Send Your TV Signal Wirelessly to Another Room

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Last Updated: January 10, 2015

Nyrius Wireless TV Signal TransmitterWith wireless being the norm for so many of our electronic devices today, it’s pretty surprising to me that you still need a hard-wired cable or satellite connection for each TV in your house to get access to network and cable channels.

It’s also annoying when you want to put a TV in a room on the other side of the house from where your cable/satellite wiring enters it. I had this situation when I bought my house last year. I wanted to put a TV in my living room but there was no cable outlet there and neither option for putting one in—running the wires along the ceiling and floorboards inside the house or running them over the roof on the outside—was desirable.

Fortunately, after doing some research, I found the Nyrius NY-GS3200 5.8GHz 6 Channel Wireless Audio/Video Sender Transmitter & Receiver System with IR Remote Extender, which sends a wireless signal from the Verizon FIOS box in my basement to my living room set on the main floor.

Note: You can also use the system to transmit audio and video signals wirelessly from other devices besides your cable box (e.g. DVD players, home theaters, gaming consoles) to your TV. Also, the model I bought does not transmit HD signals. If you want to use the transmitter with an HDMI-compatible digital box or other device, you might want to check out the Nyrius ARIES Home HDMI Digital Wireless Transmitter & Receiver, which is also 3D-compatible.

It’s very easy to set up. You simply connect the transmitter unit to your digital box and the receiver unit to your TV. Both of them connect using RCA connectors (the ones with the red/white/yellow plugs), which are provided with the units. You then just play with the antennas to align them so the signal moves as directly as possible between the two rooms.

The product also comes with a little piece that you plug into the transmitter unit and then position the other end near the remote control infrared signal receiver on the cable box. This allows you to use your remote with the second TV as well, although it doesn’t always work perfectly (in which case you may need to set the channel on your primary TV).

If you read the customer reviews on the Amazon product page for the system you’ll see a mix of opinions on it, but I can honestly say I’m completely satisfied with it.

Disclosures

  • Depending on how many and how thick the walls are between the rooms, you may have trouble with the quality of the signal. Sometimes my signal isn’t working perfectly but I’ve always been able to fix it by readjusting the units and antennas. Also, if someone walks across the line of the transmitted signal, it will briefly break up the picture.
  • You can’t watch different channels on the different TVs at the same time. The way this particular system works, you’re simply transmitting the signal from the current channel on the cable box to the other set and if you change the channel on either one, it will change the channel for the other as well.

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Comments

  1. Ahad says

    hello Elizabeth Kricfalusi i need some info regarding wireless tv signal transmitter ..
    actually i dont want tv cable at my home so want something that i leave the cable in balcony and fix it with transmitter and connect reciever to TV so that i enjoy wireless tv and port it to any corner of my home …
    regards..

    • Elizabeth Kricfalusi says

      Hi Ahad.

      I’m sorry, I’m not sure what you’re asking. Do you have a cable box on your balcony?

      – Elizabeth

  2. Robert Edmonds says

    I am wanting to move my tv to the other side of the room but the tv cable won’t stretch the length i need so i was wanting to wirelessly send tv signal to the tv from one end of the room to the other, will this device work the exact same or does it need a tv box plugged in to work?

    • Elizabeth Kricfalusi says

      Hi Robert.

      How do you get your TV signal now? If the cable from your wall plugs directly into your TV, then you won’t be able to use this system. But if the cable goes through another device to get to your TV (cable or satellite box, home theater, etc.) then you can use it. You would plug the wall cable into your device and then plug the transmitter into it. Then you would plug the receiver into your TV at the other end of the room. So your device wouldn’t be attached physically to your TV.

      That’s how mine is set up right now. My cable service comes in through an outlet in my basement and I have my cable box attached to it down there. My TV is on the main floor and I use the wireless system to send the signal from the basement to the TV.

      I hope that clarifies things.

      – Elizabeth

      • Anna says

        Thank you for your response. I assume both tv can watch different channels at the same time. Is it right?

        I really appreaciate your help.

        Best regards,
        Anna

        • Elizabeth Kricfalusi says

          Unfortunately no, you can’t. The way this particular system works, you’re simply transmitting the signal from the current channel on the cable box to the other set and if you change the channel on either one, it will change the channel for the other as well.

          – Elizabeth

  3. Anna says

    Hello Elizabeth,

    The article is very helpful. We currently have comcast cable in the living room. We want to set up a play room in the garage. Does the wireless box you mentioned in the article work for comcast cable? Thank you!!!

    • Elizabeth Kricfalusi says

      Hi Anna.

      Yes, you would plug the transmitter into your Comcast cable box and the receiver into the TV in your garage. You just have to make sure you buy the right model depending on whether you want to use HDMI connections or A/V cables (yellow, red and white). Also note that it will depend on how far apart the two spaces are and what types of things might be between them (thick walls, furniture, etc.) whether or not the signal will get there.

      I hope that helps!

      – Elizabeth

  4. DAINA S says

    I CONNECTED MY CABLE INTO THE FIRST TV AND BOUGHT A TRANSMITTER/RECEIVER FOR THE SECOND AND I STILL HAVE A THIRD TV TO CONNECT IT TO. CAN I BUY JUST ANOTHER RECEIVER OR DO I HAVE TO BUY THE TRANSMITTER AS WELL? ALSO DOES THE TRANSMITTER AND RECEIVER NEED TO BE NEXT TO EACH OTHER AND WHY DO I HAVE 2 SETS OF CABLES (RED WHITE ORANGE) THANKS!

