Intel WiDi beams your laptop screen to your TV wirelessly

Amidst all the 3DTVs and ereaders Intel unveiled some brand spanking technology at CES, which will see you being able to beam your laptop display on t

Amidst all the 3DTVs and ereaders Intel unveiled some brand spanking technology at CES, which will see you being able to beam your laptop display on to your TV wirelessly.

Called Intel Wireless HD technology (or WiDi – short for wireless display), you'll simply need to press a button on your laptop to have your screen sent over to your TV in 720p HD, regardless of its original resolution.

Your TV will need a small receiving box (called a Push2TV box) hooked up for it to work, and will be able to fling over everything from YouTube videos and games, to just allowing you to browse the web on bigger screen.

Unfortunately it doesn't support HDCP so Blu-rays are out for now, and you'll have to make do with 720p as well while 1080p support is being worked on. By that time, HDCP support should be in as well, but there's no news on when that will be.

It's thought Sony, Dell and Lenovo will support the technology and its currently been dated for the States as arriving on 17 January at Bestbuy, with three different laptops coming bundled with the Wireless HD tech receiver box.

We're chasing Intel to see whether we'll be getting the tech over here, but we'd hope it isn't far off. We'll keep you updated, but let us know what you think to it below.

Via: AnandTech