Belkin has unveiled a new accessory to go along with your WiDi packing Intel notebook computer. The WiDi tech allows the notebook to shoot video out to other devices without needing any cables. The ScreenCast TV will only work with notebooks that support WiDi so if yours doesn’t, don’t other with this device.
The ScreenCast will take the content playing on your computer along with the audio and shoot it out to your TV via a HDMI cable or component cables. It supports full HD resolution and Dolby 5.1 surround sound as well. The device uses 802.11a/b/g/n 2.4GHz or 5GHz networks. You can send things like Netflix, Hulu, or DVDs out to your TV set in the living room.
The device will ship in July and will sell for $129 when it lands. “Most high definition digital content is downloaded, organized and stored on a laptop, but it’s hard to enjoy a great Blu-ray movie or share photos with family and friends on a small laptop screen with lackluster audio quality,” said Nate Kraft, Director of Product Management for Networking at Belkin. “ScreenCast was specifically designed to address this problem and bring high quality HD audio and video from the laptop to the home theater where it can be enjoyed the way it was meant to be enjoyed – big and loud.”
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