Best Wireless HDMI for Signal Transmission Through Walls and Ceilings in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update November 22, 2017
Get rid of unnecessary cables at your home. Enjoy movies, music, pictures, and games on a big screen without cabling. Wireless HDMI kits ensure perfect transmission of a multimedia stream without any quality loss at long range. Check our review of the 5 best wireless HDMI to make an informed purchase. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Wireless Technology
Maximum Resolution
Streaming Range
Interfaces
Compatibility
Warranty
 
PROS

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.

CONS

Switching between the two inputs takes a few seconds.

OUR VERDICT

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.

detailed parameters
Wireless Technology

WHDI

Maximum Resolution

1080i, 1080p, 3D

Streaming Range

30 m

Interfaces

Transmitter:
2 x HDMI input,
1 x HDMI output,
2.5mm Jack,
Mini USB for Service,
DC input,
IR OUT
Receiver:
1 x HDMI output,
Mini USB

Compatibility

PC, Mac and any HDMI Enabled Device

Warranty

1 year

PROS

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.

CONS

You can't use it with gaming systems.

OUR VERDICT

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.

detailed parameters
Wireless Technology

HDbitT

Maximum Resolution

2160p

Streaming Range

200 m

Interfaces

Receiver:
1 x HDMI output

Compatibility

PC and any HDMI Enabled Device

Warranty

1 year

PROS

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.

CONS

The receiver may get very hot during the use.

OUR VERDICT

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.

detailed parameters
Wireless Technology

GigaXtreme

Maximum Resolution

1080i, 1080p, 3D

Streaming Range

9 m

Interfaces

Transmitter:
1 x HDMI input,
Mini USB
Receiver:
1 x HDMI output,
Mini USB

Compatibility

Windows Vista, XP, 7, MAC OS and any HDMI Enabled Device

Warranty

1 year

PROS

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.

CONS

Hardly usable for transmitting a signal from a PC.

OUR VERDICT

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.

detailed parameters
Wireless Technology

Wi-Fi

Maximum Resolution

1080p, 3D

Streaming Range

30 m

Interfaces

Transmitter:
1 x HDMI input,
1 x HDMI output
Micro USB (Power)
Receiver:
1 x HDMI output
Micro USB (Power)

Compatibility

All AV devices with HDMI outputs

Warranty

2 years

PROS

This device does not require any additional software installation. It is out of the box compatible with Android and iOS-powered mobile devices for transmitting a media stream to your TV, supporting almost all popular digital video and audio formats.

CONS

The functionality of this transmitter is somewhat inferior to the average of its competitors.

OUR VERDICT

The BTITFM2B is perfect for transmitting digital images, music, videos or presentation materials from your mobile devices (smartphones, tablets) to a large TV screen, monitor or projector.

detailed parameters
Wireless Technology

Wi-Fi

Maximum Resolution

1080p

Streaming Range

N/A

Interfaces

1 x HDMI,
1 x Micro USB

Compatibility

Android 4.2 or above, IOS version 6.1 or above, Windows XP or above

Warranty

30 days Amazon warranty

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 videosender) is a perfect solution for you to use in that case. The videosender usually 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.

What else you may want to acquire is a quality projector or a new cutting-edge TV-set.

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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 FullHD 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.

Operating Range

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.

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Iogear GW3DHDKIT

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.

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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.

Iogear GW3DHDKIT in the use

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Ex-Pro HDW300

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.

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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.

Ex-Pro HDW300 in the 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.

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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.

Nyrius ARIES Pro (NPCS600) in the use

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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.

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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.

One For All SV1760 in the use

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!

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Foxcesd BTITFM2B

A Solution to Your Problem

This portable media receiver is very close to a perfect solution when it comes to organizing business and study presentations, at which you need to transfer a lot of multimedia (slides with spreadsheets, images or video footages) content to a large screen, monitor or digital projector. See for yourself: there is no need to use any portable media to transfer the data to output devices as the receiver allows a fast and hassle-free reception of a high-resolution media via a Wi-Fi connection. However, this feature alone does not make the device a great solution. It is the receiver ability to connect to the most known portable devices powered by iOS (6.0 and above) and Android (5.0 and above) to output the data received that makes this model so great and convenient. You can source your media right from your phone or tablet PC to this compact receiver without installing device drivers or other third-party applications for that. Moreover, this feature-packed Foxcesd gadget also offers three transmission modes including Miracast, DLNA, and Airplay, which turns this BTITFM2B model into a highly mobile and versatile solution.

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Large Possibilities in a Compact Case

This device by Foxcesd can decode wirelessly received data packed in a great range of audio formats, including MP3, WMV, WMA, AC-3, LPCM, AMR, AAC. But the list of formats supported is not limited to audio only as the device also supports the decoding of the most popular H.264, DivX, Xvid, MPEG2, MPEG4 video formats as well as JPG, JPEG, PNG, TIF-encoded images, and even PowerPoint, Excel, Word and PDF documents and presentations. With that, this Foxcesd high-tech receiver is capable of receiving and decoding a Full HD (1080p) video stream accompanied with high-resolution audio with no image or sound downsampling and quality loss. It is logical that such a feature-rich and compact device can be used not only in public places for presentations but also as a very convenient media device at your home. Soon after choosing this solution you will be amazed how much it resembles a standard USB thumb drive and how easy it is to carry about in a pocket or a bag.

Foxcesd BTITFM2B in the use

What is it Best For?

This portable device pairs perfectly with smartphones and tablets. Therefore, if you plan to buy an Android-based smartphone or an iPhone in the near future, we suggest purchasing this gadget as a perfect model that leaves you with no worries about its compatibility with your mobile device.

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FAQ:

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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