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How to Use Wireless HDMI Device?

How to Use Wireless HDMI Device

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Wireless HDMI product is very convenient for you to extend your video from one place to other places, and the setup of wireless HDMI (how to use wireless HDMI) is also very easy.

Here we take ViewPlay wireless HDMI extender , Model No.:WMM1212 as an example, we will guide you on how to use wireless HDMI products step by step, with our wireless HDMI cable for TV products, You can now watch TV in your bedroom, study, or any other room without messy cables. You can wirelessly send the HD video signal from an HDMI source (for example, your set-top box) to a second TV or projector in another room and continue to operate those remotely by using our wireless HDMI devices.

Here is the process of how to use wireless HDMI device at your home.

Pairing a Transmitter and Receiver

A standard wireless HDMI extender kit includes one transmitter and one receiver, which are paired before shipment. Normally you don’t need to pair them again. However, if you buy additional receiver, you need to follow the instruction below to pair the new receiver with the transmitter.

pairing setup of wireless hdmi product

  1. Power on the transmitter.
  2. Power on the receiver till it’s on the main menu.
  3. Press the receiver’s reset button and hold for 5 seconds till the LED is flashing fast.
  4. Wait around 30 seconds, the transmitter and receiver will paired automatically.

How to Use Wireless HDMI? -The Installation Process

Connecting the Wireless HDMI Transmitter

The wireless HDMI transmitter sends the HD video signal wirelessly to the receiver in another room. Therefore, place the transmitter near your HDMI source for example: set-top box, Blu-ray player, Media Player, Media Center PC/laptop。

  1. Connect the power adapter to the connector marked “5V” and insert the plug into the wall socket.
  2. Use an HDMI cable to connect the HDMI source to the HDMI port marked “HDMI IN” on the TX.
  3. Optional: To continue watching TV in this room as well, use an HDMI cable (not supplied) to connect a TV to the HDMI port marked “HDMI OUT”.

Connecting the Wireless HDMI Receiver

  1. Plug the power adapter into the 5V port of the device and then insert the plug into the wall socket.
  2. Place the receiver in a room (such as the living room or kitchen) where you plan to use the second TV or projection system.
  3. Connect your TV or projector to the HDMI port marked “HDMI out” on the HDTV/projection system.
how to use wireless hdmi extender in the living room

Connecting Infrared Return

All ViewPlay wireless HDMI extender has a Built-in “infrared return” that enables continued operation of the connected HDMI sources from another room, supports 20-60KHz IR extended function. we will also guide you in this How to Use Wireless HDMI Device?

For example, operate your HDMI source downstairs from your bedroom (location of the second TV)

The IR cable receives the commands sent by the IR receiver and forwards it to your connected HDMI sources.

Connect the IR cable (2) to the HD transmitter’s connector marked “IR”.

Make sure that the led of the IR cable is attached exactly over the HDMI source’s infrared sensor (with some equipment, this needs to be done very precisely). The exact position can be found easily by shining a torch on the front panel and searching for the IR sensor window.

Please experiment with correct placement before the final attachment of the IR led. Please note! The adhesive strip may cause discoloration on certain surfaces,  or leave adhesive residues after removal.

wireless HDMI extender Built-in infrared IR back control function

Testing the IR return function

  1. After connecting the IR cable according to its instructions, it is recommended to check if it works before using it.
  2. Point the video source remote control to the IR on the front part of the wireless receiver and press the remote to send a signal.
  3. The IR Receiver will forward this signal to the wireless transmitter through the receiver by the WiFi.
  4. The wireless transmitter will send this signal to the IR transmit cable. The cable then sends the signal to the video source by the IR transmit cable. 
  5. Your TV should now respond to the commands received from the video source’s remote control.

Connecting the USB KVM Function

In addition to an infrared return feature, the 4K wireless HDMI extender also features a built-in USB KVM function. This helps you to continue to operate connected HDMI sources, such as a Media box, PC or laptop, from another room, using a mouse and/or keyboard.

To the HD transmitter

Using the included Micro USB cable, connect your PC or laptop to the Micro USB socket marked “USB” on the HD transmitter.

To the HD receiver

Connect your mouse and/or keyboard to the connectors marked “USB” on the HD receiver.

Testing the USB KVM Function


  1. Once you’ve plugged in the Micro USB cable to your mouse/keyboard,
  2. To the above explanation, it is suggested to test the feature before using it.
  3. Use your mouse/keyboard to select one of the functions.
  4. The wireless HDMI receiver will now send this function to the wireless HDMI sender, The HDMI sender will now send this comment to the laptop or other media box.
  5. The PC or laptop should now respond to the comment of your mouse/keyboard.


After following this “how to use wireless HDMI” article, now you can watch TV anywhere, even in your bedroom, or any other place freely. With our wireless HDMI devices, you can wirelessly transmit the high definition (HD) signals from an HDMI device (such as your cable box or Blu-ray player) to a second television or projection system in another room and continue operating those remotely by IR remote control and mouse and keyboard without having to run cables between rooms.


Most frequent questions and answers
  1. Make sure to use the original remote control of the video source.
  2. Please stick the IR emiter probe in the surface of IR window of the source device, if you are not sure the correct positon of IR window of source device,
  3. please refer to the manual of source device.
  4. Please point the remote control to the IR receiver probe with 5 meters directly.
  5. The IR extender cable based on 20KHz-60KHz remote signal protocol, which support most of the IR remote in the market, for special standard or old remote may not supported.

Please use the remote control of the video source instead of the TV remote control to send the comment to wireless HDMI receiver.

Absolutely right, all ViewPlay wireless HDMI extender which support USB KVM function are supported touch panel. Just connect the micro USB with the USB port of wireless transmitter and USB port of touch panel. Then you can control the video source like PC by touch the panel. please refer the USB KVM function on “how to use wireless HDMI” article.

Remark: some touch panel doesn’t sopport this function.

It depends on what type of remote you’re trying to use. If you’re using a Sony TV remote, for instance, you should be using a 38KHz receiver. Other remotes won’t pick up its signals. 38KHz is the most common frequency which adopted by remote control, and 56KHz is the second most common frequency.

ViewPlay wireless HDMI extender support 38KHz to 56KHz wide frequency. 

You can refer for more details information about IR.


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