Amimon Prototype Streams 3D 1080p Video Without Wires

rated by 0 users
This post has 12 Replies | 1 Follower

Top 10 Contributor
Posts 26,810
Points 1,213,265
Joined: Sep 2007
ForumsAdministrator
News Posted: Mon, Jul 26 2010 9:53 AM
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.

As 3D 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.
  • | Post Points: 80
Top 500 Contributor
Posts 283
Points 2,780
Joined: Sep 2004
Location: Canada, Nunavut
Chainzsaw replied on Mon, Jul 26 2010 4:07 PM

I don't think I would trust first generation Wireless Display technoligies that can output High definition. I know they've had them for a while, but only recently have they upped the range, and bandwidth to allow for HD streaming. The next time I get myself a new home theatre system (probably won't be for another 5 years) I will stick with the good old trusty cables.

Current computer:

Asus G73JH-A1

Core i7 720QM

Mobility Radeon 5870 1GBVRAM

8GB Ram

1 X OCZ Vertex 2 120GB SSD

1 X 500GB HDD

17.3FHD (1080P) Panel

Blu Ray Drive (reader)

HDMI Out

  • | Post Points: 5
Top 500 Contributor
Posts 163
Points 2,240
Joined: Sep 2009
Kyouya replied on Mon, Jul 26 2010 4:54 PM

Now, I tested 3DTVs on a Sony booth a couple of weeks back. So far, I am not impressed at all. They are going to have to do something to make it worth my while because as of now, it is nothing but a gimmick. Wireless is a existing technology that has limited uses.

  • | Post Points: 5
Top 50 Contributor
Posts 3,112
Points 38,335
Joined: Aug 2003
Location: Texas
acarzt replied on Mon, Jul 26 2010 5:30 PM

It would be nice to mount the TV to the wall, and have an outlet placed behind the TV for the power cable.

Then I can have my AV Rack where ever I want(as long as it's close enough to the TV to send the signal) and it'll be easier to hide cables and do cable management.

Or I could just do the extra work and run everything through the wall lol

  • | Post Points: 5
Top 50 Contributor
Posts 3,236
Points 37,910
Joined: Mar 2010
AKwyn replied on Mon, Jul 26 2010 9:57 PM

I'm amazed that someone could find the bandwidth to do this, and in a way that doesn't interfere with anything. We shouldn't be focusing on the 3D but focusing on the fact that these people are able to find ways to transmit high bandwidth stuff wirelessly.

Besides, Kyouya. The way they implemented 3D is a gimmick, the RealD method is the one that works the best but I guess they want to sell those glasses to make a profit.

 

"The future starts with you; now start posting more!"

  • | Post Points: 20
Top 50 Contributor
Posts 3,112
Points 38,335
Joined: Aug 2003
Location: Texas
acarzt replied on Tue, Jul 27 2010 12:08 AM

You really like that RealD stuff huh taylor? lol

Personally I want to see all 3D go away :-)

I might be able to live with it if I wasn't required to wear glasses :-)

  • | Post Points: 35
Top 100 Contributor
Posts 1,099
Points 13,965
Joined: Jun 2010
fat78 replied on Tue, Jul 27 2010 12:11 AM

I still havnt seen a 3d movie yet and have been wondering what they were like so i have been thinking of going this weekend

  • | Post Points: 20
Top 50 Contributor
Posts 3,112
Points 38,335
Joined: Aug 2003
Location: Texas
acarzt replied on Tue, Jul 27 2010 12:43 AM

Well, you should at least try it, so you can form your own opinion... but I warn you... don't get your hopes up. lol

  • | Post Points: 5
Top 50 Contributor
Posts 3,236
Points 37,910
Joined: Mar 2010
AKwyn replied on Tue, Jul 27 2010 1:27 AM

acarzt, what's your beef with RealD. Sure it's been overblown in recent years but it's the best 3D solution aside from Red & Blue; the reason I'm saying this is because it actually shows the images in 3D and it doesn't give you a headache, sure it darkens the image but that's a non-issue for me.

 

"The future starts with you; now start posting more!"

  • | Post Points: 20
Top 50 Contributor
Posts 3,112
Points 38,335
Joined: Aug 2003
Location: Texas
acarzt replied on Tue, Jul 27 2010 3:39 AM

Oh, it's not that I have a beef with RealD... it's that I have a beef with all 3D lol i'm not just picking on that one. I want them all to go away. I don't like them :-)

  • | Post Points: 5
Top 75 Contributor
Posts 1,809
Points 18,105
Joined: May 2009
Location: Waikiki

UH.....NO!

We are not going to start another 3D thing are we!

What are you going to stream that one movie they have out so far?

I don't trust streaming, and probably never will. I am a minimalist so cutting it down to one cable is fine with me!

Pretty soon they will have streaming jumper boxes so you can basically high jack your neighbors signals and record them to a HD and playback at your convenience!

Intel Core i7-875K Quad
Asetek 510LC 120MM
4GB Kingston Hyper-X DDR-3
ASUS P7P55D-E Pro
CyberPower 800 PSU
Kingston 64GB SSD 
2 Hitachi 1-TB HDD'S
FirePro V8800
8X Blu-Ray DVD±R/±RW
HPw2207 22" LCD
Cintiq 21UX
CoolerMaster 690II Advance
Win 7 Pro 64 bit
Special thanks to HotHardware.com!
Top 50 Contributor
Posts 3,112
Points 38,335
Joined: Aug 2003
Location: Texas
acarzt replied on Wed, Jul 28 2010 4:55 AM

Whoa whoa whoa now tom.... they have like THREE movies now lol You were off by like 300%

  • | Post Points: 20
Top 75 Contributor
Posts 1,809
Points 18,105
Joined: May 2009
Location: Waikiki

Sorry....Forgot, the two Porn movies...Sorry!

Intel Core i7-875K Quad
Asetek 510LC 120MM
4GB Kingston Hyper-X DDR-3
ASUS P7P55D-E Pro
CyberPower 800 PSU
Kingston 64GB SSD 
2 Hitachi 1-TB HDD'S
FirePro V8800
8X Blu-Ray DVD±R/±RW
HPw2207 22" LCD
Cintiq 21UX
CoolerMaster 690II Advance
Win 7 Pro 64 bit
Special thanks to HotHardware.com!
Page 1 of 1 (13 items) | RSS