D-Link MainStage WiDi 2.0 adapter puts your laptop on the TV, is less dangerous than it sounds

It was only a matter of time before D-Link entered the WiDi fray. Even though Intel is pushing manufacturers to pack the wireless display tech into practically every laptop (and even a few tablets), options for actually getting that feed on your TV have been scarce. The decidedly nondescript MainStage adapter gives you at least one more choice and, since it boasts WiDi 2.0, you can beam 1080p video and 5.1 surround sound to your home theater from up to 33 feet away -- all while you continue to browse and chat on the small screen. You can find them now in all the usual places (Newegg, Best Buy, Amazon, etc...) for $129.99, but our neighbors to the north in Canada will have to wait till July to get their hockey-loving mittens on one. Check out the PR after the break.

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D-Link Now Shipping MainStageTM for Intel® Wireless Display, Enabling Consumers to View and Enjoy Laptop Content on a Big Screen HDTV

D-Link's Easy-to-Use MainStage for Intel® WiDi-Enabled Laptops Allows Consumers to Surf the Web, Watch Movies and Shop Online From a TV

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 14, 2011) - D-Link today announced its MainStage™ for Intel® Wireless Display (DHD-131) is now available, offering consumers an easy way to enjoy and share content from laptops(i) on an HDTV, from surfing the Web, to viewing photos, to streaming online videos.(ii) Delivering the web directly to TV screens, D-Link's new MainStage makes the biggest screen in today's homes the "main stage" for an array of home entertainment in 1080p HD and 5.1 digital surround sound.(iii)

"The Internet is truly indispensible in today's homes -- whether for enjoyment, work, school, or sharing family moments," said Daniel Kelley, associate vice president of consumer marketing, D-Link North America. "MainStage lets you wirelessly project movies and TV shows from Netflix and Hulu, or personal home videos and photo slideshows, to the best screen in the home, the HDTV. If you already own a notebook with Intel Wireless Display, it's one of the easiest ways to work and play online from your couch."

D-Link® MainStage enables consumers to seamlessly enjoy and share PC content from an Intel® Core™ processor-based notebook on a TV. Simply plug MainStage into the TV using an HDMI or A/V cable and with a push of a button automatically connects to your router, allowing consumers to surf the web and view home movies from a home network or laptop. In addition to enjoying content at home, MainStage also offers today's mobile professionals an easy way to send colorful and animated presentations and online content to flat-panel displays in conference rooms for a range of business presentation needs. Furthermore, while MainStage users are showing a movie or presentation on the big screen, they can simultaneously work on the notebook that is projecting to the TV.

"D-Link's MainStage TV adapter is a great example of Intel® WiDi 2.0 in action," said Joe Van de Water, consumer product marketing manager at Intel. "Intel WiDi 2.0 lets you wirelessly stream content from your PC to your HDTV with no cables or attachments to your PC. With Intel WiDi 2.0, you can enjoy Blu-ray movies, DVD movies, and content from Internet services like Intel Insider on your HDTV with up to 1080p HD clarity and 5.1 surround sound, and also share pictures, music, or videos."

MainStage for Intel® Wireless Display is compatible with any Intel® Wireless Display enabled system. 1080p and Blu-ray or other protected content playback is only available on second generation Intel® Core™ processor-based PCs with built-in visuals enabled, a compatible media player and supporting Intel WiDi software and graphics driver installed. For more information on laptop requirements and compatible products, please visit

Availability and Pricing
MainStage (DHD-131) is now available throughout D-Link's network of retail and e-tail outlets for an MSRP of $129.99 in the U.S., and will be available in Canada in July for $129.99. It will also be offered at the company's online store,

About D-Link
Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2011, D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for home, small business, mid- to large-sized enterprise environments, and service providers. An award-winning designer, developer, and manufacturer, D-Link implements and supports unified network solutions that integrate capabilities in switching, wireless, broadband, storage, IP Surveillance, and cloud-based network management. For more information visit, or connect with D-Link on Facebook ( and Twitter (

D-Link, MainStage and the D-Link logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of D-Link Corporation or its subsidiaries. All other third-party marks mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright © 2011. D-Link. All Rights Reserved.

(i) Works only with laptops with Intel® Wireless Display powered by the Intel® Core™ Processor Family

(ii) Any device, content, or application you can access on your home network or your PC

(iii) 1080p resolution and digital surround sound available only if supported by file format. Requires TV that supports 1080p and digital surround sound.