Originally Posted by Stuntman_Mike
Anyone using a wireless HDMI setup?
I use a wireless HDMI transmitter from my Dish Hopper DVR in my family room to a receiver hooked up to my projector (actually through an HDMI-to-analog audio breakout box, with HDMI pass-through) in my living room. I'm on my second second-generation unit (not a typing mistake).
My first transmitter/receiver pair were a first-generation (meaning first-generation chipset) Brite-View (by Zinnet) model BV-2322, purchased in Oct 2010. They worked well, until they failed to establish connection to each other, in Apr 2012. As they were out of warranty, I paid a flat $100 to receive a replacement T/R pair (new, I believe).
As soon as I replaced the old T/R pair with the new, I began to experience loss of synchronization often, whenever I fast-forwarded, rewound, skipped-forward, or skipped-backward through a recording on my DVR that I was watching on my projector (for example, while fast-forwarding or skipping-forward through commercials). It's a nuisance when watching sports, but it's really not a big bother watching other recorded shows.
I contacted Zinnet customer service, and they were not aware of this problem, which, I explained to them, I never had with my previous T/R pair. I would note that my original T/R pair were housed in attractive, somewhat elliptically-shaped cases, whereas the replacement T/R pair were housed in more rectangular cases; same model number, though. They told me that the older T/R pair I had before was built with a previous-generation chipset, and that the replacement T/R pair I received has a new chipset. (BTW, the chips use a now-standard HDMI radio protocol that was invented and the chips developed by an Israeli company, Amimon.)
Zinnet has agreed to take back my replacement BV-2322 set and refund my $100, which was very nice of them. But, before I did that, I wanted to make sure I had a wireless HDMI system that worked satisfactorily. So I bought an IOGear wireless HDMI T/R pair from Costco, to try out. Well, the IOGear set loses sync too, on occasion, when I FF, etc., my DVR. If anything, it's performance is slightly worse than the replacement BV-2322.
So that's my experience -- I have no problem with wireless HDMI between my two rooms, as long as I watch continuously, without fast-forwarding, etc., my DVR. Oh, well. It could be worse -- some people report lack of ability to wirelessly transmit HDMI at all between rooms with these kind of devices. I have no problem, and mine transmit through 2 walls, though my straight-line transmission distance is no more than 30 feet, I'd say. My transmitter is sitting on the same table-top as my plasma TV, right behind it; my receiver is up off the ground about chest high, sitting on top of a CD shelving unit.
Hope this info helps.
p.s. I'm keeping the IOGear unit because it has 2 HDMI inputs whereas the Brite-View has only one, and I just bought a PS3 for the family room. If they each had the same number of inputs, I'd return the IOGear set and keep the BV-2322 set. As it is, I'm going to give the BV-2322 set to my nephew.Edited by prfssr - 2/4/13 at 10:38am