My son-in-law, David, is one of the owners of Electronic Interiors out of Shreveport, LA. Yesterday he sent me a blurb on a new product that I thought I would share with you. It is a way to connect your computer to an HDTV using a wireless adapter. The thinking is that a user who streams video from the likes of Netflix or other company could stream the source to an HDTV via your computer.
The company that is introducing this device is Atlona Technologies and describe its product as:
Atlona PC to Computer Monitor/HDTV Wireless adapter (Now With Audio!!!). Model: AT-HDAiR
The Atlona’s all new AT-HDAiR is designed to connect any Windows Based computer to either your HDTV or Computer Monitor wirelessly though VGA or HDMI Connections. The HDAiR is based on a powerful UWB technology, allowing users to extend high resolution content up to 30ft away. Atlona adapter is capable of supporting resolutions up to 1400×1050 or 720p. The AT-HDAiR is features with dual video (HDMI and VGA) and dual Audio (HDMI-Audio and 1/4″ mini stereo) outputs. Both outputs are active simultaneously.
Whether wirelessly connected to a projector in a meeting room or to a flat TV screen in the living room, the the Atlona HDAiR allows users to easily and conveniently extend their PC visual workspace. Providing both HDMI interface, common in flat TVs, and VGA interface, common in projectors and computer monitors — the HDAiR provides users with the flexibility. Both HDMI and VGA output connections are active at the same time, therefore HDAiR receiver could be used to power up 2 displays at the same time with identical content.
I haven’t tried this device though I must admit it is tempting. However, the price tag of $219 MSRP is a little steep. Hopefully the unit pricing may be reduced in the future. The wireless Roku unit that supports Netflix is priced at $129, and will stream video directly to an HDTV without using a computer.
This may be a better option if you wish to keep your PC free for other uses. However [another however LOL], I can see the benefit in a unit that can stream any source and not be limited to one single company.