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Gamecore Pipes PC Games to your TV

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 9 comments

The Gamecore system transmits your PC games to an HDTV.

IGUGU offers a rather neat gadget that allows PC gamers to stream their favorite games onto a TV without the need to install additional hardware. Called the Gamecore, this system comes in two flavors--mid-range and long-range--and provides not only "crystal-clear" HD quality video, but an Xbox-like controller with a built-in QWERTY keyboard.

The mid-range version works by plugging a 50-foot cable into the back of the PC, connecting the VGA and audio output on the PC end, and connecting the G-Cable Type A head to the LCD or Plasma screen. A wireless receiver connects to the USB port on the PC, and communicates to the unique controller. In addition to the built-in keyboard, the controller also offers motion sensing and a trackball mouse.

The long-range version requires a few more gadgets, mainly a standalone transmitter that connects to the PC and a standalone receiver that connects to the HDTV. Although the long-range version offers up to 200 feet, there's a G-Cable Type B cable that must connect between the transmitter and receiver devices. This version also uses the same wireless controller as the mid-range version

Both the mid-range and long-rage systems will allow consumers to control the PC from the couch, making it an ideal setup for movies and other media as well. The Gamecore is compatible with both the PC and Mac, and will also work on laptops.

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    griffed88 , January 6, 2010 12:32 AM
    ...or you could just get an hdmi cable and hook it to your tv from your video card? Maybe I'm missing the point? I already have my computer hooked to my tv and have a 360 controller attached to it if i feel like using one.

    I guess I could see its use if you want your comp in another room, but you could just get a really long hdmi cable and do that. Which will most likely be a much cheaper option.
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    griffed88 , January 6, 2010 12:32 AM
    ...or you could just get an hdmi cable and hook it to your tv from your video card? Maybe I'm missing the point? I already have my computer hooked to my tv and have a 360 controller attached to it if i feel like using one.

    I guess I could see its use if you want your comp in another room, but you could just get a really long hdmi cable and do that. Which will most likely be a much cheaper option.
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    Shadow703793 , January 6, 2010 12:57 AM
    griffed88...or you could just get an hdmi cable and hook it to your tv from your video card? Maybe I'm missing the point? I already have my computer hooked to my tv and have a 360 controller attached to it if i feel like using one.I guess I could see its use if you want your comp in another room, but you could just get a really long hdmi cable and do that. Which will most likely be a much cheaper option.

    I agree however there is some what of a market for this. I have a 55" LCD in my living room and I have a HUGE (HAF 932) watercooled rig, and it's a PITA to move it downstairs just to game on the 50".
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    cyb , January 6, 2010 1:20 AM
    i see this solution having some input lag
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    yang , January 6, 2010 2:02 AM
    i for one do not have any hdmi cables long enough to connect my gaming rig from my study room to my bedroom and it's definitly not easy to carry a water cooled corsair obsidian rig from room to room all the time. this is definitely a useful invention. kudos to the inventor and I'll be the first to buy one.
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    Gin Fushicho , January 6, 2010 3:25 AM
    It would be nice if I could just have a little converter box to use both sound and video in my entertainment room , moving the 30 Lb computer is not an issue.
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    liquidsnake718 , January 6, 2010 5:50 AM
    useless... just download games and connect it to your hdtv... same thing.... one might even get dut off or something if bandwidth is too high with internet traffic
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    hillarymakesmecry , January 6, 2010 10:22 AM
    $?
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    stuart72 , January 6, 2010 12:25 PM
    Quote:
    the long-range version offers up to 200 feet,


    must be a little slow today - my first thought was 'bloody hell! Just how big are these televisions??'
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    zak_mckraken , January 6, 2010 12:37 PM
    cybi see this solution having some input lag

    My thoughts at first, but then again, would it be very different from a regular wireless controler?