At CES, Sharp unveiled their Universal Player, the first ever WiSA-Compliant universal player. The Sharp Universal Player is the first component to push uncompressed sound at 24-bit/96kHz and video at 1080p, all wirelessly. Sharp’s Universal Player can wirelessly transmit sound to up to 8 wireless speakers. The $4,000 component ships Spring, 2014; you can read more here.
For the uninitiated, WiSA stands for the Wireless Speaker and Audio Association. The Sharp Universal Player can also be paired with Sharp’s WiSA-Compliant Wireless Bridge ($600) so that you can use your own existing amplifier and wired speakers if you prefer. The home theater of the future is coming…are you ready? More importantly, is your wallet ready?