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

By on September 9, 2013, 10:30 AM

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 allow users to stream content from their WiDi enabled devices directly to the display without the need of any additional gear.

LG has partnered up with Intel on this one, the WiDi tech is built-in using a key chipset integrated directly in the LCD panel. The interesting thing here is that LG will also facilitate OEMs and other monitor manufacturers with the new tech. WiDi enabled devices are fairly hard to come by in today's marketplace, but by offering the tech up "nimbly" and in a cost effective way, LG will allow for other monitor companies to adopt the tech much sooner and easier than they may have anyway.

Asus recently unveiled its own batch of new monitors, including those with Thunderbolt connectivity, 3D, multitouch and WiDi functionality.

“LG Display’s latest development brings us closer to the N-Screen era,” Sang-Yeol Kim, Vice President of the IT and Mobile Product Planning Division at LG, said today. “Through our close collaboration with Intel Corporation, we look forward to pioneering the age of wireless devices with our global partners.”

LG Display's new WiDi enabled LCD panel will make its debut in San Francisco at the 2013 Intel Developer Forum. The show kicks off tomorrow and will run until September 12 at the Moscone Convention Center.




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MilwaukeeMike said:

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.

Skidmarksdeluxe Skidmarksdeluxe said:

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?

Not unless it's battery powered.

cliffordcooley cliffordcooley, TechSpot Paladin, said:

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

Guest said:

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.

Adhmuz Adhmuz, TechSpot Paladin, said:

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.

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.

JC713 JC713 said:

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

DKRON said:

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

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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