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Old 01-02-2013, 05:03 PM - Thread Starter
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I have nearly 10 TB of movies and BluRays (and workout DVDs for my wife) ripped to external hard drives attached to my IdeaPad Y580 laptop. I've used MediaCenter Master and Media Browser plug-in and have them configured in a way that I think will pique her interest. all that's left is for me to be able to conveniently and quickly respond when she says "hey, let's watch a movie"

it's gotta be quick and easy. I'm hoping WiDi will help.

My system:

IdeaPad Y580
Win7x64 Pro, SP1
8 GB PC12800
240GB Mushkin SSD
1 TB Seagate 5400 RPM
nVidia GTX 660M (2GB)

what I'd like to do is to take advantage of the Wireless Display capability, but I'm having some issues deciding on a Wireless Display Adapter to use with my HDTVs. I suppose I could simply use an HDMI cable but I'd prefer to avoid that if possible. I have enough cables as it is. :P

any advice on the best wireless display adapter to hook up to my TV would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Yes, I will eventually get to the point where I go with a full HTPC, but for now, I have to sell my wife on the idea of using a computer as a "home theater" device as it is.

Baby steps.

Gotta sell her on the HTPC concept first.
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If your laptop doesn't come with WiDi built-in, I don't see you will get any gain from an external WiDi adapter (which will connect to HDMI port on both ends and probably require a power adapter on either side. So, instead of not using one HDMI cable, you ended up with two power adapter cables.
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My Panasonic TV came with a WiFi-USB adapter. That's probably more common and easier to setup.
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This one looks like a good possibility
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