PC to TV wireless 720p streaming from Intel

March 18th, 2010 - Posted by Catalin in Hardware/software solutions for streaming


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CES show in Vegas has been one big and very interesting event because a lot of new gadgets and streaming technology were presented. Intel was one of the giants joining the event. This year they came with a new concept called WiDi (Intel Wireless Display) which is basically a solution for streaming HD video from a PC to an HDTV using WiFi technology networks.

Here is a video where the WiDi concept is being explained:


Thre are a few limitations because WiDi will work on just three computers for now (Toshiba Satellite E205-S1904, Dell Studio S15Z and Sony Vaio VPCS111FM/S) having Intel processors and WiDi solution integrated.

The setup is simple: each laptop comes with an included wireless receiver which needs to be connected to your TV using an HDMI cable (also included). Read more about the HDMI connection type HERE. If you want to use more than one TV then you must know that one receiver works with a single TV so as many TV’s as many boxes. Once you press the WiDi button on the laptop a 4 digit password needs to be provided (matching the one displayed on the TV). Then what you will see on the TV is a clone of the laptop’s screen.


In terms of video quality you can stream from 720p up to 1080p if your TV is powerful enough. Not familiar with the terms? You can read a full tutorial about 720p and 1080p HERE.

Here is Josh Newman from Intel in the media sofa room at CES 2010. He is doing a really nice demo with Intel Wireless Display, have a look below:


And here are some pictures with the Netgear box you need to have in order to get the WiDi system working:

Netgear Box Front And Back View

Netgear Box Setup


One thing I am looking forward is more laptops to support this innovative solution. Until then please share your WiDi experience with us if you already tested it.

Catalin
Professional Streaming Consultant

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  1. rodrigo says:

    Hello everyone.

    I bought the Sony Vaio VPCS111FM wich has Widi Intel Tech on it and also the Netgear Push2Tv, but im experimenting several problems with it, i already updated to last firmare the netgears nd there are noticeable lags and also completely sounds lost when streaming a regular 300MB divx, so i have to say this device really sux, not iven gives you the posibilitie of buffering…

    Resuming i spent about 1,2K for this piece of junk technologie wich dont work at all… anyone experiencing the same???? thanks in advance..

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