July 10, 2008 by Rachel Cericola
No one wants to leave a high-def-capable TV by its lonesome. However, running wires and stacking equipment can kill your decor.
Belkin doesn’t want you to suffer for fashion. Instead, they’ve announced the FlyWire, a box that promises 1080p True Cinema picture resolution on any HDTV in your home. That means you can place that TV wherever you want—without cable clutter.
Operating on the open 5GHz band, it’s not just good for your daily dose of crystal-clear sports, sitcoms, or nature shows. FlyWire can also wirelessly connect to Blu-ray players, game consoles and set-top boxes, such as your digital video recorder (DVR).
The unit promises no video compression, and even has an SD card slot for upgrade and expansion opportunities. Inputs include three HDMI, two component and one composite. There’s also one HDMI output.
Two versions of the product will be available. FlyWire ($999.99) works throughout the house, while FlyWire R1 ($699.99) provides an in-room wireless solution.
FlyWire will be available this October, with the R1 expected in early 2009. Get a sneak peek at the hardware in our slideshow.
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Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.
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