    • Elizabeth Kricfalusi says

      Hi Daina.

      You can just buy an extra receiver for your third TV. However, depending where it’s located, you may need to reposition the transmitter’s antenna to get a clear connection to it.

      The two pieces do not need to be next to each other. The transmitter is plugged into a signal OUT port from the first TV (if you have cable, it would come out of the cable box) and the receiver is plugged into the signal IN port on the second TV. That’s why you have two sets of cables.

      I hope that helps.

      – Elizabeth

  5. Rakesh says

    Hi Elizabeth,
    i just wanted to ask is it possible to buy 1 transmitter and 10 receivers.
    Is there a limitation on how many receivers can go on one transmission?

    • Elizabeth Kricfalusi says

      Hi Rakesh.

      According to this FAQ page, there doesn’t seem to be a limit on the number of receivers:

      http://nyrius.com/FAQs.eng.html

      Does this device support sending to multiple receivers?

      You can easily add additional units to this system depending on your needs. Purchase any number of additional receivers to broadcast to even more TVs. You can also buy additional systems and set them to different channels to broadcast up to 6 different sources.

      However, the units work by pointing antennas toward each other, so depending on where all the TVs or other receiving devices are, you may not be able to use one transmitter to point to them all.

      Also note this applies only to the analog models using the RCA cables. If you get an HDMI model, there are restrictions due to copy protection requirements.

      How can I transmit to multiple TVs?

      HDMI transmissions have digital copy protection that prevents unauthorized devices from splitting or copying an HDMI signal. This protection prevents devices from sending the signal to a second receiving unit. At this time we offer the Nyrius Home+(NAVS502) and the Matrix (NAVM6) that have a pass through HDMI connection that will allow you to connect an HDMI cable to one TV and wirelessly transmit to a 2nd. If your setup requires an HDMI signal to be split you can look at HDMI Splitters that are authorized to copy the protected signal and transmit to a second device, however we would not be able to recommend or troubleshoot devices connected in this manner.

      We also offer the NY-GS3200 and NY-GS10 which will multicast one analog signal (Red White Yellow cables) to multiple TVs if you are interested in a non-HD solution.

      I hope that helps!

      – Elizabeth

    • Elizabeth Kricfalusi says

      Hi Lisa.

      I’m not sure how a Hopper works, but if it has a free A/V output, then you would plug the transmitter into it (or an HDMI port if you got the HD version of the transmitter). Then you would plug the receiver into your 5th TV.

      I hope that helps!

      – Elizabeth

  6. Frank Cugini says

    We are looking for a solution to send a video signal through our network to tv displays in our over 30 area stores. Do you know of a way that we can do something like that? Would prefer to be able to change the videos on the fly so we can quickly update the info being displayed.

    Thanks

    • Elizabeth Kricfalusi says

      Hi Frank.

      I’m sorry, I’m not aware of any system that does this. I think your best bet would be to contact a firm that does A/V installations for businesses.

      – Elizabeth

  7. Jesse says

    This is the closest article I’ve found relating to what I’m trying to do. Would it hook up to my aerial antenna and send it to my TV so I don’t have to run new RG6 coax all through my house and to exact spot where I need it? Not sure if this product covers this, but seems like it doesn’t. Thanks for any help in advance!

    • Elizabeth Kricfalusi says

      Hi Jesse.

      You couldn’t plug the antenna directly into the transmitter because there’s no coaxial port on it. But you should be able to use an intermediate device, like a DVR, to do what you want. You would connect the antenna to the device and then connect that to the transmitter.

      Note that I haven’t done this myself but I can’t think of any reason why it wouldn’t work. Note also that if you got the model I have, you would be connecting it via A/V cables (yellow, red, white) which means even if your antenna is picking up HD channels, they would be converted to non-HD going into the transmitter. However, you can get an HD transmitter as well, although it’s quite a bit more expensive.

      I hope that helps!

      – Elizabeth

      • chris says

        a tv tuner can stream from computer to tv.. I have done it with cable tv and with just a basic antenna connection

    • Trevor says

      Gene, You asked if you need a TV tuner for that. The answer to you is no, if you want to send content from a cable box or sat to your computer, then you would need a TV tuner to accept the signal. You can however send video OUT from your computer to your TV. Like a 2’nd monitor on your computer you can use this device above, Comcast, google box, WD TV, or get a long HDMI / TV cable to export what you see on the screen of your computer to your TV.

      This device talked about is to carry signal from the sat dish or cable box to other TV’s with out hooking up cable. HDMI is only good for 75′, and is $$$$. I have discovered Mono Price’s option to use Cat 6 cable (internet highspeed cable) with HDMI in and out.. it’s cheaper but you still need to run cables from sat to TV. The option above is wire free and therefore the only option for some people. IE: apartments, out door garage after the yard’s finished, at a location where you are not going to be there for a long time!..

      /cheers
      Trevor

      • Elizabeth Kricfalusi says

        Thanks for the additional info, Trevor!

        In re-reading Gene’s comment, I’m not sure now if I understood what he was asking. Gene, if you can share more details about what specifically you’re trying to do, I can probably provide additional options as well.

        – Elizabeth

  8. says

    Hmm, I need to check this out! I have a DVR/cable box connected to the living room TV but would love to be able to access the premium channels on a bedroom TV without having to get another box. This might be the solution I need. :-)

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