Netgear PTV1000 Push 2 TV Adapter – Wireless video streaming from your laptop

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This surprising device passed through the FCC today.  Known as the Netgear PTV1000 Push 2 TV Adapter, this device uses Intel Wireless Display technology to wirelessly stream video and audio from your laptop to your TV via WiFi.

The benefits here are obvious – instead of connecting a bunch of wires to your notebook, just wirelessly pipe YouTube or Hulu to your TV.  The PTV1000 can also save you time when making presentations – just wirelessly connect to a projector, and you’re set.

The Intel Wireless Display technology is a unsecured output, however, so Netgear warns users that they may not be able to play some protected DVD and Blu Ray discs.  The technology is only available for Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 notebooks with an Intel GMA HD graphics adapter and Windows 7, as well.

No word on pricing or availability, and Intel Wireless Display technology seems to be a pretty well kept secret so far.  I’d expect to see an official unveiling of Intel Wireless Display and the PTV1000 at CES, however.

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