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Philips SWW1800/27 Wireless HDTV Link (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

by Philips

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  • Enjoy perfect digital entertainment without wires -delivers 1080p HD video and digital sound
  • Place your HDTV anywhere in your room-can be mounted behind your TV with supplied hardware
  • Works with all your HD receivers and HD players; connects up to two HDMI inputs for full digital HD connection in one cable;
  • Connect Blu-ray, game console, set top box or DVD wireless
  • Plug and play -no set up required

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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Philips
  • Model: SWW1800/27
  • Warranty: 1 year

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Product Details

User's Guide [2.89mb PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.8 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.5 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002OEBIM4
  • Item model number: SWW1800/27
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #175,040 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 1, 2009

Product Description

Product Description

The universal solution that delivers wireless High Definition TV quality, while respecting your home decor. The SWW1800 delivers 1080 p/24 picture and digital audio quality. With HDMI-CEC compliance, you can easily control most devices.

From the Manufacturer

Wireless HDTV Link is technology that consumers are demanding – and Philips’ wireless product provides solid HD performance and improves aesthetics of the home without the cost or hassle of a custom installation.

With Philips Wireless HDTV Link, you can relocate your HD devices (set-top box and other AV components) up to 75 feet away from the TV without signal loss or degradation. The Wireless HDTV Link also offers an alternative to costly, labor-intensive in-wall custom installation and a solution where in-wall custom installation is impossible (concrete, stone or brick walls).

The Wireless HDTV Link allows you to connect four AV devices to your TV, two digital HDMI™ connections and two component connections. Users have the freedom to switch between these devices simply and quickly, without having to change cables and plugs in between uses.

Philips Wireless HDTV Link is one of the first digital wireless technologies that transmits up to a 1080p HD signal and negates the need for cables, combining form and function. The receiver is specially designed to fit behind standard TV wall mounts so that it is out of sight and won’t ruin the aesthetics of the room.

Make Your TV Wire Free

  • Place your HDTV at the best location in the room without the burden and limitations of multiple HDMI and AV cables running across the walls
  • Relocate your AV components (Blu-ray players, cable and satellite set-top-boxes, game consoles, DVD players) out of sight for a better aesthetics of your living room
  • Place your HDTV anywhere within a room even in challenging areas such as above fireplaces or in passageways
  • Bring the best quality high-definition TV signal (up to 1080p) wirelessly to a projector on the ceiling without the cables
Enjoy HD Without Constraints
  • Digital transmission of up to 1080p – the signal is never compressed and retains all the attributes as if it were transmitted through a standard HDMI cable
  • Operates anywhere within a 75-foot range of the TV – in an entertainment center or on the other side of the room – without signal loss or degradation
  • Connects to up to four devices: two HDMI connections and two component video inputs

Customer Reviews

Image quality is good (comparable with HDMI cable connection) 3.
Sidarta Tanu
To see if it was a signal distance issue I plugged the receiver unit into my main TV that is 3 feet from the transmitter.
Mindcrime
You really need to think hard if having this technology would be a great "boon" to you.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Lon J. Seidman TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 29, 2009
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The Philips SWW1800/27 Wireless HDTV Link actually works as advertised, transmitting the output of up to four high definition devices across a room without wires. It is simple to install and requires absolutely zero configuration. Plug it in and it works.

Philips gets bonus points for including an HDMI cable. This the first high definition device I've used that actually comes with one. I hope other manufacturers follow their lead.

I tested the device in my home, transmitting the output of a high definition camcorder and a few other devices approximately thirty feet across my living room to a plasma television.

Below are my observations. I am happy to answer additional questions left in the comment section.

DISTANCE:
This is strictly designed to be a "short haul" device. It does not have the range of a cordless phone or wireless internet router, but it does accomplish the goal of allowing video components to be located dozens of feet away from a television. It worked fine in the largest room in my home, but it did not work when I located the transmitter in an adjacent room.

CONNECTORS:
There are four inputs on the transmitter, two HDMI and two component. Note that the two component video inputs do not have digital audio connectors, so only stereo analog audio can be transmitted back to the television on those ports. Digital audio transmits perfectly through the two HDMI connectors.

IMAGE QUALITY
I tested the device with a number of components, including an HDV camcorder connected over component video cable, an upconverting DVD player connected via HDMI, and a Flip Camera connected via HDMI. Everything looked great at a thirty foot transmit distance with no noticeable degradation.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Kiyo M. VINE VOICE on December 16, 2009
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First of all, I tried to set this up with the PS3, but all I was getting was a constant flashing blue LED (it should be a solid blue if it's successfully detected) on the transmitter and the screen was gray! It took hours for me to figure out that the problem is the Philips Wireless does NOT want to see the PS3 menu screen at 1080p! I had to disable/uncheck 1080p support (even though my HDTV supports it) through the PS3 display options and have the PS3 detect as 1080i -- and that's when the Philips FINALLY detected the PS3 and showed the image on the screen.

I hope they will fix this with a firmware upgrade, but for now, you have to do that if you want to use the PS3 with this device. Most PS3 games, however, run at 720p so it's not really a big deal. Oddly though, even though I unchecked 1080p in the PS3, when I play Blu-ray movies on the PS3 (via Philips), my HDTV will detect it/run it at 1080p instead of 1080i, so that's good.

The biggest advantage about using this Philips wireless device with the PS3 is that the PS3 uses Bluetooth technology, so you can still control the PS3 from another room! (if you plan on controlling DVD devices or old game consoles, it better be in the same room or get additional IR sensors) Sending a video signal wirelessly, let alone in HD, seems crazy or unreliable, but I was impressed that I was actually playing the PS3 on my HDTV all the way downstairs, by just connecting the lightweight Philips receiver to it, and just leaving the PS3 upstairs/connected to the Philips transmitter. It worked all in real-time and no lag or issues. I think that was the coolest thing and was most impressive. I'm sure one day, there should be multiple receivers available with this set, so you can have it on all the TVs!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Brian Morris VINE VOICE on November 28, 2009
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In the package there is the transmitter, receiver, 2 power adapters, remove control, HDMI cable and instruction manual. It's very simple to setup.

FUNCTIONALITY
Once I had it hooked up to my Vizio TV (22" Vizio VO22LFHDTV 1080p Widescreen LCD HDTV - 16:9 5000:1 (Dynamic) 5ms 2 HDMI ATSC/QAM/NTSC Tuners (Black)), I hooked up my HD camcorder (Sanyo VPC-FH1A Full HD Video and 8 MP Digital Photos (Black)) to the transmitter, chose the first input, but the blue light blinked on the transmitter for input 1.

According to the manual, this means the input video source is unrecognized. If I have the camera hooked up directly to the TV, it works fine. This means that just because you have an HDMI cable hooked up to your TV, it won't necessarily work wireless with this system. By fiddling around and playing a 1080i video recorded on the camera, the transmitter would work, but that was it. I was able to switch the video output of the camera to component video, which worked fine in the menus and video playback.

WIRELESS RANGE
I was able to use the transmitter successfully in the same room, the next room and even two rooms away out of line-of-sight. It says in the manual that it is rated for 66 feet line-of-sight over the 5GHz range of wireless. I suppose that it why 30 feet away through a few walls it still works.

Overall, at this time (Nov 2009) it seems early to get into a device like this. It will transmit only certain HD video sources and it is very expensive.
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