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Wireless "Hi-Fi" from Linksys

Written by Jari Ketola @ 29 Jul 2003 12:44 User comments (3)

The desktop PC and home entertainment system are seldom located next to each other, or even in the same room. Yet it would be nice to deliver PC content, such as pictures or music, to the living room. Wireless-B Media Adapter from Linksys sheds some light on what the future might bring.
The adapter connects to the TV and amplifier with standard S-video connector and RCA connectors composite video, and stereo audio. It's powered by Intel XScale PXA250 processor, which is widely used on modern PDAs, and supports common picture formats and playing back digital music files. The connection to the desktop PC is made using either Wi-Fi or standard wired Ethernet. All the content is displayed by accessing simple menus on the TV screen using a remote control.

As the processing power of mobile processors increases, we're bound to see a device with enough torque to compress an MPEG video in real time.

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3 user comments

129.7.2003 20:18

weeeeeelllllll, it's about damn time!!! now we can all clean up those miles of cables we got running thru the house :) - friend of the forums, great guitar player
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230.7.2003 4:29

Sounds good, but is it really as good as what it states. The Xscale processor is powerful at 400MHz in a PDA, but if its running a computer to TV system and processing files at x amount of speed, will it do the job? Is this just an application of current data transfer units allowing you to send a feed of your Satellite and TV to another room in the house? Chris

33.8.2003 22:50


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