on 6 September 2011
I bought this unit as I wanted to watch the same SkyHD content from downstairs on my HDTV upstairs without paying for Sky multi-room (having another SkyHD box) and without running extension wires from my downstairs TV [that would reduce the output down from fullHD]. I also wanted a low delay IR so I could play my PS3 upstairs without having to unplug it from downstairs.
After much searching I thought this product would suffice, but I was wrong and had to make some sacrifices / extra spend... ultimately leading to a returned item.
Bad Point(1): Cable for IR extender on transmitter unit is very short (~0.5m) - so if you're thinking of hiding the transmitter and running the IR extender to somewhere half-decent to point to your Sky box / PS3 then you will need to extend the extender!
Bad Point(2): There is no IR extender for the receiver - so the receiver unit needs to be in line-of-sight to pick-up your remote control signals!
Bad Point(3): The boxes get very hot so cannot be pushed away into the back of a cabinet.
Bad Point(4): There is no pass-thru (1-in-2-out) so you need a HDMI splitter to continue watching Sky downstairs and also watch the same content in another room.
Bad Point(5): USB port (for firmware updates only) on front of box is open with no flap and makes the whole box look cheap and ugly.
Good Point(1): Worked out of the box, paired in ~20 seconds first time, other times it pairs straight away [remembers the channel].
Good Point(2): Signal perfect thru ceiling to bedroom [distance maybe 8m] in full 1080i. No interference with my home broadband / microwave / walking in front of receiver [like the 2.4Ghz wireless models].
Good Point(3): Stands/Feet can be unclipped so box can lie flat if required.
For technology that is in its infancy (WHDI) this product does satisfy what is required, but I would not recommend this product as the above "flaws" are likely to be rectified in later versions, so wait for those to come out.
on 16 June 2013
I bought this so I could mirror whatever I was watching on sky in my lounge onto the TV in my kitchen.
This is a distance of probably only around 5m and whilst there is a wall there is a doorway so really no excuse for the signal not to get through.
This worked very intermittently maybe for 30 mins from a fresh switch-on and then simply loses its signal.
If this had been a cheap product I would accept that but this isn't, it cost as much as the kitchen TV itself.
I suspect its down to interference with my wifi - the router is unavoidably near the sender but I did lock it down to a particular channel so that it wasn't causing problems by switching to the same channel. Really though, wifi devices are made to work together so I see that as little excuse. Besides, it is not unreasonable to have wifi in the same house as a device such as this so they should spend some R&D to make it compatible.
Today has been the last straw and this expensive yet worthless bit of kit has now taken up new residence in the bin.