Orei Wireless HDMI Extender – Full Review
Now, a couple of weeks ago, i did a clip on a standard, hdmi extender which involved a transmitter unit and a receiver unit, but required a lan cable between them and a lot of people asked well isnt there. A wireless version of this, so i reached out to our good friends over at o, ray and said. I know you guys make a lot of wireless connections for hdmi. Send me one and ill review it on the channel and thats exactly what i have here in front of me. So what this product does is allow you to connect up the transmitter to an hdmi source, the receiver up to your widescreen tv, or your display and wirelessly will transmit hdmi content between the two. Now the unit fully supports 1080p hd content and itll transmit that content up to 30 meters away or about 100 feet line of sight. So you cant actually transmit through walls because those block signals, but if youve got a clean line of sight between the tv and actually, what youre going to be broadcasting to the tv youll be in really good shape and it actually will go around corners. A little bit ive done some testing with it. Now. What id like to do with this clip is actually show you what comes with the kit first, as sort of an unboxing just so you understand all the components that are included and then ill actually take a closer look at the components and explain all the connections.
Youll need to make to use these with your own equipment at home and then ill come back one more time and ill. Show you how to use this with a unit. Ive got a portable media player that im going to show you connected to the transmitter ill connect the receiver up to a monitor and well transmit some video between the two, so stay tuned and ill. Do the closer look next inside the kit youll find the receiver unit the transmitter unit, a power supply for the receiver, a short power cable for the transmitter usb a to micro. Usb youll also find a y cable that has two usb a connections and a single micro usb and that can be used with a computer if your usb a ports, cant supply enough power with a single port youll also find a full instruction manual that lists diagrams Connection information, warranty details and anything else, youll need to understand how to use the unit with the receiver unit. Youll find a few connections along the back theres, a power port here, its a micro usb connection, hdmi output port. Here this connects up to whatever tv youd like to enjoy the content on and theres an infrared in port right there that can be used within infrared extender on the front of the unit is a pairing button again, if you have trouble connecting to the transmitter unit, You can hold that pairing button in for a couple of seconds.
The light will start blinking to initiate the pairing. The transmitter unit is pretty straightforward as well. On the one side, youll find a micro usb connection, thats used with the included power cable to power. The unit micro usb on this end can plug in any usb a port, on the other end, whether that be a wall charger or a port on your computer theres, a pairing button right there that you can push again to instigate the pairing youve got a full Size hdmi connection here, make sure you take this protector off and that plugs into whatever device youd like to transmit content from to your receiver unit and thats, pretty much it youll find ventilation holes as well to keep the electronics inside at a comfortable temperature and then Finally, theres an led right here that indicates whether its powering up or its impaired mode, itll turn from red to blue now ill show you, the connections. Youll need to make to use the o ray wireless hdmi extender with your own equipment at home and for this demonstration. I have a monitor setup over here. Thatll act as my display device, and i have a small media player set up over here and thats. The content ill transmit wirelessly over to this display. I have the receiver unit here and the transmitter unit here now on the receiver side, ive got two connections, an hdmi connection to the monitor and ive plugged. The power supply in and ive got a micro usb connection.
Here, which plugs into the port of the back of the unit to supply power on this side, ive got one more usb a to micro, usb connection. Now, if your media device has an open, usba port, you can plug that directly in and thatll supply all the power you need for the transmitter. You can also use an external power supply or if youve got a laptop, you might want to use the y connection. They include as well in case each of the usb ports on your laptop cant supply enough current now. The first set of connections ill make are, with the receiver unit ill plug the hdmi connection into the back of the unit theres, only one port there and then ill plug the power in which is the micro usb port. Now, the minute you apply power to the receiver, it starts an internal power on self test, where its checking all the electronics to make sure theyre working. Okay, its also checking the resolution of the monitor to see what type of video it can display it makes. Whatever adjustments are needed to give you the best picture, so thats going to take a couple seconds for that to happen and now well plug the hdmi port into the back of this unit. So im plugged up, you got to make sure you take this off theres a little plug on the end of it to protect the connections and ill plug that into the hdmi output port.
There ill plug the micro usb in here and then ill plug that into an open, usba port over here and thatll supply all the power. I need actually to run this now when these first power up theyre going to have a red led on it, and that means its going through a power on self test. You can see this ones got a red led on it already now, once that red led goes out its going to start looking for the other unit, so the receiver right now is sitting there scanning waiting for the transmitter unit to come online. This is going to take a few minutes as well to go through a power on self test, its going to check the resolution of the output device on this. Its going to look for the frequency to make the connection between the two and youll know youre. In good shape, when it turns blue now, this ones already blue means its scanning. This ones still red well give it a couple of seconds and it should find the receiver unit um after it passes its power and self test. The minute it does that itll start sending the content wirelessly to the secondary unit. Now, if you have a problem where they dont actually find each other and the connection doesnt happen, there is a sync button on the front right here: its a pairing button and a pairing button on the side over here you can press both of those and thatll Force them to reset their connection and start searching for each other again now, right now, its found the content and its transmitting it over there now again, theres no connection between these, except for that wireless connection, thats being transmitted from here over to the receiver unit and Theres your content, so it really is just that simple to get it working and that can be any hdmi connection for pretty much any media device you have.
I hope you found that closer look and demonstration helpful, and i love technology like this. That allows me to extend the use of equipment. I already own and ill give you two examples of how i use this product now that the evenings, you got a little bit cooler, we like spending time out on the patio and it would be really nice to watch a tv show out there. So i connect up the transmitter to one of the media devices in the house: ill connect the receiver up to a tv, and we can watch whatever we want out on the deck without worrying about dragging all of that equipment out there the other place i use It an awful lot is i work from home, so im doing a lot of teleconferencing on zoom and teams and other platforms and ill have my laptop on the desk in front of me. Ill connect, the transmitter up to that ill. Have the receiver connected up to my widescreen tv and that way i can see everybody on that conference call really clearly on the screen, its incredibly easy to use its pretty much plug and play so its an easy setup and easy breakdown. I can move it around as i need to, and already is a company thats really wizards in this space. They build a lot of technology around hdmi extensions and audio extractions and arc converters pretty much anything you need for audio and video.
They make a product to be compatible with that and ive reviewed a lot of their products on the channel before and have a few more that im going to review as well, because i use them pretty much all over the house for different things. And i just love their products, theyre rock solid, so hopefully you enjoyed this clip and you found value in it.