Video from MBP -> TV - wireless transmission?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Temujin, Oct 9, 2006.

  1. Temujin macrumors 6502a

    Temujin

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    Anybody heard of a device enabling my MBP to transmit video to my TV wirelessly?

    Kind of like an Airport Express enables me to transmit audio to my stereo.
     
  2. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    iTV is being worked on and was previewed at the last Keynote. See Apple.coms quicktime page or search iTV on MacRumors. :)

    Its quite big news so I cant believe you havent heard of it. :eek:
     
  3. Temujin thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Temujin

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    :eek: Sure I've heard of it.....but haven't really read into what it's capable of.
    From what I remember from the keynote it was something about streaming movies from the internet. I'm more interested in playing local material.
    But maybe I should read more about it :D
     
  4. Motley macrumors 6502

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    Nobody really knows what it'll do. The idea is that it will recieve wirelessly media files from a comp and play them in a frontrow-ish like interface. The main purpose being to play movies and tv shows downloaded from the itunes store.
     
  5. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Not from the internet, from your computer.

    You download content from the iTunes Store to your computer and use "iTV" to stream it to your television.

    It's basically a video-enabled Airport Express with a built-in interface, I actually suggested something similar ages ago but couldn't figure out how to implement it. Never thought "a little box that goes on your telly." :rolleyes:
     
  6. Temujin thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Temujin

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    Been reading up on things. Im really looking forward to hearing more about this thing, and to see a detailed spec chart.

    I hope Apple will keep the price at a reasonable level. An AirPort Express Base Station is highly overpriced IMO, and if iTV were to surpass that price by a too much I'm not buying.
     
  7. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Steve says $299 (A$449) - all the americans on this site reckon it's expensive, I think it's a pretty good price, what does that say about the relative prices of technology between there and here? :D
     
  8. Temujin thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Temujin

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    $299 is expensive. The prices tend to be a bit higher here in Denmark, so it will probably be like $350 - $400 over here.

    Airport Express
    US: $129
    DK: $165

    Bummer :(
     

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