At this stage I’ve only had an opportunity to conduct rudimentary tests, and results have thus far been positive. The IOGEAR manual provides blessedly straightforward, step-by-step setup instructions that I’ve outlined below, along with practical hints I picked up while doing my initial product tests.
For our initial tests I ran the HDMI outputs of our reference Oppo BDP-83 SE Blu-ray player through the IOGEAR Wireless HD Kit, which in turn was connected to a JVC HDTV.
Setup ran almost flawlessly, though I did encounter one very minor snag that was quickly resolved by IOGEAR’s excellent Technical Support team (hence my hint, above, regarding powering up the Transmitter module before powering up the Receiver module).
In a matter of minutes, I was sending wireless HD video and audio from the Oppo via the kit to the display. The result: I could discern no quality differences at all between the IOGEAR’s wireless HD connections and the direct, hard-wired HDMI cable connections I normally use, which is exactly the result I was hoping to achieve.
While I’ve not yet had the opportunity to test all of its operating modes, IOGEAR’s Wireless HD Kit has thus far proven to be easy to set up and has performed exactly as advertized, offering a useful, high-performance solution for homeowners who desire wireless HD connections between their source components and TVs or projectors.
The kit’s price may at first seem a bit steep, but the convenience and ease of use it provides may prove priceless—especially for users who dislike the otherwise complicated A/V wiring schemes their systems might require.
IOGEAR AVIOR-Series Wireless HD Kit
Inputs: 2 x HDMI, 1 x VGA/Component video, 1 x Composite video, 2 x Analog Audio (via stereo RCA jacks and 3.5mm mini-jack).
Outputs: 1 x HDMI, 1 x Component video, 1 x Composite video, 2 x Analog Audio (via Stereo RCA jacks and a 3.5mm mini-jack)
--HDMI: Up to 1080p60Hz
--Component: up to 1080i60Hz
--VGA: Up to 1920x 1080@60Hz
--Composite: up to 480p
Digital Audio (pass through):
--16-bit 2-Channel, liner PC (44.1kHz & 48kHz)
Communications Channels: LAN, "WiFi Channel 1" (WiFi channel 38, 5.19 GHz) or "WiFi Channel " (WiFi channel 46, 5.23 GHz)
Remote control functions: Power on/standby, Info (display system connectivity settings), Receiver Video Output Select (HDMI, Component, or AV), Transmitter Video Input Select (HDMI1, HDMI2, PC, AV), Transmitter Audio Input Select (HDMI1, HDMI2, PC, AV), and Communications Channel Select (LAN, WiFi Ch1, WiFi Ch2).
Warranty: 1 year, parts and labor