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How to Set-Up a Wireless Cable TV In-Home System

A high-definition (HD) cable box requires the physical connection of a coaxial cable in order to be supplied with TV programming. To eliminate having to place the TV next to the cable box, use a wireless video transmitter instead of cables. The wireless video transmitter kit is available from electronic stores and can provide a high-definition video picture to the TV from the cable box. No special tools are needed.


  1. Place the wireless video transmitter next to the cable box. Plug one end of a HDMI cable into the HDMI output on the back of the cable box. Plug the other end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI input on the wireless video transmitter. Plug the wireless video transmitters power cord into a wall outlet for power.
  2. Place the wireless video receiver next to the high-definition TV (HDTV). Plug the receiver's power cord into a wall outlet. Insert one end of a HDMI cable into the HDMI output on the wireless video receiver. Insert the other end of the HDMI cable into an HDMI input on the HDTV -- typically this will be on the back of the set, but can occasionally be found on the side.
  3. Turn the HDTV on with its remote. Press "Menu," followed by "System," followed by "Video," followed by "Video input." Select the "HDMI" input the cable is plugged into. Press "Menu" to exit the settings.
  4. Press the "Source" button on the wireless video transmitter and receiver -- stop pressing the button when "HDMI" lights up on the LCD panel or an LED is illuminated next to text labeled "HDMI."
  5. Press the "Channel" button on both transmitter and receiver -- stop pressing the button when "Channel 1" lights up on the LCD panel or an LED is illuminated next to text labeled "Channel 1." Ignore this step if the transmitter/receiver works on a single wireless channel.

Things You Will Need

  • Wireless video transmission kit
  • HDMI cables
  • HDTV
  • HDTV remote

Tip

  • To minimize interference from other networks, you can change between the wireless channels that the wireless video transmitter/receiver use if multiple channels are available.

Warning

  • An infrared transmitter/receiver may be needed so your remote can control the cable box channels from another room where there is no direct line-of-sight to the box.

About the Author

Marshal M. Rosenthal is a technology maven with more than 15 years of editorial experience. A graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography with a Bachelor of Arts in photographic arts, his editorial work has appeared both domestically as well as internationally in publications such as "Home Theater," "Electronic House," "eGear," "Computer and Video Games" and "Digitrends."