Brite-View BV-2500 Wireless HD Video Transmitter and Receiver Kits (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- High-definition video transmission
- Less than 1ms latency for playing video game consoles
- Built-in Omni-directional Antenna System
- Air-bridge your AV devices and TV in uncompressed HD quality
- Long transmission distance of 65 feet line-of-sight (32 feet indirect)
- Air-bridge your AV devices and TV in uncompressed HD quality
- Supports up to 1080i@60Hz & 1080p@24Hz HD picture quality/30Hz HD quality
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The Air HD can transmit all of your High-Definition content from a Blu-ray player in a separate room to the room where the HDTV is positioned.
A new flat-panel may look lovely mounted on your wall, but not if it's surrounded by a mess of boxy home theater equipment. That's where the Air HD (BV-2500) comes in. The Air HD can transmit all of your High-Definition content from a Blu-ray player in a separate room to the HDTV positioned in your living room, or even to another display in the kitchen. Eliminates messy AV cable connections to your flat-screen TV, and keep things clean and minimal.
Hide Your Home Theater System
Works With Any HD Video Source
The Air HD Video Wireless Kit is comprised of a transmitter (BV-2500T) and a receiver (BV-2500R). It wirelessly streams uncompressed High-Definition videos from any HD video source device to your HDTV (or projector), placed anywhere in the house.
Have your Blu-ray player, set-top box, game console, DVR, and AV receiver run directly into the Air HD HDMI transmitter, and equip your HDTV with a matching BV-2500R receiver. This allows you to have all of your AV sources in a separate room from the actual display.
High Definition Is in the Air
The built-in Omni-directional Antenna System enables wide-range HD video transmission, with a maximum of 70 feet line-of-sight. It offers wireless whole-home connectivity with the quality of an HDMI wired connection. The High-definition video transmission even goes through walls, and there is virtually no latency (less than one millisecond). Thanks to the "No-Latency" feature, users can play high-definition video games using the wireless link, and experience no fuzziness or stuttering. The BV-2500 supports full 1080i resolutions, and 1080p resolutions at frame rates of 25 and 30.
The Air HD adjusts its frequency settings between 4.9 GHz and 5.9 GHz automatically for the best video transmission performance. The Air HD system will change the frequency it operates on if interference from another RF (Radio Frequency) system is detechted.
The Air HD effectively eliminates the need to double up on devices--set top boxes, game consoles, Blu-ray players, etc.--for multiple TVs. Just connect the receiver (BV-2500R) to your second HDTV and pass through the same signals from the feeding the first HDTV.
And why spend several hundred dollars to rewire your living room? The Air HD helps you hook up all of your entertainement equipment to your transmitter anywhere in the room, without the hassle of running wires.
|Supported Video Resolution||Component Input||1080p @ 24/30 Hz, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i|
|HDMI Input||1080p/@ 24/30 Hz, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 480p|
|Supported Audio Formats||Analog Audio||48KHz and 24-bit Per Sample|
|Digital Audio||up to 3.072 Mbps AC-3 and DTS|
|Transmission Distance||The maximum video transmission range is 20 meters line of sight (LOS) scenarios.|
|System Latency||No latency (<1ms)|
|Antenna||High Performance Internal Antennas|
|Operating Frequencies||4.9~ 5.9GHz (non-DFS Frequency Bands) for US, EU, JP, TW|
|Supported IR Blasting Frequency||36 KHz/ 38 KHz|
|Power Supply||100~ 240V AC in, 5V 3A DC out Power Adaptor|
|A/V Interfaces||Component Input||Two Sets of RCA Connectors||-|
|Analog Audio L/ R Input||Two Sets of RCA Connectors||-|
|HDMI Input||Two (Type A)||-|
|HDMI Output||-||One (Type A)|
|Control Signal Interfaces||IR Sensor||YES||YES|
|IR Sensor Extender||-||2.5mm Jack|
|IR Blaster Extender||2.5mm Jack||-|
|Power Interface||Power Input||5V DC Jack||5V DC Jack|
|Switches||Front Power Switch||YES (One Tack Switch)||YES (One Tack Switch)|
|Source Selection Switch||YES (One Tack Switch)||YES (One Tack Switch)|
|LEDs||Status LED||1 x LED (Two Tone: Blue& Red)||1 x LED (Two Tone: Blue& Red)|
|Source LED||4 x Blue LEDs||4 x Blue LEDs|
|Signal Quality Status||-||3 x LEDs|
|Dimensions||295(W)x 149(L)x 45.5(H) mm||180(W)x 140(L)x 39(H) mm|
What's in the Box
BV-2500T Transmitter, BV-2500R Receiver, Remote Control, Power Adapters (2), IR Sensor Extender Cable, IR Blaster Extender Cable, HDMI Out Cable, User's Manual, Installation Guide
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One thing that's obvious in retrospect, but I didn't think of it until I got it installed: Since the TV itself has only one HDMI cable leading into it (from the receiver), this means you can't have different volume and picture settings for (say) TV vs DVD vs video game. I haven't found this to be a big deal, but I do need to turn down the volume whenever I switch over to DVD.
