The Air3 is the first wirelessHD® adapter delivering HD content, not only
from HDMI sources, but also from MHL-enabled smartphones and tablets to
a big screen. Based on 60GHz wireless technology, the Air3 transmits HD
content up to 10 meters in-room without any interference, providing a
cable-like reliability and quality.
60GHz Wireless Technology for Gaming
Using 60GHz wireless technology, the Air3 transmits HD content up to 10
meters in-room without any interference from Wi-Fi, and features RF beam
forming, auto input sensing, auto standby, near-zero latency, and auto
rate negotiation to deliver a cable-like reliability and performance.
MHL allows the consumer to mirror content of their MHL-enabled smartphone
or tablet onto a large display, while simultaneously charging the mobile
device. With MHL, consumers can use the TV remote control to control the
MHL-enabled mobile device.
Full HDMI DTV Connections
All wireless A/V systems are not created equal. 5GHz-based systems sacrifice
picture quality by compressing the signal to fit within the limited bandwidth.
It is susceptible to interference from cordless phones, Wi-Fi and even
microwave ovens. Air3 avoids these problems by using the 60GHz frequency
band and transmitting data up to 4Gb/s.
Cliff Heyne from AudioHolics:
DVDO Air3 Review: Wireless HD HDMI for All!
....Following an impressive
demo at CEDIA, I requested a review sample. They enthusiastically agreed
and quickly shipped the unit. It arrived; I hooked it up, and held by
breath as I waited to see if the Air3 was another waste of time, or the
redeemer of all things wireless. (Hint: It’s mostly the latter)...The
Air3 does exactly what you would expect from a wireless HDMI kit. It sends
an HDMI signal wirelessly from a transmitter (hooked up to the source,
like a Blu-ray player) to a receiver (likely a TV or projector). The idea
isn’t revolutionary, but actually pulling it off reliably or with any
sort of range is. In order to pull of this feat, DVDO utilizes a relatively
new wireless A/V standard, WirelessHD®, or WiHD (version 1.1).
Barb Gonzalez from Sound & Vision:
"Recently, I’ve been testing wireless technologies like WiDi for Ultrabook
Laptops, Miracast for mirroring Android phones, and Apple AirPlay for
mirroring iOS devices. All of these technologies have a latency where
the display on the TV takes a few moments to react to input on the device.
Moving the mouse on the desktop or sliding a finger on an Android phone
screen appears nanoseconds later on the display, and letter appear very
slowly when typing. My experience has been that WiDi and Miracast is suitable
for streaming video but gaming is out of the question...
If the DVDO Air3 works this well for video games, I’m eager to try it with a Blu-ray player or other high resolution video. See the
tech details of the DVDO Air3."
Mike Stevens, president of IDSA of AIC:
What is there to say about DVDO Air3? We tested it out here
at the Art Institute of Colorado. We plugged it into an Xbox360 and into
one of our 42” VIZIO LCD TVs 8 meters away and the students here were
impressed! “No more running cords everywhere!” One student claimed as
we set up the system and got everything plugged in. It was very easy to
set up and with the wall mount included in the packaging it was very easy
to conceal the device behind the TV.
Once the TV was turned on along with the Xbox, we noticed there was no
lag time at all. So we decided to push it a little further. We backed
up every meter until we found out that we could reach a distance of 40
feet before we even noticed any lag from console to picture. Any further
than that it just was not sending that great of a signal for us to even
play the game. We played Halo4, Forza 4, Mass Effect 3, and Grand Theft
Auto V. Each game played exceptionally well when compared to the competing
Xbox360 hardwired into the second TV.
This product could change the way people set up their gaming stations
at home! One thing we would like to see would be multiple HDMI inputs
and act like a switch for gamers that have more than one console. And
more distance would be great as well for people with home theaters or
very large rooms (i.e. conference rooms or rooms in large homes). Being
able to set up all your gaming consoles right next to your gaming chair
or couch would be great for those die hard gamers and game testers that
would like to switch out games or movies from time to time.
In all, this product was a great way to show students the new and upcoming
technology out there and we just would like to say thanks to DVDO for
letting us test this product for them and letting us give them our feedback
on the device. Thanks DVDO! Can’t wait to see what other amazing products
and gadgets you come up with!!! If you ever would like us to test anything
else out for you please let us know!
Quotes from students:
“Amazing product! I want one of these so bad for my house!”
“Great new tech. Wish it was like a switchboard for multiple systems.”
“WOW! Can’t believe there is no lag when this far from the TV!”
“This is so cool! Where can I buy one?!”
“Thank you DVDO for letting us test out this new tech. We feel grateful you allowed us to get to try it out.”