Belkin ScreenCast gets rid of the cables to your TV
ScreenCast AV 4
Users can now position their components – Blu-ray player, set-top box, gaming console – wherever they like within the 30m range of the Belkin ScreenCast AV 4 instead of being literally tethered to the TV with a HDMI cable.
Instead the ScreenCast AV 4 has a direct HDMI connection with your components and transmits the signals wirelessly and without a loss of audio and video quality to the small receiver connected to the TV.
These signals can penetrate walls, glass and furniture without a loss of quality which means the components can literally be hidden away in a cupboard or even in another room.
Full high definition audio and video and even 3D will be streamed in full quality so what viewers see is just as clearly as if the component was physically connected to the TV with a HDMI cable.
Usually mounting a TV on the wall meant feeding the cable through the wall and down through the cavity and fed out to your components stored in a cabinet directly below the screen.
With the Belkin ScreenCast AV 4 those components can be on the other side of the room and there are no holes in your wall for the cables.
Those setting up a dedicated home theatre with a ceiling-mounted projector can use the Belkin ScreenCast AV4 to connect to up to four high definition and 3D components either directly or through an AV receiver.
No more long and expensive HDMI cables which take time, effort and lots of money to be professionally connected and installed.
And your remote controls will still work as they normally would because an infrared emitter is connected to the ScreenCast AV 4 to relay the signal from your various remotes.
That means users can control the products as you always would in front of the TV even if the components are now in another room.
The Belkin ScreenCast AV 4 is priced at $299.95 and will be available in December.
ScreenLink and ScreenLink 4
Belkin’s technology can also make it easier to connect your internet-ready TV to your wireless network with the ScreenLink.
Not everyone has an Ethernet cable and modem located right next to the TV in the lounge room so the ScreenLink can connect it to your home’s wi-fi network.
And unlike other USB wireless dongles that are only designed to work with the same brand of TV, Belkin’s ScreenLink works with all brands of smart TVs.
Once connected users can wirelessly access the internet and all the content it has to offer on their TV.
The Belkin ScreenLink 4 takes the number of Ethernet ports up to four to stream even more content including HD and 3D from other AV devices on your network.
ScreenLink and ScreenLink 4 are priced at $89.95 and $129.95 respectively and will be in-store in January 2012.