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Amimon Wireless HD: Good as HDMI, Coming in 2007?

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Until now, we thought we'd have to wait until 2008 for wireless HD, but an Israeli company called Amimon successfully demonstrated a wireless high definition interface (WHDI) that can send uncompressed 720p or 1080i video through walls and over distances of up to 40 feet. Tech writers from PC Magazine saw a demo of the system, saying they couldn't tell the difference between this wireless HD signal compared directly to a signal delivered over standard HDMI cable.

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Amimon says by its late 2007 release, it will be able to support 3Gb/s throughput by binding two 20MHz channels together. Hey, wait a minute, that's enough to drive a 1080p display. Amimon will be flaunting this wireless HD technology at CES, and we'll train our eagle eyes on it and give you a full report.

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DISCUSSION

The question is whether these super humans that can tell when there is a wireless device present — can they tell the difference between standard definition wireless streaming and high definition? Perhaps they can pick up the signal in their mind without even needing a TV?

Seriously — is running an HDMI cable really that difficult that we need this? I suppose there are those that are simply unwilling to put a hole in their wall to have the perfect theatre setup.