I'm looking to confirm that if I buy a current production WiDi enabled PC (with 3rd gen i7 or such), that when dual display support comes live with version 3 of WiDi, that the core will be able to support same.
In other words will the support for 2 displays simply be a software upgrade / driver upgrade or will it require a differrent processor and I should wait?
@Mark Intel WiDi has supported dual screen since v2.0, with extended desktop mode. Simply connect to the TV and hit <win key>+P and select Extend. If you're referring to two external displays in addition to a built-in display, that's an upcoming feature of 3rd gen Core processor-based PCs. Note that only ONE of those external displays can be WiDi.. the other will need to be cabled (HDMI, VGA, etc.).
The latter is exactly what I'm asking, and it is disappointing to hear that one would need to be tethered. From reading coverage about the feature externally the perception (at least as I understood it) was that it would be two wireless displays in addition to the "primary" tethered device.
Thank you for the clarification. Sadly this ends my interest in WiDi.