With modern wireless technology, there is no reason to be bound by cables in your home, office or onset. Watching movies, taking professional photos, or playing video games, with a wireless HDMI transmitter and receiver has never been easier, cut the cord from your devices.
How to know which device is right for your wireless HDMI needs
- What do you intend to transmit and how do you want to receive and display the audio and visual?
Although most HDMI wireless setups are going to be compatible with multiple uses, one might better suit your specific needs better than another. To stream regular television from a cable box throughout the house is going to have different requirements than sending your laptop screen and audio to your TV or a gamers’ need from their console to the TV with zero latency.
Range & Signal Strength
- Signal strength: a.k.a. how far will your transmitter be from your receiver? This will be a potential demand in an office setting but should be considered in a larger house as well. Nyrius wireless HDMI units range from 30 FT up to 165 FT.
- If the HDMI wireless system is only going to be used in the living room to get rid of the unsightliness and nuisance of tangled cables, you should know the distance of your space to buy the most appropriate unit. Keep in mind, wireless transmission works best in clear lines of sight and will vary between walls, cabinets, and ceilings.
- Consider any future plans and how you can ensure the unit will keep up with your growth, and be aware of the versatility the longer-range may serve should the situation ever change.
- Zero-latency or lack of delay in processing the signal may be more important with some applications than others, but consider how it can be disorienting for sound and video to be slightly off producing a lag.
- Video games will require zero latency, as even a split second of delay between in-game actions and response time can make the difference between a good and great player. Over a long period of time, it could also make for a headache.
- Zero-latency is also important when projecting from a drone camera, as the pilot needs to know where the drone is in absolute real-time.
- Nyrius has options for 1 HDMI connection, either in stick or box form depending on if you need mobility.
- The Aries Home+ allows for 2 HDMI connections. Perhaps connecting both your cable box and Blu-ray.
- The WS55 has options to purchase multiple receivers, so, for example, you can cast cable to multiple TV’s in a restaurant.
- The NY-GS10 has only RCA connections.
1080p versus 4K
- A final question is to ask whether you want to remain with what has long been considered standard 1080p high definition video resolution for wireless HD video or have you already upgraded to 4K?
- 4K offers better resolution which allows for larger screens. The 4K means the system has nearly 4,000 horizontal pixels while the 1080p is measured at 1,080 vertical pixels, but in layman’s terms, the 4K has roughly double the number of pixels in a set area of the viewing screen.
To further diagnosis the perfect Nyrius Wireless solution for you, choose what platform you will be streaming from here.
Nyrius Aries Prime
Wirelessly stream HDMI signals up to 30FT.