You have a problem. You have more than one TV, and you want to watch the same media on both of them. Do you need to buy another cable box? Do you need to run HDMI cables across your home?
While most modern homes have cable pathways through the walls, not all of them do. It can be a messy hassle to run cables across your home to the displays you want to connect. Is there any better solution?
One solution that’s often overlooked is a wireless HDMI transmitter. There are a number of wireless HDMI transmitters out there, and most of them can get the job done. These devices usually come in pairs, with one working as the source, and the other as the receiver.
Using a wireless HDMI transmitter is a very cool and modern way to connect multiple displays in your home. It’s very convenient and easy to set up as well.
It might sound rather complicated, but when you’re done reading this article, it will all make sense, and it won’t be long before you can watch the same media on any TV in your home, without pesky wires. You can take a look at our setup guide and FAQ section later on in this article.
One practical use would be to broadcast your Sky+ box from one TV to another one in your home, without having to buy a new box.
Now that you understand the basic idea, let’s look at some recommended HDMI wireless transmitters.
Our reviews of the top wireless HDMI senders in the UK market right now:
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One for All Wireless HDMI Sender
Although a little pricey, the one-for-all Wireless HDMI sender is one of the best on the market. If you’re looking for a cable-free setup, this device is a great fit. The box includes two receivers, and they support any AV signal with a full 1080p at 60hz.
When it comes to range, these receivers are designed to work without any latency within 30 meters, so there’s a lot of wiggle room. Additionally, the signals are sent over a 5 GHz band, so interference is rare.
Installing the One for All Wireless HDMI senders is very simple. They’re both plug and play, and all you have to do is plug them into an HDMI source. No power supply needed. However, the source needs to be turned on for the receiving unit to pick up a signal.
Overall, a decent HDMI transmitter. Customers mentioned the signal can go through thin walls too, for instance, from the living room to the bathroom, or other thin walls.
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PAKITE HDMI Wireless AV Sender
You might be surprised to know the range on these broadcasters is measured at 429 feet or 130 meters. That’s quite a distance! As you can see, the antennas are put to good use.
Naturally, the box includes two devices, a transmitter, and a receiver. The sender needs to be attached to your source, while the receiver can be attached to any compatible display, such as a monitor or TV.
This sender can not only broadcast 1080P at 60 Hz but also 5.1 audio. You’ll also find a remote in the box to easily direct the sources to the appropriate displays.
From what I could tell, the most notable feature of this HDMI sender is the broadcast range. Not only does it reach a maximum of 130 meters in an open area, but the signal can also go through walls too.
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Moireouce 1080P HDMI Transmitter
Speaking of the range, tests done in open space recorded an average of 100 meters. Overall, the range is great. The signal can also go through walls, depending on how thick they are. It uses the 2.4 and 5 GHz frequencies.
The box includes one transmitter, one receiver, two power adapters, two HDMI cables, 2 IR extender cables, and a user manual. In short, everything that you need.
It broadcasts the same resolution as the other products, 1080p at 60 HZ.
As you might have guessed, once again, the best feature is the range. Although the range is not quite as far as the PAKITE, it’s still quite impressive.
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MEASY FHD 2.5/5G HDMI Sender
According to the specifications, the open area range is 200 meters, making it one of the most powerful HDMI senders we reviewed so far.
The reason this product has a better range than the others on the list is that it uses 5.8GHZ Wii-fi instead of 5GHZ. The extra frequency makes a difference.
Although it’s not as popular as the other devices on our list, it gets the job done, and the range is great. Most customers are happy with their purchase.
The MEASY can transmit 1080P at 60hz. The most notable feature is the range, a 200-meter range is more than enough for your home.
On the other hand, the devices don’t look that great. They basically look like bricks with antennas.
HDMI Sender Buying Guide:
If you’re not sure how to use these devices, this section should clear some things up. The installation steps are the same across the board, with a few variations here and there. Overall, most of the HDMI transmitters are plug and play, no software required.
To start, find the HDMI transmitter. You can determine which device in the pair is the transmitter by looking at the ports on the rear. If it has an HDMI in and HDMI out, then it’s the transmitter. The receiver will only have HDMI in. Most of the products mentioned in this article include HDMI cables.
Next, plug the HDMI transmitter into the source via an HDMI cable. The source can be any signal, a PC, Blu-ray Player, Sky Box, etc. Make sure the device is switched on, and the power cable is plugged in. An LED light should indicate if the device is powered.
Now all you have to do is connect the receiver to the display that you want to transmit the signal to, which could be any HDMI-enabled TV or monitor. Plug the sender in, turn it on, and it should automatically pair with the transmitter and start carrying over the signal.
In most cases, the setup can be completed in a few minutes. Keep in mind, there is usually a slight delay, so it’s probably not the best system for competitive video games. For other activities, such as simply watching shows, the delay is too small to be noticeable.
HDMI Sender FAQ
Now that you know the basics of how to use these products, as well as our recommended list, let’s run through some frequently asked questions.
Can You Transmit an HDMI Signal from a TV to a Projector?
You might want to make a little viewing-party in your garden or backyard. If your projector has HDMI ports, then you can definitely use an HDMI Wireless sender to transmit a signal from your TV or computer to a projector. Keep in mind, the devices do need a power supply, so you might have to run an extension cord outside.
Can An HDMI Sender Work Between Floors?
The answer is it depends. The more powerful 5 GHz frequencies can usually penetrate floors, but it’s not a guarantee. There are many factors that come into play, for example, the thickness and material of the floor, the layout of the home, and whatnot. It works for some people, but not for everyone.
I’m Getting Interference, What Could Be The Problem?
There could be a number of reasons. For example, the distance from the transmitter to the receiver, objects blocking the signal, other devices interfering with the signal, and many others.
Does WiFi or 3G Interfere with the Signal?
If you have 2.4 or 5ghz Wi-fi, there may be a chance the signal is interfering with the HDMI devices. However, it’s usually not enough to create a loss of image. It’s much like how there can be many Wi-fi networks in the same area. Usually, it’s not an issue. If you suspect it could be a problem, then we recommend moving the senders away from your router.
Can I use a Wireless HDMI Transmitter for Gaming?
Yes, any HDMI-compatible console will work with an HDMI transmitter. The limiting factor would not be the signal but your controllers (or mouse and keyboard).
For example, if you have a Playstation 4 and the controller, the video signal from the PS4 can be transmitted through the HDMI transmitter, but the signal from the controller can not. In other words, the controller needs to be connected to the console, not the transmitter.