Monster Announces Wireless HD Kit
Monster’s Wireless Digital Express HD will reportedly cost $300 when it’s released this October.
The cable manufacturer is teaming with Sigma Designs to take cables out of the HD equation.
When it comes to cable, Monster is often controversial. Now the company is tossing the cables and going wireless.
Monster just announced a joint effort with Sigma Designs, for a wireless HDTV kit. The Monster Wireless Digital Express HD hooks a home’s HDTV with a digital signal box or DVD player, and promises full 1080p video 30 feet away using the ultra-wideband or 330 feet over existing coaxial cable. The new product uses Sigma’s Wireless HDAV for High-Definition (HD) A/V cable replacement as well as its UWB-over-Coax technology.
“Sigma’s UWB allows us to continue offering our customers the quality service levels they’ve come to expect,” says Monster’s Noel Lee. “Together, we are achieving a ‘virtual wireless’ solution for the whole home by combining wireless for in-room HD content streaming and UWB-over-Coax for room-to-room streaming.”
The system includes a receiver, which plugs into your HDTV’s HDMI port. There’s also a transmitter to connect to the signal source, such as a cable box.
The AP says that the equipment will run about $300. Monster’s Wireless Digital Express HD products will hit shelves by October 2008.
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