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Cables to Go TruLink Wireless HDMI Kit review

The Cables To Go TruLink Wireless HDMI Kit is is convenient, but costly

Our Verdict

For

  • Good transmission / reception
  • Easy to set up

Against

  • Small degradation in quality
  • Does not work in separate rooms
  • Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD lossless audio isn't transferred

We recently looked at Cables To Go's HDMI Over Cat5e Extender, which helps transmit high-def content when regular cables won't cut it.

Well, the TruLink Wireless HDMI Kit is another product designed to solve home cinema conundrums.

Unlike the Cat5e Extender, the Wireless HDMI Kit isn't able to extend the range of HDMI – the wireless broadcaster and receiver only work over 10m. What this is good for is broadcasting signals from one end of a room to another when cables would be inconvenient.

The kit works particularly well when sending signals from a Blu-ray player to a ceiling-mounted projector. It might not be the cheapest solution on paper, but not having to drill through ceilings and trail cables between the two devices saved us both money and stress.

Over a short distance and with no obstructions between the transmitter and receiver, the image quality was good, with only a small degradation and a few visible artifacts. Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD lossless audio isn't transferred, however, so if you're really serious about getting the best image and sound, then a long HDMI cable is going to be better suited to your needs.

The transmitter and receiver units also need to be in sight of each other, so using the Wireless HDMI Kit to broadcast HD signals between rooms is out of the question.

Before investing in the kit, ensure that you can place the units close together, and that they are able to face each other as well.

Also worthy of note is that each unit comes with its own power switch – handy for conserving energy when not in use. When they're turned on, the units emit a blue glow via their LEDs, which can be distracting, and they also produce some background noise.

If your setup can accommodate these limitations, this kit can make installing a home cinema system tidier and more convenient. If you're a stickler for quality, though, you'll have to do it the hard way.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeVideo Extender
Maximum Operating Distance10 m
Product FamilyTruLink
Number of HDMI Inputs1
Number of Output Devices Supported1
Number of Input Devices Supported1
Connectivity TechnologyWired
Brand NameC2G
Form FactorWall Mountable
Graphics ModesFull HD
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
HDMI InYes
HDMI OutYes
Height45.5 mm
Width187 mm
Depth85 mm
ManufacturerC2G
Product Model89000
Product NameTruLink 89000 Video Extender
Product LineTruLink
Input Voltage110 V AC, 220 V AC
Manufacturer Part Number89000
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.c2g.com/uk
Marketing Information

The TruLink 1-Port 60 GHz WirelessHD Kit enables high definition wireless transmission between your television and your HDMI components. Enjoy the full HD 1080p signal from your computer, Blu-ray player, set-top box, gaming console or other HDMI device to your HDMI-enabled television. The 60 GHz transmission capability means greater flexibility in your home theater setup by allowing you to place the in-room components up to 10 metres apart (longer distances may be supported depending upon the environment)

This complete kit (which includes the wireless transmitter and wireless receiver) is ideal for situations where in-wall cabling is either not feasible (such as in plaster, brick or exterior walls) or not desired (such as in apartments or other rental properties). By offering true uncompressed audio/video transmission, the TruLink WirelessHD kit is a quick, convenient and reliable cable replacement. This plug-and-play solution requires no software, no drivers and no setup; simply connect the receiver with the HDMI component and instantly transmit content to your television.

Package Contents
  • TruLink 89000 Video Extender
  • 2 x HDMI Cable
  • 2 x Universal Power Adapter
  • 1 x Remote Control
  • 1 x Mounting Bracket
  • User Manual
Limited Warranty1 Year
Weight (Approximate)1.86 kg