HP Wireless TV Connect pipes HDMI video over wireless
updated 12:00 am EDT, Wed September 1, 2010
by MacNN Staff
HP Wireless TV Connect gives 1080p vid streaming
HP's unveilings tonight have been joined by a rare, truly cross-platform media add-on. The Wireless TV Connect grabs the audio and video output from any HDMI-equipped computer and sends it over the air to a TV for viewing on the larger screen. As it simply catches the signal, it doesn't need any software and will work with protected content that would break with other formats.
The design is purportedly lag-free and thus well suited to gaming and other time-sensitive output. It isn't tied to portables, but HP bundles it with a notebook adapter to both power the transmitter entirely from the USB bus and hang it off the system's lid. Its receiver needs a more conventional power source, however. HP expects the Wireless TV Connect to arrive in October for $200.