Best Wireless HDMI to Get Rid of Messes of Wires

Review & Comparison, Last Update June 5, 2019
No more long cables in your house. Wireless HDMI will help you transmit high-quality picture and sound through walls and floors. In this review, we have selected only the best wireless HDMI for gaming, watching movies, transmitting video, and much more. Just choose a model that matches your requirements completely. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
STREAMING RANGE
SUPPORTED RESOLUTION
SOUND TRANSMISSION
INTERFACES
INPUT / OUTPUT
EXTRAS
WARRANTY
 
PROS

The J-Tech Wireless HDMI successfully streams video with a resolution of 4K UHD, so you can use it with the most modern multimedia devices. Mount holes allow attaching the units to a wall or other suitable place.

CONS

The IR sensors are on the back of the devices (it can be a bit hard to use).

OUR VERDICT

It is an excellent device from a technical point of view. Using a new HDBitT standard to wirelessly connect multimedia devices, it will provide an incredibly wide range and maximum quality of streaming video.

detailed parameters
STREAMING RANGE

660 ft

SUPPORTED RESOLUTION

4K UHD, 1080i, 1080p, 3D

SOUND TRANSMISSION

Supports PCM audio Pass-Through

INTERFACES

J-Tech Digital HDbitT transmitter:

  • 1 x HDMI input
  • IR Out

Receiver:

  • 1 x HDMI output
  • IR In
INPUT / OUTPUT

Input: HDMI, IR In

Output: 2 receivers


EXTRAS

Two receivers at the same time, delay/latency time is 0.6-0.8 second

WARRANTY

1 Year

PROS

A remote control panel is included in the kit. IOGEAR HDMI wireless system transmits perfectly through walls and other obstacles without the slightest loss in quality.

CONS
Switching between two inputs will take a few seconds.
OUR VERDICT

IOGEAR wireless HDMI kit is a perfect wireless HDMI system capable of transmitting the image to two TVs simultaneously, controlling paired devices from different rooms and premises.

detailed parameters
STREAMING RANGE
100 ft
SUPPORTED RESOLUTION
1080i, 1080p, 3D
SOUND TRANSMISSION
5.1 Channels of Surround Sound
INTERFACES

IOGEAR wireless HDMI transmitter:

  • 2x HDMI inputs
  • 1x HDMI output
  • 2.5 mm Jack
  • Mini USB for Service
  • DC input
  • IR Out

Receiver:

  • 1x HDMI output
  • Mini USB
INPUT / OUTPUT

Input: 2 x HDMI

Output: HDMI Out, IR Out, 2 receivers

EXTRAS

Latency time < 1 ms

WARRANTY
1 Year
PROS

The dual antenna provides stable and high-speed data transmission with an exceptional transmission range that should be suitable for homes or offices of any size.

CONS

Occasionally sound delays are possible.

OUR VERDICT

Practical wireless HDMI with a simple connection and set-up process. The transmitter is able to broadcast high-definition video signal and multi-channel sound to two TVs simultaneously. Multiple models modifications are available.

detailed parameters
STREAMING RANGE

164 ft

SUPPORTED RESOLUTION

1080p, 3D

SOUND TRANSMISSION

Supports PCM audio Pass-Through

INTERFACES

Transmitter:

  • 1x HDMI input
  • IR Out
  • DC input

Receiver:

  • 1x HDMI output
  • IR In
  • DC input
INPUT / OUTPUT

Input: HDMI

Output: 2 receivers

EXTRAS

Two receivers at the same time, delay/latency time is 0.3-0.5 second

WARRANTY

1 Year

PROS

The Dolby Digital Surround Sound digital multi-channel system will give you surround sound, which adds to the intensity of the action happening on the screen.

CONS

Short range of communication.

OUR VERDICT

The Nyrius Aries Prime via streaming will allow you to transmit from your PC, laptop or any device with an HDMI port onto a high-definition TV without any loss of image quality. The HDMI system works on the latest generation GigaXtreme wireless technology.

detailed parameters
STREAMING RANGE

30 ft

SUPPORTED RESOLUTION

1080P

SOUND TRANSMISSION

Uncompressed 7.1 PCM, DTS, Dolby Digital Surround Sound

INTERFACES

Transmitter:

  • 1 x HDMI input

Receiver:

  • 1 x HDMI output
INPUT / OUTPUT

Input: HDMI

EXTRAS

Latency time ≤ 1 ms

WARRANTY

1 year

PROS

The system boasts a high data transfer rate with zero picture delay, thanks to Local Loop-out. Ideal for those who want to play games through this device.

