Go Back   AnandTech Forums > Hardware and Technology > Home Theater PCs

· Hardware and Technology
· CPUs and Overclocking
· Motherboards
· Video Cards and Graphics
· AMD Video Cards
· Nvidia
· Displays
· Memory and Storage
· Power Supplies
· Cases & Cooling
· SFF, Notebooks, Pre-Built/Barebones PCs
· Networking
· Peripherals
· General Hardware
· Highly Technical
· Computer Help
· Home Theater PCs
· Consumer Electronics
· Digital and Video Cameras
· Mobile Devices & Gadgets
· Audio/Video & Home Theater
· Software
· Software for Windows
· All Things Apple
· *nix Software
· Operating Systems
· Programming
· PC Gaming
· Console Gaming
· Distributed Computing
· Security
· Social
· Off Topic
· Politics and News
· Discussion Club
· Love and Relationships
· The Garage
· Health and Fitness
· Home and Garden
· Merchandise and Shopping
· For Sale/Trade
· Hot Deals with Free Stuff/Contests
· Black Friday 2015
· Forum Issues
· Technical Forum Issues
· Personal Forum Issues
· Suggestion Box
· Moderator Resources
· Moderator Discussions

Thread Tools
Old 01-02-2013, 07:17 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 20
Default Help selecting WiDi adapter

I have nearly 10 TB of movies and BluRays and TV disk series (and workout DVDs for my wife) ripped to external hard drives attached to my IdeaPad Y580 laptop. I've used MediaCenter Master and Media Browser plug-in and have them configured in a way that I think will pique her interest. all that's left is for me to be able to conveniently and quickly respond when she says "hey, let's watch a movie"

it's gotta be quick and easy. I'm hoping WiDi will help.

My system:

IdeaPad Y580
Win7x64 Pro, SP1
8 GB PC12800
240GB Mushkin SSD
1 TB Seagate 5400 RPM
nVidia GTX 660M (2GB)

what I'd like to do is to take advantage of the Wireless Display capability, but I'm having some issues deciding on a Wireless Display Adapter to use with my HDTVs. I suppose I could simply use an HDMI cable but I'd prefer to avoid that if possible. I have enough cables as it is, and I would love to give WiDi a shot.

any advice on the best wireless display adapter to hook up to my TV would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
sgtrobo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2013, 09:08 PM   #2
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 20

anybody have some knowledge they'd like to share please?
sgtrobo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 03:12 PM   #3
Diamond Member
Dirigible's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 5,929

Sorry, I have no help for you. Never tried anything like that.
Looking for catsup. PM me if you see it for sale!

Been missing from my area for years.
Dirigible is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2013, 12:30 AM   #4
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 1

Just buy one of these:
In my experience, the ScreenBeam Universal* Wireless Display Adapter Kit just works. It includes both a tiny USB transmitter and a small receiver. If you don't need the transmitter, that's OK, because you may need it if you ever want to use the ScreenBeam on other PCs that aren't Wi-Di enabled.
papillrm is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:12 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Alpha 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.