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Netgear PTV1000-100NAS Push2TV Adapter for Intel Wireless Display

September 17th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

If you have recently purchased a notebook or a computer which has the capability of displaying your wireless content on your HDTV, you are more likely in the need of an Adapter. The Netgear Push2TV adapter is one such device you will need to enable your notebook to display the content of your notebook wirelessly on the HDTV.

The Netgear PTV1000-100NAS Push2TV Adapter is available for $99 at best buy at the time of writing.It comes with HDMI cable and Power adapter. The Netgear PTV1000-100NAS Push2TV Adapter is compatible with notebooks that are preinstalled with Intel Wireless Display technology and powered by the Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 processor family. The chipset should be  Intel HM57, Intel HM55, Intel QM57 or Intel QS57. Some notebooks that include the support for the Intel Wireless Display include Toshiba E205-S1904, Dell S15Z-2249CPN and Sony VPCS111FM/S and Sony Viao VPCEB23FX/WI.

The Push2TV adapter will connect to the HDMI TV with the provided HDMI cable. The adapter will be powered by  the provided power cable. Once connected you will need to launch the Widi ( Wireless Display ) software from the notebook. The process should take couple of minutes.

There will be noticeable lag between the display at the Laptop and the display at the HDMI TV. This should be ok, if you are viewing a movie or listening a music. However, this is not acceptable for gaming or even for real time surfing.

The image quality is generally good, but, you may notice some digital compression artifacts. The range of the wireless has typically been found to work in same room. Cnet, for example found  that it worked to distance of 90 feets before the wireless range broke.This was however, not independently verified.

Connecting the notebook directly to the HDTV using wired cable can be a better option over the wireless connection. You can then use a wirelss mouse to browse to the network. You do not see any lag . The quality of the image is good. The only issue is – when you need to carry the notebook, you need to plug it out of the HDMI cable, and take out.

Here is the complete list of the notebooks that support Intel Wire

Lenovo ThinkPad X201,T410
HP DV5-2070US
Samsung R580-11
ASUS R580-11, U43F BBA5
Dell Studio 15z, Studio 14, Inspiron 15R,
Toshiba Satellite E205-S1904,Satellite A665-S6050, Satellite A660-ST2N01 ,Portege R705-P25, Satellite M645-S4047, Satellite M640-ST2N01, Satellite A660-17T

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  1. anne midnight
    April 8th, 2011 at 03:00 | #1

    i need to launch intel wireless display how do i do it?