Friday, April 15th 2011

ASUS Announces the World's First Two-Way HDMI Streaming Kit

ASUS has launched WAVI, the world’s first wireless HDMI kit to feature innovative two-way wireless USB control designed to stream PC content to the big screen TV. WAVI (Wireless Audio Video Interaction) is offered as a pair of devices that bridges the gap between the home office and living room. Watch movies, play the latest PC games, enjoy social networking or even do online shopping, all on the big screen TV from the comfort of a couch.

The WAVI HDMI streaming kit consists of a transmitter and receiver for two-way input and streaming. Unlike other wireless HDMI kits, the WAVI allows users to control the PC content in the living room with a wireless keyboard and mouse, thanks to wireless USB support. The WAVI operates at the wireless 5GHz band and provides up to 25 meters of coverage. Additionally, under the Extend Mode, users can continue working on the PC screen while streaming multimedia content to the living room TV – maximizing the use of a single home PC while also providing home entertainment experiences.

PC fun made easy on the big screen TV
The WAVI is easy to set up, with only an HDMI connection needed on each unit. Plug the transmitter end to the PC and the receiver end to a TV with an HDMI connection for wireless entertainment. Anything that can be enjoyed on the PC can now be enjoyed on the living room TV — stream high quality Blu-ray movies, play PC games lag-free, listen to music, keep up with friends on social networks like Facebook or Twitter or do some online shopping, all from the comfort of the couch.
  • Model Name: WAVI
  • Wireless standard: AMIMON WHDI Technology
  • Antenna: 4 x 5 MIMO
  • Operation Channel: 5 GHz
  • Power Supply Transmitter and Receiver: 12V, 2A 24W adapters
  • Power consumption: 24W
  • Resolution: 1080p, 1080i , 720p, 576p, 480p
  • 3D Videos: 1080p@24Hz
  • Dimensions: 241 x 171 x 290mm
  • Adapter and Cables:
  • o AC adapter x2
    o HDMI cable x2
    o USB cable x1
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6 Comments on ASUS Announces the World's First Two-Way HDMI Streaming Kit

#1
nemesis.ie
I hope this is (LOTS) cheaper than their BR-HD3 which is about €500 which seems insane.
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#2
Mussels
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they make it sound like it was hard to run a HDMI cable before this was invented...
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#3
Kitkat
by: Mussels
they make it sound like it was hard to run a HDMI cable before this was invented...
The WAVI HDMI streaming kit consists of a transmitter and receiver for two-way input and streaming. Unlike other wireless HDMI kits, the WAVI allows users to control the PC content in the living room with a wireless keyboard and mouse, thanks to wireless USB support. The WAVI operates at the wireless 5GHz band and provides up to 25 meters of coverage. Additionally, under the Extend Mode, users can continue working on the PC screen while streaming multimedia content to the living room TV – maximizing the use of a single home PC while also providing home entertainment experiences.
Also not just one room think downstairs on the big screen like most houses are set up.
Instead of using 3 - 4 things to make this happen they are pretty much taking care of most of it. so I'm guessing we cant wish for cheap.
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#4
Mussels
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by: Kitkat
not one room whole house.
no its not. its HDMI from TV -> PC, and basically a USB port from TV -> PC. this connects one PC to one TV, and gives you the option of putting a mouse and keyboard at the TV (that connects back to the PC)


i achieve the same thing running 10M of HDMI cable and USB cable between my rooms.
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#5
Kitkat
lol... i get that... but... not everyone wants to run 10m cable along with and everything else i said lol
when i say whole house most households have 1 big tv... its downstairs where everyone can see it not your bedroom or computer room 5 ft away.
its wireless maybe u misread?
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#6
silkstone
Looks like a pretty cool gadget. Wireless is a lot cleaner, but i'm guessing only those with lots of spare cash would buy it.

A laptop + Wifi does this just as well tho, and probably for a similar price.
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