Actiontec - MyWirelessTV2 Wireless Video Transmitter and Receiver - Black

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This Actiontec MyWirelessTV2 MWTV2KIT01 transmitter and receiver let you wirelessly connect an HDMI-enabled media player and stream live high-definition content up to 100' away.

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Overview

What's Included


  • Actiontec MyWirelessTV2 Wireless Video Transmitter and Receiver
  • 2 5V/2A power adapters
  • 2 HDMI 1.4 cables, IR blaster cable, IR receiver extension cable
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
83% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (911 out of 1102)

Features


Smart Enabled

Get access to a world of instant entertainment with this product. Just connect to the Internet and stream movies, listen to music, and access a wide variety of other content.

  • Netflix

Compatible with most HDTVs with an HDMI port

As well as most HDMI-enabled cable/satellite set-top boxes, DVRs, PVRs, Blu-ray and DVD players and game consoles for wide-ranging use.

Transmitter and receiver

Allow you to wirelessly connect your compatible HDTV to a compatible media device from up to 100' away, even through walls and floors, so you can eliminate cable clutter.

Wireless HDMI connection sends live high-definition content

From an HDMI-enabled media device to a remote HDTV for multiroom entertainment.

Supports up to 1080p60 and 3D video signals

As well as 5.1 and uncompressed linear PCM audio signals, so you can enjoy vivid, immersive visuals and crisp, enveloping sound.

A/V quality auto adjustment

Optimizes performance based on the current wireless operating environment.

Supports control of your media device's IR

With your existing remote via the included IR blaster cable for ease of use.


Overall customer rating

4
83%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Depends How You're Going To Use It

    Posted
    ProjectorBuyer
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    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. The issues: 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. Setup notes: 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. Epilogue: 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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Try only if you have no other option

    Posted
    FrustratedUser
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    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.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    WORKS LIKE ITS SUPPOSED TO WORK - GREAT

    Posted
    COOLDEZINE
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I did read reviews and it had good reviews but of course I was skeptical because with this kind of stuff you never know. Instructions were easy to follow. The product is small and lightweight and easy to put anywhere, not big and bulky like the other one I bought and took back. Once it’s hooked up it works off its own signal, not your Wi-Fi, which is a huge plus simply because if you have terrible Wi-Fi it can tend to make you think you have a bad product when in fact it’s usually Wi-Fi (modem, carrier). But like I said, this works off its own signal, so if you have bad Wi-Fi you don’t have to worry. The main box is in a fourth bedroom and the second box I keep on a TV in the kitchen and the signal works without a hitch! One issue I've noticed and also read in a few other reviews is that sometimes if you don't turn on the second TV first you may not get that signal ... I think the instructions tell you that too but I can’t remember. Rest assured, as long as I have that kitchen TV on first I have zero problems. One time I turned it on, and it didn't have sound; not sure why. I unplugged the two boxes plugged back up hasn't happened since. The only other thing I would say is the remote control usage can be irritating. It works but doesn't work well. It’s hard to get the remote to read properly. It’s not a deal breaker though. The question is can you watch cable on a different TV without hooking up extra wires, or without paying for an extra cable box, or without drilling new holes for a coaxle. YES! This device makes it possible, and it’s easy and now when I am in the kitchen cooking long meals I can watch whatever I feel like including my recorded shows. Picture quality is excellent. It was on sale when I bought it but I don't remember what I paid - it was worth it - better than 10 extra a month for a tv I only watch while I am cooking year after year the savings add up, not to mention I can take the second receiver and pretty much use it wherever I want. It’s that easy to hook up. If you want to watch cable easily on a TV and you don’t want to pay for an extra box, or use more wires through walls and floors, this product works well! 5 stars would equal remote working much better and not having to turn 2nd tv on first. Neither are deal breakers!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Surprising performance

    Posted
    fmvf26

    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 :-)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well as expected

    Posted
    CriticalCare
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does what it says and does it well.

    Posted
    JoeHTech
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    I would recommend you go wired

    Posted
    max9002
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    This product is insanely frustrating. It has to be reset almost every time it is used and the transmitter interferes with the primary tv it is connected to. Since the signal has to pass through it first and then on ro my main tv and audio receiver, it never transmits correctly. The picture flickers on an off and I have to bypass the transmitter in order to get it to work. It is insanely annoying, I recommend you stay away unless you plan to never use the TV that the transmitter is connected to. In that case all you will have to do is reset the units almost every time before using it. Also wish the employee at Best Buy was more knowledgeable because they told me there was no real difference between this one and the Best Buy version. As it turns out there is a significant difference as the Best Buy one allows you to use your power outlets to transmit the signal. This would have been a lot better than the stupid wireless connection because it's so unreliable. And of course I'm Way Beyond being able to return or get it repaired under warranty so I think I will use it for target practice the next time I go shooting. Maybe one day this technology will catch up and it will work better. When it works it does work and it does transmit an HD picture but don't expect it to last without having to be reset constantly.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Neat Technology - Signal can have interference

    Posted
    BMunsie
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    First of all this was very easy to hook up. Second of all it was pretty neat to see the signal transferred. To be fair, I might have been expecting too much from this. My father-in-law has a projection TV that would only play from his Blue-Ray player. He didn't have any other source run to the unit when he had it installed. We tried to use this to get signal from his main floor TV to the basement theater with the projection TV. The quality of the signal wasn't the best for running through his projector. I don't know if there were other items using the same frequency to mess up the transmission, or if there is just that much in the floor between his main floor and the basement. Either way, it was enough loss to warrant him paying for the cable company to put another box in the basement to feed the projection TV. Perhaps a smaller TV would have been better and less demanding for high quality signal. I would recommend this to a friend, but with a caution regarding the size of the receiving TV.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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