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Intel and LG Announce First WiDi-integrated TVs

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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.

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    jryan388 , December 16, 2011 12:05 AM
    Wonder how good the signal quality is... Is it supposed to be 1:1? Can it handle 1080p 3d? How is the lag?
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    stingstang , December 16, 2011 12:18 AM
    If I see one more gimmicky name with lowercase i's in it, I'm going to scream..
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    JOSHSKORN , December 16, 2011 12:31 AM
    About time they get this going.
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    burnley14 , December 16, 2011 12:47 AM
    stingstangIf I see one more gimmicky name with lowercase i's in it, I'm going to scream..

    Are you talking about WiDi as your complaint? As in, Wireless Display, abbreviated to resemble the commonly used acronym WiFi? That's not gimmicky, it's logical. But don't let me stop you from screaming . . .
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    Anonymous , December 16, 2011 12:50 AM
    Unfortunately they still won't play DTS though...
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    buzznut , December 16, 2011 1:41 AM
    Yes, this is the technology that AMD should be working on. WIDI is awesome and I would definitely buy a TV that had this feature. Now if we could get AMD onboard and get this tech on their CPUs that would be awesome.
    Until then or if that day never comes, I'll have to (shudder) consider buying Intel.
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    alyoshka , December 16, 2011 1:39 PM
    Cool, 'cos I'm going to be providing services for them.......... :) 
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    billj214 , December 16, 2011 2:23 PM
    I don't know of a lot of laptops that have WIDI integrated so if you buy the TV you also have to buy a new laptop!
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    PhoneyVirus , December 16, 2011 5:20 PM
    said Seog-ho Ro, Senior Vice President of LG Home Entertainment Company's TV Business Unit. Get to the point I don't care who said what and I'm sure the writers are sick of putting this is articles by now, when I seen this witch is all the time I skip right over it.
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    perplu , December 31, 2011 2:42 AM
    You would think that from the press about Intel's WiDi that this was something new. But a simple display/audio extender does exactly this - these devices require no additional hardware connected to your notebook or PC, the only hardware supplied is a device that plugs into your TV's HDMI or other connectors and the other end plugs into your network via an ethernet or wireless connection. Install the driver software on your Notebook or PC and your display and audio displays on your TV. Examples of these are: Winstar's Network Adapter WS-UG17GN1 or StarTech.Com's HDMI over IP extender. So not sure what all the fuss is about. No need for a smart TV nor any need for a media player or remote keyboards or complex remote controllers - you have a tablet or laptop in the house - just use that to surf and display what you see on your laptop on your TV. Simple.
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    slrmichael , August 8, 2012 5:54 AM
    Having this integrated would be fantastic. LG is doing a good job with wireless technology. Less wires means less mess.
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    garg_praful , September 27, 2012 4:59 AM
    I have already been using the Wi Di between my LG Smart TV and Optimus 4X HD for some time now and viewing pictures and other media on a large screen has become wirelessly awesome :) 
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    sehgal , October 25, 2012 9:32 AM
    Wi Di on the 2012 LG Smart TV model's makes home computing all that much easier! You can easily do both your computing work as well as watch TV on LM8600 simultaneously!