MVIX Wireless HDD Enclosure

Quoted from Gizmodo – MVIX announced a wireless enclosure for a hard drive that will work as a video server using WiFi 802.11g. It looks like under good conditions that might be barely fast enough to wirelessly stream HD across your network, where the company says it can handle MPEG 1, 2 and 4, DivX, […]

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Quoted from Gizmodo – MVIX announced a wireless enclosure for a hard drive that will work as a video server using WiFi 802.11g. It looks like under good conditions that might be barely fast enough to wirelessly stream HD across your network, where the company says it can handle MPEG 1, 2 and 4, DivX, XviD and WM9 at resolutions up to 1080i. We're hearing this MVIX unit is on its way to the US market in July or August for a yet undetermined price.

Even though the theoretical throughput of wireless G is 54Mb per second, in the real world about the best you can expect is 20 to 25Mb. That's plenty of bandwidth for HD clips compressed with DivX or XviD, but it might be dicey at that 19.2 megabit-per-second bandwidth required for a lot of MPEG-2 video. Still, it's nice to know someone's working on solving this problem of wirelessly serving HD video throughout the house. Of course, this problem will be easy to solve once the MIMO standard is completely worked out.

MVIX, HDD, Enclosure, MPEG, DivX, XviD, WM9, Multimedia

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