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  • tuxRoller - Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - link

    Its really not clear why it doesnt. If nothing else, grab the framebuffer and send that over the air. Reply
  • SilentSin - Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - link

    Considering they don't even support other vendors video cards I seriously doubt this. I've really wanted to try this tech out at the office but there are way too many compatibility issues to be able to support everyone's PC. You have to have 4 levels of compliance for it to work: http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wtech/iwd/sb... Reply
  • tuxRoller - Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - link

    I was actually thinking about using this with intel graphics, though, as long as DMA-BUF is employed, there is a standardized way to share buffers whatever the card, though I'm not sure what kind of device widi/miracast would appear as.
    Also, what do you mean "they don't support other vendors video cards"?
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  • SilentSin - Thursday, September 20, 2012 - link

    I mean that literally. I have a Clarkdale laptop where the OEM has disabled the IGP through the BIOS (non-configurable), it uses a nvidia Quadro 3100M. Because of that the WiDi install fails stating I have an unsupported platform even tho I meet every other requirement. I find that to be pretty ridiculous because as you say you should be able to access the buffer no matter what video card is being used. I'd be curious to see if this works on an Optimus enabled laptop. Hell why even require an Intel wireless card? All of the Intel-only requirements are fishy imo. Reply
  • tuxRoller - Thursday, September 20, 2012 - link

    Although that sucks, that isn't Intel's fault. However, as you say, the requirements are Intel's fault.
    Here's to hoping miracast is a better solution.
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  • Daller - Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - link

    I'd like to be able to hide my computer in the cellar and stream everything into my living room using my LAN. HDMI over CAT6 is too cumbersome. Reply
  • martyrant - Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - link

    I think if you want to use your LAN you are doing things wrong by trying to do HDMI over CAT6 in the first place. Throw your computer in the cellar, make it a fileserver, and get things like the Pivos AIOS (or Patriot BoxOffice, or any other, there's a slew of them these days) in your living room or wherever else you want to watch things from. You can get these little players for ~$50-60 these days and it's a very easy way to expand your watching capabilities if you already have a network setup and a fileserver or NAS. Reply
  • A5 - Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - link

    Yeah, if OP is just streaming music/video, they don't need full control that something like WiDi gives you. Reply
  • mcnabney - Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - link

    What do you need to do that requires full control? Make a WHS in the basement and put a tiny Win7 nettop in the living room. Now if you are talking about playing games you are still going to have to have wires. Reply
  • madmilk - Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - link

    The easiest option for mirroring over network is probably an Apple TV. Airplay Mirroring isn't Gigabit, but it actually works quite well on even 10Mbps thanks to compression. There's some program to for mirroring on Windows too. About $120 total.

    If you're feeling adventurous, you could try coaxing a Raspberry Pi to do it... not sure how well it would work though. But hey, it's only $40.
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  • michal1980 - Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - link

    If so, I'm very surprised. And I'll end up picking up that new receiver when its out Reply
  • futrtrubl - Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - link

    This seems to be aimed mostly at large displays, whether from small computers (laptops/tablets) or large (desktops, to a lesser extent). But I like the idea of using a dumb tablet sized display (but lighter/thinner since it's dumb) connected to a desktop/home server.

    Edward
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  • SignalPST - Thursday, September 20, 2012 - link

    Here's to hoping the Surface Pro will get this feature. Would make a terribly good presentation device combo. Reply
  • sidarous - Thursday, September 20, 2012 - link

    I want to use my i5-750 Lynnfield desktop to stream to my downstairs computer with the PTV3000. I wonder if it will be supported. Anyone have a clue? Reply
  • Gangy - Saturday, September 22, 2012 - link

    Are old receivers updateable to 3.5?
    Also, what about TV's that have WiDi built-in like LG's LM760S series, are those updateable? Or you have to buy a new receiver even for them to have 3.5 functionality?

    Thank you for an answer.
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