CONS

May need a powercycle if left idle for a few days.

OUR VERDICT

The PAKITE P-590 wireless extension cable helps you realize the transmission of video and audio signals in different rooms of a large house for a comfortable family vacation. Setting up and controlling the HDMI system is as simple as possible.

detailed parameters
STREAMING RANGE

492 ft

SUPPORTED RESOLUTION

1080P

SOUND TRANSMISSION

Hi-Fi sound effect

INTERFACES

Transmitter:

  • 1 x HDMI input
  • 1 x HDMI output
  • 1 x DC input
  • 1 x IR OUT

Receiver:

  • 1 x HDMI output
  • 1 x DC input
INPUT / OUTPUT

Input: 1 x HDMI

Output: 1 x HDMI, 1 x IROut

EXTRAS

Zero Latency With Local Loop-out

WARRANTY

1 year

J-Tech Digital HDbitT Series

Widened Connectivity Options

The wireless signal transmission at a distance is a necessary option nowadays. When it comes to connecting two multimedia devices, the kit from J-Tech is just what you need. This model supports CEC, EDID, HDCP and, of course, high-quality digital audio transmission. The Advanced Encryption Standard will protect your signal real-time. This wireless HDMI can transmit 4K UHD streaming video, giving many other models a run for their money. Even the newest high-resolution TVs and multimedia players will work perfectly well with the kit. Moreover, the new HDbitT digital transmission standard allows you to transfer data to a surprisingly long distance, up to 660 feet. And no cables anymore!

Review of J-Tech Digital HDbitT Series Wireless HDMI 4k Transmitter

Even a Child Will Handle It

This wireless HDMI transmitter kit can be controlled from anywhere in the home or office. Both the transmitter and the receiver have IR sensors. For example, if your multimedia player is in another room and you are near the connected TV, you just point the remote towards the IR sensor on a receiver and now you can control this player. This feature significantly simplifies control over your multimedia system, no matter where in the house you are.

J-Tech Digital HDbitT Series Wireless HDMI 4k Transmitter in the use

Practical Design

We would also like to mention the practicality of both devices. Basically, they look the same. Just the graphic designations on the cases are different. Each of them has an antenna to direct a signal more accurately and improve the transmission quality.

You can even mount them on the wall for greater convenience (there are mounting holes).

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What customers say about this product

Key Specs

They seem to be built very well and I would expect them to provide service for quite some time.

Details

Very easy to install and even the remote blaster works perfectly.
 

Iogear GW3DHDKIT

IOGEAR wireless HDMI review: Forget Quality Losses

When you buy a wireless HDMI system, one of the first things you probably want to know is how far the signal reaches without losing the quality. If this parameter is of utmost importance to you, the IOGEAR Full HD Wireless HDMI kit is a perfect choice: you can place the receiver 100 ft away from the transmitter and the image and sound will be just as clear as it is on the source device, no loss, no distortion, nothing to make the experience less exciting. Mostly, this is due to the WHDI technology used by the manufacturer, is can even penetrate the walls and ceilings. If you have a big house with several rooms and would like to transmit movies and music from your TV to a projector installed on the other end of your apartment, buying this wireless HDMI is your best shot.

Review of Iogear GW3DHDKIT Wireless 3D Digital Kit with Full HD 1080P and 5.1 Channel Digital Audio

AES Encryption History

In case you were wondering, IOGEAR Full HD Wireless 3D Digital Kit uses the AES, Advanced Encryption Standard. So what is it, exactly? AES is a standard that in 2001 replaced the old DES standard. DES had been in use since 1977 and was long outdated. AES was created by a pair of Belgian cryptographers, Joan Daemen and Vincent Rijmen, and was originally named after the two of them — Rijndael. The algorithm turned out to have performance and safety levels so high that in 2001, the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) approved it as a national standard.

AES is a block encryption algorithm, and each process is performed several times. The block structure is a step up compared to other stream ciphers in that it allows the possibility to change the whole cipher by only replacing a single bit in the key or in the block. There are three Rijndael family members that were selected by the NIST, with three different key lengths: 128, 192 and 256 bits. We'd like to point out that as of today, there are no records existing of hijacking the AES.

