Flat screen TV is to old television sets as wireless is to cable. At least, that's the analogy the world's top TV makers are banking on, as they work to develop a wireless high definition connection for the next generation of TVs. It's obvious to any flat screen TV owner that the wires hanging from the mounted screen need to go, so Samsung, LG, Sony and Matsushita have formed the WirelessHD Special Interest Group to answer that need. The WirelessHD spec, which the companies hope to complete by the end of 2007, will use an unlicensed portion of spectrum around 60 GHz. The connection will supposedly be able to support gigabit-per-second class streaming of uncompressed full HD video. What's wrong with 802.11n?
For more on the WirelessHD project:
- see this article from CIO Today