Best Wireless HDMI

Last update March 16, 2017
No more long cables in your house. Wireless HDMI will help you transmit high-quality picture and sound through walls and floors. Just select 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. Moreover, this wireless HDMI device 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 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
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
30 ft
INTERFACES
Transmitter: 1x HDMI input, Mini USB Receiver: 1x HDMI output, Mini USB
COMPATIBILITY
Windows Vista, XP, 7, Mac OS, and 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.
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
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
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, and 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 video sensors) are easy enough to buy today and there are affordable models available. As a rule, the video sensor consists of a transmitter and a receiver used 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 To Look For

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 the wireless HDMI 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

Usually, all transmitters and receivers in the wireless HDMI 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.Finally, the issue of compatibility. 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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Review of IOGEAR GW3DHDKIT Full HD Wireless 3D Digital Kit

IOGEAR GW3DHDKIT Full HD Wireless 3D Digital Kit

IOGEAR GW3DHDKIT Full HD Wireless 3D Digital Kit

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 3D Digital 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 Full HD Wireless 3D Digital Kit

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 Full HD Wireless 3D Digital Kit in the use

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Review of Nyrius ARIES Prime Wireless Video HDMI Transmitter & Receiver

Nyrius ARIES Prime Wireless Video HDMI Transmitter & Receiver

Nyrius ARIES Prime Wireless Video HDMI Transmitter & Receiver

Get an Excellent Sound

The real bang this Nyrius ARIES Prime Wireless HDMI system offers is the sky-high quality of sound. This transmitter-and-receiver combo 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 Prime 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 Wireless Video HDMI Transmitter & Receiver in the use

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Review of Samsung All-Share Cast Hub Wireless HDMI Adapter

Samsung All-Share Cast Hub Wireless HDMI Adapter

Samsung All-Share Cast Hub Wireless HDMI Adapter

One for Two

Samsung All-Share Cast Hub Wireless HDMI 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. If you would like an affordable device to efficiently transmit the content to your TV, projector or monitor wirelessly at home or in the office, then Samsung All-Share Cast Hub Wireless HDMI Adapter is exactly what you need.

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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 Wireless HDMI Adapter in the use

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Review of Actiontec 'My Wireless TV' WiFi / HDMI Multi-Room Video Kit

Actiontec 'My Wireless TV' WiFi / HDMI Multi-Room Video Kit

Actiontec 'My Wireless TV' WiFi / HDMI Multi-Room Video Kit

Two of a Kind

This 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, we assure you this wireless HDMI system 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 'My Wireless TV' WiFi / HDMI Multi-Room Video Kit in the use

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Review of Diamond Multimedia WPCTVPRO Wireless USB-HDMI Adapter

Diamond Multimedia WPCTVPRO Wireless USB-HDMI Adapter

Diamond Multimedia WPCTVPRO Wireless USB-HDMI Adapter

Portability! Quality! Compatibility!

The key feature of this model 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 Multimedia 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 Wireless USB-HDMI Adapter in the use

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