Product Description of HP Wireless TV Connect
Similar to most wireless PC to TV converter, the HP Wireless TV Connect also come with two boxes where one is transmitter and the other is receiver. The transmitter is for you to connect to your PC/laptop and the receive is to connect to either a TV or projector. The two boxes are carrying equal size of 4.5 x 4.1 x 1 and the chasis is design with a sleeky black plastic material. The device seems to be bulkier compare to the Warpia StreamHD, which merely needs a compact USB dongle.
The transmitter comes with an USB and HDMI port; while the receiver features with USB, HDMI, and a power port. The front of both boxes have 2 LEDs: the white LED indicates the device is on and the blue light indicates a connection is established. Two boxes also come with reset buttons.
It is very easy to set up this HP Wireless TV Connect. The laptop side box has an image of a PC and the TV side box has an image of a TV. The TV box contain a HDMI port for you to plug into your TV’s HDMI port. A power adapter is available for you to plug into the wall power socket. The laptop box is also having a HDMI port for you to plug into the HDMI connector of your laptop; while the USB port is for you to plug into one of your laptop’s USB ports in order to supply power for the box. All the required cables are provided and are properly coded with color so that you will have no difficulty at all to connect them to the right ports. There is no drivers required for installation. You can just connect both boxes and switch your TV to the right input. Once everything is done, you can just turn on your TV and you will see the picture is switches to the TV automatically. You will need to press the screen sharing key on your laptop in order for you to display your laptop content on the TV screen. To fit the display of your TV, you might need to shrink your screen when you are using the HP Wireless TV Connect. The audio will started playing on the TV through the HDMI connection. This device has a PC hanger the hangs off of the back of the laptop that you can use to hold the box on the back of the screen.
When display the picture on the TV, you will find the action is smooth without lagging, I did not find any latency at the time using this HP Wireless TV Connect. HP offical website claims that it is not more than 1ms latency and I think they are being right. Even the quality of the image display on the screen is not of top quality, but overall it is still good. In case you not realize, actually the technology of lossy compression is used when you want to send image wirelessly and quickly. Thus, if you take a closer look on the screen you will find the compression artifacts.
Technical Details from Amazon
– System Requirements: Notebook: Available HDMI + USB port required;
– Video Support: 1080p/60 Hz; Audio support: S/PDIF DTS HD, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby, Digital Plus, AC-3 (5.1 channel), HCDP 1.0
– Transmission Range: Up to 5 meters (30 feet). No line of sight required; WHDI
– What’s in the Box: 1 year limited warranty (see details inside), Quick Setup Poster/User Guide,
– TV/Entertainment system: Available HDMI port required; Monitor: Available HDMI port required
– TV Adapter, PC Adapter, PC Adapter Clip, Adapter Stands (2), USB Cable, USB Splitter Cable, HDMI Cable (2), TV Module Power Adapter
– Setup is easy
– Ready to play any HD content
– No lagging or latency
– Price can be quite high
– The device appear to be rather bulky