The remote control panel is included in the package. This device is capable of transmitting the signal through walls and other obstacles without a significant loss of signal power.
Switching between the two inputs takes a few seconds.
The IOGEAR wireless HDMI kit is a perfect wireless system able to transmit the video stream to 2 TVs simultaneously, controlling paired devices remotely from other rooms and premises.
1080i, 1080p, 3D
2 x HDMI input,
1 x HDMI output,
Mini USB for Service,
1 x HDMI output,
PC, Mac and any HDMI Enabled Device
The HDW300 is the largest one among the reviewed products. It can transmit the digital stream signal in 2K and 4K resolution even through walls and doors preserving the original video quality.
You can't use it with gaming systems.
The Ex Pro is one of the most powerful receivers available on the market. You can use it in public places and institutions to cover a large area if it is necessary for your work.
1 x HDMI output
PC and any HDMI Enabled Device
Nyrius ARIES Prime Wireless Transmitter offers dynamic (DFS) and automatic (AFS) frequency selection options. In addition, it is compatible with mini/micro HDMI adapters and comes with an L-adapter for convenient transmitter installation.
The receiver may get very hot during the use.
Being a splendid option for transmitting a high-quality video signal it also provides an effective transmission of a quality sound signal. The device has gained the FCC, ICE, CUL and UL international certifications.
1080i, 1080p, 3D
1 x HDMI input,
1 x HDMI output,
Windows Vista, XP, 7, MAC OS and any HDMI Enabled Device
The SV1760 establishes the connection within 0.5 seconds. The range of lossless transmission of high-resolution video signal reaches up to 30 meters regardless of obstacles presence on the signal path.
Hardly usable for transmitting a signal from a PC.
This OneForAll model is a good option for those interested in high-quality and high-speed data transmission. For example, at such a high data exchange rate the transmission delay is negligible.
1 x HDMI input,
1 x HDMI output
Micro USB (Power)
1 x HDMI output
Micro USB (Power)
All AV devices with HDMI outputs
The receiver works with just about any projector with an HDMI interface. It doesn't consume a whole lot of power and it does not heat up, making for a nice accessory to the projector. The model supports DLNA, Miracast, and AirPlay protocols.
You'll need a device with a powerful Wi-Fi module.
This wireless HDMI receiver can do just about anything its peers do. Unlike them, however, it is particularly small and compact, so you'll always be able to throw it in your packet and bring the dongle with you.
1 x HDMI output
Micro USB (Power)
iOS 7 or above, Android 4.2 or above, Windows 8.1 or above
Forget About Quality Losses
When buying a wireless HDMI system, one of the main user concern is how far the system can transmit a digital signal without the loss of its quality. After examining the IOGEAR GW3DHDKIT in detail, we consider it capable enough to provide the data transmission with no image or audio quality loss even if placed 100 feet away from the receiver. This impressive result is mostly achieved owing to the implementation of wireless WHDI technology. The technology used enables the signal effective transmission even through walls and floors. Thus, this wireless HDMI system is the best solution for you to establish high-quality video and audio transfer over long distances even having many obstacles around your home.
AES Encryption History
This model utilises the popular AES, Advanced Encryption Standard for encrypting the data transmitted. So what is this standard? Its history dates back to 1997 when the USA National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) started the contest for replacement of the existing old DES standard. The new algorithm was proposed by Belgian cryptographers, Reiman and Doman, who named it Randol. This algorithm turned out to be rather reliable in terms of safety and coding performance, and in 2001 it was officially approved as a new AES. In its essence, the AES is a block cipher algorithm that uses substitutions and permutations (replacements and linear transformations) to process the input data by blocks of 128-bit size and the key size of 128, 192, or 256 bits. Another interesting aspect is that each operation is performed multiple times on the data block. The block structure is superior compared to that of other stream ciphers, because of the possibility to change the whole cipher by replacing a single bit in the key or a text block. The difference between the AES-128, AES-192, and AES-256 as their names imply is just in their key length. It is worth noting that high efficiency and reliability of the AES is proved by the fact that there are no successful attempts of breaking the AES encryption so far.
Miccus Home RTX Transmitter or Receiver is a device that can operate both in transmitter and receiver modes, providing wireless transmission of audio signals using the Bluetooth technology over long distances.
