The good people over at the FCC have it all worked out for them – imagine using all the latest and greatest (OK so the latter might not necessarily be true) gizmos before they have arrived at the market. Well, D-Link’s MainStage WiDi TV adapter first debuted at CES 2011 in Las Vegas, but since then it has been nothing but as quiet as a church mouse. Nice to know that the device has finally made an appearance on the FCC recently, which should mean it is on its way to the market sooner rather than later.
The MainStage will rely on Intel’s Wireless Display (WiDi) technology so that it can stream high definition video from a PC to a TV. The system itself comprises of a USB dongle and the MainStage TV adapter as you can see above. As for the TV adapter that comes with HDMI and composite outputs, it will be accompanied by a USB dongle that will play nice with any computer equipped with a 2nd generation Intel Core processor. The TV adapter itself will also be compatible with machines which already boast of native WiDi functionality.
WiDi has so far been touted to be one of the more convenient methods of streaming video from a PC to a TV, where other rivals in the same segment include Netgear and Toshiba with their own range of WiDi devices. No idea on pricing, but stay tuned!