Originally Posted by lesh
Also interested in a wireless link re-transmitter for in-home use (assuming that HD is a no no today) is there anyone who can comment on experience with the above?
Is this "the only game in town" in this area?
Here is a unit I found for the distribution of a HDMI signal: http://www.connectivity.avocent.com/...ge/mpx1000.asp
. This unit looks nice but the problem I see is if you want to split the HDMI signal to go to your TV at the HDMI source and the Avocent transmitter, a splitter amplifier for the HDMI signal would cost as much as the Avocent transmitter and receiver.
I have been researching wireless A/V systems this for over a year now. I currently have an older RF-Link Wave Comm 2.4 Ghz, model WCS30, to distribute from the A/V output of my H20 DirecTV HD receiver (composite output), to a second set in the kitchen. I have had problems with it and am also looking for a solution.
Problem 1. It picks up interference from my wireless phones, wireless network and microwave oven, because of it being on the 2.4 Ghz frequency. The unit works good when I shut all my 2.4 stuff off and problem 2 doesn't occur.
Problem 2. When the picture goes to a bright white background screen (example: a hockey game), the sync in the pictures starts the picture rolling and the picture all turns white. Looks like a lack of bandwidth. As soon as it goes back to darker colors it goes back to normal.
The solution to problem 1 is a simple one, get a system on the 5.8 Ghz frequency and the other devices won't interfer with it.
For problem 2, I called RF-Link. They advised me they were aware of the problem and about a year ago, advised me that a new 5.8 Ghz unit was coming out soon, that would eliminate that problem. A year later it is still not out, according to their webs site. The site still shows the AVS-5811 as their current 5.8 model.
My question is, has anyone used the current model, AVS-5811, with any DirecTV or DISH HD receiver, and experience my problem 2 using it or did it work ok? I want to switch to some type of 5.8 system, and am getting sick of waiting for the RF-Link unit to come out.