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Wireless HD from Belkin, others delayed six months

updated 05:00 pm EDT, Thu October 23, 2008

Wireless HD delayed

According to a Thursday report, the previously promised Flywire system from Belkin that would deliver HD signals wirelessly in home theater set-ups has been delayed. The news follows similar announcements from Monster Cable and other interconnects manufacturers, with the companies citing bugs as reasons. Belkin, which promised to beat Monster Cable to market with a CES debut this winter, said the perfected system will be released by the spring of 2009 instead.

Belkin's Flywire system uses a transmitter and receiver operating at the 5GHz wireless frequency and lets up to six A/V sources transmit audio and 1080p video not only in a room, but across walls, ceilings and floors as well.

Monster Cable plans to release its Wireless Digital Express system, which relies on Ultra Wideband (UWB) and would support numerous devices, in the second quarter of 2009. Sony also showed a prototype a few weeks ago, although its operation is compatible, as usual, only with Sony Blu-ray players. Because of this, however, the Sony system is likely to be the first on the market, as the challenge primarily appears to revolve around getting devices from different manufacturers to communicate with one another.







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