Ugh!
Now it doesn't work. I've updated drivers, reset the adapter, updated firmware, turned off the device by unplugging for the designated amount of time, turned off firewall, rebooted PC multiple times, Hit the scan to adapter multiple times. No solution. The adapter can not be located by the PC. Such a shame. I loved it when it worked. Somehow there was something flimsy about this product when I bought it and I was surprised when it worked the first time. So ... perhaps the theory behind BLINK was warning me. Hmm. Also, another aggravation is the extreme lack of support from Netgear or Intel. Here is the dead-end contact information they offered.

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How do I Contact Customer Support?
Contact your computer or adapter manufacturer to get support for your specific product.
Visit http://www.intel.com/go/wirelessdisplay to access general Intel® WiDi support forums.

wal

0.0

4

Pros
the rare chance it actually connects, it works great
Cons
it sits and doesnt connect 95% of the time.
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This product will take you MULTIPLE tries to connect, and on the off chance you get it working, it will not stay connected. I had checked on Netgear's forums about this, and this is a VERY common problem, and netgear does not respond to any questions nor offer any sort of solution. Please dont waste your time or money, and if you do end up getting duped into buying it, dont expect anything from netgear. you're on your own.

matt

0.0

5

Pros
Looks nice, not too expensive
Cons
Doesn't work
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Despite my Toshiba R705 claiming to have WiDi capability, I cannot get this device to work. Sure, it plugs into the tv/spare monitor, and the laptop sees it, and tries to connect, but fails every time.
Updating the Intel driver for the laptop failed, and now my laptop wireless drivers are dead. Shame, I was looking forward to using this product, but I guess I'll pack it back in the box and put it back onto fleabay where it came from... and see if I can get the laptop back to working condition again. Shame, it looked like a promising technology.

Douglas Ley

0.0

6

Pros
None
Cons
Product does not work
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Nice idea if it worked. Updated drivers, updated software, addressed fire wall issues and it never connects.

Save your money. I am not a novice when it comes to computer issues. One of the reasons Apple is gaing such market shart is the hardware and software works as advertised.

Microsoft and netgear do not.

harmon walker

5.0

7

Pros
widi
Cons
idk
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i have owned this widi product for about a yr.. i am amazed that it is not marketed better... maybe i am missing the point , but why in the world would you need a smart tv if you have this product.. i ask so many people even tech support from Dell, HP and Tiger direct and they don't know what i am talking about when i ask about widi..

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