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Andy Dixon
09-12-2010, 01:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://gadgetwise.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/07/streaming-your-entire-computer-to-a-television/' target='_blank'>http://gadgetwise.blogs.nytimes.com...o-a-television/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"If you want to watch Web-enabled video on your television, you could buy a number of gadgets that will hook up directly to your TV set. But most of these contraptions offer only a narrow hallway of content and don't allow full access to the Internet or a Web browser. Now Warpia offers a device that plugs directly into a laptop and lets you stream everything from the computer wirelessly to a television or computer monitor."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/wpt/auto/1284290861.usr11334.jpg" style="border: 0;" /></p><p>I'm not sure what to make of this&nbsp;streaming device from Warpia. Considering it does the same job as plugging a laptop in to the TV via a cable, I just can't see a need for it. If anything it just adds more complexity to a home setup that you could really do without.&nbsp; From a corporate view I can see this being used for presentations and demo's but not in the home.&nbsp; What do you think? Is this something you could use at home?</p>

Tony Rylow
09-12-2010, 03:00 PM
This is a great idea, and would let me attach my laptop to the TV without my 25foot cable. Sure, I could put the laptop close by the TV and use a wireless keyboard/mouse, but that's a bit inconvenient.

For an occasional use, this could allow you to replace a HTPC, allowing you to surf the web while streaming your media. Of course this doesn't aid in recording shows, but not everyone needs that function.

In my opinion, it is a priced a bit too high. A $75-100 would make it a better alternative to using a cable.

09-13-2010, 03:34 PM
I currently use my Xbox360 for streaming Netflix to the big screen, but I can see using this if I didn't have the Xbox. Laptop on the coffee table in reach w/ video playing on the big screen across the room would be cool for watching a movie or some PC games. I don't see anything about 5.1 surround sound being supported over the HDMI (obviously not over the 3.5mm audio out), though....