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    Default Do NOT BUY Nexus 5 if you want Miracast that works

    The Miracast does not work, at least it will not pair with the same Panasonic device on which my Nexus 7 tablet works just fine. Fix this fast please LG, or give me my money back, because it's the reason that I bought this phone
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    Default Re: Do NOT BUY Nexus 5 if you want Miracast that works

    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian Ciungan View Post
    The Miracast does not work, at least it will not pair with the same Panasonic device on which my Nexus 7 tablet works just fine. Fix this fast please LG, or give me my money back, because it's the reason that I bought this phone
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    If you haven't had the device that long, you could return it to who you purchased it from. Although, if the Miracast is older than the Nexus, perhaps an update to the Miracast may be in order?

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    Default Re: Do NOT BUY Nexus 5 if you want Miracast that works

    NP here with NetGear Push2TV

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    Default Re: Do NOT BUY Nexus 5 if you want Miracast that works

    I doubt anyone who can help you from LG is reading this forum so contact wherever you bought the Nexus 5 for an exchange or refund.

    That answer was obvious so you probably came here to let off steam. I blame the half hearted adoption of miracast as a standard. Personally, I've had no problems getting miracast to work with my Wifi Ez Cast.

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    Default Re: Do NOT BUY Nexus 5 if you want Miracast that works

    Looks pretty good streaming TV here at the 2:40 mark. Granted this video is in Spanish but you can see it well. I will test out my NetGear PTV3000 Push2TV that I haven't got around to testing it yet with the Nexus 5. After I got a Chromecast the Miracast didn't seem to be that important for me anymore.

    Last edited by Shilohcane; 12-24-2013 at 11:20 PM.
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    Default Re: Do NOT BUY Nexus 5 if you want Miracast that works

    Also, Netgear has a Miracast with Nexus 5 thread here.
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    Default Re: Do NOT BUY Nexus 5 if you want Miracast that works

    Never tried it prolly never will.

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    Default Re: Do NOT BUY Nexus 5 if you want Miracast that works

    I'm having the same issue. Are you trying to stream to a 1080p TV?

    I got a Panasonic streaming box today also... Nexus 4 and Samsung Galaxy S4 work fine.

    I'm at the mother in laws so have only tried to stream to a 720p tv. I'm wondering if the problem is trying to stream from a 1080p device (Nexus 5) to a 720p tv.

    What do you think?
    Last edited by Cunninghamster; 12-25-2013 at 10:39 AM.
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    Default Re: Do NOT BUY Nexus 5 if you want Miracast that works

    Thanks, I see I have approval for the links. But, on the XDA board there is a thread of people having issues with Nexus 5 and the PANASONIC - DMP-MS10EB-K



    wireless display (miracast) Panasonic BluRay Model 230



    In another thread about PTV3000;

    The Netgear "PTV3000 running firmware version 2.4.26. The PTV3000 actually works very well since the latest firmware update,"

    Lets just say after reading the PTV3000 thread they say it works great for streaming video but has a lot of lag for games. They also say they like the Chomecast better for streaming which is why I haven't even tired my old PTV3000 that I got for my 2012 Nexus 7 that didn't support Miracast with it's single channel Wi-Fi.
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    Default Re: Do NOT BUY Nexus 5 if you want Miracast that works

    Quote Originally Posted by Shilohcane View Post
    I'm not sure of the rules here so I won't post a link. But, on the XDA board there is a thread of people having issues with Nexus 5 and the PANASONIC - DMP-MS10EB-K

    In another thread;

    The Netgear "PTV3000 running firmware version 2.4.26. The PTV3000 actually works very well since the latest firmware update,"

    Lets just say after reading the PTV3000 thread they say it works great for streaming video but has a lot of lag for games. They also say they like the Chomecast better for streaming which is why I haven't even tired my old PTV3000 that I got for my 2012 Nexus 7 that didn't support Miracast with it's single channel Wi-Fi.
    Go ahead and post the links.

