even if it was wireless it would require a power connection to the console or the wall. with the new 360, data and power are on one specialized usb cable which is plugged into a specific port (labeled auxiliary) underneath the Ethernet connection.
He was probably wondering the same thing I was. My Xbox sits in a cabinet about 20 feet from the TV, with a long cable ran to the TV through the wall, coming out of a box near the back of the TV (no wires seen from the couch).
I have a projector system too as well, what I did to rectify this problem was I got 20 Ft HdMi and just put my xbox on the coffee table the kinect is on and then so i can stand up without making shadows i mounted the projector on the cieling
It's been a year and Microsoft still have not come out with a wireless version of the Kinect it seems :( I've also got my TV 10 feet from the console that is nicely tucked away in an equipment cabinet built into the back of the room - a pretty common setup I'd have thought. Anyway, I have HDMI and ethernet going between the TV and the console through the walls...I never imagined that I'd need to run USB back there as well! Wireless, HDMI or Ethernet option please Microsoft!
Yeah, big disappointment. I would have thought they would realize there are many whose TV's are a good distance away from the console, not to mention having to go thru walls and into crawlspaces etc. I will have to do without..... not worth it to me.