There’s a pretty good chance if you’re reading this, you’ve utilised the magic of HDMI in your living room. If you want video and audio goodness, wrapped up in the same cable then HDMI is the secret sauce. And pretty much everything in my living room has that output slot at the back – it’s pretty much the USB port of the living room (although … there are quite a lot of USB ports in my living room these days). Oh and by the way … the shiny gold £100 leads they try to sell you in the store – ignore them and get the cheapest Amazon Basics or Tesco (other retailers are available) leads that you can get your hands on.
But cable tangle can ruin a beautiful living room set up. And with flatscreen TV’s getting cheaper and thinner (and seriously you can get a 40” flatscreen for about £300 is you really want) you don’t want to cables dangling everywhere – especially if you’ve gone through all the trouble (and it is a lot of trouble) of wall mounting your TV.
Flying into to save the day is the TruLink 1-Port 60 GHz WirelessHD Kit, a plug and play solution that automagically enables high definition wireless transmission between your television and HDMI inputs – most likely your AV receiver. TruLink claim that no software, drivers or setup is involved and we’ll have a unit to test early next year. If what they say is true (and why would you name your company that if it wasn’t) then it sounds like an excellent component to beam uncompressed audio and video to your home entertainment set up. We have no technical details on quality, distance or if ARC and 3D support works with the TruLink WirelessHD Kit, but as soon as we know, we’ll tell you. Or if you are feeling adventurous run to cables to go and check it out.