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LG to introduce world's first LCD panel with Intel's WiDi tech

By Justin Kahn
Sep 9, 2013
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  1. LG Display has unveiled what it calls the world's first LCD panel for monitors with Intel's Wireless Display (WiDi) technology built-in. As of right now the company is talking about a 23.8-Inch LCD display that, with the WiDi tech, will...

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  2. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,752   +1,107

    Maybe it's just me, but when I think of wireless I think of something without wires. Like a wireless mouse that has no wires for example. Won't a 'wireless' monitor still need to be plugged in?

    I guess it's cool if you can show pictures from your phone on your monitor without having to download them, but couldn't they have done this using Wi-Fi and some software?

    I'd need to see how WiDi is used before understanding the benefit.
     
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,509   +2,056

    Not unless it's battery powered.
     
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,556   +2,900

    One benefit would be allowing anyone in the room to connect without having to deal with wires. Not everyone at the same time but sharing the same display would be useful in specific scenarios.
     
  5. It looks like WiDi (Wireless Direct) is basically an AdHoc Peer to Peer WiFi. The plan is to have vendors build this into your laptop/tablet/phone/printers, etc. and then you can connect these devices easily. Not sure how much extra this will cost or what devices are supporting it.

    As for wireless, most homes have power in easy to access locations through the home, the other (data, video, sound) connections would use wireless.
     
  6. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,653   +523

    WiDi stands for Wireless Display, not Direct. Maybe your thinking of Wi-Fi Direct, essentially the technology behind WiDi I suppose. The idea was introduced a couple years ago and has just taken this long to be integrated in to displays. Already on the market are WiDi dongles that turn any screen with an HDMI port in to a wireless screen, saves you having to throw away your already good screen. It's too bad it took so long for this technology to make it to market, seeing as 4k is now around the corner.
     
  7. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    WiDi was never that impressive. I can just use an HDMI cable. It barely takes any time to set up.
     
  8. DKRON

    DKRON TS Guru Posts: 568   +25

    Unless your using it for a group meeting and you don't want to have a computer and wires all around, I had this running for a principal showing slides and videos and he only had a clicker and the laptop was 10m away at the back on the room. Also interesting fact, got this streaming 4K videos to a non 4K tv without any delay (I7 Dell) from 30m away. Just need more devices
     

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