Quite possibly..maybe that's what it takes to get things to just work..I am no apple fanboy..but WiDi is a disaster at this point in time. You are better off with one of the standalone wireless TV connect products.
so if i have pandora playing on my laptop, i can stream it to my tv/home theater system?
so essentially this is exactly like apple tv except fraction of price?
Well, yes, but there are quite a few ways to stream audio, as well as devices that just let you sign in with the device without even involving your computer. Audio doesn't pushing things much.
This is different. It basically lets you hook up your laptop/computer to your TV without using an HDMI cable.
Good if you want to beam a movie over, or a game, or just do some show & tell for a group of people.
One of the questions I have is, on my laptop, whether it'll be able to stay connected to WiMax (www.Clear.com) while also connecting via WiDi. I was really REALLY disappointed to discover that I actually have to switch between WiMax and WiFi modes, that I couldn't use the laptop as a hotspot. (Or leave it to auto-select, since I have much faster Comcast at home.)
For $30, it's worth finding out
Besides, I'm probably going to sell the laptop (after it arrived, I was shocked at how overly large it was for a 14" laptop.) and get a smaller one. Already having the WiDi adapter will be a selling point worth more than the $30 adapter cost.
Thanks OP. Ordered Saturday and received today. Works perfectly right out of the box. Two minutes to set up. I did not have to update the Widi software or my wifi driver. On the first connection the PVT1000 auto-updated it's firmware and it has been working perfectly from about 18 feet with 720p content. Haven't tried it any farther yet.
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