ON THE SPOT: Belkin launches wireless home theatre products (+ gallery)

ON THE SPOT: Belkin launches wireless home theatre products (+ gallery)

Aims to banish home theatre cords and wires

ScreenCast Wide Eye

ScreenCast Wide Eye

Belkin has announced a new line of wireless home theatre products designed to streamline home theatre setups and deliver full-HD content to the HDTV without messy wires and cables.

The Belkin ScreenCast AV 4 Wireless AV-to-HDTV Adapter allows users to wirelessly connect up to four home theatre devices to a HDTV from another location up to 30 metres away; the ScreenLink and ScreenLink 4 products enable enhanced Wi-Fi performance on Internet-ready smart TVs for wireless video streaming.

The ScreenCast AV 4 wirelessly connects home theatre equipments to HDTVs via a transmitter connected to the device’s HDMI connection. All users have to do to install it is plug the HDMI transmitter into the source device, for example a Blu-ray player, and plug the receiver into the HDTV.

It has full-HD 1080p resolution, 3D video, and up to 5.1 channels of surround sound. ScreenCast AV 4also provides users with total control of their home entertainment systems. The included infrared emitter connects to the ScreenCast AV 4 transmitter and relays the signal from the AV devices’ remote controls, allowing for the use of the existing controllers, even when the devices are located in another room.

Belkin’s ScreenLink and ScreenLink 4 products turn any Internet-ready TV into a Wi-Fi-enabled TV, and connects easily to services like Quickflix, iView and YouTube. Both the ScreenLink and the ScreenLink 4 work with all brands of Internet-ready TVs and provide dual-band performance for better wireless signals and high-quality 3D and HD video streaming. They also feature easy setup and plug-and-play wireless streaming using existing home networks and wireless routers.

The ScreenLink is designed for smart TV applications. It is powered by a USB cable that connects to any compatible smart TV. The Belkin ScreenLink works with all brands of smart TVs and can be mounted anywhere on the back of the TV for enhanced streaming capabilities.

While the ScreenLink enables Wi-Fi access for a single Internet-ready TV and mounts directly to the back of the TV through the Ethernet port, the ScreenLink 4 is designed to connect up to four AV devices for streaming to multiple components. Devices are connected to the ScreenLink 4, which then accesses the Internet through existing home networks.

Prices are: $299.95 for the ScreenCast AV 4 Wireless AV-to-HDTV Adapter, available in December 2011; $89.95 for the ScreenLink, Available in December 2011; and $129.95 for the ScreenLink 4, available in January 2012.

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