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HDMI Wireless Replicator: Why hasn’t Anyone Created this?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Equipment' started by Reaper, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. Reaper

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    In my TV room I have the following video components:

    FiOS HD DVR
    DirecTV HD DVR (for NFL ST)
    Blu-ray player
    HD DVD player
    Roku Netflix player
    Two (2) 400 disc DVD changers
    XBOX 360

    All video components are connected to my audio receiver and TV via a single HDMI cable (I use an 8 port Monoprice HDMI switch and a JVC AV receiver with HDMI support).

    I don’t currently have a TV in my bedroom but if I did I’d want access to all of these video components in both locations, without having to repurchase all of these cool (but expensive) toys.

    Imagine two components comprising an "HDMI wireless replicator": a “sending” unit located in this case in the TV room that has a simple HDMI pass through to the TV. It broadcasts a signal over a wireless network to the "receiving" unit, which is connected to the bedroom TV via HDMI.

    All video and audio components are controlled with a universal RF remote, like the Harmony 900. How cool would that be?
     
  2. Aztec Pilot

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  3. LarryFlowers

    LarryFlowers DIRECTV A-Team

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    I have friends in the whole house audio/video and home theater business. They have tried every wireless hdmi "solution" they could find. Not one has performed to any level of success.

    There is a working industry group addressing the problem.. but then we know how long it took the wireless "N" working group to come up with a final specification.

    Problems they told me about include high suceptibilty to interference, constant buffering, screen freezes, poor audio...
     
  4. BattleZone

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    Most folks don't realize the HUGE volume of data that's going over their HDMI cables. Just the video alone is 6 times the size of SD video, and then there is the multichannel audio. And all of that has to be streamed in real time over a micro-powered radio connection and arrive in the proper order. It's a lot tougher than most folks realize.
     
  5. Reaper

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    Thanks Aztec Pilot, I knew there had to be people smarter than me at work on something like this. :)
     

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