As much as we've tried, there's no way of hiding the forest of cables that dwells behind our entertainment center. Well now Sony, Samsung, and LG have stepped up to the plate and are waging a full fledged war on cables. Together with Panasonic, Toshiba, NEC, and SiBEAM they're working on a new spec called WirelessHD (or WiHD) that lets you beam uncompressed HD content from say your cable box to your HDTV. It'll use the 60GHz frequency and handle video as well as audio. The technology will appear in components, HDTVs, game consoles, and even portable gadgets like HD camcorders by spring 2008. For those of us who've already splurged on big budget HDTVs and components, the WirelessHD folks will create wireless adapters that'll let your equipment go wireless. So long as it's not outrageously priced, we say bring it on!
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