Awind McTiVia is Macworld Expo Best of Show

This post refers to macworld.com

Roman Loyola from Macworld covers their winners of Best of Show from Macworld Expo 2011. One of the winners is the Awind McTiVia:

This box attaches to an HDTV in order to display your Mac’s video wirelessly. The McTiVia ($199) connects to your HDTV via HDMI, and a software component on your Mac tells it to transmit a signal to the McTiVia. The box can also act as a wireless access point for your home network, and has a USB port for connecting a mouse and keyboard to control your Mac.

Pretty sweet idea. I have a Mac Mini that I use as a media center, but it can only be hooked up to one TV at a time. Even a refurbished Mac Mini cost at least $500, so if you want media centers in multiple rooms, it’s a steep cost.

This device would have the limitation of requiring one computer being shared, so you couldn’t watch different shows on multiple media centers at the same time.