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

    • 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

  1. 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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