Netgear Push2TV Wirelessly Streams Internet Video To TV
At CES Netgear announced that HD now works on the Push2TV display device. The Push2TV lets you stream whatever video you are watching on your laptop to the TV wirelessly. The Push2TV (PTV2000) has full-HD 1080p video resolution at 30fps video. The device also has dual-band wireless connectivity, extend mode, improved latency, and expanded graphics card support. This device will be available in the first quarter of the year and will cost about $120. Below is the full press release:
NETGEAR Leads the Way with Second Generation Push2TV Adapter Featuring Full-HD Support
Instantly Project Your Laptop Screen and Sound to Your HDTV Without Wires in Full-HD 1080p
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — NETGEAR®, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today announced the second generation NETGEAR Push2TV™ HD TV adapter, now with full-HD 1080p video resolution and other key improvements to enhance the home theater experience, at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The Push2TV HD (PTV2000) is compatible with laptops featuring both current generation and next generation Intel® Wireless Display technology and enables consumers to wirelessly enjoy videos, music, photos and Internet content stored on their laptop on their big screen TVs.*
“Over the last year Intel has worked on a number of enhancements to Intel® WiDi for 2011 including support for 1080p, Blu-ray™ playback, and surround sound. We are also increasing the number of computing devices that support Intel WiDi by enabling many 2nd generation Intel® core™ processor-based laptops and select upcoming Intel® Atom-based netbooks,” said Kerry Forell, Intel WiDi Product Line Manager. “We are pleased to continue our relationship with NETGEAR, a leader in wireless networking, and we’re excited that they are launching the second generation NETGEAR Push2TV HD adapter for Intel® WiDi.”
“NETGEAR is delighted to continue our relationship with Intel to deliver the NETGEAR Push2TV HD TV adapter for Intel® Wireless Display, providing customers a truly easy way to extend the PC viewing experience to the TV,” said Damir Skripic, Product Line Manager, Connected Entertainment, NETGEAR. “With the NETGEAR Push2TV HD, consumers don’t have to crowd around their PCs to enjoy their favorite Websites or share their own movies or photos with friends and family. Now they can enjoy it all on their big screen TV in full 1080p HD.”
With a click of a button, NETGEAR Push2TV HD enables consumers to wirelessly stream whatever is being viewed on their laptop to the TV without the need for cables or wires. With a growing number of laptops supporting Intel® WiDi technology (visit www.netgear.com/ptv to see the list of compatible laptops), more consumers now can enjoy the benefits of NETGEAR Push2TV adapter. The new Push2TV HD and the next generation of Intel® Wireless Display software offer consumers an improved home theater experience with the following benefits:
– Full HD 1080p – Enjoy video content in the highest resolution on TV
– 30fps Video – Superior image quality with full motion video
– Dual-Band Wireless Connectivity – – Ensures clear picture quality by minimizing wireless interference
– Extend Mode – Browse the Internet on your laptop and wirelessly stream a movie to the TV at the same time
– Improved Latency – Reduced lag time between the laptop display and the TV
– Expanded Graphics Card Support – Supports laptops with Intel processor graphics alone or in configurations together with discrete graphics processors
The Push2TV HD adapter is compatible with both the current generation laptops with Intel® Wireless Display Technology as well as the new laptops coming in 2011 with next generation Intel® Wireless Display technology.
“People are increasingly connecting to the Internet for entertainment content, but viewing HD movies or TV shows on a laptop screen doesn’t do that content any justice. Thus we see a growing need for technology that simply allows consumers to connect their PCs to their TVs,” said Kurt Scherf, vice president and principal analyst, Parks Associates. “NETGEAR’s new Push2TV HD provides consumers with a quick and easy way to wirelessly stream their favorite website videos, music and pictures to their TVs and enjoy a full HD experience.”
Pricing and Availability
Backed by a one-year warranty and 24/7 technical support, the new NETGEAR Push2TV HD (PTV2000) has an MSRP of $119.99 (in the U.S.) and will be available in the U.S. via e-commerce and retail outlets later this month and worldwide in Q1 2011.
For additional information, please visit: http://www.netgear.com/ptv
About NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. For consumers, the company makes high performance, dependable and easy home networking, storage and digital media products to connect people with the Internet and their content and devices. For businesses, NETGEAR provides networking, storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of Big IT. The company also supplies top service providers with retail proven, whole home solutions for their customers. NETGEAR products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in over 28,000 retail locations around the globe, and through more than 37,000 value-added resellers. The company’s headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR® partner. More information is available at http://www.NETGEAR.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at http://twitter.com/NETGEAR and http://www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.
©2011 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, Push2TV and Push2TV HD are trademarks or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Intel and Intel Core are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries. Other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Information is subject to change without notice. All rights reserved.
*Note: Intel® WiDi requires an Intel® Wireless Display enabled PC, compatible adapter and TV. 1080p and Blu-ray or other protected content playback only available on 2nd gen Intel® Core™ processor-based PCs with built-in visuals enabled. Consult your PC manufacturer. For more information, see www.intel.com/go/widi
Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 for NETGEAR, Inc.:
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, statements concerning NETGEAR’s business and the expected performance characteristics, specifications, reliability, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses, user feedback and market position of NETGEAR’s products and technology are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. These statements are based on management’s current expectations and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the following: the actual price, performance and ease of use of NETGEAR’s products may not meet the price, performance and ease of use requirements of customers; product performance may be adversely affected by real world operating conditions; failure of products may under certain circumstances cause permanent loss of end user data; new viruses or Internet threats may develop that challenge the effectiveness of security features in NETGEAR’s products; the ability of NETGEAR to market and sell its products and technology; the impact and pricing of competing products; and the introduction of alternative technological solutions. Further information on potential risk factors that could affect NETGEAR and its business are detailed in the Company’s periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, those risks and uncertainties listed in the section entitled “Part II – Item 1A. Risk Factors,” pages 37 through 53, in the Company’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal third quarter ended October 3, 2010, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 10, 2010. NETGEAR undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
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