Iogear GW3DHDKIT Wireless 3D Digital Kit with Full HD 1080P and 5.1 Channel Digital Audio in the use

IOGEAR Wireless HDMI Troubleshooting

Here are some tips on how to resolve main problems that might occur during use. 

  • The power indicator LED doesn’t light up. You should check whether the power adapters of the receiver and transmitter are properly inserted into a functioning power outlet. 
  • No video is displayed on your TV screen. Verify that the wireless HDMI cables have been properly selected and installed between the transmitter input and your device’s output. 
  • No audio. Please, check if your TV’s volume is properly set or if your source player’s audio volume has been turned up.
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What customers say about this product

Key Specs

I had my reservations about the accuracy of reviews, I thought that it wasn't possible to accomplish a 1080 picture without getting down and dirty running cable through crawl spaces and drilling holes in 2x4's or walls. No need, this thing actually works as advertised.

Details

This product is able to cast a full HD signal with properly sinced sound across a room flawlessly. Top notch product.
 

J-Tech Digital HDbitT Series 1X2

Amazing Video Quality

J-Tech Digital HDbitT Series 1X2 Wireless HDMI Extender provides you an astonishing quality of the video. It has a dual antenna and it makes it very potent wireless HDMI extender. The device extends an HDMI audio/video signal wirelessly up to 164 ft making use of the top technologies. There is an IR control available, and its range is 20-60 kHz; this means you can keep a TV in one room, a DVD player in another and manage the DVD player while sitting in the room with a TV.

J-Tech Digital HDbitT supports PCM audio pass through but as for Dolby Digital, unfortunately, this extender does not support it. The magnetic-based wires supply antenna with high-powered wireless signal reception. This device guarantees steady signal broadcasting keeping the picture quality top-notch. HDBitT technology offers an Ultra HD resolution remaining reliability and stability on a very high level. Talking about delay or latency time - it is 0.3-0.5 second. This means it's good for those who like to watch videos but isn't that good for gamers and game streamers.

J-Tech Digital is a well-known manufacturer famous for producing top-notch products that unite and spread entertainment for both commercial and non-commercial (personal) needs, and it also gives its customers a warranty for 12 months.

Review of J-Tech Digital HDbitT Series 1X2 Wireless HDMI Extender

Double Broadcasting

J-Tech Digital is one of the most influential manufacturers in this field and has played a big role in changing whole-house audio, video, and home theater.

In the case you decide to transmit signal on 2 TVs this J-Tech broadcaster will be indispensable because it can transmit signal (even video) to 2 receivers. This device has a dual antenna and this guarantees that your data will be broadcasted stable and steady. But there are some constraints. One transmitter is able to work only in one place.

Here are some tricks about wireless HDMI:

This type of HDMI is only formally wireless, there are some hidden wires, but they are not visible. "Invisible" wired transmission uses mainly:

  • Transmission on the thinnest fiber optic cable, which is flexible and capable of being much longer than the standard HDMI cable, and can also be routed in hard-to-reach places;
  • Transmission via electrical outlets using PLC technology. The power grid is available in the majority of inhabited rooms nowadays, so it is very convenient to use it for transmitting an additional signal. It is somewhat similar to the ADSL fast Internet technology (which provided internet using phones). But PLC has some disadvantages too, for example, some vulnerability from "noisy" electrical appliances like old refrigerators.
J-Tech Digital HDbitT Series 1X2 Wireless HDMI Extender in the use

Special Features

The innovative 1x2 feature allows you to split HDMI signal to transmit it over 2 receivers. THere is no need for a line-of-sight placement, you can have your home theater devices out of sight without any problems. Furthermore, compared to a single antenna version, this dual antenna modification provides better data transmission rate and more stable video.

Features

  • Wireless HD audio/video broadcasts up to 164 ft away even over standard home walls
  • Support for two receivers simultaneously
  • Wireless Full HD 1080p
  • Improved data rates and video stability
  • Lockable DC power plug design
  • Wide frequency IR control
  • Supports 480p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p video resolutions

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What customers say about this product

Key Specs

Excellent transmission of 1080. I even stood in the path of the transmission and no interference was detected on the tv receiving the signal. Easy setup. Good purchase for me.

Details

I can confirm that this device works with the RCN remote control.
 

Nyrius ARIES Prime (NPCS549)

Full A/V Experience

A rule of thumb with audio and video equipment that has to go through several stages of output is that things tend to get lost with each stage that it passes through. This means that in general, you are not getting a full audio and visual experience if your output goes through more than one stage. This can be due to a variety of factors, including signal degradation, interference, and many other things that can affect a remote transmission, whether it be wired or wireless.

