D-Link said today that its MainStage wireless display adaptor will be available in Canada next month for $130. The Mainstage is one of many soon to be released devices that employs Intel's Wireless Display technology, known as WiDI.
According to Intel, WiDi enables users to wirelessly stream whatever is displayed on their WiDi enabled laptop to their HDTV in full HD up to 1080p video resolution.
Competing for shelf space with Mainstage in the coming months will be WiDi adaptors from Netgear and Belkin. Netgear is calling their adaptor Push2TV while Belkin calls theirs Screencast.
Readers should note that regardless of whether you buy a WiDi adaptor from D-Link, Netgear or Belkin, you will only be able to stream 1080p video from a WiDi enabled laptop with a second generation Intel Core processor so for most of us that means a laptop upgrade. If you're shopping for a laptop, look for the WiDi symbol shown here.
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