It mainly meant to address the wire mess behind the TV and allow for clean installations (like above fireplace or whatever) only requiring power cable. All other signals (HDMI inputs such as DVD, gaming consoles, stereo theater, etc...) would be wirelessly transmitted to/from the TV. Neat concept...not necessarily important to me as i have no interest in mounting TV, but nevertheless great to know that the technology is moving forward in that arena.
Interesting to note that this is using the n wireless standard which is not yet fully ratified by IEEE and has many, evolving, itterations and revisions. The theoretical throughput is more than enough for HD signals but real world conditions often prove to be far from maximum theoretical throughput. I would love to see how reliable this technology is in the presence of other competing signals and interference such as microwaves which have noticable inpact on B and G wireless, other strong magnetic interference such as from plain antennas, lack of ferrite cores, cell phones, bluetooth, metallic surfaces, Wireless routers, corless phones, etc... Understandably, not all these technologies reside on the same frequency/band but the conglomorate of all such devices present in an increasing number of homes will make it a challenge to ensure consitent and reliable delivery of quality signal between the TV and media bridge.
Just my 2 cents...i hope it works great and very curious to see real world tests for signal strength and distance.
Anyone else have any news? Availability dates? Come on folks, give me something!
(How do we feel the 5084 will compare to the Panasonic 750?)