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Displays Intel Networking Television Wireless Networking Technology

Live Intel WiDi Demonstration At CES 2010 45

Posted by timothy
from the look-ma-no-wires dept.
MojoKid writes "As we saw earlier this week, Intel's new WiDi (Wireless Display Interface) technology will start to be bundled with various Core i5 and Core i3 notebooks later this month, promising to address the Home Theater and Multimedia PC markets with a solution that enables wireless connectivity of your notebook over HDMI to an HDTV using standard 802.11n wireless technologies for transmission of the data. Intel was also demonstrating this technology live at CES 2010 and HotHardware captured video of the technology in action, with Intel Product Manager Joshua Newman. This new technology is obviously fairly mature at this point with retail products waiting in the wings, just a few weeks away."
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Live Intel WiDi Demonstration At CES 2010

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  • Re:Not good enough (Score:3, Insightful)

    by dnwq (910646) on Sunday January 10, 2010 @10:08AM (#30714300)
    Then it isn't meant for gamers, any more than wireless mice and keyboards are meant for gamers. For all that, wireless mice and keyboards still sell well to general consumers. Presumably Intel bets that the wireless monitor will, too.

    I'm not sure who moves their monitor often, though, and it'll still need AC power anyway...
  • by Jeremy Erwin (2054) on Sunday January 10, 2010 @10:15AM (#30714324) Journal

    So instead of getting a crisp clean video feed from my PC, I can make it look like a youtube video? How exciting!

  • Re:Not good enough (Score:4, Insightful)

    by nine-times (778537) <> on Sunday January 10, 2010 @10:29AM (#30714388) Homepage

    That doesn't sound quite right to me. 1080i is the same resolution as 1080p but interlaced, which would lead me to guess that it would require half the bandwidth of 1080p.

    I mean, I think the 3Ghz number is for 1080p/60, completely uncompressed. So I figure 1080i/24 is about 600Mbps, and you may be able to run that through some kind of lossless compression and bring that down a bit. However, I suspect that your 20Mbps number is based on a lossy compression (high-quality though it may be).

It is the quality rather than the quantity that matters. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 B.C. - A.D. 65)