Announced: multi-channel HD streaming from PC to TV over WiFi

Announced: multi-channel HD streaming from PC to TV over WiFi

Summary: Now this could really (pun intended) make some waves: a new technology from original 802.11 patent holder Pegasus Wireless that will enable high-definition audio and video streaming from a computer to a tv via a Wi-Fi network.

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wijet.e.jpg Now this could really (pun intended) make some waves: a new technology from original 802.11 patent holder Pegasus Wireless that will enable high-definition audio and video streaming from a computer to a tv via a Wi-Fi network. 

This will work via an as-yet-unreleased device called the WiJET.e. The device, which is probably going to be released in October, will connect to a display through its video port using a VGA, S-Video or composite video cable. It will then upload an audio or video signal from a home’s Wi-Fi network and stream it in real time to the display.

The $399 WiJET.e will also be able to replicate the computer's screen on the display, which will then be enabled for control with a proprietary infrared remote.

In addition, the device reproduces the computer’s screen on the display so the user can control playback with a specially supplied infrared remote control.

I like this idea. So much simpler than some of the cabling or card-based solutions that are out there for PC to TV transfer. And it handles HD, too!

Pegasus CEO Jasper Knabb tells TWICE (This Week In Consumer Electronics) magazine that the WiJET.e will be able to stream as many as six signals simultaneously. He adds that a more modestly priced version is also being developed, as is a set-top box version being worked on with Sony and Samsung.

Here are the rest of the brag points- um, specs:

  • Wirelessly replicates PC screen to multiple remote displays.
  • Wirelessly streams video and audio from PC to remote displays and receivers/speakers
  • Supports wireless direct DVD playback (>10Mbps) with full navigation control feature
  • Supports Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound
  • Resolution support up to 2048 x 1536
  • Supports 802.11 a/b/g
  • Configurable as wireless AP or Infrastructure Station
  • Supports WEP, WPA and WPA2 wireless security in both AP and Station mode
  • Supports Dual Monitor function
  • Supports Moderator function
  • Supports Automatic Script function
  • Local mode supports: Internet access, web browsing
  • Local video and audio playback from USB storage devices
  • Supports lR remote control, controllable from PC or directly through WiJET.e
  • Solves the crisis in Lebanon and disarms Kim Jung Il's nuclear program (just kiddin', folks)

So what do you think? Would you buy one of these gizmos?
 

 

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  • I'd give it a shot, except for one thing...

    I've been looking into making my TV into a second monitor for my PC and extending my desktop to it. I'm wondering if the WiJET would be worth it or if I should look for a video card(s) that would do the same.
    Mr. Roboto
  • You can do it for $169.00 american dollars

    if you take a used xbox and mod it with the xbox media center, and connet a dLink wireless print server DPR-1260 connect the xbox to the ethernetport on the print server and you get streaming HD or any other resolution or video file type streaming with WPA2 security. for less then $169.00 american dollars
    BuckRogers_z
  • RE: Announced: multi-channel HD streaming from PC to TV over WiFi

    It's a real pain moving computer and cables from the computer room upstairs to the wide-screen TV in the basement rec room, then having to connect computer to the TV just to watch a movie stored on the computer.

    There's got to be a way to send the video + audio signals wirelessly throughout the house to various TV's that's AFFORDABLE!

    Hard-wiring video and audio signals from one story to another story in a house is impractical!

    I'm sure you computer engineers can develop something reliable and affordable that will work!

    George
    GeorgeBrown