Netgear PTV1000 Push 2 TV Adapter Goes Through the FCC

January 1, 2010, By Radimir Bobev


Streaming video from your laptop to your TV has been a possibility for a while now, but most of the implementations rely on Wireless USB to achieve the effect. Netgear appear to be taking a different approach to the problem, using Wi-Fi instead. The PTV1000 Push 2 TV Adapter has just made its way to the FCC, which means we should expect it pretty soon.

The device seems to use a yet unreleased standard by Intel, named Wireless Display. So far it can only run on Intel’s Core i3, i5 and i7 processors and requires an integrated GMA graphics card and Windows 7 as well – so your choices may be a bit limited, depending on what’s inside your laptop.

Something else should be noted as well – the device doesn’t support secured connections, so expect your video stream to be hijackable. In addition to that, you won’t be able to play DVDs or Blu-ray discs – but we doubt anyone would seriously care about either of the two downsides.

In all likelihood, we’ll see more about the device at next week’s CES, so keep an eye out.

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