Traditional HDMI cables are used to connect set-top-boxes, gaming consoles and other devices directly to TVs in order to deliver high-definition video and audio. Whether at home or at your place of business, these cables often become a tangled mess and can even be contorted and strained to suit your device location needs. This can weaken the cable and cause video or audio to cut out.
Instead of replacing your HDMI cables, you may want to take some time to look into simple and easy-to-use wireless HDMI alternatives.
What is Wireless HDMI
HDMI cables tend to add clutter around a TV. In addition, the hard wire limits where you can place your TV in relation to the devices you connect to them.
Wireless HDMI will free you from this limitation while providing a clutter free set up. A kit typically includes a transmitter and a receiver. The transmitter connects to your gaming console, set-top box or other device and sends a direct, point-to-point wireless signal to the receiver. The receiver is connected to your TV and receives the signal from the transmitter.
Key Benefits to Wireless HDMI
- Wireless HDMI eliminates cable clutter for an organized media stand.
- The 150-foot radius offers increased freedom to arrange your home without the limitations of cables.
- You have the option to wall mount your TV and your HDMI receiver without having to see dangling wires.
- Wireless HDMI creates its own direct signal between the transmitter and receiver. As a result it does not bog down your home Wi-Fi network.
- Easy set up makes a true “plug-and-play” technology.
Typically, you can expect the same high-quality HD connection from your wireless HDMI set up that you would get from a wired HDMI cable connection. This does have some stipulations, however. Most wireless HDMI kits have a distance range of about 100 to 150 feet. Going beyond that range or through more than two or three walls or floors can reduce the connection quality. Walls and floors that are made of brick, cement, metal or stone can also interfere with the connection quality.
Where to Buy
Transitioning from wired HDMI cable connections to wireless is simple. Wireless HDMI kits such as MyWirelessTV2 are available at most major