Help selecting WiDi adapter

Discussion in 'Home Theater PCs' started by sgtrobo, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. sgtrobo

    sgtrobo Junior Member

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    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
    i7-3610
    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.
     
  2. sgtrobo

    sgtrobo Junior Member

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    anybody have some knowledge they'd like to share please? :)
     
  3. Dirigible

    Dirigible Diamond Member

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    Sorry, I have no help for you. Never tried anything like that.
     
  4. papillrm

    papillrm Junior Member

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    Just buy one of these:
    http://www.actiontec.com/products/cat_desc.php?fid=58#.UOpalW8UVnQ
    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.
     
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