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Acoustic Research HD-PLC

Acoustic Research HD-PLC

Summary

  • Product Name: HD-PLC
  • Manufacturer: Acoustic Research
  • Review Date: January 09, 2008 02:10
  • First Impression: Gotta Have It!

Executive Overview

As more and more manufacturers try to to get around the HDMI cable, Acoustic Research throws their hat into the ring with their HD-PLC technology. The demo was housed way in a back room. HD-PLC seeks to send an HD signal over your existing power wiring. All you need is a HD-PLC transmitter, an HD-PLC receiver, and a few cables. While this technology is still in the development stages, it is nearing completion and should be ready to market soon. It is unclear at this time how much bandwidth it will support so it remains to be seen if Deep Color will be a viable option. We saw a small display using a ton of HD-PLC products including a Blu-ray player, HD display, webcamera, and a laptop (or two). Cars was being shown in 1080p. It was pretty impressive. Tentatively, this technology should be available for retail before the end of the year. We look forward getting our hands on some review samples as soon as they are available. For more information, please visit www.acoustic-research.com.

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