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    Default Re: Do NOT BUY Nexus 5 if you want Miracast that works

    The way how Miracast works, the delay is unavoidable. In fact, the delay on my N5 is less than the delay on my desktop running Intel core i-3. It is good for occasional presentations. Not for video streaming.

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    Default Re: Do NOT BUY Nexus 5 if you want Miracast that works

    update: I borrowed a Nexus 4, and that works fine with the same Panasonic device.

    So, now I have Ainol tablet, Nexus 7 tablet, and Nexus 4 phone all work great

    Panasonic has latest firmware, as do all the tablets and phones

    the NEXUS 5 still DOES NOT WORK and is the odd one out

    Someone suggested (above) that it could be a resolution mismatch, but that seems to be ruled out by the fact we are talking about a Bluray player, anyway (not a display) and the fact that Nexus 4 works OK

    All I can see is that the Nexus 5 should never have been certified for Miracast!
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    Default Re: Do NOT BUY Nexus 5 if you want Miracast that works

    same experience as you ... I have now borrowed and tested a Nexus 4, and that has no problems

    As far as tv resolution is concerned, it seems irrelevant, beacuse it never even gets so far as to talk to the Bluray player, and then frequently crashes one or both devices

    Quote Originally Posted by Cunninghamster View Post
    I'm having the same issue. Are you trying to stream to a 1080p TV?

    I got a Panasonic streaming box today also... Nexus 4 and Samsung Galaxy S4 work fine.

    I'm at the mother in laws so have only tried to stream to a 720p tv. I'm wondering if the problem is trying to stream from a 1080p device (Nexus 5) to a 720p tv.

    What do you think?
    Last edited by Adrian Ciungan; 01-02-2014 at 06:42 AM.
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    Default Re: Do NOT BUY Nexus 5 if you want Miracast that works

    As I said before, miracast as a whole is a horrible standard. I can't get a Surface Pro 2 to connect to my Ez Cast but my Nexus devices work just fine. It's because no company, especially a few in the Wifi Alliance, follows protocol yet all these devices are certified even with flaky compatibility. If miracast is that important to you then either buy a compatible phone for your receiver or vice versa. I'm hoping for the former.



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    Default Re: Do NOT BUY Nexus 5 if you want Miracast that works

    gets rather expensive just buying phones in the HOPE they will work, don't you think!

    nexus 5 is conspicuously absent from your "helpful" list


    Quote Originally Posted by jairusz View Post
    As I said before, miracast as a whole is a horrible standard. I can't get a Surface Pro 2 to connect to my Ez Cast but my Nexus devices work just fine. It's because no company, especially a few in the Wifi Alliance, follows protocol yet all these devices are certified even with flaky compatibility. If miracast is that important to you then either buy a compatible phone for your receiver or vice versa. I'm hoping for the former.

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    Default Re: Do NOT BUY Nexus 5 if you want Miracast that works

    Wow...I guessed your intelligence from your profile pic and I was right. Obviously you can't comprehend the point I was making so I'll just leave this thread with one piece of advice: get rid of your Nexus 5 and buy an iPhone.
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    Default Re: Do NOT BUY Nexus 5 if you want Miracast that works

    Keep the discussion civil and on-topic. I suggest that the participants here take the time to review the forum rules.

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    Default Re: Do NOT BUY Nexus 5 if you want Miracast that works

    Adrian, have you tried this for the Nexus 5:

    "To turn on the wireless display feature, go to Settings > Display > Cast screen > Menu, then check the box next to Enable Wireless Display.

    "You can cast the screen to wirelessly stream video and audio to a variety of displays and other devices that support Miracast - even when a standard Wi-Fi network isnt available. For example, you can cast the screen to show your devices screen on a TV equipped with a certified Miracast adapter."

    Also, what standard HDMI cable are you using? I think it's meant to be v1.4.

