Microsoft's new Wireless Display update allows game streaming from PC to the Xbox One

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  1. gonzogonzales

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    PlayStation didn't had this feature.
     
  2. the_randomizer

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    Can't say I'm surprised.
     
  3. DaniPoo

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    well... Nintendo managed to make it work between the Wii U and it's gamepad (and that was a few years ago).
    I bet Microsoft could do it as well.
     
  4. Giga_Gaia

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    Why the hell would I use this when I can just play on my pc instead and not have the input lag that come with streaming.
     
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    Don’t really know but people liked the idea of this with the switch, in home switching whatever it was called I still Agee though this is pretty pointless especially if your computer is a laptop.
     
  6. Pleng

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    The speed of your internet connection is irrelevant when streaming over LAN. All that matters is the quality of the signal between PC-router, and XBOX-router.
     
  7. Gamemaster1379

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    Beat me to it.

    Yeah, if you're over LAN, your internet doesn't matter at all. Latency will inherently be lower from less network hops. It really relies on the quality of your internal equipment.

    Also, for consideration, had you been doing this over the internet, 250mbps probably would be fine for receiving it, but one thing that's really important to consider is your upload in this case as well. Most ISPs make it very disproportionate.

    Anyhow, as long as your LAN connectivity is good (mostly, how good is your router?), you should be fine.
     
  8. Brayton

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    Try those reverse PoE things, not sure, I think it's like Ethernet over Power.
    The Wii U gamepad creates a hotspot that the Wii U console connects to with WPS (Pin). If you want to know more about the protocols the audio in and out, video in and out, buttons, and all the other stuff, I'm sure I could find it.
     
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    I did, the power outlets in my house are old and some are lose. There'd be too much work to redo the outlets.
     
  10. kevin corms

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    Pretty much useless for most people since nvidia drivers dont support it.
     
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    Oof. Sorry I couldn't help. I'm hoping our family could get some. If we do ever get any, I hope they work, I'm pretty sure they will.
     
  12. DaniPoo

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    The point was that if a Nintendo was able to provide good local game-streaming a few years ago, then I think Microsoft can do it as well.
    The latency that all of these people seems to be so afraid of is barely noticable on the Wii U and you'll adjust quite fast.
    I would be surprised if Microsoft does worse than nintendo in this area.

    So unless you are professional gamer this should be quite alright for many games.
     
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    they did it on a direct connection at very close range and at 480p, and even then I found games like bayonetta 2 unplayable without a tv.
     
  14. Frederica Bernkastel

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    Very cool that Microsoft are trying to take wireless displays so far: There's a version of our future where the primary compute experience is headless and using your own device to access that ecosystem — whether that be a console, wristwatch or pacemaker — is the new normal.
    If this is a step towards that kind of convergence then this is starting to shape into something very exciting indeed.
     
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    I was using an EoP adapter in my house as it sounds very similar to yours Randomizer (a bi-level with consoles downstairs and modem upstairs), but recently found they only give out 100Mb/s speeds. And even more-so, the sockets you use have to be on the same 'leg' of your breaker box for optimal performance, meaning they have to reside solely on either the right-leg (side) or the left-leg (side) when looking at your breaker box. Another issue I noticed is that if there's a lot of power being used, even lighting, that the network connection would become "dirty" and cause all sorts of issues. In short, they're good in some circumstances but not really feasible without dedicated electric lines and breakers. And at that point you may as well run dedicated ethernet instead.

    You could say I used a sledgehammer to fix a nail here, but sometimes that's just what needs done. I could have probably gotten another AP for downstairs, but licensing costs suck for the Meraki AP I was previously using. Now I have two Ubiquiti Pro AP's that support AC wireless and link together wirelessly, so I have one hardwired upstairs and one downstairs which is basically (not literally though) in repeater mode.

    My downstairs NUC PC is registering at 400Mb/s over wireless now and as I said in a previous comment, I'm able to stream FFXV on High settings just fine through steam now, when previously over the EoP it was totally unplayable. Again, I went a little overboard by replacing all of my network equipment, but if you're not moving anytime soon you could look into a similar solution for your situation (buying another AP for example).
     
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    It's just too much of a hassle for me, the house I live in was built in 1978, not the best electrical wiring IMO, and when I tried those adapters, the speeds were garbage. I'll keep my 250 mbps over WiFi.
     
  17. TheTechWiz25

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    The fact that you still don't have one in 2019 is a bit shocking. I got mine back in 2017. I mean...if you have a PS3 or PS4 then its fine.
     
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    I have a PS3, XB360, Switch, and high end PC. Over the years I've just found less time to dedicate to sitting in front of the TV for extended play sessions, so I skipped the PS4 and XBO. And having a desk job really dissuades me from sitting in front of my PC for gaming at home. Streaming my PC games though recently piqued my interest as I've still bought newer games once they're on sale.
     
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    This definitely looks like its worth trying out. The added functionality could be super useful with our current set up.
     
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