Today D-Link have launched their MainStage DHD-131 TV Adaptor for Intel Wireless Display laptops.
Make surfing the Web a part of your Home Theater Experience on your HDTV
Instead of crowding around a desk with all your friends just to show them this really funny video you saw on YouTube the other day, wouldn’t it be better if all of you sat comfortably on the couch to watch that same video, but on your big screen TV, with popcorn? Watch movies from Netflix or shows from Hulu. Listen to Internet radio using Pandroa or just blast 5.1 surround sound from a Blu-Ray movie3.
One Button Connection
The D-Link MainStage can do just that. It acts as a bigger, better, HD display for your Intel® Wireless Display powered laptop. It wirelessly ‘sends’ your laptop2 display onto your TV, enabling you to surf the web, view home movies from your home network, or your laptop2, right from the couch, with the push of a button.
Two Screens at Once
Drag a movie onto the Windows extended screen to watch on your TV, and continue using your laptop to chat, email, and work on a document.
Great for Presentations
The MainStage is also great for presentations, grab your Intel WiDi enabled laptop and ‘send’ your colorful and animated presentations onto your business flat-panel equipped conference room with the push of a button.
1 Any device, content, or application you can access on your home network or your PC.
2 Works only with laptops with Intel® Wireless Display powered by the Intel® Core™ Processor Family.
3 1080p resolution and digital surround sound available only if supported by file format. Requires TV that supports 1080p and digital surround sound.
4 Codec Limitations and DRM issues are based off of what your laptop can and can not play.
5 24/7 Basic Installation Support is available only in the USA for the first 30 days from date of original purchase.
6 1-Year Limited Warranty available only in the USA and Canada.
The MainStage (DHD-131) is now available throughout D-Link’s network of retail and e-tail outlets for an MSRP of $129.99 in the U.S., and will be available in Canada in July for $129.99.Learn more from the D-Link website
Here is the full press release:
D-Link Now Shipping MainStage™ for Intel® Wireless Display, Enabling Consumers to View and Enjoy Laptop Content on a Big Screen HDTV
D-Link’s Easy-to-Use MainStage for Intel® WiDi-Enabled Laptops Allows Consumers to Surf the Web, Watch Movies and Shop Online from a TV
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. – June 14, 2011 – D-Link today announced its MainStage™ for Intel® Wireless Display (DHD-131) is now available, offering consumers an easy way to enjoy and share content from laptops[i] on an HDTV, from surfing the Web, to viewing photos, to streaming online videos.[ii] Delivering the web directly to TV screens, D-Link’s new MainStage makes the biggest screen in today’s homes the “main stage” for an array of home entertainment in 1080p HD and 5.1 digital surround sound.[iii]
“The Internet is truly indispensible in today’s homes – whether for enjoyment, work, school, or sharing family moments,” said Daniel Kelley, associate vice president of consumer marketing, D-Link North America. “MainStage lets you wirelessly project movies and TV shows from Netflix and Hulu, or personal home videos and photo slideshows, to the best screen in the home, the HDTV. If you already own a notebook with Intel Wireless Display, it’s one of the easiest ways to work and play online from your couch.”
D-Link® MainStage enables consumers to seamlessly enjoy and share PC content from an Intel® Core™ processor-based notebook on a TV. Simply plug MainStage into the TV using an HDMI or A/V cable and with a push of a button automatically connects to your router, allowing consumers to surf the web and view home movies from a home network or laptop. In addition to enjoying content at home, MainStage also offers today’s mobile professionals an easy way to send colorful and animated presentations and online content to flat-panel displays in conference rooms for a range of business presentation needs. Furthermore, while MainStage users are showing a movie or presentation on the big screen, they can simultaneously work on the notebook that is projecting to the TV.
“D-Link’s MainStage TV adapter is a great example of Intel® WiDi 2.0 in action,” said Joe Van de Water, consumer product marketing manager at Intel. “Intel WiDi 2.0 lets you wirelessly stream content from your PC to your HDTV with no cables or attachments to your PC. With Intel WiDi 2.0, you can enjoy Blu-ray movies, DVD movies, and content from Internet services like Intel Insider on your HDTV with up to 1080p HD clarity and 5.1 surround sound, and also share pictures, music, or videos.”
MainStage for Intel® Wireless Display is compatible with any Intel® Wireless Display enabled system. 1080p and Blu-ray or other protected content playback is only available on second generation Intel® Core™ processor-based PCs with built-in visuals enabled, a compatible media player and supporting Intel WiDi software and graphics driver installed. For more information on laptop requirements and compatible products, please visit www.intel.com/go/wirelessdisplay.
Availability and Pricing
MainStage (DHD-131) is now available throughout D-Link’s network of retail and e-tail outlets for an MSRP of $129.99 in the U.S., and will be available in Canada in July for $129.99. It will also be offered at the company’s online store, http://www.dlinkshop.com.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2011, D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for home, small business, mid- to large-sized enterprise environments, and service providers. An award-winning designer, developer, and manufacturer, D-Link implements and supports unified network solutions that integrate capabilities in switching, wireless, broadband, storage, IP Surveillance, and cloud-based network management. For more information visit www.dlink.com, www.dlink.ca or connect with D-Link on Facebook (www.facebook.com/dlink) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/dlink).
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[i] Works only with laptops with Intel® Wireless Display powered by the Intel® Core™ Processor Family
[ii] Any device, content, or application you can access on your home network or your PC
[iii] 1080p resolution and digital surround sound available only if supported by file format. Requires TV that supports 1080p and digital surround sound.