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NETGEAR Leads the Way with Second Generation Push2TV Adapter Featuring Full-HD Support

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Bracknell, UK. –  January 5, 2011 – NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today announced the second generation NETGEAR Push2TV™ HD TV adapter, now with full-HD 1080p video resolution and other key improvements to enhance the home theater experience, at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The Push2TV HD (PTV2000) is compatible with laptops featuring both current generation and next generation Intel® Wireless Display technology and enables consumers to wirelessly enjoy videos, music, photos and Internet content stored on their laptop on their big screen TVs.*

"Over the last year Intel has worked on a number of enhancements to Intel® Widi for 2011 including support for 1080p, Blu-rayTM playback, and surround sound. We are also increasing the number of computing devices that support Intel WiDi by enabling many 2nd generation Intel® core™ processor-based laptops and select upcoming Intel® Atom-based netbooks,” said Kerry Forell, Intel WiDi Product Line Manager. “We are pleased to continue our relationship with NETGEAR, a leader in wireless networking, and we’re excited that they are launching the second generation NETGEAR Push2TV HD adapter for Intel® WiDi.”

"NETGEAR is delighted to continue our relationship with Intel to deliver the NETGEAR Push2TV HD TV adapter for Intel® Wireless Display, providing customers a truly easy way to extend the PC viewing experience to the TV," said Damir Skripic, Product Line Manager, Connected Entertainment, NETGEAR. "With the NETGEAR Push2TV HD, consumers don’t have to crowd around their PCs to enjoy their favorite Websites or share their own movies or photos with friends and family. Now they can enjoy it all on their big screen TV in full 1080p HD."

With a click of a button, NETGEAR Push2TV HD enables consumers to wirelessly stream whatever is being viewed on their laptop to the TV without the need for cables or wires. With a growing number of laptops supporting Intel® WiDi technology (visit www.netgear.com/ptv to see the list of compatible laptops), more consumers now can enjoy the benefits of NETGEAR Push2TV adapter. The new Push2TV HD and the next generation of Intel® Wireless Display software offer consumers an improved home theater experience with the following benefits:

  • Full HD 1080p – Enjoy video content in the highest resolution on TV
  • 30fps Video – Superior image quality with full motion video
  • Dual-Band Wireless Connectivity – Ensures clear picture quality by minimising wireless interference
  • Extend Mode – Browse the Internet on your laptop and wirelessly stream a movie to the TV at the same time
  • Improved Latency – Reduced lag time between the laptop display and the TV
  • Expanded Graphics Card Support – Supports laptops with Intel processor graphics alone or in configurations together with discrete graphics processors

The Push2TV HD adapter is compatible with both the current generation laptops with Intel® Wireless Display Technology as well as the new laptops coming in 2011 with next generation Intel® Wireless Display technology.

“People are increasingly connecting to the Internet for entertainment content, but viewing HD movies or TV shows on a laptop screen doesn’t do that content any justice. Thus we see a growing need for technology that simply allows consumers to connect their PCs to their TVs,” said Kurt Scherf, vice president and principal analyst, Parks Associates. “NETGEAR’s new Push2TV HD provides consumers with a quick and easy way to wirelessly stream their favorite website videos, music and pictures to their TVs and enjoy a full HD experience.”

Pricing and Availability

Backed by a one-year warranty and 24/7 technical support, the new NETGEAR Push2TV HD (PTV2000) has an MSRP of $119.99 (in the U.S.) and will be available in the U.S. via e-commerce and retail outlets later this month and worldwide in Q1 2011

For additional information, please visit:http://www.netgear.com/ptv