Big Operation Range and Power
The wireless HDMI systems are manufactured to simplify your life and make it more convenient to connect your devices with each other without any wires or physical media. This device is designed to receive digital sound, images, and video from the transmitter (purchased separately). The card up the HDW300's sleeve is 200-meter operation range, which significantly surpasses the one of many competing systems that offer an average operating range of about 30 meters. With that, such a big transmission radius covered does not affect the signal power or compromise the image and sound quality. The design and components of this model enable it to receive FullHD video without image/audio artifacts and delays even at 200 meters from the source. Thus, this device is perfect for the use in large premises, for example, public eating places, schools, and offices as it can pick up the signal far away through walls, floors, and even ceilings and far away from the transmitter.
Plug and Play
The Ex-Pro HDW300 receiver is distinguishable for the Plug and Play function (PnP) support. This technology was developed to quickly detect and configure peripheral devices connected to a PC and other host devices (for example, wireless HDMI receivers). In its original form, this technology was first implemented by Western Digital and called NuBus. The NuBus technology used for the newly developed at that time parallel computer bus made it possible to connect various devices to the host system and perform their software configuration via the bus with no need for additional settings or third-party software installation (drivers) by the user. Being the NuBus evolution, the PnP technology has an object-oriented architecture with external devices and software applications treated as objects. The host device operating system automatically detects objects and makes changes to the user system configuration, thus, you can connect your HDMI receiver to any device supporting the PnP for establishing an almost instantaneous connection. Needless to say that this feature contributes to the ease of the device use.
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Nyrius ARIES Pro (NPCS600)
Enjoy an Excellent Sound
Finding the most prominent features of the Nyrius ARIES Prime was an easy task. The case is this model is amazingly capable in terms of high-quality sound transmission. Consisting of a transmitter and a receiver the ARIES kit supports the wireless streaming of 7.1 surround sound thus enabling you to easily transmit high-quality uncompressed audio from your portable and desktop devices supporting this format. This feature is outstanding as the major part of competing products are capped at 5.1 channel sound transmission. Like its peers, this Prime model by Nyrius supports a transmission of the audio converted from its original analogue form to the digital one using the pulse-code modulation (PCM) method. In addition to the standard PCM-encoded sound, the kit supports a wireless transmission of the DTS (Digital Theater System) format audio that was developed to provide a high-quality sound for home theater systems. Indeed, choosing the Nyrius ARIES Prime provides great benefits of enjoying high-quality multichannel audio wirelessly transmitted over large distances.
What do You Know About HDCP?
Today all manufacturers of wireless video senders are regarding signal protection matter a very important one. For that purpose, the majority of companies use the High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) protocol. This protocol was engineered by Intel and serves as a tool to control and manage digital data access via DVI and HDMI interfaces. The intended purpose of the HDCP is to prevent the transfer of unencrypted high-definition audio and video signal. However, Intel as the license holder charges the HDCP adopters a license fee. Nevertheless, all manufacturers of high-definition audio/video receivers are obliged to use this data protection technology by a special US law.As a side note, the HDCP support is mandatory for devices to achieve conformity to the requirements of the HD ready certificate.
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One For All SV1760
Your Wireless Assistant
This One For All wireless HDMI sender is compatible with the most of the modern multimedia devices, for example, game consoles, TVs, digital projectors, STB (Cable / Terrestrial) or a Blu-Ray/DVD player. With this model, you can easily interconnect audio and video devices to comfortably spend your leisure time watching your favourite movies and shows without installing additional software. One of the SV 1760 benefits is that it can transmit a media signal over up to 30-meter distance with the video stream transmitted in 3D format. This feature will definitely come to the liking of all the fans of watching 3D movies at home. Another distinguishing aspect of this model is the compact size of the transmitter and receiver. These two devices of the kit are equipped with ergonomic legs, owing to which you can conveniently place them on any flat surface or piece of furniture, for example, on a TV stand to make it blend with the interior. As for the powering options, the One For All supports both standard corded power supply from a power socket and micro USB cable power supply, which is rather convenient and makes the set more versatile.
