PC to TV wireless 720p streaming from Intel
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.
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