07-16-2009 02:23 PM #1
Altona Launches Wireless USB To HDMI Adapter
07-16-2009 07:54 PM #2
This will be totally sweet if it catches on and/or works rightBeen PURPLE since day 1.
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07-17-2009 01:49 AM #3Member
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This is the type of HD component I'd like to see become popular. The potential for wireless hdmi is huge for those wanting a htpc functions, but dont a box dedicated to it. It will need to get too 1080p+, but this is a good start, and the price is very reasonable. Will have to put this on my list of items to pickup and test it out.
Prety sure Atlona is how you spell the company name, rather then Altona.
07-17-2009 01:15 PM #4Member
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"Picture qualities of up to 720p or 1440x1200 are possible, but sadly no 1080p yet."
Gee, this is so weird. 1440x1080 could be a good alternative, for anamorphic 1080p.
And it will use less pixels than 1440x1200.
Unless there is something else that's making it not possible to do 1080p, like HDCP.
07-17-2009 11:56 PM #5
Geez, you guys are gonna be EXTREMELY disappointed when the reality of this thing smacks you in the face.
The problem with all of this is that you need UWB wi-fi to be able to send an HD signal through the air. Cheap wireless devices are not even close to capable of delivering top shelf HD without significant issues. You do get the capabilities of AppleTV which isn't bad at all, but those are fairly compressed signals and need to run through a full fledged PC to decode the video quickly and accurately.
This is also NOT a HD in - HD out scenario - this is a PC in via USB, wireless, HDMI out. Nothing about it originates as HDMI or necessarily that great of a quality signal.
Of course, if the price is high enough and the technology was put in deep enough, it may have the right parts to do a good job.
But, if connected, directly to a computer, you might be able to get something decent.
On the flip side, it's useless with anything but a computer.
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07-18-2009 07:50 PM #7
That's your $1,000 one which only goes 30 feet and supports 1080p (but not 1080p/60? weird).
The reality is that no cheap USB wireless product is going to perform in the same reality as required for BD bandwidth without a full decoder at the receiving end. BD is operating at 30+MBs off the disc, BEFORE being decoded. Draft-N doesn't really have the bandwidth for point to point reliable, uncompressed HDMI transfer.
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