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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.