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Old 09-14-2010, 10:12 AM - Thread Starter
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Veebeam unveils PC-to-TV offering

If there's been an underlying theme to consumer electronics in the past year, it's been this: audiences are looking for easier ways to view Web video on their big-screen TVs. That's really the promise of widget- and app-enabled TVs, Blu-ray players, game consoles, and Roku boxes, as well as the coming wave of specialized products such as Boxee, Apple TV, and Google TV. And it's exactly the market for which newcomer Veebeam is aiming as well. Veebeam can most accurately be described as a PC-to-TV video streamer. Plug the included USB dongle into your laptop, and whatever's on your computer screen will be streamed wirelessly to the Veebeam box that's connected to your TV--without the need for any convoluted wireless networking setup. For what it's worth, the HD version of the box supports output up to full 1080p HD video. Two modes will be offered: "screencasting," which mirrors the display on the laptop screen, and "play-to" mode, which presumably treats the TV as a second monitor (allowing you to use the PC for other tasks in the meantime, while simultaneously streaming the view). Two models will be available--the $99 Veebeam SD and the $139 Veebeam HD (which adds an HDMI output).

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Can these gizmos be plugged into an AV receiver to get the full home theater effect? 'Cos that'd be totally sweet.

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What do you lose by using a desktop rather than a laptop? It says you can use the trackpad on a laptop to control things... is there no other way?

I'm skeptical of this device after being burned several times by other gadgets that claimed to connect my PC to my TV. I'd just use a couple of cables, but then I have to disconnect a monitor.
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you can use a bluetooth mouse and keyboard on your desktop, logitech has a couple to choose from. i eliminated all devices together, I ran three cat5 cable to every tv in the house. two for HDMI over cat5. And one to extend usb over cat5... so one computer can be used at any tv in the house.
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Gee, I thought this was a knife sharpener!
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Originally Posted by Perpendicular View Post

Gee, I thought this was a knife sharpener!

Me two. I coulda used that....
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