WHDI Kits Explored: Asus WiCast, brite-View HDelight

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WHDI Kits Explored: Asus WiCast, brite-View HDelightHome Theater PC buffs rejoice, wireless HDMI technologies have finally come of age. Though there are two camps firmly entrenched in the market (Intel's WiDi and WHDI), the bottom line is lag-free full HD 1080p HDMI wireless video/audio transmission is now a reality. No longer does that HTPC need to be shoehorned into the confines of your entertainment center. And that desktop replacement notebook you have perched on the coffee table just got a major display upgrade, seamlessly connected to your HDTV; look Ma, no wires. Stay with us as we take you through a tour of two WHDI standard-based wireless HDMI transmitter kits--the Asus WiCast and the briteView HDelight. Big screen gaming nirvana and multitude of media center goodness takes center stage at HotHardware...

WHDI Kits Explored: Asus WiCast, brite-View HDelight

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kefir_sub replied on Sat, Oct 30 2010 12:57 AM

Is there any way to control the receivers ( therefore the source PC if it is in another room) with a remote control? Thanks.

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Dave_HH replied on Sat, Oct 30 2010 1:04 AM

kefir_sub:

Is there any way to control the receivers ( therefore the source PC if it is in another room) with a remote control? Thanks.

Well, the remote control would have to be RF but I suppose it's possible.  The devices are "dumb" in that they just pass the signal, no control per se.  They're spec'ed to work up to 30 feet and through walls but lesser transmit power/distant if not line-of site obviously, so your mileage could vary.

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realneil replied on Sat, Oct 30 2010 8:49 AM

I have to agree that this is very nice technology and your presentation was spot on.

The actual demo of the gear on film was a nice touch, and HH's video recording just gets better over time.

The fact that these little gizmos can stream 1080P AND Dolby audio at the same time with no noticeable lag is truly impressive.

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DScheive replied on Wed, Mar 23 2011 12:00 PM

totally freakin amazing!

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rapid1 replied on Wed, Apr 13 2011 12:11 AM

Good presentation. I personally don't even have a flat screen TV yet, as we don't really watch a lot of TV at my house. Everyone uses computers, so we were thinking about getting one, but I am flipping the idea of either the TV which would be great, or building a new PC. All three people in my house use PC's a good bit. We do watch a couple of show's, and of course my little one likes cartoons. You don't need a HD TV for cartoons, and the couple of network shows me and mommy use it for I don't know. On top of it if I get a HD TV then I will probably want some means of getting movies and things on there. The wireless thing was one thought, but what to use a HTPC, a NAS media server etc. I was also wondering about the wireless method which this seems to do pretty darn well, and wondering why I could not use my N router with a USB wireless card in the TV. One thing that confuses me here is this transmits at a 60Mhz frame rate where HD TV's go way higher than 60Mhz now which I know above 120Hz is not really needed, but 120Hz seems to be a necessity in many situations especially sports or live events on TV.

Great presentation Dave I will watch it a few times to catch all the details (fine points are a big thing to me) which you seem to cover fully.

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