While this is generally true with most devices, the Nyrius ARIES Prime (NPCS549) Wireless Video HDMI Transmitter & Receiver makes itself an exception. This wireless HDMI transceiver gives you a full audio and video experience even through its wireless transmission. Transmitting crystal clear audio and video, this kit allows you to stream uncompressed HD video and audio to a separate source without the loss of signal that is common with many other streaming methods. In essence, this wireless HDMI transceiver is essentially just an HDMI cable, but without the physical cable.

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Zero Latency

This wireless HDMI transmitter and receiver works as a combination unit of both a transmitter and receiver that can communicate with each other through a distance of up to 30 feet through line of sight transmission. The signal is powerful enough to go through obstacles such as walls, doors, and floors/ceilings, provided that the receiver is close enough. While most other wireless HDMI transceivers can make the same claim, what really sets this model apart from them is that you get a zero latency signal through the line of sight transmission. This means that those who want to use this device for real-time input devices such as computers or gaming consoles can do so without the transmission lagging behind the action. This even includes 3D video streaming, so you can enjoy instant results through virtually any type of input and output device.

Nyrius ARIES Prime (NPCS549) Wireless Video HDMI Transmitter & Receiver in the use

Full Surround Sound

This wireless HDMI system works on the latest generation GigaXtreme wireless technology, which gives you optimal streaming through wireless without any loss of quality. Another features that this really helps with is that you get the full Dolby Digital Surround Sound digital multi-channel system, which lets you experience immersive audio in any situation. This is something that is often lost with other wireless HDMI transmitters and receivers, giving this model yet another feature that sets it apart from the competition. If you are looking for a great HDMI wireless transceiver that gives you a zero latency A/V experience, then this model will certain find itself to be a welcome addition to your home entertainment system.

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PAKITE P-590

Stream Your Games

Wireless HDMI systems tend to be great for people who mainly want to watch movies through a wireless HDMI connection, but for those who like gaming, they tend to not be ideal solutions. This is because most wireless HDMI transmitters and receivers have "latency", a small delay between the transmission and reception of the signal. This causes games to be less than responsive, with the action being affected on-screen a short time after the player input. While those who aren't gamers may not think this is a big deal, most gamers can tell you that it makes a huge difference in action games where mere milliseconds can be the difference between winning and losing.

The PAKITE P-590 Wireless HDMI Transmitter and Receiver is the best solution for those who want to play games through a wireless HDMI system. This transceiver system has zero latency through its Local Loop-out feature, which means that player input and the response on-screen is instantaneous and without any noticeable lag. Any gamer who loves action games will certainly find this device to be the best solution for their gaming needs.

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Stream to Anywhere

Along with its zero latency transmission, this wireless HDMI transmitter and receiver really sets itself apart from other models through its transmission range. With a line of sight transmission, you can stream to another device at a distance of up to 492 feet away, making this a great solution for not just homes, but even for large classrooms or auditoriums that require a large distance between the source and destination device. For home use, you can even transmit through obstacles such as walls, floors, and ceilings to a device up to 65 feet away. This makes this one of the better devices for streaming at a longer distance or through obstacles.

PAKITE P-590 Wireless HDMI Transmitter and Receiver in the use

Superb Image Quality

Through this wireless HDMI system, you are sure to experience great audio and visual quality through any transmission source, as this device supports resolutions up to 1080p, thanks to its 5G wireless transmission. Thanks to the included IR transmission, you can even control the input source from the receiving end, giving you full control over what you are watching. No drivers or other software is necessary for setting this device up, as it is a true plug and play system that can be completely set up in a matter of a couple of minutes. In short, anyone who needs the features that this device has will find this wireless HDMI transceiver system to be one of the best on the market.

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Comparison of Wireless HDMI to Get Rid of Messes of Wires

What Is a Wireless HDMI?

As we all know pretty well, to obtain a high-quality digital video and audio transmission an HDMI cable is needed. But what to do if you need to couple devices installed at a distance and it is inconvenient to use cables? It might happen if, for example, you have more than one floor, or don't want to place wires between rooms on the same floor (which, by the way, might be dangerous). But the solution exists and is pretty simple. The wireless HDMI systems (or wireless video sensors) are easy enough to buy today and there are affordable models available. Well, what is wireless HDMI system? As a rule, it consists of HDMI wireless transmitter and receiver to transfer the image and sound signals from your PC, Blu-Ray player, or Gaming Station to the TV screen, monitor, or projector.

