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Wireless 3D Video Streaming with IOGEAR’s Wireless 3D Digital Kit

November 14th, 2011 · 5 Comments · General 3D News

If you wanted to be able to stream 3D video in Full HD resolution in your home wirelessly, then you’ve probably had a hard time figuring out how to do it. But now there is a dedicated solution capable of streaming 1080p 3D video along with multichannel 5.1 audio that should probably make your life easier, coming from IOGEAR, in the form of a product called Wireless 3D Digital Kit (GW3DHDKIT). The Wireless 3D Digital Kit consists of a transmitter and receiver, together with a remote control and it allow you to stream SD, HD or 3D content from standard HDMI enabled devices. The streaming device is compatible with Blu-ray and DVD players, DVR/set-top boxes, game consoles and computers supporting stereoscopic 3D output in HDMI 1.4 frame packaged format and it is also HDCP 2.0 compliant.

IOGEAR Wireless 3D Digital Kit should allow you to literally hide your video playback devices while still having them fully functional, a great help in creating a floating HDTV setup for example. And besides the wireless transmission of the video and audio to a HDTV set that is somewhere nearby, you also have the option to connect a second TV with an HDMI cable directly to the device and have both screens display the same content, but in different rooms. You can also have two different input devices connected to the transmitter and you are able to switch the input between them with the remote control. And you can also take advantage of controlling your playback devices via their remote control with no direct line of sight thanks to the IR pass-through function that will transmit the infrared commands from the receiver to the transmitter and to the playback device.

The Wireless 3D Digital Kit is relying on the 5GHz wireless spectrum due to the need of higher bandwidth for HD and especially 3D video and is intended for home usage, but due to the higher operating frequency the range is somewhat more limited, so you get up to about 30 meters (100 feet) usable range for the wireless video transmission to work properly (can vary depending on the type of obstacles in front to the signal). The expected latency of the transmitted signal is less than 1 millisecond, so the delay would be minimal. The initial availability of the Wireless 3D Digital Kit is somewhat limited, with a recommended price of the device of $379.95 USD, and with a wide availability on the US market expected by the end of the year. If you don’t live in the US, then you might have some trouble getting a hold of this device as the presence of IOGEAR in other countries is quite limited.

If you need more information about IOGEAR’s Wireless 3D Digital Kit…

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