Future generations of TVs and DVDs may prove capable of connecting wirelessly, according to chip manufacturer Amimon. The company began shipping its Wireless High-definition Interface (WHDI) chipset that can be embedded into a number of consumer electronics devices to enable wireless streaming of HD video and audio.

The chipset allows uncompressed 720p and 1080i signals to be transmitted with data rates of up to 1.5Gbps over the 5GHz wireless band, using 20MHz of bandwidth. Two such chipsets put together can send 1080p video wirelessly at data rates of up to 3Gbps using 20MHz of bandwidth.

Amimon's WHDI chipset takes us a step closer to being wire-free, as it is supposedly capable of covering an entire house, with a latency of less than 1ms and a range of about 100ft. The company is optimistic its chipset will be integrated into consumer electronics products by the end of this year, with a wider variety of devices set to arrive during 2008.