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After running in network, hdmi, etx around re house as part of the recent work how long before we can stream everything wirelessly, taking full 1080p HD, is it imminent?

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A yellow loltus

Years - they are still some way away from agreement on a common standard that will be good enough.

When you think of all the variables with radio indoors, including interference, reliability etc. then it makes far more sense to run point to point cables from a switch - guaranteed bandwidth and quality, trust me.

Yep. Wireless is still nowhere near being "good enough" IMO.

You've got 802.11ac on the horizon, as well as 802.11ad at an apparent 7gig - although that seemingly has an issue with going through solid objects.

But the benefits of flexibility is at the expense of reliability and interference. You won't get either of those things with cables.

Updated January 20, 2013 at 12:23 AM

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ClubLupo
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Bloody cheapskate. Buy that £2 HDMI cable already Foz !

N said...

Bloody cheapskate. Buy that £2 HDMI cable already Foz !

They are already in I was just wondering how long beofre the technology will take :)

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A yellow loltus

Cabling will most likely never go away - for all the benefits of wireless systems there is much to be said for the simple connect it and it works approach.

I would be more interested in a common cable standard so you didn't have to run HDMI, Cat5/6, power, audio, etc. over a bundle, but simply connected it in and based on the device and an "on-board" config the correct data was transmitted from the source.

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DeskJockey
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Depending on what you have plugged in at either end you can kind of do that already.

HDMI over ethernet
Phone ( VOIP ) over ethernet
data

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I know, but it still requires, adapters, etc. A single cable that will provide all data needed.

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DeskJockey
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Wireless HDMI is available, not cheap mind and like you say cables will be cheaper and more reliable.

The transmitter and receiver used to have to be in the same room, now it can go through walls.

http://www.gefen.com/kvm/gtv-whd-1080p-lr-blk.jsp?prod_id=10922

Updated January 20, 2013 at 8:51 PM

_Mick_N said...

http://www.gefen.com/kvm/gtv-whd-1080p-lr-blk.jsp?prod_id=10922

Now you need 2 HDMI cables where you once needed one :lol:

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