Wires are one of my biggest pet peeves and I dream of a life without them. Every year, the Consumer Electronic Association holds it’s International CES Convention and I follow it closely to see if any companies are unveiling wireless electronics. At the convention, consumer electronic companies trot out their new innovations and try to create some buzz for their products.
One new innovation that I have been reading quite a bit about is Wireless HD. Belkin is unveiling their FlyWire box that sends uncompressed 720p and 1080i or compressed 1080p signals up to 100 feet “with the same quality as HDMI cable.” Also, according to Engadget, Westinghouse will debut their Wireless HDMI HDTV at the convention.
WirelessHD will serve as the first and only wireless digital interface to combine uncompressed high-definition video, multi-channel audio, intelligent format and control data, and Hollywood approved content protection. For end-users, elimination of cables for audio and video dramatically simplifies home theater system installation and eliminates the traditional need to locate source devices in the proximity of the display. Also, the technology will support the development of adapter solutions that will be capable of supporting legacy systems.
With the quick advances that have been made over the years in consumer electronics, it was only a matter of time before companies started to tackle the wire issue. Here’s to an uncluttered, wireless future in HD entertainment!