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Posted by: fmvf26 from: on
I recently built a "She Shed" for my wife, so she can do her crafts and what not in peace. I wanted to surprise her by adding a small TV in the shed, but since it is already finished I did not want to cut holes in the walls I just put up. I was very skeptical about these trans/receivers I was looking at, as the walls contained insulation that have a heat shield barrier on one side. Something that looks like it would interfere with the signal passing through it. It looks like an aluminum film.
I did go ahead and purchase this unit to try it out, with the option of returning it if it didn't work out as I hoped it would.
Turns out it works perfectly, no signal loss, no delays, no interruptions of the signals. It just works!! Only one slight problem I had, no fault of this unit, is to locate the remote sensor on the cable TV box. Once I found the location of the sensor it worked perfectly.
Needless to say the wife is happy as can be, and I get to eat another hamburger tonight :-)
27 out of 33 found this review helpful.
Does what it says and does it well.
Posted by: JoeHTech from: Wilkes-Barre, PA on
I have a Tivo Premier XL in my living room and an older Tivo Series 2 in the bedroom. The Tivo Series 2 is low-def only and doesn't support digital only cable signals. I've been living with it and really wanted to upgrade it but they are so expensive when you buy the lifetime subscription.
I bought this so that I can wirelessly use my living room Tivo in the bedroom at night. It took me about 30 minutes tops to get both the transmitter and receiver connected. The hardest part of the whole install was trying to find the IR sensor on the front of my Tivo for the IR Blaster on the transmitter. Once I found that everything worked flawlessly. I've only been using it for a few days and I love it. It saved me a few hundred dollars from buying another Tivo.
Picture and sound quality are perfect. I was expecting to get some time lag with the remote but the delay is so tiny that I don't even notice it. FF and RWD is not a problem at all.
14 out of 15 found this review helpful.
Posted by: TnTplusT from: Brea, Ca on
I bought this for my church. We needed to get the video feed from our sanctuary down a hall to the nursery so that volunteers watching the kids could see the sermon. Setup was easy. The video looks clear. The only thing that is a little troubling is that we have to unplug and plug back in the receiving unit every Sunday so that it will make the connection. Still WAY better than having to run a 50 foot cable through a few walls.
12 out of 13 found this review helpful.
Try only if you have no other option
Posted by: FrustratedUser from: on
I found the product unreliable. It was recommended and installed by the Geek Squad as part of my home theater upgrade. The install seemed uneventful - mount the devices, connect cables, and power up. But the time delay before the link activated seemed excessive and was annoying. The link dropped several times before it seemed to settle in and the installers left. Each time it was necessary to reposition the transmitter, disconnect and reconnect power to reset the link. The first evening the link dropped regularly when simply changing channels on the TV, again necessitating a power down/power up sequence to make it work again. Day 2 was the same and it became very annoying. The included brochure was little additional help but provided a web address for additional info (very little) and a phone nr to tech support. I called, listened to a recorded greeting (for what seemed like 5 minutes and was of little help) before I got to a tech. His first question after I described my experience was "How close to the transmitter is your wireless router?" Well, It was within about 18 inches (right where the Geek Squad put it). He told me no other emitter should be within 20 ft of the transmitter (not feasible in my case) else mutual interference would likely degrade the link's performance. I think he was right because I had a longer HDMI cable to connect to the transmitter as an experiment and got about 6 ft of separation between the transmitter and my wireless router. Saw no change in link reliability. It still dropped as frequently as before. BTW, the distance between the transmitter and receiver near my TV was less than 20 ft with one interior wall between them. Also BTW, there's no reference to minimum separation of transmitter and other emitters in either the provided documentation or the vendor's web site.
10 out of 12 found this review helpful.
Cutting the cable wire
Posted by: OSHD from: on
I use the Actiontec Mywirelwss2 starter kit to have it setup on a specific wall in my living room. I have the transmitter setup from another room below my living room and the picture/sound works great. The reason I gave it a four star is the challenge with the HDCP protocol. My cable box provider Xfinity has the newer HDCP protocol that will make sure the signal out of the cable box is not going into a copying source. If I turned off the TV that is hooked up to the receiver box, my cable box will not transit the video through the MyWilressTV2 transmitter. Once I figured this out, I will always turn off the cable box before I turnoff the TV and do it in reverse when I turn TV on before the cable box.
