Wireless HDTV projection is here, and we saw our first demo at the Sanyo booth. Using a transmitter and receiver from Amimon, the $3000 WHDMI module slides into the industrial-strength projector ($10K) they were using, giving uncompressed wireless performance with no lag time. The Sanyo official told us the system is capable transmitting 1080p video over 60 to 90 feet, probably true if it's indeed able to transmit and receive at 1.5Gbit/sec. as quoted. But the label on the exhibit said we were watching 720p video, so that gave us pause.
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Around July, Sanyo says this unit will be just the first of many wireless HDTV projectors it will be shipping. Its next trick will be to attach an external transmitter/receiver to its midrange projectors (ones that cost around $5K), and then by October the company says half its projectors will be capable of accommodating this wireless HDMI option.
To our eyes, this was some fine-looking HD video which held up to projection on a huge screen. It's nice to know that Wireless HDMI is actually possible and soon will be available to all.