Media Connect Wireless PC-TV Link Due: P&F

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NEW YORK - P&F USA plans to offer Philips Media Connect wireless technology to turn a TV screen into a PC screen without a physical cable connection between the two, P&F marketing director Keith Michael announced.

The company used a laptop to demonstrate the technology publicly for the first time for reporters here. “This is the first public showing of [Media Connect],” he said.

In September, the technology will come to the currently available $229.99-suggested DLNA-certified BDP7320 Blu-ray player, which comes with included 802.11b/g/n dongle. Also in September, 7705 series LED TVs and 7505 240Hz CCFL LCD TVs, all with DLNA certification, will also get the upgrade, Michael said.

Current owners of the Philips Bluray player and TVs will also get the upgrade, he said.

With the upgrade, PC software supplied by P&F will enable a PC - - including a PC without DLNA certification -- to transmit exact images of its screen to the Philips TVs or, via the Blu-ray player, to other TVs. The TV screen will duplicate exactly what appears on the PC screen, including Web browsing sessions, PowerPoint presentations and the like, Michael said.


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