3D TV without wires has taken another step toward reality with the announcement of a major enhancement to the WirelessHD 1.0 specification.
The new 1.1 version ups the data throughput capability from the 4Gbps of the original to more than 15Gbps, with a theoretical maximum of 28Gbps, and that makes it more than fast enough to handle all the 3D TV formats covered by the wired HDMI 1.4a specification.
What that means, given the support for WirelessHD from almost 50 major consumer electronics and IT companies, is that we may soon be seeing TVs able to receive 3D content wirelessly from suitable Blu-ray players, media PCs or even portable devices.
Panasonic, for example, has developed its own WirelessHD Authorised Self Test House, an in-house facility able to test future WirelessHD products for compliance to the standards and protocols, and interoperability. The company already has its first Wireless HD products on sale.
Beyond 3D, WirelessHD 1.1 will also support the TV standards up to 4K, offering four times the resolution of current 1080p high-definition displays, networking of products for file streaming and sharing in the home, and support for wireless streaming of video from portable devices.
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