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Dan8302
Jul 16, 2006, 10:30 AM
So has anyone else see this (http://www.pulselink.net/wireless_CWave_technology.html). In short it talks about a new wireless technology that has enough bandwidth to be able to stream HD quality from a computer, or other source, to a TV. Now Iím thinking this would be a great idea for a media center type application. I was thinking about setting up a media center with a Mac mini, but I kind of need a new desktop right now to, and don't have the money for two new computers right now, but if I could get a desktop and stream to a second screen in the living room, now that would be freaking cool. What do you guys think, viable technology that we might see some day soon?

w_parietti22
Jul 16, 2006, 11:58 AM
The technologies presently used to convey video content between video-centric CE devices - 1394a/b/c, DVI, and HDMI

1394? Wireless iPods?

asherman13
Jul 16, 2006, 12:07 PM
1394? Wireless iPods?

Well, not anymore, considering how iPods aren't Firewire-based anymore...

I think it could be viable technology, at least, I hope it will be. If all else fails you could just get a huuuuuuuge DVI cable and split screen the desktop to your TV. :)

Dan8302
Jul 16, 2006, 12:19 PM
If all else fails you could just get a huuuuuuuge DVI cable and split screen the desktop to your TV. :)

I think the limit on length for DVI is around 16ft before you have to start putting in repeaters and amplifiers, unless you use optical dvi, but i'm not looking to break the bank

steamboat26
Jul 16, 2006, 12:45 PM
Why did apple stop making firewire ipods?

MisterMe
Jul 16, 2006, 12:55 PM
Why did apple stop making firewire ipods?The majority of iPod customers are Windows users. Few of them have FireWire. Dropping FireWire saves money by simplifying the iPod product line. USB 2 is "good enough."

w_parietti22
Jul 16, 2006, 01:16 PM
Why did apple stop making firewire ipods?

Its also because I think if the dock connector is USB only its board is smaller and thiner. which allows for thinner iPods... but Im not positive if thats true or not.

Killyp
Jul 16, 2006, 04:52 PM
And the new iPod's hard drives aren't fast enough to make decent use of Firewire. An iPod HDD isn't that fast, and USB 2 almost maxes it's speed out...

ingenious
Jul 16, 2006, 06:15 PM
And the new iPod's hard drives aren't fast enough to make decent use of Firewire. An iPod HDD isn't that fast, and USB 2 almost maxes it's speed out...


But the speeds of Firewire 400 and USB 2 aren't that different? In fact, isn't USB 2 a little bit faster (rated) than Firewire 400?

I know everyone's partial to Firewire, but I'm not getting the problem...

An iPod connected to a computer through Firewire is an iPod connected to a computer through Firewire is an iPod connected to a computer through USB 2 to me as long as I have enough ports.

sunfast
Jul 17, 2006, 05:05 AM
Its also because I think if the dock connector is USB only its board is smaller and thiner. which allows for thinner iPods... but Im not positive if thats true or not.

Yeah, I heard it was something like that

Chundles
Jul 17, 2006, 05:25 AM
But the speeds of Firewire 400 and USB 2 aren't that different? In fact, isn't USB 2 a little bit faster (rated) than Firewire 400?

I know everyone's partial to Firewire, but I'm not getting the problem...

An iPod connected to a computer through Firewire is an iPod connected to a computer through Firewire is an iPod connected to a computer through USB 2 to me as long as I have enough ports.

USB 2.0 is a tiny bit faster on the burst but Firewire kills it for sustained transfer speed. Also, USB 2.0 can slow down with load on the main processor - the more stuff you are doing with your computer the slower your USB transfers will be. Firewire is independent of processor load.

thejadedmonkey
Jul 24, 2006, 09:41 AM
Firewire is so much faster than USB 2.0 on my G4 mini..I wish Apple would go back to making the "good" products, rather than products for the masses.

pianoman181
Jul 24, 2006, 10:11 AM
Well part of making a 'good' product is making a sleek and attractive machine which was no longer possible considering the die size of firewire controllers. Due to the power management on the chip, firewire chip size compared to the usb die is enormous and no longer allowed for reduction in the size of ipods.