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Matsushita brings WLAN to video

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 07 Mar 2003 14:48 User comments (2)

Japanese electronics giant Matsushita (better known by its consumer brand names, such as Panasonic) announced this week world's first video solution using the WLAN technology, compatible with IEEE802.11a and IEEE802.11e standards.
The signal processor that uses 5GHz frequency for wireless operations, transfers standard MPEG-TS stream (the MPEG stream wrapper used for digital TV, etc transfers). By installing the signal processor into, for example, a (digital-only, no analog input) DVD recorder and digiTV receiver box, could allow wireless operation between these devices, so that the digibox decrypts the broadcast and sends it to the DVD recorder which then unwraps the stream into regular MPEG-2 stream and records it to a blank DVD-R disc. And the DVD recorder could play later the stream through WLAN link to a MPEG-TS capable TV wirelessly.

Source: Unstrung

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2 user comments

111.3.2003 4:51

Which is the dominant DVD record format at present? DVD-R or DVD+R? I'm looking to install a unit in my machine and DVD-R seems to be cheaper and more prevalent.

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211.3.2003 5:33

DVD-R. The predicted sales of blank media for year 2003 were about 10 times higher to - media than to + media.

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