I just read this interesting and informative article on Wireless HD. I will quote one particular paragraph:
It does not address the desire by customers however to have the ultra-thin HDTV sit up on the wall with the set top box or Blu-ray player placed some place else in the room.
Dude, I mean that IS a real problem, isn't it? My ultra-thin HDTV looks so slick and cool up on that wall and now I have to add to it an ugly cable to connect it to my Blu-ray player? It sucks big time... It completely ruins my notion of the American Dream as far as home entertainment is concerned!!! Of course I still need a power cable of some sort but that's a minor detail... maybe I will use wireless power as well...
People wake up... Why haven't all those things happened yet? Because nobody really needs them. These "customers" mostly exist in the minds of tech-savvy executives that dream up all sorts of cool things so that they can make yet another product. Now here's such a problem: you are watching a movie with your friends and you need to grab a drink from the fridge... You don't want to miss a single second of this epic and it would be so rude to tell your friends to pause the movie for a sec, wouldn't it? Wouldn't it be nice instead if you could keep watching the movie on your iPad on your way to the kitchen and then have your kitchen HDTV keep playing it for you while you are looking for the beer opener and open the beer, then continue watching on the iPad on your way back to the living room?
It would certainly be cool... since it would be cool people WILL CERTAINLY want it, so let's make a product for it... oh and by the way let's extend it to the restroom as well (you might need a bio-break) and to the bedroom (you might feel cold and need to find something to put on), etc... The modern American Dream in all its glory...
What these savvy executives don't realize is that not everyone is an American... and even that not all Americans dream this dream and of course that those who can afford it are even fewer. So my advice to them is simple: Find a real problem to solve.