Windows 10: Can't connect to Miracast

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  1.    06 Sep 2016 #11

    Hi there

    I suspect this is an ugly DRM problem -- Hollywood / Netflix and other people are getting so paranoid about "Pirating" etc and also with ultra 4K UHD (and soon even 8K UHD) TV available who'se going to sit in a movie theatre with a load of young kids messing around on mobile phones etc during a movie.

    Windows 10 seems to have more Miracast etc. type of restrictions than W8 - a get around sometimes is to use a CHEAP (the expensive ones have DRM protection) HDMI splitter and then you might find Miracast "magically starts working again".

    Even if you only have or are using 1 HDMI slot on your TV the splitter still works --just leave the second output empty. In this case the splitter simply removes DRM - but you must use the unbranded cheap Chinese ones -- expensive ones keep the protection.

    A branded cheap one that works (I use it on a SKY Q box to record programs on to TV via a capture device ) is the NEET powered one -- cost around 17 EUR for 1080p pass thru splitter (2 way) or around 29 EUR for the 4K pass thru.

    Neet 2 WAY Hdmi Splitter 3D Full HD 1080P 2x1 HUB Switch BOX Genuine Neet Cables | eBay

    for 1080p this works a treat even on SKY Q boxes which are absolutely RIDDLED with DRM. Note UK price includes wallet busting 20% VAT which outside UK / EU you won't have to pay.


    All these DRM restrictions don't actually stop piracy or file sharing --they just cause more aggro for LEGITIMATE users --after all you wouldn't expect to be told when you buy a car to only use a particular gas station to fill up would you. !!

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Last edited by jimbo45; 06 Sep 2016 at 11:16.
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  2.    01 Oct 2016 #12

    I had this problem on an older desktop computer that had a 2nd generation I7 processor and a 2011-era motherboard. The solution was simple. It required upgrading the hardware, primarily the display adapter and the wireless network adapter. My research showed that I needed an Nvidia display adapter that had the "Maxwell" technology and an Intel based network adapter. I was able to resolve all of my Miracast problems by getting an Nvidia Geforce GTX 950 video card and an Intel Desktop Wireless Adapter-AC-7260. After installing both items, Miracast started working.
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  3.    3 Days Ago #13

    abalaandrea said: View Post
    Hello, i just upgraded to Windows 10 so i can connect to Miracast on my LG Smart TV.

    Whenever i try to connect my tv, it's either my wifi disconnected or my monitor sleeps then turns on again.
    I checked if my PC supports Miracast & it says it's available, I know the problem is with my computer because i can connect my android phone to the tv, although i tried everything yet i can't seem to find the problem. help?
    Attachment 37615
    Is your problem fixed?, this thread seems inactive.
    To see if your device supports miracast: press 'start button' and 'p' at the same time if you see 'project to a wireless display' you do have miracast.

    Assuming you have miracast.
    Go to settings devices and printers, the connected devices, click on your TV the click remove device.
    restart your computer.
    try connecting to a wireless display as above with wifi on, and wifi off
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