Posted Fri Jul 27, 2012 at 09:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward
It’s a slick setup, but obvious latency makes it a no-go for gamers.
Wi-Fi has gone from being a luxury to a fairly common thing in homes. The same can be said of smartphones and, increasingly, tablets. All of those wonderful wireless gadgets floating around are great, but now they need a way to work with one another – especially your TV.
Companies are rushing to be the first to develop a standard that people can get behind and NVIDIA is no different. They’re teaming up with Miracast for wireless video to pair with its Tegra mobile platform. The way it works is nothing you haven’t seen before – the TV mirrors what’s on the tablet, allowing you to browse, watch videos and more.
NVIDIA’s promo video shows folks gaming using the tech as well, but even in the advertisement the latency looks like it will make everything but the most basic games unplayable. It’s especially evident during a segment where one of the actors is playing a racing game and scraping against the wall the whole way.
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