Tuesday , October 24 2017

Netgear PTV3000 Coming soon to Australia – Miracast compatability now available

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Since the announcement of Android 4.2 which brough Miracast capability to the new Nexus flagship phone the Nexus 4, a working Miracast display adapter which you can plug into your existing TV has been the holy grail of Nexus 4 owners all over the world.

The PTV3000 was originally seen as having Miracast support, however a large proportion of owners had issues with the device. Netgear has finally solved the issues by releasing a firmware upgrade for their now Miracast Certified Wireless TV Adapter. The update brings about compatibility with 6 Android devices in total including the Nexus 4 :

  • Samsung Galaxy S3 (Android 4.1.1 or above)
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
  • LG Optimus G (Android 4.0.4 or above)
  • Google Nexus 4 (Android 4.2.1)
  • Sony Xperia (various models with Android 4.0.4 or above)

Best news of all the is that the PTV3000 is coming to Australia. The adapter is currently listed as ‘Coming Soon’ on the Netgear website. I spoke with Netgear Australia who advised that the PTV3000 will be making its way down under at some stage during Q2 this year. Unfortunately they did not have local pricing information and advised that the price for the adapter will be confirmed closer to the release date.

I can’t wait for Miracast availability to expand. The list of Miracast certified devices is growing quite quickly over at the Wi-Fi Alliance with TVs, BluRay Players and just plain adapters being certified rapidly, now all we need are release dates and prices for these devices.

Are you interested in Miracast for Wireless Display?

 
Source: Netgear, and AndroidCentral.

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9 Comments on "Netgear PTV3000 Coming soon to Australia – Miracast compatability now available"

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steve bruce
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steve bruce

I bought ptv3000 from the USA xmas time after a few hours talking to Netgear support to get it going they now say it is not supported in Australia yet can someone explain this to me as i thought it was just a matter for the PTV3000 to communicate with my Nexus 4
Steve

Richard Johnson
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Richard Johnson

I am using a Slim port to get HDMI and then striping out the digital audio. Works well

Andrew Palozzo
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What do they sell for in the US presently? Not sure I need one.. But hey if they’re cheap 😛

Steve
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Steve

Paid $59 in the US

ozvic
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ozvic

I bought it through a forwarder. It still ‘freezes/skips’ every 30 seconds or so during movie playback and is in general, barely usable. Wired (Slimport) connections work great though!

It might be alright for a powerpoint presentation…(still pics)

Pete
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Pete

I was tempted by an Actiontec Screenbeam for Miracast but i read reviews saying there was sound lag. I might get the Netgear if the price is right.

Graham Bae
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I generally don’t purchase ‘first to market’ devices, but I hope this is the start of an influx of Miracast-compatible decks.

baz
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why not nexus 7 and 10 as well!

Andrew
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Looking forward to this. I’m just hoping they’re not going to be hit too hard with the ‘Australia Tax’

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