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Earl Bonovich said:
Wireless bridge.

Right now, there is no time frame for if/when they may introduce a wireless option via the USB.
Just as an FYI to everyone out there... look around before you go out and drop $250 on a wireless bridging solution, or even $100 on the "game adapters".

I picked up two Airlink AP411Ws for $20 each at Frys in Houston when they were on sale (there have been new APs to come out since I did it). They can do point-to-point and point-to-multipoint bridging. Also you can get several different types of AP hardware and increase their functionality by running OpenWRT software on it. It takes a little doing, but you can take cheap hardware, change the firmware, and enable features of units costing much more.
 

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Marty B said:
Yeah theres always a catch. Why not just make it work with any computer that has the horse power?

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Because the content providers are super worried (with good reason) that someone might be able to construct a digital copy of the content you are viewing. From just perusing the VIIV architecture, it looks like the requirement is that the data be encrypted not just across the ethernet, not just between two programs, but all the way from one particular chip to another particular chip on the motherboard.

Basically it's an attempt to make it to where even if you wrote a player program to look just like the legit player, your program couldn't fork off a copy of the decompressed data to another part of memory and buffer it to a file on the hard drive.

That's why it's only on particular hardware. It's only the VIIV-certified hardware that has this crypto capability in hardware. And if it's not in hardware, they're not going to trust it.
 
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