13 out of 17 found this review helpful.
WOW great color
Posted by: MDVA from: on
I have a BlueRay + Comcast DVR + Apple TV all using this transmitter/receiver combination and it works GREAT!!! The color is excellent [Samsung LED TV] with no drop-outs. Audio is excellent and surround sound works perfectly. The transmitter is 15ft hidden in a cabinet and the receiver is tucked behind the TV on the wall. So no cables and very nice looking package. I would recommend this to anyone.
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Transmitter only lasted 14 months
Posted by: velomister from: on
I had to reset the receiver on a weekly basis. The distance between the units was 40' direct line of site. After 14 months the transmitter died. Spending $200 for this quality is not acceptable. I would seriously consider other brands before buying this one.
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Product works well
Posted by: Michael from: on
This replaced my Belkin and works much better. Faster response time.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Works well as expected
Posted by: CriticalCare from: on
So far, I have had minimal issues with the wireless transmitter. I am using it to broadcast a cable box signal from a theater to an adjacent family room. The IR repeater/emitter is great because it allows my Logitech harmony remote control to power on/control the cable box as if it is in the same room. I have read reviews regarding instability of the connection between the units and that has only happened to me once in the 4 months I have had the product. It was simple enough to reset it and the connection re-established. Perhaps they are having issues because of the distance between the two receivers. I am using it about 20 feet through 2 walls. All in all, it works as I expected. The only thing preventing me from giving 5 stars is the fact that I was having some issues using this with my surround sound pass through. Originally I wanted it to connect my cable box to a SONY STR pass-through then to a TV, but there seems to be a compatibility issue with pass-through surround sound systems. I ended it connecting from the Actiontec straight to the TV and using the TV's optical out to connect it to the SONY system. It's not ideal, but it works.
9 out of 12 found this review helpful.
Depends How You're Going To Use It
Posted by: ProjectorBuyer from: on
I purchased this item to avoid having to run an HDMI cable to my projector from my AV receiver. Ultimately I ended up returning it for two primary reasons described below related to my setup. Otherwise, I found the picture quality to be great (no noticeable difference from HDMI cable), the setup to be very easy and performance to be fairly consistent (had to reboot every now and then to reestablish the connection between transmitter and receiver/occasional hiccups in picture quality. I did not test the range enough to comment there). If you're looking at this item to send both audio and video to a TV simultaneously (i.e., non-projector or no AV receiver setup), then I would recommend it.
1) Video latency - the extent of latency varied from barely perceptible to just enough to be distracting. It was never horrible but it's the type of thing you can't ignore even more so because you know it might show up anytime. To the manufacturer's credit, the device does feature a gaming mode which reduces picture quality to cut down on latency, but that was not a tradeoff i wanted to make for my regular tv viewing. I did not experiment too much with this mode to comment on the actual extent of quality sacrificed. However, I do not expect it would have made too much of a difference for me given my setup, i.e. my issue is primarily due to audio and video traveling different paths (see setup notes below) rather than the speed of the transmission overall.
2) HDMI/CEC issues - one of my favorite features of my Chromecast is its ability to automatically turn my AV receiver on and switch inputs when I cast a video. For whatever reason, these features stopped working when the wireless transmitter, rather than my TV directly, was connected to the HDMI out port. These features also stopped working for my ps3.
All of my content sources (cable, Chromecast, laptop, etc) are plugged directly into my AV receiver via HDMI and my AV receiver is directly connected to my surround speakers. The wireless transmitter was plugged into the HDMI out of my AV receiver and the wireless receiver was plugged into my projector.
I moved my AV cabinet and am using an old fashioned HDMI cable from my AV receiver to my projector. Initially I wanted to avoid this setup as I had to split my cable line now to service internet and TV - also, I no longer have line of sight for my IR remotes. Bottom line is that you're going to have some tradeoffs in your setup no matter what. Decide what's important for you and perhaps this item could be a part of it.