We're already big fans of WHDI (Wireless Home Digital Interface), the high-quality wireless wizardry that lets you blast full-rez HDTV signals through walls and floors for 100 feet, reaching every corner of your house (unless you live in the Playboy Mansion). The real-time, super-clean HD tech is already available in 1080p TVs and outboard attachments for PCs.
But that wasn't enough for Amimon, those ambitious Israelis who invented WHDI. They've stepped it up a notch, swinging for the fences with even better 3D, along with quadruple-high HD resolution. Why should you care? It's going to be much better, more powerful, and way-cool.
Just to show they mean business, they showed off 3D HDTV working wirelessly with the current release of this wireless coolness at CES 2010 in January, as well as the Computex show last week in Taipei. But they just announced version 2.0 of WHDI, which will blast out what they're calling "full 3D support," including the next-generation 3D format that'll show twice the video fields of current 3D.
More astonishing is WHDI 2.0's ability to wirelessly transmit ultra-high resolution HDTV, that you can't even play back yet on garden-variety HDTVs, or Blu-ray discs for that matter. It's four times the resolution, with a pixel array of 4,096 x 2,160. Whoa, that's 2K x 4K video. WHDI 2.0 will also be able to coexist on the same channel as your Wi-Fi network, and it's going to be mobile-device friendly, too, using the same Wi-Fi radio mobile devices use.
Sure, it's an exercise in technological muscle, but if the as-yet-unproven WHDI 2.0 can blast all those pixels through thin air, imagine what it can do with Blu-ray quality video. We've seen version 1.0 of WHDI, and we're here to tell you, this stuff is for real. It's fast (lag-free for gaming), clean, and powerful. Can't wait to see version 2.0.