toggle

AAPL Stock: 122.99 ( -0.39 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Intel vows Wireless Display on game consoles, more devices

updated 07:25 pm EST, Sat January 7, 2012

Intel teases much wider WiDi use for CES

Intel in a quick blurb has said it would expand Wireless Display (WiDi) soon, most likely at CES. Along with computers and TV adapters, it was also coming to game consoles, projectors, fully integrated TVs, and "other devices." Several chip designers were involved, such as Cavium, Mstar Semiconductor, Sigma Designs, Realtek, and Wondermedia.

None of the partners were named, although it's already official that there will be LG TVs with WiDi built inside.

WiDi has sometimes been likened to AirPlay for its ability to share both HD video and audio over a wireless link. Apple's method uses Wi-Fi and is designed to make discovery easy, however, where Intel's uses custom frequencies and is meant more as raw output. Support for WiDi is relatively rare as the hardware is often expensive and usually needs an external adapter on one or both ends, defeating the convenience.




by MacNN Staff

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch

Apple's 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro continues to be a popular notebook with professional users and prosumers looking for the ultimate ...

Typo keyboard for iPad

Following numerous legal shenanigans between Typo -- a company founded in part by Ryan Seacrest -- and the clear object of his physica ...

Entry-level 27-inch Retina iMac

The 27-inch Apple iMac with 5K Retina display is already one of the best value-for-money Macs that Apple has ever released. It was som ...

toggle

Most Commented