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Windows 7: How does one know if their PC comes with WiDI?

25 Oct 2015   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I'm thinking one would also need a T.V. or monitor that will except the wifi signal and know what to do with the signal.


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25 Oct 2015   #12
cyclops

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I am no expert, but the first thing I learned as to why I can't use WiDi on this particular computer is due to the fact that I am running an AMD processor and WiDi is an Intel product. That said it leaves me to think it is more processor specific than say a PCI add-on board. I currently stream to tv using a wireless multi-function box that is hooked up to my 47" Toshiba which is also my secondary monitor. That box connects to tv via HDMI and does apps like YouTube, Facebook, Netflix and many more for just $40 after rebate. Just fishin' there and I'm not wasting more time on that now and won't waste yours either.
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26 Oct 2015   #13
jonnyhillow

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cyclops View Post
jonnyhillow, what do mean by big WiDi plug? Was it a socket for something to plug into or was it a chip/module of sort?

It's a module chip type thing on the right top section of the motherboard closest to the screen .

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
From the op's model this seems to be a be a desktop,
Most desktops I've ever seen do not have wifi capabilities so this widi stuff would need a special pci-e card/ usb or otherwise to function or stream :/

No desktop , it's an Asus U56e laptop , Intel i5 , it came with WiDi and WiFi , i disabled the WiDi driver just a few months ago since i never use it.
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26 Oct 2015   #14
cyclops

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I might have to break my old ways and get me one of those laptop thingies some day.
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26 Oct 2015   #15
jonnyhillow

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Found the original info for my laptop , i forgot to add, one of the biggest reasons i never used WiDi is i have to buy a Netgear receiver , no way lol.

Check out the cons


Asus U56E-BBL6 Review & Rating | PCMag.com
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26 Oct 2015   #16
cyclops

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Most TV's today have wifi and widi capabilities built in. My parents have a couple at there home and I have them set up so Mom can use the TV for her skype and other apps. It's actually pretty cool.
I got my netgear box for $40 after rebate from TigerDirect
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26 Oct 2015   #17
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

My desktop PCs stream to either of my TVs - via DNLA.

The PCs are connected to my Router by Gigabit Ethernet

One TV is connected to the Router via Ethernet One is connected via Wifi

Running Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise
A right click on a suitable file gives the option of Cast To ...
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26 Oct 2015   #18
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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