The average family home built within the past several decades has likely been pre-wired for cable television. In most cases this involves multiple runs of RG59 or more recently RG6 coaxial cable, starting from a common endpoint and distributed throughout various rooms of the house. While this topology works fine for connection to your local cable provider, it is not ideal for transmission of other signal sources such as satellite, and the wrong format for sending high definition signals such as DVI or HDMI. Although converters exist for transmitting these signals across coax or even twisted pair cabling, the likelihood that your house is already wired for the exact room to room drops desired is slim to none.
Here is where Actiontec and their MyWirelessTV product comes into play. Featuring an 802.11 wireless standard transmitter and receiver, capable of streaming up to 1080p60 video up to 150 feet, the MyWirelessTV allows you to broadcast your HD content to nearly any room in the house. Future capabilities will offer multi-cast transmission, from one transmitter to up to four receivers, and multi-source, linking multiple transmitters to one receiver. The product we've received for review today is their standard kit, which includes everything needed to get started.
Let's take a closer look at the Actiontec MyWirelessTV.