GefenTV Wireless For HDMI Connects Sources And HDTVs Without Wires

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Wireless HDTV has been floundering around for years now, and it stillhasn't caught on like HDMI, 3D or smartphones have. But that isn'tkeeping Gefen from producing more and more products for home cinemaowners who are tired of the wires. Utilizing a new 60GHz technology,the GefenTV Wireless for HDMI promises to be the first uncompressedmethod of 1080p (Full HD) wireless connectivity for up to 30 feet indistance.

The device joins three other wireless HDTV products from the company,but this one (which is now shipping) taps into SiBEAM's chip thatenables HDMI extension supporting full HD resolutions at 1080p.Basically, this box allows an HDMI source to send its signals to anHDTV without wires (so long as both are with 30 feet of one another),and Gefen even points out that the transmission is quick enough forgamers to appreciate. It's also compatible with DVI (and thus, PCmonitors), and the RS-232 port enables system integrators to mesh thiswith existing home automation systems. The future is wireless (as seen by Intel's Wireless Display tech), and thisis a big step in the right direction for high-bandwidth applications.Pricing is set for $999.



GefenTV Wireless for HDMI 60Ghz is Shipping, Offering the First Uncompressed
Method of 1080p Full HD Wireless Connectivity up to 30 Feet in Distance

CHATSWORTH, CA - The leader in digital connectivity solutions today
announced its GefenTV Wireless for HDMI 60Ghz extender is shipping. This
sender/receiver system is the fourth product from Gefen offering wireless
video connectivity. It joins three other wireless products already shipping:
the GefenTV Wireless for VGA; Gefen Wireless for HDMI UWB; and GefenTV
Wireless for HDMI 5Ghz extenders.

The GefenTV Wireless for HDMI 60Ghz employs innovative multi-antenna
technology from SiBEAM that enables HDMI extension supporting full HD
resolutions at 1080p. This is the first wireless solution from Gefen that is
uncompressed at the 3Ghz bandwidth, making it well suited for demanding
applications like gaming. Multi-channel audio is delivered alongside the
video with support for many HDMI v1.3 features.

Gamers will appreciate its low latency, and its ability to deliver vibrant
resolutions with multi-channel audio in the HDMI format. Yet the system also
works well using a computer with DVI connections.

A one-to-one signal transmission of HDMI up to 30 feet (10 meters) in
distance makes it ideal for in-room applications. The system is particularly
desirable for any integrator who wants to avoid in-wall cable runs or needs
to do a retrofit installation.

The GefenTV Wireless for HDMI 60Ghz extender comes with HDCP compliance,
support for CEC protocols, an RS-232 port for easy control or convenient
Internet access to firmware updates and an IR remote for turning power
on/off.

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Additional Information:
http://www.gefen.com/kvm/dproduct.jsp?prod_id=8255

About Gefen:

Gefen supplies a wide selection of audio/video switchers, splitters,
extenders, scalers, converters, KVM solutions and home theater accessories
that support consumer, industrial and commercial applications. Gefen's
hardware enables audio/video and computer systems to be integrated,
extended, distributed and optimized to enhance performance.

Gefen's foray into wireless high definition video extension, integration of
alternative content for digital cinemas, and high-end audio processing adds
to its reputation as an innovative resource for installers and system
integrators. In 2008, Gefen launched GefenTV, which delivers professional
quality home theater accessories streamlined for plug and play operation.

Gefen solutions are available around the world through a respected network
of international distributors and resellers, offering local support.
Technical representatives and engineers are available for consultation in
Gefen's Los Angeles area headquarters.

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Pretty sweet but most HDMI sources are right next to the TV anyway (cable box, Blu-Ray Player, etc). Is the new WiDi tech going to be 1080p as well?

Eitherway, the $1000 price tag is going to be too much for some.

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3vi1 replied on Wed, Jan 20 2010 7:33 PM

Might be worth investigating if you were going to put a projection system on the ceiling.

Like Gib said - too rich for my blood. Hopefully the price will come down over time.

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rapid1 replied on Wed, Jan 20 2010 11:49 PM

I wonder what spec it's using for wireless transmission? Do you think it has the new 802.11 spec?

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rapid1 replied on Fri, Jan 22 2010 1:51 AM

Hmmm 1000 dollars for a 30 foot wireless 1080P signal seems kind of a waste to me to

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