Conclusion: Based as it is upon our home computer, the Veebeam HD system does bring--along with its strong functionality and performance--a fair measure of PC/Mac idiosyncrasies, which in turn demands that the user possess a certain grasp of IT-type problem-solving. But it does what it purports to do in a mostly-friendly fashion, unlocking a host of entertainment possibilities, swiftly and affordably.
Pros: Thrillingly quick, foolproof setup, Surprising versatility and performance, Remarkable functionality (and cool factor) for a modest investment, Thrillingly quick, foolproof setup, Surprising versatility and performance, Remarkable functionality (and cool factor) for a modest investment
Cons: A remote control of its own would be useful (albeit a complicated feat no doubt), Wireless connectivity less powerful than expected, Some recurring video glitches
Excerpt: Unusually, the Veebeam HD wirelessly sends whatever is on your PC (or Mac) desktop to a distinctively sculpted black box, which is, in turn, connected to your TV. The device sports a composite AV output for your set and an HDMI socket. There’s also an optical digital audio output, which will give better quality PC audio (especially from music) if fed into your AVR. Your computer must run Windows 7, the Vista turkey that preceded it, or Mac OS 10.5/6.
Summary: This is a triangular shaped box and a wireless USB dongle that lets you show whatever you can see on your notebook or a PC onto your TV screen, so you can show HD movies, play MP3 content or even use it for work stuff like Powerpoint.