US NEWS: Top names plan world standard for wireless HDTV distribution

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"WHDI allows secure, encrypted HD video delivery through multiple rooms and other potential signal obstructions, such as people and furniture, while maintaining superb quality and robustness with less than one-millisecond latency."

The 'special interest group' formed by the companies will work "to enhance the current WHDI technology to enable wireless streaming of uncompressed HD video and audio between devices such as LCD and plasma HDTVs, multimedia projectors, AV receivers, DVD and BD players, set-top boxes, game consoles, and PCs."

The new standard aims to ensure that devices from different companies will simply and directly connect to one another, and operate together seamlessly – just as the HDMI standard theoretically does for wired connections.