Veebeam is offering a way to watch easier Web video on their big-screen TVs, this means just another competitors in this already highly competitive space.
Veebeam can be described as a PC-to-TV video streamer.
Two modes can be chosen from:
* "Screencasting," which mirrors the display on the laptop screen, and
* "Play-to" mode, which presumably treats the TV as a second monitor (allowing you to use the PC for other tasks in the meantime, while simultaneously streaming the view).
Veebeam HD streams 1080p HD video and costs $40 more than Veebeam SD, both versions are compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista, Mac OSX 10.5 & 10.6.
According to Veebeam, the technology creates a secure point-to-point wireless connection between a laptop and a TV and wireless USB is more powerful than traditional WiFi because it offers more bandwidth, better security and less interference in an in-room environment.
Prices of the Veebeam offering:
Veebeam is available in the United States, United Kingdom and Europe from the company’s website (www.veebeam.com), Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk
- Veebeam SD : $99 USD, £99 GBP (VAT included) & €109 EUR (VAT included)
- Veebeam HD : $139 USD, £139 GBP (VAT included) & €149 EUR (VAT included)
Where does this product stand amongst the other offerings?
Is this a good alternative for the less tech-savvy person?