Minimal Latency With Maximum Transfer Rate
This signal sender has a cutting-edge wireless equipment. Owing to its circuitry and architecture this device is capable of transmitting a signal with the latency of less than 0.5 seconds. This is nothing short of amazing as it enables you to watch even sports events smoothly and without stuttering. Owing to the very small transmission delay you can enjoy live broadcasts of your favourite fast-paced sports competitions and matches with your friends with no worries of missing important moments. Unlike cables that provide a lossless signal transfer to up to 15 meters, this wireless sender ensures a transmission over the distance of about 30 meters. Thus, this Wi-Fi equipped wireless system is superior to wired extenders and connectors. Compared to other home wireless devices, the SV1760 sender uses the 5 GHz transmission frequency, which ensures minimal interference with other Wi-Fi devices around and external radio noise.
Best Solution for Everyone
Above all the One For All SV1760 is easy to install and handle. It will undoubtedly please you if you have no previous experience in dealing with devices of this type. Add a high signal transmission rate and many media formats supported and you'll get a very attractive model suitable for nearly any home conditions and environment, which the SV1760 is. Thus, if your priority is a simplicity of use combined with high performance and rich functionality this solution is a perfect fit!
The Size of a USB Stick
The best thing about these wireless HDMI devices isn't just that they allow you to connect your mobile gadget to a television set and enjoy quality video and audio playback on a large screen. It is also the ability to declutter your place and get rid of the unnecessary unsightly wires. Problem is, these devices, though never that bulky, tend to take away a certain amount of space as well, which is a little counterintuitive considering their purpose in the first place.
Fortunately, that won't be an issue with the Cooliker CYY0069. To say that this little accessory is compact would be quite an understatement. The size of a USB stick, this adapter weighs less than 60 grams and, as you'd imagine, requires about as much space as your average USB drive.
Of course, the size doesn't come without a cost. Unlike a few other models in this review, this device doesn't include the transmitter's capabilities. It is only capable of receiving a signal. But, again, given the size, that's to be expected. Other than that, the Cooliker CYY0069 doesn't pose a whole lot of limitations.
For a dongle like that, it's streaming range is not bad at all. With photos, PDF files, and music playback, you'll be limited to about 15 metres. That distance shortens to 15 metres when it comes to video file playback but, more often than not, that will prove to be sufficient.
A Projector Will Do as Well
As far as compatibility is concerned, there isn't much to complain about either. It works with iOS 7 or anything that came after it. Android 4.2 or later will work just as fine. You may have a few issues with legacy Windows versions but, other than that, you should be fine with Windows 8.1 or later.
Where this little dongle receiver really shines is its device compatibility. As you'd imagine, you'll be able to easily pair your TV set or monitor with any Windows, Android, or iOS gadget. Though we weren't able to find the supported versions, this wireless HDMI is also compatible with Mac OSX. On top of that, however, it can be inserted into just about any projector with an HDMI interface. It doesn't consume a whole lot of power and it does not heat up, making for a nice accessory to your projector.
The model supports DLNA, Miracast, and AirPlay protocols. It will be able to receive and transmit to the big screen YouTube, Chrome, Safari, FaceTime, as well as PDF files, pictures, music, etc. It will let you surf the web without being glued to a tiny screen of your mobile phone. It displays apps, so you can, among other things, use it to play mobile or handheld console games on a much larger screen.
Long story short, this wireless HDMI receiver can do just about anything its peers do. Unlike them, however, it is particularly small and compact, so you'll always be able to throw it in your packet and bring the dongle with you.
What Is a Wireless HDMI?
As many of you probably know, an HDMI cable is needed to provide a transfer of high-quality digital video and audio data. But what to do if you want to connect devices that are placed at a considerable distance from each other? For example, they can be placed on different floors or in different rooms which are impractical to connect by wires. A wireless HDMI system (also called a video sender) is a perfect solution for you to use in that case. This video sender, more often than not, consists of a transmitter and a receiver to transfer images and sound from your PC, Blu-Ray player, console, or gaming station to the TV screen, monitor, projector, etc.
If you still have problems with regards to numerous HDMI cables for your equipment, we recommend you to pay attention to one of the HDMI Switchers & Splitters we've described in our other review.
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What Features to Compare
Data Transmission Technology
When choosing a wireless HDMI system, we recommend considering the type of data transmission technology. Currently, the most of the manufacturers use the following types: WirelessHD, WHDI, and WiFi. The main difference between these technologies is their operation at different frequencies, provided transmission range and their ability to transmit signals through objects and obstacles. The WirelessHD technology can transmit high-quality video and audio, but it has a limited transmission range; thus it usually requires minimum obstacles located between the transmitter and receiver. In their turn, WHDI and Wi-Fi technologies are perfect for signal transmission throughout the house owing to a higher transmission range supported and the ability of their signals to penetrate through walls and other objects on their way. However, you need to take into consideration possible signal power loss and thus visual quality degradation because of the signal transmission over long distances.
