June 14, 2011 by Vincent
Veebeam Connects PC & Macs To The Big Screen, Wirelessly
This post brought to you by VeeBeam. All opinions are 100% mine.
Without a doubt, the web now has way more content than the cable company can ever offer. There are several ways to bring the web to your TV, either by buying an expensive web-enabled TV platform, build a dedicated home theater PC, or connect your existing laptop to the big screen.
The last option is the least expensive. All you need is a HDMI cable, provided your laptop comes with a HDMI port. But a cable can be cluttering, and most importantly, restricting. It’s not fun getting up from the coach every time you wanted to control your laptop.
The guys at Veebeam agree, creating a device that wirelessly stream any content from your Windows or Mac laptop to the TV. It comes with a USB antenna and a Veebeam box. Connect the former to your laptop, the latter to your TV, install the software and you’re good to go.
There are two viewing modes. The first one will mirror your laptop’s screen to the TV. In this mode, just any content that can be played on your laptop can be streamed to the TV — like online videos from YouTube, Hulu and Netflix, PowerPoint Presentations or even your Twitter timeline if you’re a social media addict.
The second mode, called “Video Play-To” mode, lets you play videos from your laptop on the TV while you’re doing something else on the laptop, like telling your Facebook friends how much you hate the villain in the movie.
Veebeam comes in two flavors. The SD version, for SD TVs obviously, is priced at $99. The HD version is more expensive at $149, but is capable of playing 1080p videos and display photos and desktop in HD.
You’ll get a 20% discount on any Veebeam purchases by using the “20OFF” coupon code.