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Wireless HDMI Round Up

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Introduction to the Wireless HDMI Round Up

Now that our TVs are thin enough we often want to hang them on a wall, and manufacturers keep pushing the limits of thickness year after year. CES this year saw the advent of OLED TVs that are just millimeters thick as they no longer need backlighting systems, and serve double duty as a cheese slicer with their razor-thin profiles. Of course when you put this up on a wall, now you have to hide 25' of cable that you might not be able to route anywhere, or you can be installing a projector in the middle of the room, far away from your equipment rack.

We've all given up the wires that hold our computers in place at home, so why are we still so tied down to our AV systems with their placement? After seeing a few wireless HDMI solutions being demonstrated at CEDIA and CES, I decided to see how these solutions fared and put together a selection of them to see if they really do perform well in a home environment, as show floor demos can not be trusted with their 500+ wireless networks wreaking havoc on anything not hard wired.

WIRELESS HDMI ROUND UP

DVDO Air

  • Inputs: 1x HDMI 1.4a on transmitter
  • Outputs: 1x HDMI 1.4a on receiver
  • Technology: 60 GHz wireless
  • Audio and Video Support: 1080p, 7.1 channel audio uncompressed
  • Price: $399
  • DVDO

Belkin ScreenCast AV 4

  • Inputs: 4x HDMI 1.4a on transmitter
  • Outputs: 1x HDMI 1.4a on receiver
  • Technology: 5 GHz, WHDI compliant
  • Audio and Video Support: 1080p, 5.1 channel audio
  • Price: $249
  • Belkin

IO Gear Wireless 3D Digital Kit GW3DHDKIT

  • Inputs: 2x HDMI 1.4a on transmitter
  • Outputs: 1x HDMI 1.4a on transmitter, 1x HDMI 1.4a on receiver
  • Technology: 5 GHz (40 MHz bandwidth), WHDI compliant
  • Audio and Video Support: 1080p, 5.1 channel audio uncompressed
  • Price: $279
  • IO Gear
  • SECRETS Tags: Wireless, 3D, Digital, Kit, Screeencast, Air