06-28-2012 10:11 AM
When I ordered my Laptop, I decided not to skimp on the Network Card, so I ordered the Ultimate-N 6300 AGN.
After looking over the doc's I noticed that this card supported WiDi -- Wiresless Display. After doing some research at the I Intel website I decided that I could really use this.
So I purchased a DLINK Mainstage device and connected it to the DVI port on me TV.
The setup using Lenovo's drivers did not go well, so I downloaded the newest drivers from Intel. In a few minutes everything was working. The TV displayed a code .. Which I entered in to a prompt from the Widi tool.
The quality of the display is incredible, Netflix was much better running on the Laptop with Widi then using the Smart TV connection.
There is a nice small wigit that allows you to switch the streaming video between the PC and the TV.
This was a nice surprise ..
06-29-2012 06:09 AM
My experience matches your with one exception; based on reading I downloaded the latest drivers directly from Intel before I installed my receiver, the Belkin ScreenCast, which appears to be the D-Link MainStage with a Belkin Label on it. True 1080p video from my T520 to my 55" flatscreen and true multitasking with the video onscreen and whatever else I want to do on my laptop screen. The Intel applet checks for driver updates and firmware updates automatically. I've already had a firmware update that was absolutely smooth and trouble free.
I wonder why Lenovo didin't mention this capability in its sales literature for machines equipped with the 6300 card?
11-26-2012 12:57 PM
12-03-2012 08:55 AM - edited 12-03-2012 08:57 AM
I'm using WiDi on my T420s (my TV supports it directly, no need for an additional device) but regularly the sound get desynced (~2-3 seconds) when playing 720p content. I can compensate this adjusting "track synchronization" in VLC player but it's a little bit annoying. I'm using the latest drivers from Lenovo, maybe it's time to move to Intel. Has someone else ecountered this kind of problem?
12-03-2012 11:32 AM
I've had the problem too. My TV, an LG 55" connects to my amplifier setup via a TOSLink cable, and my Screencast WiDi receiver connects via an HDMI cable. Occasionaly, but rarely, I'll get sync drift. The quickest cure is to reboot the TV and my T520 and restart WiDi. Aways fixes it.
12-04-2012 12:41 AM