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Best Wireless TV Sender: How to send HD video to another room wirelessly (Sky, DVD… any HDMI output!)


Here we bring to you our pick of the Best Wireless TV Senders you can buy in 2018. Below, you’ll also find some buying advice detailing certain features you should consider if you’re planning on buying a Wireless HDMI Video Transmitter/Reciever not featured on our list.

Best Wireless TV Sender: What do I need to know?

If you’ve not got time to read this whole article there a couple of things you need to consider. First, how far do you want to send your TV signal? If you want to send it to another room, you’re going to need a transmitter with 5 GHz technology. If you want to transmit at higher quality, but you’re not going to be sending your signal through walls or big items of furniture, Wireless HD at 60 GHz is the better option. Other than that, just make sure the unit you buy supports the definition you want, has IR and fits next to your TV.

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The 3 Best Wireless TV Senders

1. One For All Wireless HDMI Sender

Best Wireless TV Sender - All for one

Price: £199.99

  • Definition: HD (1080p)
  • IR: Yes
  • Frequency: 5 GHz

The One For All Wireless HDMI Sender is a great product. It’s really easy to use too – just take the product out of the box, attach the appropriate wire and then press the pairing buttons. That’s it. It’s technically sound too, operating at 5 GHz it sends HD video at a range of 30m (with no obstacles in the way) and at 10m if it has to pass through walls. It comes with an IR attachment too – which you place in front of your set top box’s IR receiver – so you can switch the channel from your second room too.

2. ProVision Wireless HD Sender Kit

Best Wireless TV Sender - ProVision Wireless HD Sender Kit

Price: £139.99

  • Definition: HD (1080p)
  • IR: Yes
  • Frequency: 5 GHz

The ProVision Wireless HD Sender Kit is another strong performer. What I really like about this unit, other than its cheap price, is that it comes with a passthrough HDMI port. This means you won’t need to buy an additional HDMI splitter for your primary TV.

Setting up the ProVision Wireless HD Sender kit is easy too. Just connect the wires and press the sync button. A great option.

3. Bestland PAT-650

Best Wireless TV Sender - Bestland PAT-650

Price: £45.99

  • Definition: SD
  • IR: Yes
  • Frequency: 5 GHz

If you’re not looking to spend a lot of money on a wireless solution, then consider the Bestland PAT-650. It’s a much cheaper wireless TV sender, but it works the same. The main difference is it’s an RCA connection rather than HDMI. This means it sends an analogue signal, rather than the digital HDMI signal. This will affect your picture quality negatively making it SD. However, if you’re ok with that you can solve your problem on a budget. You can also buy an HDMI to RCA cable and use it to connect your HD set-top box to this wireless TV sender. It will still only work at SD, but the benefit is you can use the long cable to manoeuvre your sender to a position for optimal signal, meaning you can send your picture further.  To sum up: it’s a good budget option if you’re ok with an SD picture. But there are better options out there for sending a wireless HD signal (see above).

Best Wireless TV Sender: Buying advice

An area of wireless HDMI video senders that is likely to confuse most customers is the frequency which your content is wirelessly transmitted at. Here we’ll explain the two frequencies you’re most likely to find in use for this product.

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Note: Higher frequencies are better than lower frequencies at sending large data packets – or in this case, uncompressed HD video and audio. The drawback is that higher frequencies have a shorter signal range and a less good at passing through walls than lower ones.

5 GHz

WHDI (Wireless Home Digital Interface) sends your video at the less crowded frequency of 5 GHz. This is a frequency that’s only used in newer dual-band routers (which operate at both 2.4 GHz to cover longer areas and 5 GHz for high-performance over shorter distances).

If you have a dual-band home router, a 5 GHz a video transmitter may cause a tiny amount of interference with your home Wi-Fi signal. However, it’s unlikely that your home wireless channels will be congested to a point where this affects either’s performance significantly. (The 5 GHz band has 23 non-overlapping channels, compared to 2.4 GHz’s three non-overlapping bands.)

Video sent over WHDI is likely to be compressed HD – which will cause some loss of quality – the benefit of transmitting video at this rate is that for domestic use, it’s a frequency sweet spot between data quality and area covered.

60 GHz

WirelessHD is your second option. This operates at a higher frequency of 60 GHz. As we explain above, this means its able to transmit uncompressed HD video, but the drawback is that its range isn’t as good as lower frequencies such as 5 GHz.


IR (Infrared) is the next feature you need to look out for. This allows you to buy a second remote control for your primary HDMI unit and control it in another room. Thankfully, this isn’t complicated at all and there’s nothing technical you need to consider here. Just make sure your Wireless HDMI Video Transmitter comes with IR control, and you’re all set.

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How to watch Sky TV in another room for FREE

If you’re looking to watch Sky TV in another room, you don’t always have to buy the £12 Sky TV Multiroom & Q Multiscreen package from Sky. If you’re happy watching the same channel in multiple rooms (with the luxury of being able to change the channel from wherever you’re watching) then a wireless HDMI video transmitter/receiver could be a cost-effective solution.

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