The first TVs with integrated WiDi will launch next year.
Up until now, users wanting to utilize WiDi technology (which allows you to stream HD content from your laptop to your TV without any cables) have had to purchase a separate adapter to plug into their TV. However, thanks to a new partnership between Intel and LG, we will soon be seeing televisions with this technology integrated into the main unit.
This Intel and LG have announced plans to enter into a 'strategic partnership' to promote the former's WiDi technology. The deal will see LG's upcoming LG CINEMA 3D Smart TVs come with integrated WiDi making them the first in the TV industry to feature Intel's WiDi technology.
"Through this strategic alliance, CINEMA 3D Smart TV users will be able to access a wider variety of content in a more convenient manner," said Seog-ho Ro, Senior Vice President of LG Home Entertainment Company's TV Business Unit. "Intel WiDi will be one of several features that will enhance the user convenience of our CINEMA 3D Smart TVs, further differentiating our products from the competition."
LG and Intel plan to team up to show off their WiDi wares at the Consumer Electronics Show in January 2012. We'll be there to bring you all the latest coverage, so we'll be sure to stop by their booth and snag some footage.