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Asus BR-HD3 Wireless HDMI Kit
Asus BR-HD3 Wireless HDMI Kit

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  • Asus BR-HD3 Wireless HDMI Kit
  • Asus BR-HD3 Wireless HDMI Kit
  • Asus BR-HD3 Wireless HDMI Kit
  • Asus BR-HD3 Wireless HDMI Kit
  • BR-HD3/UK Video Extender/Console (1 x 1 - 30 m)

jopey

December 5, 2009, 7:21 am

I don't see why this can't do 1080p24/25 that doesn't require any more bandwidth than 1080i50/60. The only time there would be a bandwidth problem is on a 1080p60 PC input or from a couple of PS3 games.


Then again if you can afford this stupidly expensive HDMI transmitter then you will probably have a TV which can deinterlace and convert 1080i60->1080p24 just as well as the blu-ray player itself.


Then again... again.. if you have a home cinema with a projector system (which might make this device worthwhile), the fact you have to cover a wall with a screen and break apart the ceiling to mount the thing and run an extra power point to power the transmitter... a single HDMI cable isn't that much of a problem. Also you'd be finicky enough about PQ that you'd never consider feeding a big screen compressed wifi video.





All in all, it's a massive waste of time.

Peter

December 5, 2009, 9:48 pm

For 400 quid I bet a plasterer would 'chase' quite a few wires in for you.

GaryRW

December 6, 2009, 12:10 am

"For 400 quid I bet a plasterer would 'chase' quite a few wires in for you."





Quite. I can't help feeling there's a little bit of common sense lacking here. With the kind of range the review is quoting, it's not even as if this would get you round the usual limitation of 10m long hdmi cables. I guess at a push the 10m limit here would be direct, rather than following wall, but I'm pretty sure I would go option of plasterer + HDMI repeater...

JellyUK

December 6, 2009, 4:08 pm

I agree with the above comments, but here's my big problem with it:





Who wants a wireless HDMI kit? Someone who has their AV gear in a cabinet away from their tv. Maybe even in a specialist AV closet.


Who has an AV closet? Someone who likes their AV gear A LOT. Someone who likes watching their Blu Rays and other 1080p HD stuff. Oh wait. This thing can't do 1080p...





So who would buy this? It solves one problem for it's target market, while not allowing them to do what they would do normally!

Mark Johnson

December 6, 2009, 6:14 pm

You have forgotten the cost of the cable; it is likely that the cable length will be 15m if the direct path is 10m. A 15m HDMI cable that will work without affecting visual quality is likely to be £200, and the price rises fast the longer the cable. Basically, you're attempting to push the cable past the maximum design length of HDMI so either special care is required in selecting materials and manufacture or a signal regenerator has to be incorporated every so often. Low volumes and high expertise means high prices.

Riyad

December 7, 2009, 5:28 am

Flatwire for the win!





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PGrGr

December 7, 2009, 6:48 pm

Riyad,





Flatwire does indeed win, but it's not available in the UK dammit! I think if they brought it over here, (including the power carrying version) I might finally by able to sneak a surround sound system past the wife!

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