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Help connecting 2 TVs in a conference room wireless HDMI

Jan 13, 2016 8:51AM PST

Has anyone been able to connect two TVs in a conference room to a laptop via HDMI (wireless HDMI for platform agnostic support)? We would like to be able to have both TVs as a separate source for the laptop (not just mirroring). I would think that two of these would work but I would prefer something cheaper. (http://www.amazon.com/IOGEAR-GW3DHDKIT-Wireless-Digital-Channel/dp/B00630WKGI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1452703397&sr=8-1&keywords=iogear).
IOgear also has the pro version: (http://www.amazon.com/IOGEAR-Wireless-Matrix-Additional-Receiver/dp/B00NB2ZXK6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1452703497&sr=8-2&keywords=iogear+pro)
Anyone ever run across this issue? Any other suggestions?

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Clarification Request
What was the issue?
Jan 13, 2016 9:00AM PST

We know that splitting HDMI is a pain but I read your post twice and can't find that you are trying to solve.

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Sorry for the lack of information
Jan 13, 2016 9:17AM PST

We have a conference room that has 2 x 70" TVs on mobile stands in the front of the room. Instead of running wires 30 feet or so to the center of the conference table (floor is solid concrete), we want a wireless solution to mount under the center of the table, then run 2 HDMI cables up through the access hole in the table to a anyone's laptop (both Mac/Windows OSs). Both displays should be able to display different sources instead of just mirroring the laptop display. Basically, I want it to feel as though I have two 27" monitors and a laptop on a desk in front of me that extends the OS to all three monitors, but the difference is that I have 2 x 70" TVs instead of monitors and they are sitting 30 feet away from the laptop.

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OK, that's what you want to do.
Jan 13, 2016 9:22AM PST

So I take it the wireless HDMI didn't work? It sounds like you have the right hardware. I didn't broach the issues where folk can't deal with extending versus mirroring and laptops that only have one HDMI output (most can't do 3 displays.)

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Thank you
Jan 13, 2016 11:12AM PST

I figured that would be the case, we will have to shell out some money for the equipment or deal with the cables being ran across the floor.

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At home and office I run 36 foot long
Jan 13, 2016 1:56PM PST

HDMI cables can be pretty lengthy but I like your solution as it isolates the HDTV HDMI ports from possible electrical damage from client machines.

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4x2 HDMI matrix switch might be more useful
Jan 13, 2016 2:50PM PST

IME, you could avoid any sort of transmitter device issues by simply using a 4x2 HDMI matrix switch (see monoprice.com), especially considering you will now be running wires anyway. This would also give you the added ability to run output from up to 4 laptops via HDMI, and being able to select one or both displays as targets (from one client or two). 2x2 could work too if you know it's mostly only a pair of rigs hitting the displays(Just mount it at your conference table.) 30 foot HDMI runs are trivial for the most part, but using the lower end products on amazon is always trial and error. HDBaseT type equipment would be my preference if I absolutely had to using cat6 to HDMI- but it costs a bit more.

Link to 2x2 matrix switch example:
http://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=8155

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Sorry- forgot to add the 4x2
Jan 13, 2016 2:53PM PST

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