Vizio TVs are Going Wireless

Posted Mon Jan 4, 2010 at 12:32 PM PST by Mike Attebery

Thanks to a partnership with SiBEAM, some of Vizio’s higher end televisions will come with Wireless-HD built right in.

Vizio has come a long way in the last few years. They developed an early reputation for being the best of the entry level HD televisions, but have been stepping up to offer all the same things that the larger and more established companies do. LED backlighting and 120Hz refresh rates are common features of Vizio TVs now and later this year, they’re taking it up a notch farther.

The XVT Pro LCD LED HDTVs – Vizio’s top of the line televisions – will feature wireless HD, something that’s not common at all. “By incorporating WirelessHD into a range of new products, VIZIO will be among the first to introduce wireless solutions to the mainstream market,” says Matthew McRae, Vizio’s VP of Products.

Vizio will be utilizing SiBEAM’s second generation transmitter and receiver chipsets, which offer comparable functionality to their first chipset, but at a substantially reduced cost. The new chips operate at 60 GHz, which means that the signal won’t interfere with wireless telephones or wireless internet.

Using the new chips, you’ll be able to shoot audio and video from your source to your television at 4 gigabits per second.

With transfer rates of 4Gbps, or 500MB per second, Vizio promises a lossless 1080p Full HD resolution.

Source: SiBEAM

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