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Wi-Fi Alliance Kicks Off A/C Certification Program

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Jun 19, 2013, 7:05 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @zeman_e

The Wi-Fi Alliance today launched its Wi-Fi Certified ac certification program. The new program is meant to ensure the compatibility of 802.11a/c Wi-Fi products across a range of consumer devices, such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Wi-Fi Certified ac devices will operate in two bands, 2.4GHz and 5GHz, and will be able to handle streaming content such as Ultra HD and 4K video. The Wi-Fi Alliance expects the first Wi-Fi Certified ac devices to reach the market during the second half of the year. Routers and access points will be the first devices to attain the new certification, but other consumer electronics hardware will follow shortly thereafter.




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Jun 19, 2013, 9:18 AM

4K Video is a useless tech

4K video over wifi? On what, a 20 thousand dollar tv? that is how much a 4K tv would set you back these days, maybe even more.

Also - based on the "resolution" the human eye can detect, and based on average viewing distances from a TV, a 1080P or 4K tv would have identical sharpness, and our eyes would perceive the images as being exactly the same.

4K is really a useless, high priced, luxury technology that nobody really needs, and that our eyes are not equipped to handle. Why companies keep investing in this is beyond me.
Have you actually seen one up close? Please go see one... I saw a huge difference in sharpness and this was on an 85-inch TV... and i was standing up close right in front of it and also from over 10 feet back! So with that logic, 720p is just as good ...
$20,000 for a 4X TV? Try $5000 for the 55" Sony XBR-55X900A at Crutchfield. To put that into perspective, in 2000 or 2001 I saw an amazing 60" Sony LCD projection set for around $8000, and only 2-3 years after that I bought Sony's updated model for $...

Jun 19, 2013, 9:44 AM


The HTC One is not certified? I know it suppots Wi-Fi a/c standard...
According to the article those phones are not available until Q4.
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