Video and Audio Transmission Quality
The quality of video and audio signal transmitted is also an important parameter when deciding on a specific wireless HDMI system. We recommend you to make sure that your source and output devices are capable of supporting up to 1080p video resolution for the best visual experience and utilising the full potential of your device for a wireless transmission of HDMI stream. It is worth noting that some models of wireless HDMI systems can support 3D video transfer which will definitely come to liking to many lovers of 3D movies. As for the audio signal, the best devices are those supporting 5.1 and 7.1 channel uncompressed surround sound, which is a defacto standard for the audio of Full HD and Ultra HD movies. With that, HDMI models supporting mobile devices as signal sources perform the audio transmission in the format supported by your digital mobile device.
An operating range is crucial to know when it comes to digital signal transmission from the transmitter to the receiver without the signal loss. If you plan to use your HDMI kit to provide video and audio data transmission between devices located on different floors or at a large distance, then we suggest looking to video senders with the operating range of 100 feet or more. If your source and receiver are located close to each other and there is no need to space them far apart, you can easily choose a model with the operating range of up to 30 feet.
Interfaces and Compatibility
Typically, all transmitters and receivers included in a video sender kit have HDMI input and output ports to pair with source and receiving devices. The more such ports are available on the kit, the more devices it can wirelessly connect. Apart from the main HDMI ports, some models offer Mini USB and USB auxiliary ports as well as power connectors and 3.5mm ports for your headphones. It worth mentioning that pairing source devices with receiving ones using the kit may be not only an issue of physical ports available but also of the operating system installed on your host/source device. However, if you use a device other than PC, laptop or a tablet PC as a source the OS installed is not an that important as video senders can be used with almost any devices supporting a wireless HDMI connection.
Q: What is a Wireless HDMI?
A: Wireless HDMI may either refer to the streaming technology or be used as a collective name for the devices that use this technology. Nowadays in most cases, the term is used for the devices that implement this technology. These devices are manufactured as data senders (sources) or kits including a data sender and a receiver. The senders are equipped with one or more HDMI inputs to source the original signal and provide a synchronisation with receivers, which in their turn are equipped with an HDMI output to connect to output devices.
Q: What are the benefits of using Wireless HDMI devices?
A: As it was mentioned the main benefit of using a Wireless HDMI data transfer is that one does not need to lay out cables to connect a source to a receiver. In some cases when there are many cabled devices around laying cables may be inconvenient. However, when you need to transfer an HDMI data stream from a source to a receiver, which are located two or more dozen metres from each other using a cable connection may even result in signal quality degradation. For such cases, the wireless transmission is the optimal and sometimes only solution.
Q: Are various Wireless HDMI devices may have different performance?
A: Yes. Though all these devices use the same principle of wireless transmission of a data stream, they may implement different wireless technologies to perform this task. With Wi-Fi being the most commonly used transmission technology, there are models that use proprietary radio technologies with a higher carrier frequency, such as GigaXtreme, WHDI, HDbitT, and others. These technologies are customized to the manufacturer’s needs, which may be a higher data bandwidth, capability of transmitting the data to two or more receivers from a single source, etc. Therefore Wireless HDMI devices mostly differ in maximum range (usually up to 30 metres) and bandwidth of data transfer. The maximum bandwidth supported defines the list of video formats a certain device can transmit. For example, transmission of 1080p or FullHD video requires higher bandwidth than 1080i or 720p. Thus, you need to check the supported video formats with the device specifications.
Q: Are there any other differences Wireless HDMI devices?
A: First of all wireless HDMIs are produced in different sizes ranging from quite bulky (almost of a gaming console size) to very compact and portable ones, which you can carry in your pocket (as small as a USB thumb drive). These devices may also have additional manufacturer-specific features.
Q: Are there any limitations of Wireless HDMI to wired HDMI transfer?
A: The main limitations for this type of devices and the technology, in general, are transmission range, data transmission bandwidth and a number of receiving devices a source can transmit the media stream to and synchronise with at once.
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