We’re starting to see a growing number of netbooks and mini-laptops with HD-capable graphics. But the funny thing is that even though some of these machines can display HD video at 1080p resolutions, most don’t actually have 1080p displays. Of course, if your PC has an HDMI output you can always plug it into a TV or monitor. But wouldn’t it be easier if you didn’t have to futz with the cables?
Chip maker Amimon’s latest WHDI module is designed to cut the cable. WHDI technology lets you stream 1080p content wirelessly The new module is designed for netbooks and laptops and lets you stream HD video content to any WHDI-enabled device, including set top boxes, TVs, or Blu-ray players.
The Mini-PCI card is 50mm x 30mm, so it can fit in even the smallest netbooks. Of course, this kind of tech don’t come cheap. While the press release describes it as “low cost,” I still wouldn’t expect to see it in a bargain basement netbook model anytime soon. But it sounds like the sort of feature that a high end netbook maker like Sony might consider.