amimon whdi

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.

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4 replies on “Amimon to bring wireless HD video to notebooks, netbooks”

  1. I’m always on the lookout for a nice new FLA (four letter acronym): WHDI™ (Wireless Home Digital Interface™). I think i’ll call it “whiddie” :).I see from the press release at Brad’s link that Amimon is going to provide adapter dongles for any HDTV, netbook, or other device with an HDMI connector. I always knew there must be some reason why I wanted an HDMI connector on my netbooks. Well here’s the reason :).

    Also, now maybe there’s hope that I can finally get rid or the dust-collecting maze of wires behind my TV, cable box, DVD recorder, Blu-Ray player, etc.

  2. I would rathere see it as an USB device. This way one can use it with ones current netbook and not have to replace the pci-express card. It would also appeal to not just netbook users but to any one whos computer has an USB port.

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