[opendtv] Re: Digital living room duel

  • From: Craig Birkmaier <craig@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 12 Nov 2006 07:35:02 -0500

At 5:06 PM -0500 11/11/06, Albert Manfredi wrote:
Interesting discussion of this new 60 GHz in-room link people are talking about. Looks like UWB has limited spectrum in Europe and none in Japan, except for experimental purposes. But it also looks like UWB can do uncompressed video, in a scheme called wirelessHDMI.

Good article. But you continue to miss the point here.

The 60 GHz stuff is an HDMI replacement. The source device is sending uncompressed samples to the display.

The UWB stuff is a network - you can send uncompressed pixels, however you run into resolution limitations quickly. The intent is to deliver compressed bits to a decoder that connects to the display using a wired HDMI connection.

Personally, I like the idea of a little box connected to the display that contains decoders and has the ability to run a good user interface to the resources available via the network.

The real goal here should be to make every device wireless network friendly. The notion that we need to be shipping 5 Gbps signals between devices seems a bit absurd to me.

We should start seeing some interesting devices similar to what I have described above next year.


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