Wireless high definition transport was the next big thing that wasn’t ready at this year’s CES. Several companies showed off prototypes of set-top boxes, add-on modules and integrated TVs designed for sending and receiving HDMI signals through the air, thereby saving an installer or homeowner the inconvenience of messing with tangled wires. Here’s a round up of what’s coming and what it means to you.
What formats of wireless HDMI are in the works?
There are multiple formats of wireless HDMI in development. Some (Westinghouse) use Ultra Wide Band while another group (which includes Panasonic) uses a technology called WirelessHD. That uses the 60GHz spectrum to send audio and video signals at a rate of 5 GB/second. LG’s L71 series LCD TVs (due out later this year) will incorporate an 802.11n system for wireless HDMI.