How wireless video works with WHDi

A demonstration of wireless video using an Amimon chipset, Blu-ray Disc player and Samsung monitor.

After two years of telling us, wireless HD video systems makers are now showing us how this works in actual products.

A few weeks ago, we brought you a demonstration of how the WirelessHD video standard works, and now competing standard WHDi is up.

Noam Geri, VP of marketing for Amimon, the chip company that's behind the WHDi wireless standard, gives a brief overview in the video below.

WHDi is already in use, just not in the U.S. quite yet. Sharp is selling a wireless video adapter for its Aquos X-series LCD TV in Japan already, and Sony is selling a WHDi-enabled Bravia in Japan and Europe.

More recently, Mitsubishi said it would be using WHDI, which sends uncompressed, high-definition video signals over the unlicensed 5-gigahertz band throughout an entire home, in a wireless TV it's making for the Japanese market this fall.

Besides TVs, companies like Belkin and Gefen are also making wireless transmitter/receivers for multiple audio and video sources using Amimon's chipset.

Belkin's FlyWire was originally due in October, but has been pushed back to January, where it will have a lot of company at CES. The people behind both the WHDi and WirelessHD standards say there will be many more companies showing products for the U.S. market at the super-size electronics show.

Here, Geri shows off a Blu-ray Disc of Lost displaying wirelessly on a Samsung monitor at a speed of 1.5Gbps.

About the author

Erica Ogg is a CNET News reporter who covers Apple, HP, Dell, and other PC makers, as well as the consumer electronics industry. She's also one of the hosts of CNET News' Daily Podcast. In her non-work life, she's a history geek, a loyal Dodgers fan, and a mac-and-cheese connoisseur.

 

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