TechCrunch just posted a rumor suggesting that the current Apple TV might be replaced with a newer model in the very near future.
As TechCrunch reports, Amazon and Best Buy are now selling the second-generation Apple TV for $89, $10 below its $99 MSRP. Amazon has also marked the product name with the number “2010″ label next to the product name, perhaps suggesting that there will be a 2011 or 2012 edition rolling out soon. And major retailers rarely sell Apple products below their suggested price. It’s a practice usually reserved for clearing out inventory prior to product discontinuation.
The existing model has been around since September 1, 2010, and a new device might very well replace the single-core A4 with a dual-core A5. That bump would help 1080p playback and smooth out the UI on the Apple TV.
The author believes that if a new Apple TV is on the way, it would be likely to hit the market before the holiday buying binge starts — perhaps as soon as the next few days. If not, a refresh wouldn’t be likely until 2012.
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Are you tired of the cluttered look of your home theater set up? Do you want to mount your flat-panel perfectly and cleanly on your wall? Well, with help of the Wireless HD Video Kit, you can go wireless and make your oversized or unsightly equipment disappear in a flash. The HD video wireless kit works by transmitting High-Definition content from a Blu-ray player in a separate room to the HDTV or projector sitting in your living room, or to another display in the kitchen, bedroom, or den. The Wireless Transmitter and Receiver Kit instantly saves you from having to purchase two sets of AV equipment for your home. It conveniently eliminates those messy AV cables and awkward connections to your flat-screen TV, making your HDTV look more like a work of art or a piece of home décor than a tangle of boxes and wires.
The Wireless HD video Kit contains a transmitter and a receiver, allowing you wirelessly to stream uncompressed High-Definition video from any HD video source device to your HDTV anywhere in the house. All of your AV sources can be placed in a separate room from your display when you run your Blu-ray player, set-top box, game console, DVR, and AV receiver into the HDMI transmitter and then equip your HDTV with a wireless video receiver. The setup and transmission is smooth and simple, with no complicated connections necessary. Just plug in and let the HD video wireless kit work, bringing uncompressed 1080P True Cinema video content to your HDTV wirelessly, or playing HD media content from PC on TV wirelessly.
The built-in Omni-directional Antenna System enables wide-range HD video transmission (max. 100 feet line of sight). It offers wireless whole-home connectivity with the quality equivalent of an HDMI wired connection. The High-definition video transmission even goes through walls, and there is virtually no latency (less than one millisecond). With the “No-Latency” feature, users can play High-Definition video games using the wireless link, and experience no fuzziness or stuttering. Operating on the OFDM (Orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing), the wireless video kit will greatly reduce the interference and get high quality high definition video content. In other words, the wireless HD video kit will adjust its frequency settings between 5.1 GHz ~ 5.9 GHz automatically for the best video transmission performance.
While with this HD video wireless kit, you don’t have to spend money on the second HD receiver, set top box, game console, or Blu-ray player for your second HDTV. It will save you much money while enjoying the same digital entertainment. Of course, you also don’t have to spend several hundred dollars to rewire your living room now since the wireless HDMI Video kit can help you hook up all of your entertainment equipment to your transmitter anywhere in the room. You can enjoy the technological advantage of uncompressed signals wirelessly to a receiver which is connected to your HDTV without the hassle of running wires. What a perfect solution it is – save you money, save you trouble while offer you high quality HD videos and keep your room clean and uncluttered.
Wireless HD Video Transmitter and Receiver Kit – Bring uncompressed 1080P video content to your HDTV wireless!
The Wireless HD Video Kit is comprised of transmitter and receiver that allow you to wireless transmit uncompressed High-Definition video from any HD video source device to your HD display (HDTV or projector) anywhere. This wireless video kit is designed to connect Blue-ray / DVD players, STBs, game consoles, PCs and HD cameras to projectors, LCDs and plasmas in long distance (even through walls), no cable required. This is a best solution for home entertainment system, hassle-free, low-cost installation, eliminating unsightly cables.
wireless HD video transmitter and receiver kit
Features of the wireless video transmitter and receiver kit
* Support video resolutions up to 1080p/60HZ
* Transmission distance up to 30M/100feet
* No Latency for Playing High Definition Video Game Console
* Support unicast mode(one-to-one) and broadcast mode (many-to-many)
* Auto Set-up, Plug & Play
* Hassle-free, low-cost installation, eliminating unsightly cables
* Support HDMI 1.3
* Support CEC
* Wide Application: widely used to connect Blue-ray / DVD players, STBs, game consoles, PCs and HD cameras to projectors, LCDs and plasmas through wireless transmission
Specification of the wireless hdmi transmitter and receiver kit
Supported Video Resolution: 1080p@60 HZ,1080i,720p,576p,480p
Supported Audio formats: PCM,DTS, DOCBY DIGITAL
Transmission Range: ≥30M/100feet
RF communication system: MIMO
Modulation mode: OFDM
Maximum transmission power: 12dBm
System Latecy:<1 ms
Operating frequency: 5.1~5.9GHz
Supported IR Blasting Frequency: 38KHz
power supply: 5V
Operating temperature: 0~50℃
Power Consumption in full operation：
8.5Watt – 1080 P
8.0Watt – 720 P
-Reciever:1xHDMI, 1xMini USB
- Wireless Video Transmitter: 148x97x18 (mm)
- Wireless Video Receiver: 148x97x18 (mm)
This wireless HD kit is used as a wireless HDMI extender to wireless extend your video signals to longer distance and provide you a clean and tidy room, keeping you enjoy the bliss of the HD experience.