Best Wireless HDMI

Review & Comparison, Last Update June 7, 2017
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
BEST 2017
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY
MAXIMUM RESOLUTION
SOUND TRANSMISSION
STREAMING RANGE
INTERFACES
COMPATIBILITY
WARRANTY
 
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
WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY
WHDI
MAXIMUM RESOLUTION
1080i, 1080p, 3D
SOUND TRANSMISSION
5.1 Channels of Surround Sound
STREAMING RANGE
100 ft
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

COMPATIBILITY
PC, Mac, and any HDMI enabled device
WARRANTY
1 Year
PROS
There are Dynamic and Automatic Frequency Selection functions. In addition, it is compatible with mini/micro HDMI adapters, and there is an L Adapter in the kit for convenient transmitter installation.
CONS
The receiver can get very hot during use.
OUR VERDICT
This device is a splendid option not only for high-frequency video signal transmission but for sound transmission as well. It has FCC, ICE, CUL, and UL international certifications.
detailed parameters
WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY
GigaXtreme
MAXIMUM RESOLUTION
1080i, 1080p, 3D
SOUND TRANSMISSION
Uncompressed 7.1 PCM, DTS, Dolby Digital Surround Sound
STREAMING RANGE

100 ft

INTERFACES

Nyrius ARIES Prime HDMI transmitter:
1x HDMI input,
Mini USB

Receiver:
1x HDMI output,
Mini USB

COMPATIBILITY

Windows Vista | XP | 7
Mac OS
Any HDMI enabled device

WARRANTY
1 Year
PROS

The video sender power unit can be used to charge mobile devices (with Micro USB). The model is also compatible with a wide range of devices supporting Miracast wireless technology. An excellent HDMI wireless adapter for Samsung TVs.

CONS
Signal transmission is only possible from mobile devices.
OUR VERDICT
An ideal option for mobile devices users who are looking for high-quality video and audio signal transmission onto a TV screen, monitor or projector.
detailed parameters
WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY
Wi-Fi
MAXIMUM RESOLUTION
1080p
SOUND TRANSMISSION
Audio formats supported by a mobile device
STREAMING RANGE
Within Wi-Fi network range
INTERFACES

1x HDMI input,
Micro USB, DC input

COMPATIBILITY
Any Wi-Fi display capable device
WARRANTY
1 Year
PROS
A standard USB port is used for software update and transmitter or receiver reprogramming. It's also possible to auto adjust sound and picture depending on the wireless operating environment.
CONS
It's incompatible with the similar first generation model.
OUR VERDICT
Actiontec wireless HDMI adapter consists of the same-size transmitter and a receiver. It can control devices' IR (e.g. via Sat STB or cable) using existing remote control.
detailed parameters
WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY
Wi-Fi
MAXIMUM RESOLUTION
1080p, 3D
SOUND TRANSMISSION
Non-compressed LPCM Pass-Through 5.1 Surround
STREAMING RANGE
100 ft
INTERFACES

Actiontec transmitter:
1x HDMI input,
1x HDMI pass-through,
USB, OTG, DC input, IR Transmit

Receiver:
1x HDMI output,
USB, IR Ext, DC input

COMPATIBILITY
Any HDMI enabled device
WARRANTY
1 Year
PROS
The transmitter and receiver in this model are the most compact at the level. The latter can be connected to headphones and the former is compatible with new Windows 10.
CONS
The claimed streaming range is possible only without obstacles.
OUR VERDICT
A low-cost model, quite a versatile device despite its cheapness. It supports up to 2048 x 1152 resolution with a capacity of analog connection.
detailed parameters
WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY
Ultra Wide Band (UWB)
MAXIMUM RESOLUTION
1152p, 1080p
SOUND TRANSMISSION
5.1 Digital Audio 3.5mm 2 Channel Stereo Sound
STREAMING RANGE
30 ft
INTERFACES

Diamond Multimedia transmitter:
1x USB 2.0

Receiver:
1x HDMI input,
1x VGA input,
DC input, Mini USB, Headphone Jack

COMPATIBILITY

Windows 10 | 8.1 | 8 | 7
Apple Mac OS X
Android 5.0 or higher
Any HDMI enabled device

WARRANTY
1 Year

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Review of Nyrius ARIES Prime HDMI Transmitter & Receiver

Nyrius ARIES Prime

Nyrius ARIES Prime

Get an Excellent Sound

The real bang the Nyrius ARIES Prime Вigital Wireless HDMI transmitter & receiver offer is the sky-high quality of sound. This system will blow off your roof with the 7.1 surround sound. Plug them into your netbook and stereo receiver and be the local party master — everyone else will fall behind with 5.1 sound transmitters.There is more about this wireless HDMI system. For example, the Pulse-code modulation (PCM) used to digitize almost any analog signal type. And the Digital Theater System (DTS) support to provide high-quality sound when you plug the device into your home theater. All-in-all, this Nyrius ARIES home HDMI digital wireless model will offer you top-notch digital quality of sound.

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What Do You Know of HDCP?

Signal protection comes at the top of every manufacturer's priority list, and the High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) protocol is used by the majority of companies. HDCP is a system designed by Intel to control and manage digital data access via DVI and HDMI interfaces. The main purpose set before HDCP was to prevent the transfer of unencrypted audio and video signals. The HDCP is a licensed product of Intel so the users pay for it but no wireless HDMI systems manufacturers can refuse to use it — a special law enforces the use of this protocol. Plus, HDCP is a mandatory protocol for anyone with the HD Ready certificate.

Nyrius ARIES Prime HDMI Transmitter & Receiver in the use

What Is a Wireless HDMI Extender and Why Do You Need It?

