Video from MBP -> TV - wireless transmission?

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.
 

MacBoobsPro

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Temujin said:
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.
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:
 

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
 

Motley

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Temujin said:
: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
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.
 

Chundles

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Temujin said:
: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
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:
 

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.
 

Chundles

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Temujin said:
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.
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
 

Temujin

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Chundles said:
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
$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 :(