New WirelessHD “standard” (and old balls video)

Computer and electronics companies including LG, Panasonic, NEC, Samsung, Sony, and Toshiba are planning to come up with a set of standards for WiHD or WirelessHD. WiHD is a high-definition digital interface – it will let devices communicate with each other to share high-definition audio/video streaming and also to allow high-speed data transmission.

Basically, it’s like a WiFi standard, only more robust and manly. WiHD aims for 5 gigabits of data per second – and up to a distance of 30 feet. Transmission will take place at the 60GHz frequency. To compare, WiFi operates at around 2.4GHz to 5-point-something-GHz.

60GHz! That’s a high frequency usually only used by the military or in ship-to-ship communications!

The companies plan to have a standard drafted and ready by early 2007. Then they’ll put WiHD into all their HDTVs and all their audio video gadgets. So…

  • Will the PS3 take advantage of WiHD in the future? Did somebody mention HDTV? Yeah, Sony is one of the companies (that’s their old Bravia ad in the YouTube vid; we chose it for this article because we love the music).
  • Where’s Microsoft and Apple? Will they follow suit, team up, or make their own standards? Like WiFi, will we end up with several standards – will there be a WiHD.a and WiHD.b and other standards?
  • The Nintendo Wii shunned HD, right? Will this new development make Perrin Kaplan eat her words?

Computer and electronics companies including LG, Panasonic, NEC, Samsung, Sony, and Toshiba are planning to come up with a set of standards for WiHD or WirelessHD. WiHD is a high-definition digital interface – it will let devices communicate with each other to share high-definition audio/video streaming and also to allow high-speed data transmission.

Basically, it’s like a WiFi standard, only more robust and manly. WiHD aims for 5 gigabits of data per second – and up to a distance of 30 feet. Transmission will take place at the 60GHz frequency. To compare, WiFi operates at around 2.4GHz to 5-point-something-GHz.

60GHz! That’s a high frequency usually only used by the military or in ship-to-ship communications!

The companies plan to have a standard drafted and ready by early 2007. Then they’ll put WiHD into all their HDTVs and all their audio video gadgets. So…

  • Will the PS3 take advantage of WiHD in the future? Did somebody mention HDTV? Yeah, Sony is one of the companies (that’s their old Bravia ad in the YouTube vid; we chose it for this article because we love the music).
  • Where’s Microsoft and Apple? Will they follow suit, team up, or make their own standards? Like WiFi, will we end up with several standards – will there be a WiHD.a and WiHD.b and other standards?
  • The Nintendo Wii shunned HD, right? Will this new development make Perrin Kaplan eat her words?

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