Consumers may now easily use a Wi-Fi connection to deliver audio and video content from one device to another, without cables. The devices connect directly, enabling watching videos from a smartphone, tablet, or set-top box on a HDTV or sharing a laptop screen on a HDTV. Two standards that enable this wireless technology are Wi-Fi Alliance Miracast™ (Wi-Fi Display) and Intel® Wireless Display (WiDi).
Consumers may now easily add features such as Skype video calling to their HDTVs by using a Skype-enabled TV camera that simply plugs into the HDMI port of the HDTV. Alternately, consumers may use a USB TV camera that connects via USB to a Skype-enabled HDTV, set-top box, or media player. IP video cameras that interface to the home network also becoming popular, enabling consumers to monitor their homes using the Internet.
Media lovers everywhere are now looking beyond the home television for their viewing entertainment, and now expect to be able to access the content that they want, where they want it. Watching on a PC is fast becoming the newest viewing habit. In supporting the widest possible reception standards, Sigma Designs' products will allow viewers to enjoy improved high definition TV content directly through a notebook PC.