Nyrius ARIES Prime HDMI transmitter:
- 1x HDMI input
- Mini USB
- 1x HDMI output
- Mini USB
Windows Vista | XP | 7
Any HDMI enabled device
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.
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.
IOGEAR wireless HDMI transmitter:
- 2x HDMI inputs
- 1x HDMI output
- 2.5 mm Jack
- Mini USB for Service
- DC input
- IR Out
- 1x HDMI output
- Mini USB
Input: 2 x HDMI
Output: HDMI Out, IR Out, 2 receivers
Latency time < 1 ms
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.
Occasionally sound delays are possible.
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.
Supports PCM audio Pass-Through
- 1x HDMI input
- IR Out
- DC input
- 1x HDMI output
- IR In
- DC input
Output: 2 receivers
Two receivers at the same time, delay/latency time is 0.3-0.5 second
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.
Short range of communication.
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.
Uncompressed 7.1 PCM, DTS, Dolby Digital Surround Sound
- 1 x HDMI input
- 1 x HDMI output
Latency time ≤ 1 ms
This model will give you HDMI signal transmission up to 492 feet wirelessly. And, thanks to 5G Frequency Transmission, the resulting Full HD image will be clear, stable and lossless.
Instructions aren't clear for setting up both units.
The PAKITE 5G HDMI Transmitter and Receiver is suitable for those who need to transmit HDMI signals over long distances. Can support IR remote controls to allow for wireless device control from anywhere in the room. Easy and quick to install without any software.
Hi-Fi sound effects
1 x HDMI input, 1 x HDMI output, 1 x IR Interface, 1 x DC input
1 x HDMI output, 1 x DC input
Zero latency loop-out
Nyrius ARIES Pro (NPCS600)
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.
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.
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.
|Last updated price||$249.99|
What customers say about this product
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, which 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.
AES Encryption History
In case you were wondering, the 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 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.
|Last updated price||$212.40|
What customers say about this product
J-Tech Digital HDbitT Series 1X2
Amazing Video Quality
The J-Tech Digital HDbitT Series 1X2 Wireless HDMI Extender provides you with the astonishing quality of the video. It has a dual antenna which makes it a 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.
The 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 the antenna with high-powered wireless signal reception while the device itself guarantees steady signal broadcasting in Ultra HD quality.
Speaking of the delay (latency time), it's 0.3-0.5 second. This isn't a bad result and won't pose any issues for regular users using the extender for watching movies. However, if you are a gamer or a game streamer, you might want to consider something a bit quicker than that.
Still, the product doesn't disappoint and proves that the folk behind J-Tech Digital know their business. Focused on producing high-quality products, the company many made sure to combine the best of technologies to let this model cater to both commercial and non-commercial needs. Plus, to remove any concerns, they back the product with a long 12-month warranty.
Like we said, J-Tech Digital is a big name in the industry known for producing great products that have changed the way how we use audio, video, and home theater today. The unrefutable proof of this is this J-Tech broadcaster. With the help of this little pal, you will be able to transmit the signal on two TVs simultaneously and enjoy the top-notch image with no quality loss. That said, there are a few constraints on using the extender which should be considered prior to purchase.
This type of HDMI is only formally wireless. In reality, it has wires that are hidden inside. Those wires can't be seen unless you crack the thing open and are needed mainly to perform the following tasks:
- 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.
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 so you can have your home theater devices placed discreetly somewhere out of sight. Furthermore, compared to a single antenna version, this dual antenna modification provides better data transmission rate and more stable video.
- 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.
|Last updated price||$199.95|
What customers say about this product
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.
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.
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.
|Last updated price||$199.99|
Long Distance Transmitting
Many of the wireless HDMI devices featured here are great for those who are at home and just need to connect a device from the next room over to their television. But what about those who need these same abilities, but in a much bigger space? Most of the other models have a very limited range, but the PAKITE 5G HDMI Transmitter and Receiver doesn't. This wireless HDMI transmitter has a range of up to 492 feet, making it far and away the longest-ranged device on our list. In fact, even outside of our list you'll be extremely hard-pressed to find any other model that even comes close to this range.
Just like most other similar models, this wireless HDMI transmitter includes two base ports, which are each meant to connect to both the A/V source as well as the display they will be broadcasting to. Both devices are rather large when compared to some of the other options, but this is a trade-off that is necessary for it having such a large range. What isn't a trade-off, though, is the fact that despite pushing this transmitter and receiver set to its maximum range, you'll still get crystal-clear audio and video that is both extremely stable and without any data loss, so you can be assured of exceptionally good audio and video quality.
One of the issues that many people often run into with long-range HDMI transmitters is that they are extremely limited when it comes to controlling both the A/V source as well as the display. With this model, though, you simply won't have to worry about this. The two units support IR remote control capability, meaning that you can control both the source and the output from the same spot without worrying about being too far away from the display. This prevents the inconvenience of having to run from one spot to another in order to fast-forward through a video or advance a slide, letting you control everything from the same spot.
Setup of this device is relatively straight-forward. You can simply connect the two units to the display and the A/V source, and little to no configuration will be needed with any devices. Having said that, though, the documentation that comes with this set isn't extremely clear, you may have to rely on the straight-forward setup. Furthermore, there is almost no latency present here, even over long ranges, so you also won't have to worry about audio and video falling out of sync. At the end of the day, those who are looking for a good long-range HDMI wireless transmitter will find this model will give them just about everything they could possibly want in such a device.
|Last updated price||$175.99|
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 a wireless HDMI system? As a rule, it consists of an 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 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.
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 cable. 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, provided that the wireless HDMI kit includes a loop back function. Without this, most devices will have a slight bit of latency, making them less than ideal for gaming.
Q: What is "latency"?
A: It's the amount of time it takes for your device to send information from one location to another. Specifically, in regards to wireless HDMI technology, latency means the time it takes for your packets of audio/video data to go from one the transmitting device to the receiving device. The best wireless HDMI devices have a latency period of less than 1 millisecond.
Q: Can I connect additional receivers?
A: It depends entirely on the model that you purchase. Some kits support multiple receivers, but other units have the receiver and transmitter paired at the factory.
Q: Will a wireless HDMI transmitter work without a cable box?
A: If you have HDMI ports in your TV or monitor, 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, this may seriously impact the effective range of your wireless HDMI kit. It is best to make sure you are doing so at a much closer distance than the maximum range as stated by the kit.
Q: Do I need to have a Wi-Fi network for it to work?
A: No. Any wireless HDMI system has its own wireless transmission independent of Wi-Fi networks.
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