The Push2TV Will Change The Way You Use Your Laptop
Jan 19, 2010
Hooking up your laptop to an external monitor or screen is always a pain. You have to fumble with cords. You have to fight with connections. You have to get stressed over cables…until now.
At the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show, Netgear, in collaboration with Intel, unveiled the Push2TV (model PTV1000), the first Wi-Fi Direct-enabled device that links your laptop screen to a TV.
Unlike the normal fussing you do to get your laptop hooked to a TV or external monitor, the Push2TV uses Wi-Fi Direct to allow for multiple devices to connect peer-to-peer at the throughput and range of Wi-Fi, only without the access point. This new Wi-Fi technology is applied in the Push2TV to limit user involvement, as well as user frustration. Once hooked up, the Push2TV receives a signal from the laptop’s display and then uses an HDMI or composite video connection to play back that signal on TV. Simple, easy, and fast. What’s not to love?
According to official reports from CES, Netgear’s Push2TV adapter, combined with an Intel Wi-Di laptop, makes for a powerful combo for browsing and viewing things in a whole new way on a PC. According to Netgear, consumers will be able to display the vast majority, if not all, of the content from their computers on their TVs, from Internet surfing to high-definition content playback.