The Grandtec YFi2HDTV will allow you to connect your PC, AndroidPhone/Tablet or iPhone/iPad to an HDMI port on your HDTV via WiFi. From your PC, you can extend or mirror your output to perform multiple tasks such as presentations with PowerPoint , Excel , or any other Microsoft Office applications. You can surf the web, view or access any website or read email.
From a Smartphone or tablet, stream photos, music or video directly to your TV for everyone to enjoy. You no longer have to convert or transfer photos or videos in order to view them. Access you entire music library at your fingertips for contious playback and hours of enjoyment.
Piece of junk
Pros: The idea is correct: how to wirelessly connect a PC to an HDMI-ready TV just using wireless networking
Cons: The device has two fatal flaws that render it unusable. The first is a mechanical one: the wireless signal is dropped every 10 minutes or so. When it drops, it goes for good, so you have to power down and power back on at the device. I don't know if I had a bad unit, but I tried everything: changed frequencies, moved it closer to or farther away from the TV or the PC, used different PCs to no avail. The second flaw is that it was impossible to configure so I could connect my PC to both the device and the Internet. The instructions indicate that there is a way to do that, but the instructions seem to have been written by someone doing Google translate, so they are completely illegible. There is supposed to be a station setting that allows the device to connect to your existing wireless router and then connect to the device through your existing router. That made a lot of sense, except that in several hours of troubleshooting each different setting, I could not make it talk to the existing router. I used WEP/WPA and even took security completely off my existing router. The device would never connect to my existing router. When it fails to connect in station mode, the only way to connect again is to completely reset the whole device to factory settings. The amount of time to troubleshoot was exacerbated by the fact that it would stop broadcasting randomly through the process. I would give this a 0 or negative because of the frustration and complete lack of value I have derived from this product.
Other Thoughts: Newegg processed my RMA without question, although they are making me pay both a restocking fee and return shipping. That means I will have spent $30 just to have the privilege of spending about eight hours trying to set the device up. I suspect Newegg would let me talk them into waiving all of that. They have in the past. At this point, I would rather just complain about the device so that no one else has to experience what I did.
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