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malcolm welborn
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malcolm welborn posted on Mon, Apr 23 2012 6:16 PM

a lot of laptops now coming with the new intel processor so wi di installed which enables downloaded films etc can be watched on tv wirelessly just need the small adapter plugged in the tv do the new bang and olufsen tvs allow for this. see sony samsung panasonic already available.

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malcolm welborn:
do the new bang and olufsen tvs allow for this

I did a search in google and found WI DI / WIDI hits for the Wireless Display technology that seems to have started to be talked about as early as 2010.

On the Intel page (http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/intel-wireless-display.html) you can see three black boxes that could connect to TVs, all had HDMI and at least two also had what appears to be composite connectors (video, plus L+R audio).

So I would say not only would current B&O TVs work via the HDMI connector, but even older BVs should work via the composite (e.g. an Avant) or you could use the composite if you don;t have a spare HDMI (which with B&O is often the case).

The Intel approach is similar to Apple's ATV (their black "hockey puck" box) and I am surprised I have not heard about it before - but then I stopped following the Wintel platform three years ago.

The key difference between Intel's approach for Windows machines (not sure if the hardware would automatically work with a Linux distribution) and Apple's appears (from the photos on various websites) to be that Intel are mirroring the screen from the PC whereas Apple currently only transmits audio from their Macs' iTunes app and Audio + Video via screen mirroring OR apis from their latest iOS devices.  

In addition Apple's ATV box pulls video from their iTunes application.

Some of the WIDI black boxes talk about Inter TV (e.g. Hulu, Netflix) support - similar to Apple's support although Apple also includes streaming TV shows and Movies from their iTunes store.

The two approaches deliver similar end results for the consumer - right now I would say Intel's offers more in that I would presume PC games are easily mirrored to the black boxes + TV, whereas an Apple "PC" requires software (an example is AirParrot) to get the desktop mirrored to the ATV 

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thanks for for that info, we can also verify situation when we at struer, not long to go now

malcolm

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