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Gigabit Wireless Will Link Smartphones To TVs 75

judgecorp writes "More progress for WiGig, the proposal for 3Gbps wireless links on 60GHz radio waves. The WiGig group has signed a deal with VESA, the display standards group, to include WiGig as a fast wireless option in VESA's DisplayPort standard. As well as letting you use a TV as a display for your phone, without having to connect a cable, it will also make synching and file transfer quicker."
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Gigabit Wireless Will Link Smartphones To TVs

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  • by Lennie ( 16154 ) on Wednesday November 03, 2010 @11:23AM (#34112192)

    Most are still using nothing, wep, wpa or the wrong wpa-2 options. :-(

  • Re:Uhh (Score:3, Insightful)

    by gstoddart ( 321705 ) on Wednesday November 03, 2010 @11:24AM (#34112214) Homepage

    Why would I want to synch or transfer files between my phone and my TV?

    I *think* if you had a movie on your phone, you could watch it on your TV.

    But, yeah. Is this maybe an excuse to try to sell us yet another TV since 3D isn't working?

  • Re:OK, great (Score:3, Insightful)

    by catmistake ( 814204 ) on Wednesday November 03, 2010 @11:50AM (#34112762) Journal
    Your point is thin. I'd like to point out that before everyone started using USB, no one used it.
  • by ADRA ( 37398 ) on Wednesday November 03, 2010 @12:57PM (#34113868)

    Nexus One has an 802.11N chip, and its a year old. The lack of higher end features was more about the cost of chips, and the power drain on using them, than the phone's capabilities to take those chips.

    That said, I really don't see a large market for this kind of tech. I mean I have a PC sitting in my bedroom that stores all my files, and use PS3 Media Server to serve them up to my TV. I would never think: Hey lets download something large to my phone and stream it to my TV. It sounds retarded actually. The same thing goes for 'bringing videos to friends house'. Do you really see having large videos on your phone just waiting to play which aren't available for instant streaming on the internet?

  • by UnknowingFool ( 672806 ) on Wednesday November 03, 2010 @01:00PM (#34113894)

    Is broadcasting a movie over unsecured wireless from your phone to a TV an "infringing" use? I'm sure some lawyer will try to say that it is, and you're not allowed to do it.

    As a lay person, I would think if the signal was restricted to a single TV at a time from your smartphone, I'd say that would be legal even if the content was copyrighted. The MPAA/RIAA might complain all they want but if they can't block Slingbox (which transmits content over the Internet), they would have a hard time arguing against a short range (30ft), local broadcast. The FCC said in 2008 that the MPAA may not selectively block video inputs. []

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