Summary: When I came across, and researched the Veebeam, it seemed like the perfect answer to connect my MacBook Pro laptop to the big-screen in the living room. As it turns out, it's not capable of sending an adequate signal from my recliner to a point 16 feet away. I have a 20' video cable that works just fine but I was trying to eliminate that extra connection. Until Veebeam can come up with a solution that works reliably beyond 20', I recommend you save your money.
Has some uses, but not necessarily what buyers might be looking for...
terpfan1980 "Barry", Amazon
12 December 2011
Summary: This seems like it could be a very cool device, but unfortunately it doesn't necessarily live up to the potential. Let me be clear, it works for getting content from a PC to a TV, but then again I could go from HDMI output on my PC to my TV, or use the TV's "PC" input to get content there almost as easily and the total costs for doing that -- cable, video card if I needed one for such purpose, etc. -- are likely fairly low in comparison to the cost of this device.
Summary: In the new age of streaming multimedia, there is no shortage of devices and services vying for the attention of consumers. Veebeam is a relative newcomer in the space with a little twist. Veebeam's device differs from devices like the Apple TV, Boxee, or Roku, in that it works in conjunction with your PC. It also uses a new wireless standard called Wireless USB. Let me walk you through how the Veebeam works and whether or not you should consider getting one.
Summary: The veebeam does what it says it will do, but only just. I would say that its very limited in its appeal and use. Read on for more. Veebeam says that their product is good for viewing streaming video with, and it is in a limited sense. I had my veebeam hooked up via hdmi to my tv, and was streaming from a windows 7 laptop about 10 feet away from the tv (you really need to be in the same room for the veebeam to work).
Summary: First off, this product is truly remarkable as well as others of its kind that do the same thing. The ease of setup is remarkably easy. You have two options, desktop view and player view. I really wanted to have an extended desktop to play my movies and still work. Instead, this plays off of its own player view. Basically, you continue working on your desktop as you would, and the movie that you player with the Veebeam player shows up on the TV.
Summary: We attached the VEEBEAM HD to a television and tried it with several different functions which we thought would most commonly be used with a device like this. Set up was simple and can be done pretty much instruction free. The unit itself is small and could be transported easily. Once everything was connected, we had the computer placed anywhere from 5 to 10 feet away but could not leave the room with the receiver in it without loss of signal.
Summary: I bought one of these units to wirelessly display a laptop screen onto a 42" HD TV. On the plus side, it was really easy to install, and I was able to get my laptop displaying on my TV in about 5 minutes from opening the box. Once the software is installed, all you need to do is plug the transmitter into a USB port on the laptop and it connects in a few seconds.
Summary: The product is a real help it does what it says however it is a little bit more complicated than the literature makes out, a couple of examples. The movie files that the in built player will play seem to be a bit hit and miss, this all seems dependent on what codecs you have on your machine. Also I dropped one AVI file into the player and it worked, then the next AVI file did not work, so a bit confusing.