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I'm looking for a wireless TV solution for my dining room. I want a TV that is as unobtrusive as possible. I don't want to run coax in there, nor any other av cables. I just want a tv (preferably mounted on the wall) that gets its signal wirelesly. I saw two solutions by Sharp and Sony, but they came out in '04, and don't seem to be widely available now.


Any suggestions?
 

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At CES (in January '07), there were at least two things displayed that might be of interest to you:


1) Samsung showed the FP-T5894W, a mainstream large-screen "wireless" TV that requires only one cord--AC power. The rest of a user's equipment connects to the FP-T5894W's "wireless A/V center," which can sit up to 300 feet away with communication rates up to 150Mbps--more than enough for 1080p. CNET review



2) Philips introduced a set of $300 wireless HDCP-compliant HDMI "cables" that will allegedly hit stores midyear which can transfer a 1080p signal without any signal loss. The "cables" are transceivers that connect to your video source and monitor, and communicate in the UWB range - they have to be plugged into a power outlet as well, and can be placed anywhere within a range of 25 feet (even in a closet apparently).
 

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These are exactly the sort of things I'm interested in, thank you. Any additional suggestions are more than welcome.

I'll be putting in these philips wireless hdmi devices when they come available.

I'll post how it goes, if you do it first, please share the results.
 

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I'll be putting in these philips wireless hdmi devices when they come available.

I'll post how it goes, if you do it first, please share the results.

Certainly, though I don't think I will be going that route. The modules are a bit large. Probably too big of a profile for what I want to do. But if I do go that route, I will certainly post my experience.
 

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"Everything old is new again"

I heard that wireless bandwidth just cannot handle the data for a HD TV at least for a while. However, there is a developing method that will be using the AC wiring of the house to connect PCs to TV, etc. This had been tried in the past but only for computer data and true wireless could easily handle the data so it lost. Now that there is interest in PC/TV communication, there appears to be revised interest from both PC and TV manufacturers.
 

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I believe the FP-T5894W uses wireless N 74 Mbit/s (typ) 248 (max), HDMI 1.0-1.2a are maximum 49 Mbit/s. N should be more then enough for 1080p.

Well, they are certainly explicitly claiming it's plenty enough for 1080p, and that's consistent with what they said back in January. Time will tell.


It seems to me that if this technology works without any performance issues such as PQ quality or audio degradation, I find it hard to believe that wireless AV equipment won't become the standard within a decade. The idea of running AV wiring to a central but secluded area of a house, and having that area be the "AV central" without the need to have any other wiring is such an extraordinarily powerful paradigm of installation. I know at least one person (my wife) who would absolutely *insist* upon it.
 

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I really hope this tech takes off this year. I don't like being constrained by coax for TV.


There is a need for a portable TV 20-26" that can be carried around and still be able to change channels and bring up the menu on sat/cable box. Under 25lbs.


Current solutions are mostly oriented to getting the AV to a computer instead.
 
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