Wireless HD and wireless HDTV
has had quite a difficult time gaining
ground in the mainstream. We suspect there are two main reasons: one,
it's expensive, and two, it's not that difficult to just run an HDMI
cable. There's also the fact that even a completely wireless HDTV will
still require a power cable, so regardless of how fancy your wireless
setup is, you'll still be relying on at least one cable (so there's not
much harm in having two cables). But Amimon, which has been a player in
the niche wireless high-def transmission game for awhile now, might be
onto something with their latest demonstration.
continues to take over the industry, companies like Amimon have
little choice but to keep pace with the innovation. Now, the company is
showing off a new system that transmits 3D high-definition video without
any wires, all using their own WHDI high-speed wireless standard. That
standard utilizes the 5GHz band, which is far less likely to suffer
interference than the crowded 2.4GHz band used so often today in
wireless routers. The demonstration proved that Amimon's technology was
capable of transmitting 1080p 3D video at 24fps over the 5GHz band, with
no drops or graphical problems to speak of.
It's all just a prototype setup for now, but there's a good chance that a
shipping system will be available soon. Whether or not the company will
make retrofit kits available for existing televisions or simply build
this technology into forthcoming sets remains to be seen.