Universal HDTV Adapter & Universal Wireless AV Adapter

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    Belkin ScreenCast AV 4 & More Emerge From Belkin [Home Theater Buffs Are About To Get A Boost To Their Streaming Endeavors From The Belkin ScreenCast AV 4, Universal HDTV Adapter & Universal Wireless AV Adapter]

    September, 2011

    Big day for home theater buffs, especially those early adopters out there looking to get a little more[FONT=inherit !important][FONT=inherit ! important]streaming[/FONT][/FONT] into their media diet. You don’t care what the studios want, do you? No! You’re looking forward to the death of physical media and all those little discs can’t go up soon enough! Well, get in there and do your part for streaming! And you’ve got a variety of new tools to help you out from Belkin, who just showed off their new ScreenCast AV 4, Universal HDTV Adapter, and Universal Wireless AV Adapter for you to get your stream on.


    The Belkin ScreenCast AV 4 gives you wireless connections to your [FONT=inherit !important][FONT=inherit ! important]home [/FONT][FONT=inherit ! important]theater [/FONT][FONT=inherit ! important]equipment[/FONT][/FONT] by giving you one device to plug into the HDMI slot on your television, and then another device to plug into the HDMI slot on your target device, like your Blu-ray player or your [FONT=inherit !important][FONT=inherit ! important]home [/FONT][FONT=inherit ! important]theater[/FONT][/FONT] receiver. Then the two can communicate wirelessly from distances of up to 100 feet away, letting you go ultra-futuristic by hiding everything but the display in a closet. You won’t sacrifice quality, though, as the ScreenCast AV 4 can handle 1080p resolution, 3D[FONT=inherit !important][FONT=inherit ! important]video[/FONT][/FONT], and 5.1 channel[FONT=inherit !important][FONT=inherit ! important]surround [/FONT][FONT=inherit ! important]sound[/FONT][/FONT] alike which is, admittedly, bad news for those of you with 7.1, if you have it.

    Meanwhile, the Belkin Universal Wireless HDTV Adapter gives one HDTV wireless internet access, while the Belkin Universal Wireless AV Adapter lets you patch in four different[FONT=inherit !important][FONT=inherit ! important]devices[/FONT][/FONT] with wireless capability. Costs, meanwhile, are $79.99 for the Universal Wireless HDTV Adapter, $99.99 for the Universal Wireless AV Adapter, and a hefty $249.99 for the ScreenCast AV 4.

    It’s a pretty nice slate of devices, though most home theater buffs will likely look at it a bit askance. After all, they might figure, a true home theater is made up of several devices: television (or[FONT=inherit !important][FONT=inherit ! important]projector[/FONT][/FONT], whichever), receiver (maybe, or maybe not with some home theater in a box systems, which aren’t for the purist but have given lots of people low-cost entry points into home theaters) and speakers, and components. That’s a whole lot of things that may need to communicate with the television; can they be reduced down to enough points for the ScreenCast to work with?

    That’s a question that’s left to the individual home theater owner–some may find a way to work with it, and some won’t. But what about you? Think any of these Belkin devices can find a place in your[FONT=inherit !important][FONT=inherit ! important]home [/FONT][FONT=inherit ! important]theater [/FONT][FONT=inherit ! important]system[/FONT][/FONT]? Either way, we want to hear from you, so hit the comments section and tell us what you think!


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