How Wireless Video HDMI Works
Wireless Video HDMI achieves the same connection as an HDMI cable. Rather than plugging an HDMI cable between your laptop and a monitor, wireless video HDMI uses a transmitter and a receiver that wirelessly connect your devices. The transmitter and receiver create a direct wireless connection, which means a home WiFi network is not needed for the devices to work.
Selecting a Wireless Video HDMI Kit
There are a few factors to consider when selecting a wireless video HDMI kit:
1. Compatibility – This is the most important thing to consider when picking a wireless video HDMI kit. Select a kit that works with your device specifications and requirements. Wireless Video HDMI kits are not a one size fits all solution. For example, some new laptops do not include an HDMI port and would require an additional adapter.
2. Components required or included – While kits usually include everything needed to connect a laptop to a monitor, you may need to purchase an adapter or other component.
3. Power – While it may not be a deal breaker, some kits include a power adapter while others use power directly from the connected device, in this case, your laptop.
4. Remote – Using a remote is useful when presenting. Some kits allow you to use your own remote control; others include a remote to use.
Wireless Video HDMI Screen Display Options
Duplicate – When this option is selected, the monitor will display what’s on your laptop’s screen.
Extend – This option spreads your display across the two displays. Show on 1 or 2 – If you only want to use one display, this option allows you to chose which monitor to use and leaves the other black.
5 Steps to Setup a Wireless Video HDMI
- Connect the transmitter to your computer’s HDMI port. If your computer does not have an HDMI port, you can also use an adapter.
- Connect the receiver to your TV’s HDMI port.
- Connect the power cord (if necessary)
- Turn on devices to establish a connection between your laptop and monitor.
- Select the display option that suits your needs from the “Display” settings menu on your laptop.