Wireless high-definition (HD) video technologies represent the next frontier in consumer electronic (CE) connectivity,replacing the nest of wires in the living room with high-bandwidth wireless technologies capable of transmitting HD video streams, according to a new study by Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com).

The primary candidate technologies include: wireless home digital interface (WHDI), WirelessHD, and Wireless Gigabit (WiGig). WHDI and WirelessHD are new, uncompressed HD video transmission technologies, each of which is primarily promoted by start-up chip companies. Although each has significant potential, both face significant market obstacles. WiGig has broad-based industry participation, but silicon is still a long way from the market, says Research and Markets.