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Great idea but did not work,
This review is from: Actiontec My Wireless TV WiFi / HDMI Multi-Room Wireless HD Video Kit (Electronics)I went to BB to purchase this product because I had a flat screen in an area that did not have access to a cable outlet. When I got the product home, I hooked it up to my cable box upstairs and to my flat screen television in the basement. The box says there is a transmission range of 150 ft. but that must be direct line of sight because the transmitter could not sync with the receiver in the basement. I would say the maximum distance between the two is about 35-40 feet. So,to see if the unit was working, I brought the transmitter downstairs within direct line of sight of the receiver and attached it to a cable box. That seemed to solve the syncing problem and I was able to obtain a good HD picture on my remote flat screen tv.
However, I could not get any sound. I called technical support and was told to download a firmware update and to get an updated cable box. When I attempted to download the firmware upgrade onto the transmitter and receiver, nothing happened even though I followed the directions to the letter. Aslo, the cable company informed my that there were no upgrades to the cable box. I called tech support again and was told to get another device.
I think the concept is a good one but, in my case, I could not get it to work properly. I am preparing to return this device as I write this review.
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Initial post: Nov 20, 2011 7:24:43 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 20, 2011 7:25:52 PM PST
J. Hunter says:
I purchased this product from BB as well. I had the VIP 722 dishnetwork dvr connected to the wireless kit. The unit streamed very well and the picture quality was great. There was only one thing that concerned me, the wireless transmitter did not produce the 5.1 surround sound from my receiver. The actiontec website states that it will passthrough the 5.1 surround sound. As of right now, I removed the wireless kit and plugged it into my ps3 going to the 2nd tv in my house. So far I am pleased with the unit, except for the 5.1 issue. Maybe it was user error. I will call actiontec and hopefully the situation can be resolved. Check to see if you need to upgrade your cable box. Sometimes that could be the problem. Hope this helps.
Posted on Apr 3, 2012 8:14:40 PM PDT
Alex Stalker says:
I think when they say "get an updated cable box" they mean buy a newer model. Apparently the model you have is not supported. If it's an older one it might never be. I just ordered this and that's the thing that worries me about this product. I can not understand why a device receiving a audio/video signal cares where it comes from. Wish me luck with my dish receiver.
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 17, 2012 10:25:55 AM PDT
I have the same DVR and glad you posted because I was wondering if my DVR would work with the Actiontec product...e.g. the HDCP encryption. I'm willing to bet that only box/room can be added per Dish DVR.
Posted on Dec 13, 2012 1:27:23 PM PST
J Galleria says:
I have time warner cable and my box is fairly new I have want to buy this system for my second bedroom so that my newphew can watch the flatscreen in there. My apartment is small but the signal was to go through 2 drywalled walls 45ft away from the connector. Do you think it will work??
Posted on Oct 11, 2013 7:31:06 PM PDT
Johnny Lopez says:
amazon people, really you put this review top of the list this is a 2011 post, i'm a programmer and home automation for multi years... there are updates, a 2011 review does not make sense and FYI, i bought this just late Sep 2013... no problem at all.... just to prove my point.
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