At CES Gefen introduced an interesting wireless display solution that transmits a HDMI video stream at a frequency of 60 Ghz at a distance of up to 10 meters. Essentially this is a wireless display solution for anyone that can’t afford one of those ‘expensive’ AMD laptops with that awesome Wireless Display technology they keep shouting about.
Gefen’s solution uses a pair of boxes that transmit the captured HDMI stream from your PC and sends it over the air to a receiver box that outputs that stream to your giant flat panel TV. In this manner they largely avoid the normal pitfalls of doing wireless display by having the PC do neither the video compression nor the wireless transmission work. Thus the company believes that they can transmit a video stream with less than one frame of latency. Which is mighty impressive considering how laggy Intel’s much advertised wireless display solution is.
Thanks to its use of the 60 Ghz spectrum wireless speeds are both super-fast and consistent because nothing else is interfering with it on that band. But the downsides are short-range and that fact that having a clear line of sight between the transmitter and the receiver, while not required, is recommended. Although Gefen spins this as a feature saying that, “Its signal will not penetrate through walls, facilitating interference-free operation of multiple units in adjacent venues and close proximity.” So they’ve got that going for them, which is nice I guess.
The flaw to this whole operation is the starting price which comes in a hefty $449. But considering how far out of their way Gefen has gone to provide a high quality and near bullet proof wireless display solution it’s understandable that they’d charge a heavy premium for their product. In any case if you need the best wireless display solution money can buy look no further than the GefenTV Wireless for HDMI 60 Ghz.S|A
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