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by Mike Zazaian October 31, 2006 - 12:46pm, 3 Comments

Sony, Toshiba Tout WirelessHD

A coalition of some of the industry’s largest electronics manufacturers have announced a wireless high-definition standard called WirelessHD that will connect TVs and media devices as early as spring.

Backed by the megalith of LG, Matsushita (Panasonic), NEC, Samsung, Sony, and Toshiba, the WirelessHD standard will transfer lossless high-definition video and audio between media devices. The companies plan initially to put WlrelessHD into high-def televisions, but noted that applications in notebook PCs, portable media players and digital cameras would inevitably follow.

WirelessHD will use the 60GHZ radio frequency band that has historically been used only by the military for ship-to-ship communications. The new wireless high-def standard will be capable of transferring 5 gigabits of data per second at a distance of up to 50 feet. While the transmission distance would have to be much longer than the 30 foot radius that the companies are boasting, it’s likely that true high-definition clarity and quality are comprimised outside of that range.

Via cnet