As other reviews have noted, you do still naturally need two power plugs where you want to install your TV: one for the TV, one for the BV2500 signal receiver.
- setup was a snap.
- Picture quality is 100%, and audio is also great (except for glitches mentioned below).
I have the transmitter inside a cabinet, about 15 feet from the receiver. I have 802.11g wireless in the house (not 802.11n).
- If you want to hide the receiver *behind* your TV, I've confirmed that the signal can go through the TV; an IR extender eye is included so you can
(I programmed my Dish remote so that its four colored buttons correspond to the four bv2500 inputs.)
- I get occasional bits of silence: maybe once an hour, about 3 seconds of sudden silence. Changing the transmission frequency can make this happen less often (frequency labeled "1,2" worked best for me), but it's still there. (Also, on some other frequencies I'd also get a moment of silence when waking my laptop from sleep; that doesn't happen at all on 1,2.)
- Between this and my DVD player, something is dodgy: I can't leave the DVD player playing *and* watch something else. Whenever there is an active signal from the DVD into the transmitter, the BV 2500 unit always falls back to that input. If the DVD isn't playing (but the player is still turned on), then it's fine (Yeah, I find that detail to be very weird too.) This happens on either HDMI input; using component cables it won't recognize my DVD (Samsung BD-P2500) at all. I live with this idiosyncracy, since turning the DVD off when I'm not using it isn't too onerous; it only bothers me when I'm turning on the DVD player and trying to watch TV while waiting for the DVD to boot up and my wife to settle down with me.
- Switching to an HDMI input takes about 7sec. Switching to a component input takes 3sec.
- I couldn't get the IR blaster to work. Well, it worked for controlling the BV-2500 itself, but I couldn't get it to work for another device.
- I'd like to be able to buy additional receivers separately -- so that I can control two tvs w/o any wires. (I guess I could just buy a whole second unit and then throw away the transmitter.)
- Similarly, a pass-through HDMI port on the transmitter would also help support two TVs.
If there were competitors on the market, I'd lower the 4-stars down to 3. But for now, I'm much happier with this than stringing cable around. If we want to move the TV it'll be no problem, and if there are better transmitters out in a few years then I can upgrade then and use this on the secondary TV.
The brite-view transmitter/receiver set does what it says it will but not as well as a hdmi cable (expected). Now I can do 1080i@1920x1080 rather than 1080p@1920x1080. I have my laptop hooked up at the breakfast bar with the transmitter right beside it. About 7 feet away is the receiver sitting on the mantle below my tv mounted above the fireplace. Now I can run the hdmi cable without an unsightly cord which is easy to trip over and break things.
---> 2 things to note when I am using this brite-view device:
1. My Sony Bravia tv was displaying that it could not detect audio from my laptop's NVIDIA hdmi out upon connection. Audio works fine for me so the video card must be hallucinating.
2. I cannot resize the display output from my video card onto the tv via the brite-view. I could resize the display with a hdmi cable so I will experiment with this resizing wireless. I want to be able to resize the NVIDIA output like I could with a hdmi cable. Some of the picture runs off the screen right now but I can put up with it since it is not a lot which is lost (for some reason I have to set my laptop's hdmi output to 1810x1000 to get my tv display to display in full).