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Netgear's New NeoTV Pro Compatible With Intel WiDi

On Thursday Netgear introduced the latest edition to its NeoTV line of streaming player products, the new NeoTV HD Pro (NTV200S). It features built-in Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) technology for transmitting content from an Intel WiDi laptop to the connected TV, a world's first for a streaming player, according to Netgear.

"With the NeoTV Pro, users can choose from a large selection of streaming movies, TV shows and music from streaming services like Netflix, Hulu Plus, Vudu, YouTube, Pandora and many others, and instantly stream it to their TVs in up to full 1080p HD and surround sound from the comfort of their living room," the company said.

The gadget uses built-in 802.11 b/g/n connectivity to yank content from the Internet over the air, but the gadget sports a 10/100 Ethernet port as well in case Wi-Fi isn't an option. Additional product features include up to 1080p HD streaming, HDMI video output and 5.1 surround sound. It also comes with a remote control, but consumers are required to provide the HDMI cable.

"Navigation is simple with the NeoTV Streaming Player remote control app, which turns an Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or Android® smartphone or tablet into a high-end touch screen remote control," the company said. "Available free from Apple's App Store and Google Play, the remote control app makes navigating movies, TV shows, songs and videos on NeoTV Pro simple and intuitive. For those without a smartphone, the NeoTV Pro Streaming Player comes with a regular remote control."

The Netgear NeoTV Pro Streaming Player is available now in the United States at $69.99 and can be purchased at major retailers and online stores. To learn more about the NeoTV Pro Streaming Player, head over to www.netgear.com/ntvpro.

  • Can it play local content too?
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  • 13thmonkey
    There are no controls attached to it, it needs a PC to broadcast to it.

    Its essentially an ethernet to HDMI converter.
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  • K2N hater
    WiDi is restricted to Intel video and lags a bit. Not usable for gaming. WHDI while not perfect is the best wireless solution avaiable.
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  • zaznet
    13thmonkeyThere are no controls attached to it, it needs a PC to broadcast to it. Its essentially an ethernet to HDMI converter.
    The WiDi feature adds this but is not the only way to use this device. They have a model without WiDi too.
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  • crazieglued
    Bought it and will be returning it... Device is useless. You find the same mainstream content on your xbox or ps3 which works better. (Youtube, huluplus, etc). Is compatible with ANYnet+ if you have a samsung tv. This lets you use your tv's remote control the neotv. Button mapping is bad. You get locked into the apps, and have to hit tools--> anynet device ---> device info... Upscales everything to 1080p. 1080p palatable but for videophiles and video gamers you will notice it and IT IS ANNOYING with its chop. Menu's are slow and wear your thumb out. Dont waste your money. If you bought it for the wireless display like i did, save your money and run a 30 ft hdmi cable near your wall's baseboard, under your couch and tap into your laptop sitting on your coffee table. Cables of that length are less then 10 bucks on amazon. Tested from vaio vpceg27fm/w i5 2430m sandy bridge 8 GB ram intel ssd.

    (quick and dirty review)

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  • Hassan Al Ani
    excuse me,is netgear comes with aremote control? please answer
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  • Hassan Al Ani
    excuse me,is netgear comes with aremote control? please answer
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  • Hassan Al Ani
    excuse me,is netgear comes with aremote control? please answer
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