Wireless streaming, aside from tablet PCs, seems to be all the rage
these days. It was once reserved for those in the high-end market, but
now the technology has hit a price point that's ready for mass market.
Brite-View has been in the game for some time now, primarily in the
business of creating media streamers. But the new HDelight is a wireless
1080p PC-to-TV transmission kit, and it marks the company's third WHDI
solution for the home theater.
This one is definitely the smallest of the three, with the ability to
turn any HDMI
-ready computer into a wireless home theater PC.
Brite-View has made this one remarkably easy to use; just plug the
USB-powered transmitter into the computer's HDMI port, and the
receiver into the TV's HDMI port. There's no extra software to install
or anything. The HDelight can transmit 1080p content up to 30 feet
without latency, and even Blu-ray Players are supported.
The unit is up for pre-sale now at $179.99, which is far cheaper than
the $1k+ units that did the same thing just a couple of years ago.
brite-View HDelight Turns HDMI-Ready PCs Into Wireless HTPCs
Web and PC Content Such as Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and 1080p Blu-ray Movies Transfer from PC to TV Wirelessly
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- brite-View by Xpike Innovation today launched the HDelight (BV-1222), the company's third WHDI solution for the home theater. The HDelight is the most compact of the three, and further differentiates itself with the ability to turn any HDMI-ready computer into a wireless home theater PC.
Using the HDelight is easy. Just plug the USB-powered transmitter into the computer's HDMI port, and the receiver into the TV's HDMI port. The user can then immediately start enjoying any content available on the computer on the flat-screen HDTV, including Blu-ray movies, Netflix, Hulu and YouTube. This plug-and-play solution requires no software installation. The HDelight can transmit 1080p content up to 30 feet without latency, so PC gamers can enjoy the full rush on a large-screen TV.
One of the YouTube videos brite-View pre-released for the HDelight addressed a common "multi-tasking" scenario. Using the dual monitor display on your PC, the HDelight lets you watch a Netflix movie on TV while simultaneously checking your Facebook status.
"brite-View is the market leader for WHDI solutions that enrich HD entertainment experiences," says Robert Lo, CEO of Xpike Innovation. "With the HDelight, you can enjoy web or PC content on TV without having to spend $2,000 for the new connected TV. Because Boxee software is installed on the PC and smart phones work as remote controls, you don't need other boxes around the TV."
The HDelight MSRP is $179.99, but on www.brite-view.com, it is available for pre-order for $159.99. brite-View is also holding a sweepstakes, and on October 28, 2010 one lucky person will win the HDelight and Logitech diNovo Mini bundle.