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HDCP Encryption Standard Widens To Include WirelessHD

HDCP is the  encryption standard that is used on Blue-ray discs and other such medias. It stands for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection. it was formulated to protect the new-age content formats and it has become a de facto standard in the industry. And now it officially also integrates WirelessHD — a wireless HD content streaming standard that competes with WHDI.

HDCP 2.0, which was finalized and released in 2008, did contain provisions for including new-age wireless standards within its protective ring. However, despite this measure a lot of HDCP compatible wireless hardware is sold by manufactures using a solution called Approved Retransmission Technology. They are sold in broadcast receiver pairs and they cost a hundreds of dollars. In the meantime, HDCP enable wires, including extenders, often can cost as low as $40. Read more »


WHDI And Others Create Digital Home Theatre Experience At SF

WHDI recently got together with Hanspree, Brite View and Media Mall to create something called the “Digital home Theatre Experience” at Hanspree’s flagship store in San Francisco’s  Union Square. There they set up a modern living to showcase the latest in home digital home entertainment.

WHDI, Hanspree, Brtie View and Media Mall are all in the same boat as far as pushing the internet and computer connected experience on to the TV sets in the living room goes. They all have products that work towards this end and for that they are willing to work very hard to bring us up to date with the future. Brite view products are all intriguingly designed LCD TV’s and display panels and most of their products are all about bringing the Internet and other local digital content to the living room.

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WHDI, DiiVA & CIVA HOld First Ever Developers’ Conference

The WHDI consortium along with China Video Industry Association (CIVA) and Digital Interactive Interface for Video & Audio (DIIVA) consortium together held a developers conference in China some time back. It was held in Guangzhou and it attracted over 350 executives, product developers, marketers and other officials from the industry. Also present were two of the key companies to the WHDI standard — AMIMON and SynerChip.

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Wireless Standards Will Push 2 Million 60GHz Shipments In 2015

Even as Wireless HD standards prepare for an imminent war, chip makers are rejoicing at the sight of bullish trends coming up over the horizon. Wireless HD standards WiGig and WirelessHD use the unlicensed 60GHz band for setting up private networks within rooms in order to relay HD content to HDTV’s without wires. This has ensured that 60GHz wireless chips will stay in high demand in the near future.

According to marketing research company ABI Research, the demand for 60GHz chips will soon push up the number of shipments of 60GHz chipsets and by 2015 the total number of shipments will touch 2 million. Now that’s a lot of chip. Got dip?

Speaking for ABI Research, their analyst Xavier Ortiz opined that there are multiple properties of the 60GHz band that benefit security and ease of setting up a private network. Also, the fact that it is unlicensed also means that there are no charges involved for simply using it. But he also mentions that WirlessHD is at an disadvantage that neutralizes their first to market status. WirelessHD transceivers cost between $600-&1000 and they are also extremely efficient at power management. According to Xavier these things will impede fast adoption of WirelessHD and will stifle its market even though it has the support of 40 companies behind it.

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EzAir Is A Wireless HD Kit For Your Laptop, Is Not A Room Freshener

Much as I dislike the lack of thought behind naming products sometimes, I must admit that they can be quite amusing sometimes. Here we have the EzAir — a kit that will connect your HDTV to your laptop or netbook wirelessly and effortlessly. This solution is meant to be plug and play and should work with any computer that has an Intel Atom 1.6GHz processor or faster.

Using he EzAir EZR601AV kit is simple enough. You plug in a USB dongle to your computer and you plug the other part in to your HDTV. You get two cables to get this second part done — VGA and HDMI. The EZR601AV can process resolutions of up to 1400×1050. It allows you to transmit your computer screen to the HDTV or you can choose to stream a 720p quality video stream to your TV. Which seems to mean that you cannot stream video at 1400×1050. It is likely unable to handle that high a resolution for a proper video experence.

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