Do you want to be able to wirelessly stream your movies, including 1080p Blu-rays anywhere in your house without the need for a computer being connected? Well look no further than the MyWirelessTV multi-room wireless HDMI adaptor that was announced today from Actiontec Electronics.
I remember the days when you could send whatever you were watching to another tv somewhere else in house using various devices like a Rabbit (no, not that device!), but the quality was always poor and it just didn’t really live up to the hype or expectation. Well now this new device looks set to change all that!
We should have our hands on one soon for a full review, so watch this space.
For now, here is the press release:
Las Vegas, NV (CES 2011) ? January 4, 2011 ? Actiontec Electronics today unveiled MyWirelessTV?, the world’s first family of multi-room wireless HDMI adapters operating on the WiFi standard with virtually no latency. These breakthrough devices make the connected home experience simpler and more dynamic than ever ? enabling consumers to stream 1080p60 Blu-ray quality HD video over a standard WiFi network in real time using a Wireless HDMI Transmitter and Receiver.
With full support for whole-home, multi-room and multi-display connections, this new line of devices allows consumers to view HD content (including movies, pictures, games, and more) from any HDMI-enabled device to one or more displays in the home simultaneously. With MyWirelessTV, content is now available on any or every screen in the home.
For example, users can play a Blu-ray movie from the living room to the bedroom, or surf the Web on any display no matter where the computer is located.
“With more devices and HD displays located throughout homes today, consumers desperately need wireless connectivity. For most consumers, content is often locked to an individual device or room,”said Dean Chang, president and CEO at Actiontec Electronics. “With MyWirelessTV, consumers can finally stream high-definition content to any device in any room, without the clutter of wires, and without having to sacrifice performance or content quality.”
“Most importantly, MyWirelessTV is the first whole-home distribution solution that’s priced for the everyday consumer,” Chang continued.
MyWirelessTV is powered by WiVu(tm) technology from Cavium Networks, using the company’s PureVu(tm) video processors with Super Low Latency (SLL(tm)) technology, which deliver pristine 1080p 2D & 3D quality video and the industry’s lowest compression latency with full HD H.264 encoding and decoding. As a result, Actiontec’s wireless HDMI adapters support a wide range of fully interactive, multi-room, and multi-display applications, including gaming.
MyWirelessTV has been built from the ground up to support HD video over standard WiFi. It uses advanced video Quality of Service (QoS), dynamic rate adaptation, error resiliency and concealment technology, and dynamic bit-rate management to deliver robust multi-room wireless performance, even on high-traffic home networks.
Unlike other proprietary solutions, Actiontec’s MyWirelessTV offers a fully standards-based platform?with support for the H.264 codec, HDMI 1.4 with HDCP 2.0 encryption, and the IP-based transport protocol?giving consumers a product that will be compatible with a greater range of devices today and in the future. Furthermore, MyWirelessTV is compliant with the official 802.11 WiFi standard, allowing seamless connectivity across the home network.
Each MyWirelessTV kit comes with a transmitter and receiver. Users simply connect the transmitter to any HDMI-enabled set-top box, gaming console, Blu-ray player, or other device and then connect the receiver to any HDMI-enabled display in the home. And that’s it. They can instantly begin streaming HD video from up to 150 feet away.
MyWirelessTV standalone receivers will also be available for users with computers and other sources that have PureVu? technology onboard, allowing them to stream content directly from these sources to any HDMI capable display.
MyWirelessTV will be available for customer shipments in Q2 2011.
About Actiontec Electronics
Actiontec Electronics develops broadband-powered solutions that connect people to the Internet, applications, and content they care about. Our products ? including gigabit Ethernet fiber routers, high-speed VDSL gateways, DSL modems, and home networking solutions ? are deployed by some of the largest telecom carriers in North America. We listen to our customers, delivering future-proof solutions that help them stay competitive today and tomorrow, with faster access rates, advanced performance, and exciting applications. Our innovation has been recognized throughout the industry, with numerous awards. As a minority-owned company, we’re committed to the world we live in by promoting diversity among our employees and partners, and actively pushing a variety of green programs designed to reduce the carbon footprint of our company, and customers. Founded in 1993, Actiontec is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, and maintains branch offices in Colorado Springs, CO; Shanghai, China; and Taipei, Taiwan.