Entertainment and Productivity with a PC to TV Connection

February 17th, 2011

In the previous post, we made the argument that it's time to redefine the meaning of TV because on-demand services , media center applications, gaming consoles, Internet connectivity and more are changing what can be managed and consumed with a TV. However, to benefit from all this magical convergence, proper AV accessories are required. Because IOGEAR does not make HD displays, gaming consoles, Blu-ray players or any traditional playback device, it's not always easy to understand practical applications. To further understanding, we've created two scenarios based on real life that show IOGEAR's complementary effect to both entertainment and productivity. Minimalist Movie Lover Graduating as a film major five years ago, Jake was unable to become the next Quentin Tarantino. Fortunately, he found success selling office supplies and now has some discretionary income which he invested in a 50-inch LCD display, PS3, Tivo, dozens of Blu-ray discs and a media center PC. Despite all the new purchases, Jake is a bit of a minimalist and doesn't want all the component boxes taking up his living space. The TV will be mounted on the wall and everything else, ideally, stored out of sight. Seeking to reduce clutter with a wireless solution that connects his PC and new devices to the TV, he opts for the pro version of IOGEAR's Wireless HD Kit since it can stream 1080p video and Wireless HD audio. Even better, he can wirelessly stream content from four different A/V devices and eventually add additional receivers to stream content to the kitchen or game room displays. Greater functionality without the clutter was achieved and now Jake is even future-proofed for his next round of A/V upgrades. While he may not be directing movies, IOGEAR certainly helps him direct content. Student Gamer Enthusiast Brett is a sophomore at a California University who always makes time for gaming in between term papers and studying. He's invested in a PS3, Xbox 360 and a Wii, making his apartment a Mecca for video game enthusiasts across campus and also giving him some added influence in the social media channels. The biggest issue he's having is finding an efficient way to chat with fellow online gamers, manage his social web presence, fill out forms or just surf the web using his TV. Fortunately, IOGEAR's GKM581R wireless keyboard provided a perfect mobile solution that can handle all of his input and browsing demands more efficiently than any traditional gaming console controller. Going beyond gaming, Brett's new wireless keyboard is also a perfect accessory for school work productivity, allowing him to move about when emailing classmates, researching online or working on projects. Never one to let school work get in the way of leisure, with a little convergence through connectivity, he can now keep his grades and his profiles at the top of their game.  Two completely different scenarios that show how a little IOGEAR convergence through connectivity can bring more illuminating entertainment and productivity experiences. Do you have any examples to share how IOGEAR has improved your entertainment and productivity experiences? Please share with us here on the blog or on Facebook.

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