In July, we celebrated our independence, and now with the 2010 CEDIA Expo
coming up and our Wireless HD Kit poised to win an award for best new product
, we believe the day of independence from wires in your home entertainment setup is not too far away. In the mean time, we must be content with reducing as many wires as possible. In this week's post we provide some ideas on how to minimize your wired footprint.
Wireless HD Kit
The centerpiece of most home entertainment setups is the HDTV, surrounded by various devices, which become the primary source of wired clutter
The Wireless HD Kit allows you to take up to four devices from up to 100 feet away and wirelessly connect them to your HDTV. Then, using a single remote, you can easily switch between the four devices.
It is becoming typical for a home entertainment system to contain multiple HDMI connected devices, such as Blu-ray players, VCR's, video game consoles (Xbox360, Playstation 3, Wii) and various types of streaming media players
An HDMI switch allows you avoid connecting all these devices individually to your HDTV, and instead you can connect your devices to the HDMI switch and run a single cable to your HDTV, with the ability to switch among your various devices with a single remote.
Wireless AV Kit
If you have not upgraded your HDTV to one of the new Internet enabled models
, you will need a PC to stream Internet content. This would normally mean you have to put your PC near the HDTV so that you can run the cable from your PC to TV.
The award winning Wireless AV Kit
allows you to cut that cord and move your PC up to 30 feet away from your HDTV. You get 720p video streaming with wirelessly distributed audio with a standard 3.5mm TRS stereo audio connector.
Now that you have achieved a new level of wireless freedom, the next question will be - what will I do with all those unneeded cables and cords? We suggest you consider recycling them
or giving them to a friend who is still stuck using old component cables.
Do you still have a nest of wires around your home entertainment center? How do you plan to de-clutter? Please take some time and share your thoughts here on the blog, on Twitter
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