Feeds
75%
Eminent iTrio EM7100

Eminent iTrio EM7100 HDMI wireless video sender

Room with a view

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Wall to wall coverage

So how easy is the EM7100 system to set up and what’s the quality like? To find out, I ran three location tests and used both a Blu-ray player and a Sky+ set top box as sources – typically the two most likely types of kit you’d want to wirelessly connect.

Eminent iTrio EM7100

Rear connections support IR transmitter flashers

Eminent quotes a range of up to 30m for the system, which transpires to be a little optimistic. My first location test was between two adjoining rooms, at a distance of around 5m. The units automatically located each and immediately bridged the AV divide. I then moved the receiver to a second floor, in rooms approx 9m and 20m from the Transmitter. In both instances, the two units failed to lock. It seems the brickwork in my 1930s dwelling was just too much to negotiate.

To access the integrity of the wireless signal, the iTrio HDMI Receiver was connected directly to an AV amp. This would immediately identify if it was able to deliver bitstream multichannel sound. With the transmitter connected to a Blu-ray source, a variety of test patterns were played to highlight resolution and compression artefacts created during the H.264 encode/decode process.

Eminent iTrio EM7100

Credit card remote

Performance was a mixed bag. Certainly compared to the RF-based video senders of yore, the quality of transmitted sound and vision is tremendous. There’s no ghosting or excessive noise and colour fidelity is good; however, I did notice motion judder which may irritate on anything which isn’t casual viewing. This was more evident on the test patterns coming from the BD player than programming from the satellite box.

Eminent iTrio EM7100

The essential guide to IT transformation

Next page: Sonic senders

More from The Register

next story
Apple's iWatch? They cannae do it ... they don't have the POWER
Analyst predicts fanbois will have to wait until next year
Barnes & Noble: Swallow a Samsung Nook tablet, please ... pretty please
Novelslab finally on sale with ($199 - $20) price tag
Apple to build WORLD'S BIGGEST iStore in Dubai
It's not the size of your shiny-shiny...
Just in case? Unverified 'supersize me' iPhone 6 pics in sneak leak peek
Is bigger necessarily better for the fruity firm's flagship phone?
Steve Jobs had BETTER BALLS than Atari, says Apple mouse designer
Xerox? Pff, not even in the same league as His Jobsiness
Apple analyst: fruity firm set to shift 75 million iPhones
We'll have some of whatever he's having please
TV transport tech, part 1: From server to sofa at the touch of a button
You won't believe how much goes into today's telly tech
The agony and ecstasy of SteamOS: WHERE ARE MY GAMES?
And yes it does need a fat HDD (or SSD, it's cool with either)
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
7 Elements of Radically Simple OS Migration
Avoid the typical headaches of OS migration during your next project by learning about 7 elements of radically simple OS migration.
BYOD's dark side: Data protection
An endpoint data protection solution that adds value to the user and the organization so it can protect itself from data loss as well as leverage corporate data.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?