What is It and
Why to Start Using It
Football season is here! Time to host a party! But wait … you’re limited to watching the game in your living room?
What if you could set up an HDTV in another room of your house, like downstairs in the game room or man cave, in the garage, or even on the deck? Is there a way to do this without installing an extra set top box for that TV? Easy … go wireless HDMI!
Wireless HDMI is not new, although you may not have heard of it yet. This technology wirelessly provides up to 4K quality video from any media source to your TV. This includes cable set top boxes, gaming consoles, and more. There is no lag or loss of quality; you simply lose the messy cables and clutter.
With a wireless HDMI kit, you simply connect a transmitter to the existing set top box in your living room and enjoy the game wherever you want to place your TV.
Learn about Actiontec’s wireless HDMI kit: MyWirelessTV2.
What is Wireless HDMI?
Wireless HDMI means that you are sending HD video and audio to your TV from your computer, Blu-ray player or game console wirelessly. Instead of the hard-wired connections, you will attach a transmitter and receiver at either end that replace that long, ugly HDMI cable.
Using just a transmitter attached to your Blu-ray player (or other device) and a receiver to your TV, you create a wireless connection between the two without additional setup. They start talking to one another instantly. Some wireless HDMI kits have power adapters, and others receive power directly from the devices that they are plugged into.
You can purchase wireless HDMI kits online that include everything you need to set up your system in minutes.
The distance your media player can be from your TV varies. Some systems work over 10 meters while others over 30. In some cases, you will need line-of-site to connect your system.
Using wireless gaming controllers, you can control your wireless HDMI through the built-in infrared ports.
What Wireless HDMI Isn’t
Wireless HDMI is not like a Chromecast device or other streaming media equipment, which uses a home WiFi network. It also does not work like Miracast or Intel’s WiDi by screen mirroring. Instead, it is a direct connection without wires between your media source and TV, so there is no degradation in quality or high latency.
Why Use Wireless HDMI
The main reasons you may want to switch to wireless HDMI are convenience and no more wire clutter! The area around your TV is usually littered with dozens of cables going this way and that. This solution helps to clean up the clutter.
Location, location, location! Another significant benefit of wireless HDMI is the ability to send a signal to your TV that is located in a different room from the source, be it your Roku box or another device.
Wireless HDMI isn’t just great at home; it works wonders at the office too. You can easily stream a presentation from your laptop to the conference room projector or TV in seconds. The applications for wireless HDMI are endless.
Learn about Actiontec’s MyWirelessTV2, which will allow you to place your TV virtually anywhere in your home or business without the cable clutter.