Stream HD Video Wirelessly from PC to TV via USB

Looking for a way to stream HD content from your laptop or PC to the HDTV without stringing cables across the floor? Thanks to Warpia, there may be an ideal solution with its just-announced StreamHD device.

The system primarily consists of two components: a USB-based transmitter that plugs into a laptop or desktop, and a receiver base that physically connects to the HDMI port on a HDTV. Warpia claims that StreamHD can actually wirelessly stream 1080p video (1920 x 1280) while providing up to 30 feet of coverage.

"Our improved technology gives customers the all-access viewing they've come to expect from Warpia along with stunning HD quality," said Marc Levaggi, VP of Marketing for Warpia. "StreamHD makes wireless home entertainment seem effortless."

For consumers who own a home theater system with optical outlets, the receiver base can connect to those outlets, providing full 5.1-channel surround sound. The StreamHD system also offers an "extend mode" that allows users to work with two separate screens at once.

Warpia's StreamHD is now available at Amazon.com and Warpia.com for $169.99. The package includes the USB transmitter, the receiver base, a power supply unit, HDMI cable, SPDIF cable, a Quick Start Guide and more.

Warpai is exhibiting the StreamHD system at CES 2011 this week, located in the South Hall (#35888) and Venetian Tower (#237).

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  • burnley14
    $169.99?! Seriously? I can afford to tuck my HDMI cable into the corner of the wall for that much.
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  • joytech22
    mayankleoboy1hey, my room is 50ft in length. you got something else for me?


    55ft HDMI maybe? haha

    I like the way my Media centre is set up right now thank you very much, no point using something like this unless you don't have a media centre or are too lazy to plug in a HDMI/don't like the mess.
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  • Supertrek32
    I can't see this being useful for most HTPCs.

    It's USB 2.0. The usb end looks small, which means it's probably just an antenna - not big enough for video hardware.

    Now, USB 2.0 has a maximum throughput of 60MB/s. Uncompressed 1080p at 24fps is something like 95MB/s. 60fps is around 120MB/s.

    That means the device has to compress the video to send it (anyone image-quality conscious will turn away at this point). Since there doesn't appear to be hardware on the usb adapter, it means your processor needs to compress it. Compressing 1080p is a lot of work - especially when the computer has to decompress it from the original source at the same time.

    Most HTPCs aren't really designed to be CPU power-houses. You can see how this would create an issue...
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