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  • SpaceDave3000 13 Feb 2013 19:39:21 78,262 posts
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    My point is there is nothing on the market that is a small set top box that doesn't need any other hardware other than a transmitter from your desktop PC in another room that allows you to play games on your TV with a controller.

    Thunderbolt is not the answer, neither is a second PC nearby acting like a server. They're both obscenely expensive and/or convoluted to set up.

    This is something that someone has to make, the technology as I've explained a few times doesn't exist together in a single package designed for and marketed to gamers. I've explained what it needs to be numerous times.

    The tech exists separately, not together.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 19:53:04 13-02-2013

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  • Bremenacht 13 Feb 2013 20:18:50 18,458 posts
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    This seems to be almost what you describe. No option to plug KB+M or pad into the bit at the TV end though. Also: in-room only. Also: 160 :/
  • SpaceDave3000 13 Feb 2013 20:29:55 78,262 posts
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    Yeah, I know. There are loads of WiDi things that are better and cheaper than that. Always with the caveat of 'but you can't plug a controller into it' though.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Dcomputers&field-keywords=widi&rh=n%3A340831031%2Ck%3Awidi

    Edited by Dirtbox at 20:30:25 13-02-2013

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  • SpaceDave3000 13 Feb 2013 21:09:08 78,262 posts
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    Oh hmm.

    I wonder...

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-Link-TL-WN822N-300MBPS-Wireless-Adapter/dp/B003VIY03Q/ref=sr_1_8?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1360790088&sr=1-8

    Edited by Dirtbox at 21:15:49 13-02-2013

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  • Fake_Blood 13 Feb 2013 21:16:39 4,221 posts
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    You'd still need a cat5 or wifi for that right?
  • SpaceDave3000 13 Feb 2013 22:04:27 78,262 posts
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    Changed for this and combine it with this and you're done. I'm sure I could find better for both if I looked around a bit, but that's the cheapest and fastest I came by.

    Yeah, so the USB would connect through/to your wifi router, the WiDi runs through it's own dedicated highband network so the only thing actually using your home network all of which would have a latency of 1ms. If that.

    Looks like I just found a way to get the desktop into the living room for about 100.

    1080p gaming with a controller from the comfort of your sofa without one single noisy box in the room.

    Eat your hearts out, dribblers.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 22:22:37 13-02-2013

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  • Maturin 13 Feb 2013 22:46:45 3,032 posts
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    Don't you have to have a laptop with a wireless display to use that 1080p streamer you linked to?
  • SpaceDave3000 13 Feb 2013 23:38:07 78,262 posts
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    Even if you do, which I doubt because I've never heard of such a thing, you can get an Asus Wicast.

    I'll let some wimmin explain.



    Edited by Dirtbox at 23:39:49 13-02-2013

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  • Rodpad 14 Feb 2013 00:06:18 1,923 posts
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    http://hothardware.com/News/-Intels-Launches-WiDi-35-Faster-Lower-Latency-Miracast-Certified-USB-Support/

    Intel claims 60ms latency on Ivy Bridge systems and 250ms on Sandy Bridge, using one of the new adapters
    60ms is impressive, but combined ontop of most modern telly's existing 33-100ms of display latency, that's going to feel a bit floaty.

    We are definitely getting there though. Give it a few years and the whole notion of an underpowered "Steam box" or HTPC will be completely obsolete when a simple Picture, sound and wireless USB box bridge your main PC to your living room TV wirelessly without any additional frames of latency.

    Edited by Roddles at 00:08:22 14-02-2013
  • SpaceDave3000 14 Feb 2013 00:15:48 78,262 posts
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    As I said probably 10 times so far in this thread, it isn't there yet and my example is very much a quick google, but it seems like I'm about the only person that has apparently seen and understands this niche.

    However, that's not a new article and the newer Asus I was looking at earlier today said 1ms.

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  • SpaceDave3000 14 Feb 2013 00:19:15 78,262 posts
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=ox8AJWbWs7o#t=81s

    http://commercial.asus.com/product/detail/67

    Latency Free

    WiCast supports latency free (less than 1ms) transmission, providing users with fluid and stutter-free playback of HD content.
    Ah, the difference is, Intel's WiDi solution isn't the same thing. Asus has a better product.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 00:24:48 14-02-2013

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  • liohuffman 14 Feb 2013 19:34:29 26 posts
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    Another quick point re: Windows 95 - according to Alex St John (one of the DirectX creators) DirectX was originally called "the Manhattan Project" (and given a glowing X logo) to deliberately conjure up images of America annihiliating Japan (as in, Microsoft obliterating the Japanese games consoles), so perhaps Microsoft genuinely thought that Windows could compete with the PlayStation?


    Or then again, maybe it just their staff being playful / exuberant.


    It wouldn't be entirely unprecedented I guess, as I remember that Xbox was also called "Project Midway" for similar reasons (as it was "midway" between a PC and a console, and also referenced the American WW2 battle against Japan)


    I guess all of this goes full circle, as wasn't Xbox originally called DirectXbox?
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