HDMI inventors are readying for another HDMI version. HDMI has yet to be perfected in its current state and now another version is already ready to go. Currently, HDMI has many HDCP handshake issues between components and displays.
Avocent announces the MPX1550 HD Wireless Media Extender. The box has the ability to wirelessly transmit DVI, HDMI, and VGA signals to other hardware. The MPX1550 also has the ability to transmit audio. The audio and video sent via the IEEE802.11n standard, guaranteeing the ability to transfer higher bitrates.
Wednesday, 12 November 2008
Silicon Image is changing the way HDTV owners switch between high definition content via HDMI. Their Instaport Technology is designed into the HDTV and significantly reduces the time spent waiting for a picture to appear. As the amount of HD capable devices grows throughout the next five years, faster port switching is going to become a greater concern.
HDMI is the most prominent standard for HDTV formats like 1080p or 720p with up to 340 Mhz clock rate with uncompressed video, along with eight channels of digital audio over a single cable. HDMI and DVI signal give the best available picture quality, but impose challenges for a ProAV and even residential installation with High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) two-way communication via second UTP cable and a limited cable run of 30-40 ft (12-14 m) at 1080p resolution.