Wireless HDMI

Mar 15 2012

News - Actiontec MyWirelessTV Multi-Room HD Video Kit Reviewed

Actiontec MyWirelessTV

It seems like the world of home theater has become an endless stream of new cables and connectors over the last couple of decades. It is impossible to predict exactly what the future will bring, and let's face it, most of us do not have the wherewithal to continually update the wiring in our house to accommodate every new video connector that comes along. It is for this reason that we have looked in the past at systems like the Warpia StreamHD SWP120A, in hopes of finding a solution for sending our video to any screen wirelessly. The Actiontec MyWireless Multi-Room HD Video Kit is another example of such a system, but with a focus on expandibility. The base setup transmits video from a source to a screen, but the goal is to allow multiple transmitters and receivers to be tied together for sharing between multiple rooms and multiple sources. It certainly sounds like a compelling concept.

Here is where Actiontec and their MyWirelessTV product comes into play. Featuring an 802.11 wireless standard transmitter and receiver, capable of streaming up to 1080p60 video up to 150 feet, the MyWirelessTV allows you to broadcast your HD content to nearly any room in the house. Future capabilities will offer multi-cast transmission, from one transmitter to up to four receivers, and multi-source, linking multiple transmitters to one receiver.

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Jan 09 2012

News - Intel WiDi to be Built into TV and STB Chipsets

WiDi LogoIntel's WiDi wireless display technology has been on a bit of a slow burn, in large part because making the wireless connection requires that WiDi be built into both the receiving device and the transmitting device. Intel has some control over the transmitting side as they would love to see everyone buying new laptops to stream content to their TVs, but how to get it into the TV? Intel and LG recently announced that LG would be building WiDi into their new TVs, and now Intel has lined up a number of SoC manufacturers who will be building WiDi into their chipsets aimed at smart TVs, settop boxes, and media streamers. The new partners include heavy hitters such as Realtek and Sigma Designs, and less well-known manufacturers like Cavium and Wondermedia. Anyone want to bet that we will probably hear more about some of these WiDi-equipped products over the next couple of days?

Future iterations of smart TV and STB, then, will allow for direct streaming of a laptop or PC’s display output, using a point-to-point wireless connection. That saves the $50-$100 for a WiDi adapter, and also potentially bites into other smart TV boxes like Apple TV and Google TV: why buy a standalone box, so the argument goes, when your laptop can turn into a multimedia hub just as easily.

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Dec 21 2011

News - Intel and LG Team Up for WiDi-Equipped TVs

LG with WiDiIntel has been flogging their take on wireless HDMI, known as WiDi or Intel Wireless Display for about a year now, but they have had trouble convincing consumer electronics manufacturers to get on board. That might be changing. LG has entered into a strategic alliance with Intel that will see WiDi being made available on LG's 2012 Cinema 3D Smart TVs. This would allow a person with a WiDi-equipped computer or media device to connect to a new LG TV wirelessly. The idea that LG might also be getting WiDi 2.0 allowing for protected content streams is potentially even more exciting.

LG and Intel last week entered into a strategic alliance to adopt and jointly promote Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) technology. Intel WiDi will be embedded into next year’s LG Cinema 3D Smart TVs, making them the first in the TV industry to feature Intel WiDi technology. 

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Nov 10 2011

News - IOGEAR's Releases Wireless 3D Digital Kit

Well it seems that wireless HD technology is advancing. While there have been several products released that allow for the wireless streaming of HD signals over HDMI. Many of these have been hampered by a lack of ability to handle 3D content, requiring line of sight in order to operate effectively or not being able to handle full surround sound audio. For just 379.95 IOGEAR hopes to solve all those problems and more:

 

It's like the company's CES-launched GW3DKIT, but with a dash of "HD," a spit shine and a realistic shipping date. IOGEAR's GW3DHDKIT has just been revealed to 3D-lovin' content watchers the world over, with the Wireless 3D Digital Kit consisting of a transmitter and receiver with connections that enable it to stream standard, HD or 3D resolution content from one or two HDMI-enabled devices. 

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So those of you who need to be able to send 3D content over a long distance and don't have the ability for a long HDMI cable you will be able to solve all your problems by the end of the year. 

Oct 27 2011

News - Warpia Announces New Value Edition StreamHD

Today Warpia is introducing a new value edition of their StreamHD wireless audio and video streamers. The SWP110A is a cheaper and less featured filled version of its older brother the SWP120A, which we reviewed back in july. Retailing at 129.99 the StreamHD Value Edition lacks the ability for optical or 3.5 inch audio connections, requiring that all audio be transmitted through the HDMI cable. While not a huge difference the price savings are a nice bonus for those users who don't require those connections.

 

San Jose, CA. – (October 27, 2011) - Warpia, a premier technology brand dedicated to delivering intuitive connectivity solutions, announces the StreamHD Value Edition (StreamHD VE), a lower cost version of their popular StreamHD. The StreamHD VE with HD video and stereo audio enables users to stream any content from their notebook or PC wirelessly to an HDTV in 1080p full high definition. Content such as streaming video, pictures, movies, presentations, Facebook, Twitter and other applications can be shown on your HDTV in the room without the hassle and clutter of wires while you continue to use your laptop screen to surf the web, check email, and more. 

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As mentioned in our review the StreamHD products perform well for the price given the right usage scenario's.

Jun 29 2011

News - Difference in HDMI cables: A Free Live Webinar

CePro is putting on a free live webinar to talk about the in's and out's of HDMI cables. The webinar will cover topics around 3D, True Color, and things about "will my cheap cable be good enough?"

For dealers, questions about HDMI still abound:

- Will HDMI cable handle new technology and specifications, like Audio Return Channel (ARC) and HDMI Ethernet Channel (HEC)? like 3D, even higher resolutions and deeper colors?
- What is the data capacity of cable and how does it affects resolution, color depth and refresh rate?
- How do you know your HDMI cable will perform at longer distances?
- How are cables tested for reliability? For performance above and beyond current sources and displays?

I for one an very interested in this topic of conversation. If you have time I'd highly recommend joining the webinar.

Via CePro

Jun 13 2011

News - Diamond VStream Wireless HD Video Streamer

We've reviewed the Bit-Stream and Veebeam similar devices in the past, and it looks like this one from Diamond suffers from the same lag as the Veebeam, so that's something to keep in mind if you were considering this for full-time usage. I'm actually in the process of converting my apartment and will be attempting to use one of these full-time, so stay tuned for that blog.

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The very first thing you will notice when you take the Diamond VStream out of its box is how small the base station is. In fact, with its Lilliputian dimensions (3.4" x 3.4" x 1.6") and weight (0.10 lb.), few if any will have troubles finding room for the VStream in their home entertainment system setup. The inherent disadvantage to the Diamond VStream's size is that there is only room for a single HDMI output on the back. This unit has no component, no composite and no digital audio output options. This is perfectly fine if you are running it directly to your HDTV, as the digital audio and video signal will go over the one cable. If you have an aging amplifier or TV without a HDMI input, this device may not be right for you and your needs.

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