    Cheers and good luck!
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    Default Re: Do NOT BUY Nexus 5 if you want Miracast that works

    Also, what runtime environment are you using ART or Dalvic? Might not run on ART.
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    Default Re: Do NOT BUY Nexus 5 if you want Miracast that works

    Quote Originally Posted by jairusz View Post
    Wow...I guessed your intelligence from your profile pic and I was right. Obviously you can't comprehend the point I was making so I'll just leave this thread with one piece of advice: get rid of your Nexus 5 and buy an iPhone.
    lol, and of course profile pics are always real as is every fb profile. If you try and be patronising with me buddy, you can always be sure of getting it back in spadefuls. Happy new year
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    Default Re: Do NOT BUY Nexus 5 if you want Miracast that works

    Thanks for the genuine response.

    I am using the Miracast successfully with 3 other devices, Samsung S4, Nexus 7 tablet, and Ainol Discover 10" tablet

    Only Nexus 5 has a problem

    The HDMI cable is not relevant, as we never even get so far as talking fully to the Miracast (Panasonic) device


    Quote Originally Posted by espghia View Post
    Adrian, have you tried this for the Nexus 5:

    "To turn on the wireless display feature, go to Settings > Display > Cast screen > Menu, then check the box next to “Enable Wireless Display.”

    "You can cast the screen to wirelessly stream video and audio to a variety of displays and other devices that support Miracast - even when a standard Wi-Fi network isn’t available. For example, you can cast the screen to show your device’s screen on a TV equipped with a certified Miracast adapter."

    Also, what standard HDMI cable are you using? I think it's meant to be v1.4.

    Cheers and good luck!
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    Default Re: Do NOT BUY Nexus 5 if you want Miracast that works

    Quote Originally Posted by espghia View Post
    Also, what runtime environment are you using ART or Dalvic? Might not run on ART.
    now you have lost me

    Miracast is meant to be a simple consumer tool. I just want to pick up my phone, push connect, and have it work. If the various manufacturers cannot achieve that goal then they may as well give up, in my opinion. A child should be able to use it, out of the box, and intuitively, without any expert knowledge
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    Default Re: Do NOT BUY Nexus 5 if you want Miracast that works

    Here is another example of incompatible device: Lenovo WD100. I bought it quite cheap (<$30), and got excited seeing Nexus 5 can find it in "Cast Screen" -- but it cannot connect! There are two typical patterns: Either showing "connecting..." for a long while, then WD100 resets, and Nexus 5 will crash; or show "Connecting..." for a few seconds then WD 100 resets and Nexus 5 back to the pre-connection screen.

    So I thought my $20+ is wasted... wait, my wife has a Nexus 4! So I grabbed it -- within 15 seconds (I mean it) its screen is projected on my TV!!!! Played some Youtube videos -- with a few glitches but hey the video is on my TV.

    Both Nexuses ran 4.4.2, so the difference cannot be SW but must be HW or driver.

    Will LG ever fix it? LG certain knows how to make it right since it makes both 4 & 5.
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    pretty bad that I have had to go out and buy a second-hand Nexus 4, to get the features that won't work on my new Nexus-5!

    This fault has been spoken about for more than a month now, yet not a murmur of acknowledgement from either Google or LG

    It's really nothing short of false advertising

    Quote Originally Posted by pkufellow View Post
    Here is another example of incompatible device: Lenovo WD100. I bought it quite cheap (<$30), and got excited seeing Nexus 5 can find it in "Cast Screen" -- but it cannot connect! There are two typical patterns: Either showing "connecting..." for a long while, then WD100 resets, and Nexus 5 will crash; or show "Connecting..." for a few seconds then WD 100 resets and Nexus 5 back to the pre-connection screen.

    So I thought my $20+ is wasted... wait, my wife has a Nexus 4! So I grabbed it -- within 15 seconds (I mean it) its screen is projected on my TV!!!! Played some Youtube videos -- with a few glitches but hey the video is on my TV.

    Both Nexuses ran 4.4.2, so the difference cannot be SW but must be HW or driver.

    Will LG ever fix it? LG certain knows how to make it right since it makes both 4 & 5.
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    I don't know what's wrong with your nexus devices guys. I tried miracast with my gf's nexus 5 to a sony bravia TV. Worked without a glitch. There was of course some delay (appr. 1 sec), but it was smooth. Played asphalt 8, and played some youtube videos.. everything worked fine
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