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Belkin’s ScreenCast TV Adapter Puts Your Laptop on Your HDTV

by Emily Price | June 22, 2011June 22, 2011 7:08 am PST

Yesterday Belkin announced its new ScreenCast TV Adapter, and last night at GdgtNY I had a chance to check it out in person.

The adapter lets you connect any Intel wireless display-enabled laptop to an HDTV via a small box. You attach the box to your television via HDMI, and once connected you can stream content from your laptop to your television in 1080p and 5.1 Dolby Digital surround sound. You can stream YouTube videos, Netflix, Hulu, that Harry Potter Blu-ray you wanna watch, or just your desktop while you’re doing things like web surfing. Video content can also be moved out of the way… in that you could watch a YouTube video on your television screen, while you’re looking at Facebook on your laptop’s screen.

The adapter is pretty snazzy, but also only works with a specific niche of computers. To start ScreenCasting you’ll need an Intel wireless-display enabled laptop running Windows 7, which means it’s a no-go for all Mac/older laptop users.

You can pick one up for $129 starting in the middle of next month.

Oooo Emily’s at CE Week in NY June 22-24. Follow all the cool stuff she see’s/wants to talk about here.

Emily Price

Emily has been obsessed with computers since the early 80s when she discovered she could play Ghostbusters on her father's Commodore 64. She...