If you wish to enhance your Wi-Fi signal radius, you can opt for a wireless HDMI extender, a device designed for this very purpose.

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Review of Samsung All-Share Cast Hub Adapter

Samsung All-Share Cast Hub

Samsung All-Share Cast Hub

One for Two

Samsung All-Share Cast Hub HDMI wireless adapter combines good quality with quite a nice price. This wireless HDMI system stands out among its peers, mostly because in only includes a receiver with your smartphone or tablet acting as a transmitter if it supports the wireless transmission and screen duplication features. Moreover, with a microUSB intact, you can charge your connected devices. A pretty useful option, isn't it? As for the image quality, it is a 1080p Full HD despite being a receiver-only HDMI system. Overall, it’s a fantastic wireless HDMI adapter for TVs and projectors for home or commercial use.

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Interesting Facts About the Company

Samsung today is among the leading companies in manufacturing digital and household appliances. But this is not the only thing they have a hand in; the South Korean giant is also investing in building skyscrapers, ships, designing accessories. According to various sources, Samsung takes part in 80 or so different businesses. For example, the famous Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai was built with the participation of Samsung C&T.

Samsung Corporation employs 370,000 people. Just to compare — Apple has 80,000 employees and Microsoft has around 97,100. Some state that the aggregate amount of wages Samsung pays to their workers is 12 billion dollars per year. To top it all, we would like to note that Samsung has taken leadership in selling their TVs six years in a row.

Samsung All-Share Cast Hub Adapter in the use

Charge Your Devices Wirelessly

Do you know that you can also charge your smartphone, tablet or other modern gadgets without using wires? Impossible is nothing with a quality wireless charger. Just check that your device supports Qi charging technology and enjoy the benefits of wireless charging.

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Review of Actiontec MWTV2KIT01 Multi-Room Video Kit

Actiontec MWTV2KIT01

Actiontec MWTV2KIT01

Two of a Kind

The Actiontec wireless HDMI transmitter and receiver look like twins, a spitting image of each other but completely different from all the other models. For starters, both parts have full-size USB ports for reprogramming and updating. This means that you won't need PC to do it like in other models with microUSB, a flash drive will be enough. Another useful feature is the ability to control the devices in other rooms with their IR remotes if you use the IR Blaster cable. Also, with Actiontec 'My Wireless TV' WiFi / HDMI Multi-Room Video Kit, you can automatically adjust sound and image depending on your wireless working space. Summarizing our Actiontec HDMI wireless review, we would like to assure you this product is worth every penny — it provides wonderful transmission quality and is easy to manage.

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The Fastest and the Thinnest

We all want to get the most from our gadgets and digital accessories. When it comes to HDMI cables, the Monster company is here to grant that wish. It's not exactly new yet still uncontested. In 2010, at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Monster had presented two super cables. The first one, M Series M2000 Hyper-Speed, offered the buyers a 21 Gbps data transmission speed and supported 3D images at 4000x2000 resolution. The other one was a SuperThin Cable for MiniHDMI, its thickness was mere 3.5mm! According to the developers, a cable this thin should tangle less. The cable, despite being thin, supported 10.2 Gbps of speed and was also equipped with a special LED light that showed if the cable was connected the right way.

Actiontec MWTV2KIT01 Multi-Room Video Kit in the use

How to Connect a Laptop to TV Wirelessly?

It’s pretty simple to mirror your laptop’s display on your TV. Just plug your computer into an HDMI transmitter and your TV into a wireless HDMI receiver. The audio and video quality will be identical to running an HDMI cable. If your computer features an HDTV port and you have an HDTV, you won’t even need any wireless HDMI connectors or adapters for transmitting video from your laptop to TV.

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Review of Diamond Multimedia WPCTVPRO Adapter

Diamond Multimedia WPCTVPRO

Diamond Multimedia WPCTVPRO

Portability! Quality! Compatibility!

The key feature of Diamond wireless HDMI is its high portability, although it was not achieved by sacrificing either transmission quality or connectivity. But let's start one by one. Both the transmitter and the receiver are extraordinarily tiny, the transmitter even looks like a really compact USB drive. All you will need to transmit the signal from your laptop or tablet is an OTG. As for the image quality, we would like to point out that Diamond Multimedia WPCTVPRO Wireless USB-HDMI Adapter is perfectly able to transmit video at 2048x1152 pixels! That's even larger than a regular 1080p Full HD many monitors have. Lastly, it is really convenient that this wireless HDMI system works swiftly with Windows (7/8/8.1/10) and Mac OS X, as well as with the smartphones based on Android 5.0 and later OS. If you are chasing the dream of having a high-quality wireless HDMI system to carry with you everywhere, then let yourself stop here for Diamond HDMI wireless media is your best solution.

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Apple Fans Will Love It!

Today, the market offers approximately 290 million digital devices with at least one HDMI port. The collective amount of these devices is said to be about 6 billion items. Still, for quite a long time you could not directly connect an HDMI cable to a MacBook, there simply wasn't a port for that on these Apple devices. Those times are over now. Just a couple months ago HDMI Founders presented a special HDMI Alternate Mode that allows users to connect HDMI to USB-C. Now you can easily connect your HDMI-less Apple laptop to TVs, projectors, and monitors with a single cable. The cable itself is a normal HDMI cable, it will just have a USB-C plug on one end and an HDMI one on the other.

Diamond Multimedia WPCTVPRO Adapter in the use

Enhance Your Gaming Experience

With a streaming media player, you can not only stream videos but also play a variety of high-resolution games. 3D games? They will also be OK. 

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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 HDMI wireless extender, wireless HDMI dongle or 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 trough 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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