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WiHD 1.0 specification now official

Written by Dave Horvath @ 03 Jan 2008 11:19 User comments (10)

WiHD 1.0 specification now official Eight of the major high-definition product manufacturers out there have for some time been working on wireless baseband specifications for high-definition video transmission. The people over at Intel, LG, Matsushita Electric Industrial (Panasonic), Samsung, Sony, NEC, Toshiba and SiBEAM, have officially sanctioned the WiHD 1.0 specification and hope to roll out this specification to Adopters beginning early this year. Additionally, since the October 2006 WirelessHD announcement, it has grown to include 40 Early Adopter and Promoter companies as well as technical support with regards to content protection for WirelessHD 1.0 from the Motion Picture Association of America and technical support for DTCP content protection from the Digital Transmission Licensing Administrator (DTLA).
Wireless HD or WiHD is a wireless high-definition interface standard that runs at the unlicensed 60Ghz frequency band. Not only is it the first format to potentially offer wireless HDMI type connections, but its the first consumer focused 60Ghz technology. Once developed into consumer devices, it can feed a wide range of products from HDTVs to camcorders to gaming consoles.

WiHD's 4Gbps throughput ensures high speed Streaming and the secure content protection built into it ensures that future products based on the specification will provide a quick and easy way to connect, play, transmit and port HD content among a wide range of devices. There are also specifications set aside to use universal remote control of all WirelessHD components.

With regard to safety, the MPAA is doing their part to ensure that these connections remain protected for the consumer. "The major motion picture studios are actively engaged in the development of innovative new solutions that give consumers greater flexibility and more choices for how and where they access and enjoy movies and television shows," said Jim Williams, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for the Motion Picture Association of America. "As this process evolves it is imperative to foster a secure environment that protects this high-value content from rampant theft and illegal redistribution. WirelessHD has worked closely with us in meeting these critical goals, and we are encouraged by WirelessHD's commitment to foster content protection in the wireless, digital age."

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13.1.2008 11:59
duckNrun
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The major motion picture studios are actively engaged in the development of innovative new solutions that give consumers greater flexibility and more choices for how and where they access and enjoy movies and television shows
From what I've seen this so called actively engaged in developement solutions has so far been in taking away customer's flexibility and choices.

I guess in 2008 restrictions are the new freedoms ;-)

23.1.2008 14:10
goodswipe
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Couldn't agree more...

33.1.2008 16:12

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Intel, LG, Matsushita Electric Industrial (Panasonic), Samsung, Sony, NEC, Toshiba and SiBEAM,
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Wireless HD or WiHD is a wireless high-definition interface standard that runs at the unlicensed 60Ghz frequency band.
Heh not for long Sony will take it license this turn of a century product and DRM Break It. Just what sony does best.

43.1.2008 18:30

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Intel, LG, Matsushita Electric Industrial (Panasonic), Samsung, Sony, NEC, Toshiba and SiBEAM,
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Wireless HD or WiHD is a wireless high-definition interface standard that runs at the unlicensed 60Ghz frequency band.
Heh not for long Sony will take it license this turn of a century product and DRM Break It. Just what sony does best.
Its amazing that your can read the whole article but pick out Sony name out the bunch.I will tell you like i tell everyone else if you or anyone don't like content protection stop whining & don't buy the product.No one got a gun to you head to buy there product.I get so tired of all these BS DRM is taking my right treads.My god you guys are worried more about DRM than really life things like terrorism or Global warming.
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53.1.2008 18:37

I love wireless however they would need to make it like blutooth or infrared because if its like a wireless router that looses its signal then it will be not very user friendly. I will wait for this to hit the stores and i am sure there will initially be bugs that will need to be ironed out.

63.1.2008 21:01

NexGen76 did i strike a nerve oh im so sorry. for the average user drm is no threat, but for me and can make it a very bad choice, however drm can be broken,

now to the problim i have with drm on this device, is this not a simple HD type wireless router. Why would i in a bussines mind need some body like the MPAA or RIAA Protecting my company from hackers. the only reason i was sarcastic earler was that this is a wireless device that other wireless communication devices such as router or wireless security devices can look up too to advance upon. DRM protecting this device will only slow down ecological developement on souch devices.

Im just saying its a shame that such a device should be locked up so early in the game.

So im sorrry if i upset you NexGen76

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75.1.2008 15:47
ali2007
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are guys really know what you are talking or is the talk of the talk
because drm is not encoporated into wireless technology only the other the end device's software is using drm not the wireless medium , and yes you need security into wireless network other your will be watching free tv

honestly target sony everytime logically not illogically not every thing sony creates is drm

85.1.2008 15:56
ali2007
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otherwise your neighbor will be watching free movie

95.1.2008 17:14

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With regard to safety, the MPAA is doing their part to ensure that these connections remain protected for the consumer. "The major motion picture studios are actively engaged in the development of innovative new solutions that give consumers greater flexibility and more choices for how and where they access and enjoy movies and television shows," said Jim Williams, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for the Motion Picture Association of America. "As this process evolves it is imperative to foster a secure environment that protects this high-value content from rampant theft and illegal redistribution. WirelessHD has worked closely with us in meeting these critical goals, and we are encouraged by WirelessHD's commitment to foster content protection
in the wireless, digital age

ali not only does this device do video in this qoute it clearly state's it is a new type of wireless device.

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Once developed into consumer devices, it can feed a wide range of products from HDTVs to camcorders to gaming consoles.


and no its not. its coperated into the WiHD specs itself. there is no need for drm. WPA2 would be strong enough to keep my neighbor at bay.

106.1.2008 17:59
ali2007
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well WIHD 1.0 is protocol which standards for transmitting video and audio wireless without using cables like composite , component , hdmi and many other cables that use data to pass with wires , if it becomes standard is a new way of transferring data without cables , and yes you will need security like wep 64 bit , wep 128 bit , wpa , wpa 2 , leap

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