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WirelessHD 1.0 specification moves us one step closer to wire-free home theaters

High definition programming is a great thing for gamers and TV watchers as it allows for much better image quality and better sound. The problem, however, that is always associated with home theater is the mass of wires and cables that go along with most setups.

The WirelessHD 1.0 specification was ratified today. WirelessHD is comprised of a group of companies including Intel, LG Electronics, Matsushita, NEC, Samsung Electronics, SiBEAM, Sony Corp., and Toshiba Corp.

DailyTech first reported on WirelessHD in October of 2006 when it was first announced. This new WirelessHD 1.0 standard takes advantage of unlicensed 60 GHz frequencies to transmit high definition signals from game consoles, cable boxes, DVR, camcorders and other devices to a HDTV for display.

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) said it will work with the WirelessHD group to ensure protected high definition broadcasts are secured during transmission. Jim Williams, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for the Motion MPAA said in a statement, “The major motion picture studios are actively engaged in the development of innovative new solutions that give consumers greater flexibility and more choices for how and where they access and enjoy movies and television shows.”

The completion of the WirelessHD 1.0 specification will allow manufacturers to focus on the product design portion of product development without fear that products won’t be interoperable so long as the manufacturer follows the WirelessHD 1.0 framework. WirelessHD also has begun the next phase of creating a logo for consumers to easily tell when products using the specification are interoperable along with compliance and test programs.

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By BMFPitt on 1/3/2008 3:07:41 PM , Rating: 6
Make sure to put a MONSTER Air Purifier between your TV and your receiver for the highest quality of air. Featuring gold-plated ions and the highest grade of oxygen!

RE: How long until
By mdogs444 on 1/3/2008 3:10:10 PM , Rating: 1
maybe Monster will soon buy out Oreck? Ultra High Quality Home Theater Air Purifiers.

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By Brandon Hill on 1/3/2008 3:21:20 PM , Rating: 2
My whole right side now hurts from laughing. I just got a Wii and have been playing tennis and bowling with my right hand/arm.

I just read your post and the laughter is causing my whole right side to ache in pain due to the fact that I'm horribly out of shape.


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By theapparition on 1/3/2008 4:00:49 PM , Rating: 5
I just got a Wii and have been playing tennis and bowling with my right hand/arm.

Come that the real reason your right arm/hand hurts???

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By FITCamaro on 1/3/2008 3:26:56 PM , Rating: 3

RE: How long until
By ChiefNuts on 1/3/2008 3:37:36 PM , Rating: 2
Oh, that has to be the funniest thing i've heard a day.

RE: How long until
By BMFPitt on 1/3/2008 4:30:42 PM , Rating: 5
Cool, my first 6!

RE: How long until
By phattyboombatty on 1/3/2008 5:30:31 PM , Rating: 2
And well deserved. Best 6 I've seen so far.

RE: How long until
By Oregonian2 on 1/3/2008 5:36:00 PM , Rating: 2
I wish I could have upped your count, but you're maxed out at 6!


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