About 3 years ago the wife got me a projection TV unit and a 75" movie screen for it. It's a 720p HD unit, which is fine- We've used it a couple of times in the back yard, birthday parties & such. Pretty cool and works great, but the outdoor limitations are a pain, which are: what to watch (input), and how to hear it (audio out). So far we've just watched DVD's. That's okay, but I want to set it up so we can just watch sat TV under the stars. I bought 125' worth of HDMI cable, which turns out is basically useless without an amplifier. As for sound, we don't own a basic boom box, and I really don't want to buy one just for this. The unit has built in speakers, but they're about 1 step up from cell phone speakers. And most boom boxes aren't all that audiophile-ic, and I like good sound. and most, like the unit, have speakers only a few inches apart. I like my left and right sound to be noticeably LEFT and RIGHT!
So- sometime last year the wife got me an Ecoxgear outdoor speaker. This thing is pretty cool, 10 hour battery powered, 100 watts, bluetooth, and a plus for the boater, completely waterproof! You can actually use it IN the lake! And actually sounds pretty good! But- it's ONE speaker. We connected it to the TV unit once, worked pretty good, much better sound than the tinny TV speakers, but- it's ONE speaker...
So I finally broke down and ordered up a second one, and yesterday it arrived!
So now I gots TWO! The bluetooth in these works pretty cool, if you HAVE two of them, they will each take on a separate channel to output true stereo. I'm sure there's a name for that procedure, but at 64 years old I'm not fully in the tech loop anymore
For boating and just listening to music from the phone, this will be great! Got a spare Iphone I can put music on, and I'm on Amazon about to order a bluetooth adapter so I can run the speakers in the basement or garage shop via computer. As for connecting the speakers to the projection TV, I don't necessarily need wireless, and the speakers have aux inputs so I can just wire them to the TV unit, I just need RCA to 3.5 plug wires. But I should be able to use the same bluetooth adapter, all I should need is an RCA to 3.5 female adapter for it to plug into. Anyway, the speaker issue should be about fixed!
But to watch plain old TV, I'm going to need an HDMI wireless extender. And I'm also looking at those on Amazon. And I'm confused as hell!
some versions come with two transmitters and one receiver, with extra transmitters available, some versions have one transmitter with 2 receivers and more receivers available. All have a few horror stories in the 'reviews' section, but most have overall good reviews. The tough to sort out parts are the lag-times, some signals are ok for traveling thru walls, some not so much...
I have an HD DirecTV receiver that currently outputs from my Yamaha theater sound to the TV via HDMI cable. I just need to get the same HDMI signal outside, up to 80' away (most have a 160' ish range), and the glass window and a little vegetation will be the only signal blockers. I'd like to also run the signal to our bedroom, because as it is I'm hardwired to a non-HD cable box which I'm renting, so with the extender I can give them back their box AND have full HD.
That all said, just wondering if anyone is using such a device and if so how well does it work?