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R580

I purchased a Samsung R580 as it was advertised as coming with Wi Di (Wireless Display Technology). However now I have found through Samsung Chat that Samsung does not have any Laptops with this technology? I purchased this Laptop so I could use this new technology and according to Best Buy sales it would be capable of it. So why the false advertising?

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Registered: ‎06-27-2010

Re: R580

http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/laptops/NP-R580-JBB2US-features

 

This is the website to the laptop via Samsung. I am not noting any Wi Di, but a search of other websites revealed that *everyone* seems to think this model has Wi Di.

 

Here is Intel's website explaining WiDi, for reference.

 

http://www.intel.com/consumer/products/technology/wirelessdisplay.htm?cid=cim:ggl|widi_us_wireless|w...

 

Have you connected Netgear's adapter to it yet? It wouldn't work without it.

 

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/NETGEAR+-+Push2TV+Adapter+for+Intel%26%23174%3B+Wireless+Display/9658639...

 

You might do a search in your Device Manager to see if the WiDi driver(s) exist.  For a refrence, check here:

 

http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wtech/iwd/sb/CS-031109.htm 


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Registered: ‎12-24-2010

Re: R580

Kudos to you. The On Line Samsung Tech Heads had no idea the Intel Wi Di software was installed in this Model.
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Registered: ‎12-22-2010

Re: R580

Yep, just took a look at the tag in the store, and checked the device manager. This definitely has WiDi. Good on ya, RedWyv.
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Re: R580

Yes, the simplist solution to solve this issue would of been to walk over to the display model, but I don't work in the store. I work for bestbuy.com - no access to the actual product Smiley Happy Thanks for verifying the information, Riot!


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