[Klug-general] HDMI over wifi ... ?

Paul Lawrence paul.z.lawrence at btinternet.com
Sun Jan 18 16:18:57 UTC 2015

Thanks Colin .... will show my colleagues ...

 From: Colin McCarthy <binarysignal at gmail.com>
To: Kent Linux User Group - General Topics <kent at mailman.lug.org.uk> 
Cc: Paul Lawrence <paul.z.lawrence at btinternet.com> 
Sent: Sunday, 18 January 2015, 14:05
Subject: Re: [Klug-general] HDMI over wifi ... ?

We use these at work to send HDMI from meeting room desk to TV.
Not sure what distance it will actually send, but works in our rooms and best $200 we've spent. YMMV
Sent from my Android phone, please ignore any tiping mistooks
On 18 Jan 2015 08:58, "Roger Gammans" <rgammans at gammascience.co.uk> wrote:

On Sun, 2015-01-18 at 12:22 +0000, Paul Lawrence wrote:
>> 2. If we cannot repair/re-run the Cat5 .. is there a (cheap) way of
>> sending HDMI over wifi?
>No. Not really. (unfortunately)
>The full bandwidth of HDMI  (HDMI 1.3 can send up to 10.2Gbit/s although
>1080p is only around 4Gbs.) is higher than even wired ethernet. I've
>been thinking of doing something like myself , but it would probably
>require a clever FPGA, (getting a UDP/IP stack and compression inside an
>FPGA is I think doable) But that isn't remotely cheap - and I haven’t
>seen anything on the market similar to it.
>I think your best bet is sending the video stream while it is still in
>it compressed container and using a cheap computer - say a Raspberry Pi
>+ codecs to decompress at each (if there is more than one) display.
>Small form factor computer which can sit neatly behind the TV display
>are really good here. There are even full PCs small enough for this.
>Roger Gammans <rgammans at gammascience.co.uk>
>Kent mailing list
>Kent at mailman.lug.org.uk
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