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Old 03-02-2011, 15:51   #1
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Shake Head Wireless HDMI video sender for Sky HD box

I'm thinking about buying the following video sender/receiver to send Sky HD to our bedroom. This product particularly caught my attention:

http://www.maplin.co.uk/wireless-hdm...der-kit-503801

The kit uses HDMI port connections both on the receiver and sender. Currently we have our Sky HD box connected to a widescreen television in the living using the Sky HD box only available HDMI port.

I've read I could use a splitter on the Sky HD Box but plenty of people seem to have encountered problems using splitters and getting no output sent to the main television.

We can't do Sky multiroom as this is an apartment connected to a communal dish with only 1 signal. I'd prefer not to use ethernet cabling as I have enough cabling running all over the place as it is.

Any suggestions how best to do this? Is the above product linked at Maplin a complete none-starter due to the HDMI connectivity?
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Old 03-02-2011, 18:59   #2
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I've read I could use a splitter on the Sky HD Box but plenty of people seem to have encountered problems using splitters and getting no output sent to the main television.
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This gets good ratings, and judging by the comments you can't go wrong with it.
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if its wireless it depends on whats around it generating noise so if you got neighbours with £1.99 baby monitors from china nuking the airwaves it probably wont matter what gear you got as it will get nuked.

But surely anything short of a £400 a metre hdmi is going to be a downgrade especially if it doesnt have an apple logo stamped on it
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Old 03-02-2011, 22:35   #4
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Amazon.co.uk

This gets good ratings, and judging by the comments you can't go wrong with it.
Thanks looks good with all the reviews for Sky HD boxes. I'll give it a go.

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if its wireless it depends on whats around it generating noise so if you got neighbours with £1.99 baby monitors from china nuking the airwaves it probably wont matter what gear you got as it will get nuked.

But surely anything short of a £400 a metre hdmi is going to be a downgrade especially if it doesnt have an apple logo stamped on it
Well I already have 2 broadband wireless networks (one for my Apple gear, the other for everything else) running perfectly fine here (each running G and N on different channels @ 2.4Ghz and 5.0Ghz). So I imagine my own stuff could potentially cause more of a problem than anything the neighbours are doing. I know the HDMI Video Sender I linked to above suggests putting your wireless routers in another room to the sender but that's not going to be possible. I'll give it a go anyway. Quality doesn't have to be perfect.
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No one seems to have tried the maplin sender
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Maplin one is down sub 100 now. Any experience of it?
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Maplin one is down sub 100 now. Any experience of it?
Where are you looking? It's showing £200 for me...
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http://www.maplin.co.uk/5ghz-wireles...-sender-587490 Maplin

Cant seem to make the link work, s o please click through Maplin link first.

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Gone for one of these. 60Ghz technology so will work pretty well (until wifi starts using that part of the spectrum, lol)

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Gone for one of these. 60Ghz technology so will work pretty well (until wifi starts using that part of the spectrum, lol)

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How did you find it , does it work ok?
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Havent unpacked it yet, lol..
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Gone for one of these. 60Ghz technology so will work pretty well (until wifi starts using that part of the spectrum, lol)

Wireless HDMI
I'm sure I read somewhere that this wouldn't work between rooms - both the sender and receiver had to be in the same room. I could be remembering wrong though

You'll have to let us know how you get on with it and how far it streches as the price is very good.
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