Best Wireless HDMI to Get Rid of Messes of Wires

Review & Comparison, Last Update January 20, 2020
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

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

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

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

This system is a dual-band access point at 2.4GHz and 5GHz. It is possible to set the desired band by means of a single switch located on the transmitter. If you want a faster, stronger, more stable and continuous signal, select 5GHz. The 2.4GHz band provides a larger coverage area.

CONS

Installation instructions have a poor English translation.

OUR VERDICT

The ANSTEN HDMI receiver and transmitter allows wireless transmission of audio and video signals with resolutions up to Full HD 1080p with minimal delay. Useful both at home and in the office for presentations.

detailed parameters
STREAMING RANGE

328 ft

SUPPORTED RESOLUTION

1080p

SOUND TRANSMISSION

Supports PCM audio Pass-Throuth

INTERFACES

Transmitter:

  • 1 x HDMI input
  • 1 x HDMI output
  • IR Out & Reset

Receiver:

  • 1 x HDMI output
  • IR In & Reset
  • 5V DC in jack
INPUT / OUTPUT

Wi-Fi

EXTRAS

Latency time 0.3 seconds or less,

WARRANTY

1 year

J-Tech Digital HDbitT Series

Widened Connectivity Options

Wireless signal transmission at a distance is a necessary option nowadays for many types of devices. When it comes to connecting two multimedia devices, there have been few options available in the past, but this wireless HDMI kit from J-Tech provides you with capabilities that simply weren't possible before. This model supports CEC, EDID, HDCP and, of course, high-quality digital audio transmission. The Advanced Encryption Standard will protect your signal in real-time. This wireless HDMI can transmit 4K UHD streaming video, giving many other models a run for their money, and even being the only device from this review that supports 4K video. Even the newest high-resolution TVs and multimedia players will work perfectly well with this kit, thanks to its forward-thinking design. Moreover, the new HDbitT digital transmission standard allows you to transfer data at a surprisingly long distance, up to 660 feet, making this device perfect for presentations to a large audience. And no cables anymore!

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

Even a Child Can 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 that attach to the devices. 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 the receiver and now you can control the player without needing line-of-sight communication between them. This feature significantly simplifies control over your multimedia system, no matter where in the house you are, providing a level of flexibility and convenience that simply hadn't been possible before.

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, with identical builds. Just the graphic designations on the cases are different. Each of them has an antenna to direct the signal more accurately and improve the transmission quality in case you are encountering any kind of signal drops or interference. You can even mount them on the wall for greater convenience, thanks to the included mounting holes on both devices. In short, those looking for a great wireless HDMI transmitter that allows for streaming even the highest quality video will find this wireless HDMI kit to be the perfect solution.

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

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What customers say about this product

Key Specs

I purchased these units to connect to a ceiling mounted projector in a large hall. The connection and setup was very simple and straightforward.

Details

Smooth picture, frame rate, and sound. As perfect as I hoped for.
 

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.

Review of PAKITE (P-590) Wireless HDMI Transmitter and Receiver

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.

Detailed review of PAKITE (P-590) Wireless HDMI Transmitter and Receiver

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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

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

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What customers say about this product

Key Specs

This device creates it's own wireless network, as such it does not interfere with your current wireless networks.

Details

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

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, 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.

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

It works fine if they are pointing right at each other.

Details

I find this product to give an excellent pic with great sound through an outside wall to my TV outside! Very pleased...
 

Ansten (0016)

Dual Band Transmitter

With any kind of wireless signal, there is always going to be some kind of trade-off. A strong and clear signal may only have a short range, whereas longer range signals may offer a weaker connection that is prone to drops or interference. Rarely does any device give you a choice between the two, but that is exactly what the Ansten (0016) HDMI Wireless Transmitter does. This HDMI transmitter and receiver provides a dual band connection using the wireless bands of 2.4GHz and 5GHz, giving you the choice of a longer range signal at 2.4 GHz for times when the transmitting device is far away from the television or monitor, or of a shorter range signal at 5 GHz that provides a strong connection that is highly resistant to interference of any kind. This is the perfect choice for those who have had issues with such transmitters having problems with dropped connections.

The 2.4 GHz band gives you a coverage area of up to 328 feet away from the receiving device, which is great for times when the device is used in a large auditorium. The 5 GHz signal, while featuring a much smaller coverage area, is perfect for smaller meeting rooms where you need a strong and stable connection to the display. Either way, the choice is yours when you use this wireless HDMI transmitter.

Review of Ansten (0016) HDMI Wireless

Full HD Video

Not only does this wireless HDMI transmitter give you the perfect wireless coverage, it also does this while providing exceptional video quality. This device supports HD resolutions of up to 1080p, letting you get exceptional audio and video transmitted wireless, without any loss in quality. The device features a latency of less than 0.3 seconds. which may not be ideal for gaming situations, but is perfectly fine for watching films or giving a presentation. A zero latency mode is also available if using the loop out function with a local display, if such an option is needed, so this device should have you covered no matter what your needs are.

Ansten (0016) HDMI Wireless in the use

All Components Included

This dual band wireless HDMI system includes everything you need for a full kit, including both the transmitter and receiver, IR cables for transmitting signals from the remote control, and dual power adapters. You just need to supply your own HDMI cables for both the transmitting and receiving device. Although the included instructions are hard to follow due to the poor English translation, they are hardly necessary as the kit can be setup very easily with little configuration required. Anyone looking for a wireless HDMI solution that lets you choose between larger coverage or a more stable connection will find this kit to be ideal.

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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 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.

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 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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