If you still have a lot of HDMI cables all over your room, you might be interested in the HDMI switches and splitters. Also, USB wireless adapters will come in handy if your PC or laptop lacks the built-in Wi-Fi receiver.

Best Wireless HDMI

What Features to Compare

Data Transmission Technology

The data transmission technology is an important parameter when you are selecting a wireless HDMI device. As of today, WirelessHD, WHDI, and WiFi are used the most often. The differences between these types lie in the operational frequency, the distance the device is able to transfer the signal to, and the ability to pass through the obstacles. WirelessHD is able to transfer video and audio in a really high quality but the transmission range is rather limited, especially if there are obstacles involved. At the same time, both WHDI and WiFi transfer data between rooms through walls and sometimes even ceilings just fine but in some cases, a bit of quality might be lost when the distance is too large or the obstacles are too thick.

Video and Audio Quality

Although for quite some time the manufacturers have been feeding us promises that the technology for 4K video wireless HDMI transfer will be developed soon, today the best video quality we can get from this type of devices is 1080p. But that is a lot! After all, the 4K is still new and unsupported format for many other gadgets, too. Moreover, among wireless HDMI models, you can find those supporting 3D, which is a dream come true for many movie lovers and gamers. And as for the audio, the best quality available is 5.1 or even 7.1 uncompressed surround sound. Look through the specs to see if the model you have chosen supports this quality. Just note that this device is not designed to increase quality but only to transmit the sound as nice as possible so if you are streaming the music from your smartphone, for example, the sound will be based on your smartphone specs.

Operating Range

Operating range is essentially the maximum distance between the transmitter and the receiver that will not result in signal loss or image/sound quality decrease. If you are going to set the transmitter and the receiver far from each other or on different floors, for example, we would recommend you to look for the device with an operation range of 100 ft or more. For using them in the same room, you can get a 30 ft working model.

Interfaces and Compatibility

How does a wireless HDMI work? Usually, all transmitters and receivers in a set have HDMI inputs and outputs, to send and receive signals respectively. The more ports like this the set can boast, the more gadgets and devices you will be able to connect. MiniUSB and USB ports are often provided for maintenance and sometimes you will also find a 3.5mm jack or other port to plug your headphones in. And, of course, there are charging ports. As for wireless HDMI connection, you should follow these simple rules. When you connect wireless HDMI to your PC or mobile device, it is necessary to check the operating system installed on the said device. With other gadgets, however, wireless HDMI is more versatile. If the device has an HDMI port, chances are it will work with wireless HDMI without problems.

FAQ:

Q: Do I need to purchase extra cables?

A: As a rule, every kit includes one wireless HDMI cable. Depending on how you set up the system, you might need more cables. For example, you will need one or two more cables to connect them to the inputs on the video transmitter (a cable box or a DVD player). If you're going to use the pass-through feature, you will need another one. You might also need an HDMI wireless extender, wireless HDMI dongle or a wireless HDMI adapter depending on the devices you're planning to use the system with.

Q: Will a wireless HDMI kit work with a game console?

A: You can transmit the signal from digital cable boxes, satellite receivers, Blu-ray/DVD players, Playstations, Xboxes, projectors, and other HDMI-compatible devices with zero latency.

Q: What is the latency?

A: It's the amount of time it takes for your device to process information. Speaking of wireless HDMI technology, the latency means the time it takes for your packets of audio/video data to go from one place to another. The best wireless HDMI devices have a latency period of less than 1 millisecond.

Q: Can I connect additional receivers?

A: It depends. Some kits support multiple receivers, but other units have the receiver and transmitter paired at the factory.

Q: Will a wireless HDMI work without a cable box?

A: If you have HDMI terminals in your TV, then the answer is "Yes".

Q: Can I use a wireless HDMI kit with my TV wirelessly without a local wired connection at all?

A: Yes. You needn't connect a display to your tv transmitter. The transmitter's output is optional. It's only for your convenience.

Q: Will it transmit signals through walls or concrete ceilings?

A: Almost all HDMI transmitters are strong enough to send audio/video through walls and ceilings. However, it's better to check the operating range of the kit.

Q: Do I need to have a Wi-F for it to work?

A: No. Any wireless HDMI system has its own wireless transmission independent of Wi-Fi networks.

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