May 17, 2010
| by Arlen Schweiger
It’s become a common question—how can I get all of my PC media to my big-screen TV, without a whole lot of wire clutter?
If you’ve got a nifty netbook or laptop with an HDMI connection, you may have your setup relatively easy. If your TV is mounted on the wall with no place to put a laptop near it, though, good luck hiding the wires.
Along the lines of Iogear’s solution for that dilemma, Wisair is giving you a wireless way to route that computer content to the display with its Wireless USB A/V Adapter Set.
The adapter set is compatible with Windows 7, Vista and XP, the company says, has 128-bit AES security and meets worldwide signal compliances.
Video is supported through HDMI and VGA connectivity, and stereo audio can be streamed through HDMI or a 3.5mm audio jack. High-def video transfer will only handle up to 720p resolution, but the Wireless Set does have 32-bit True Color depth and up to 1400x1050 resolution, so slideshow presentations from quality digital cameras will be ultra crisp.
Wisair notes the product’s “full-room coverage” and that with its easy installation you can stream the PC content to a display in the same room, so this may not be for everyone, but it should do the trick for most laptop users out there, especially those with dedicated theater rooms that may need a quick upgrade to incorporate PC media.
Warpia, Cables Unlimited and Atlona have the set available, ranging from $199 to $219.
Arlen writes about home technology installations and product news and reviews for electronichouse.com
and Electronic House magazine.