WiDi - Wireless Display

MattyB

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Has/does anyone use WiDi on their laptop? Tommy, I see your 6600 has it. There is a spare WiDi port in my M18x and I wanted to find out how well it works. I was also trying to find one of these cards for sale somewhere. I haven't had much luck so far. I don't like having spare ports that I can fill up somehow. I find it weird that it's not an option to put one in on the Dell Aust website. I remember having the option when buying my M17x R3.
 

MattyB

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DDuB, you've done it again!!! Cheers buddy. Now I just need one of those and an mSata SSD and I'm fully loaded! :) I did tell the GF that I would cut down on the computer spending but nuts to that!

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It will work as long as I have the cable installed inside my machine. I had better check that first I guess.
 

MattyB

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Waiting on Dell for a price of a WiHD unit. Knowing what their parts prices are like, I don't think I will go for it in the end. I can find the WiHD cards on eBay for not too much but I can't find the cable anywhere. I'm assuming the cable is some sort of antenna.
 

MattyB

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$100! :eek::eek: that plus the card itself it will be close to $200. I think I'll put it in the 'Maybe Later' basket. I may have bought something I shouldn't have this morning anyway....... :D

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I'm wondering how it is installed too. I have tried to look it up but there is precious little info. One end plugs into the WiHD card obviously but where does the transmitter board go?? It must come back around the mobo somehow. Or maybe up into the LCD.