M18x R2. What goes here??

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  1. Maxware79

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    Hey. Just wondering what goes in here. Anyone know? I’ve already got the mSata filled so I have no idea.
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    It's meant for WiDi display cards, its basically a spare MPCIE slot (x1 2.0+USB 2) and a DP lane wired to it. Most people that use it use it for a MPCIE to SATA port card for spare HDDs, or a MPCIE to USB card.
     
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    Thanks. I had a feeling it was for the mystical WiDi card.


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    Does anyone know if the feature is supported in the R2? I don’t think they gave it as an option when they released the M17x R4 and M18x R2 even though the port it there. It would be great to get it working


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    WiDi is supported afaik. In theory, might be able to put a WiGiG card and use a WiGiG dock
     
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    I think I’ll try and grab a widi card and antenna and see how it goes.


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    Ordered the card, antenna and a Netgear PTV3000 all for a little over $100AUD. Most of that was shipping and import duty from the US.
     
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    Not WiDi, but Wireless HD protocol made by SiBEAM. Requires the card in the DMC slot + transmitter in the LCD housing.

    The slot itself is known as a DMC slot - Digital Media Card

    Encoder: https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-USA-De...405988?hash=item3fc898f0e4:g:jjQAAOSwcg9ZtEqD

    Transmitter:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-Alien...98AAOSw8-lcbtfX:sc:USPSFirstClass!23233!US!-1

    Compatible receiver:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vizio-XWH2...527255&hash=item3d8f14aac2:g:bwwAAOSwAgVdJZVa
     
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