Actiontec introduces 2 new products that help alleviate the problem with messy TV cables. MyWirelessTV 2 and ScreenBeam Mini2 both eliminated the need for cables, providing you with wireless streaming throughout the home. I received both to review recently. Here is what I thought:
I love technology and gadgets that help make my life simpler. And I have been super excited to start working with Best Buy in reviewing some new products before they come on the market. At the end of May, I was sent 2 cool products from Actiontec – MyWirelessTV 2 and ScreenBeam Mini2.
MyWirelessTV 2 by Actiontec
Enjoy Brilliant HD Without the Wires
MyWirelessTV 2 replaces messy HDMI cables with the convenience of wireless, so you can install an HDTV anywhere you want. Now it’s possible to connect your television to your set top box without having to use an obtrusive cable. You get the flexibility to network your home exactly how you want to, without investing in an expensive wiring project, or string wires throughout your hallways.
My husband was very excited to receive the MyWirelessTV 2. He is such a neat freak that he actually with zip tie all the TV & HDMI cables together behind the entertainment center to keep them out of site and all bundled together. His eyes lit up the minute I told him we received the MyWirelessTV 2 to try out.
He immediately set up the transmitter & receiver in our living room TV and had it installed within minutes. Some of the things he loves the most about it:
- Works on TVs with an HDMI port
- Works on HDMI-enabled cable/satellite set-top boxes, DVRs, Blu-ray and DVD players and game consoles
- Connects with the above devices up to 100 feet away, even through walls & floors
- Totally supports high-definition tv shows/movies/games/etc.
We are in the process of building an outdoor patio with a fireplace and had it wired for electricity so we can hang a TV over it. We have already purchased another MyWirelessTV2 to use outside so we can connect our satellite/DVR box to the tv outside without having to order another satellite box. And again, no messy cables!
This would make for a terrific Father’s Day present for guys who are into keeping their cable boxes/DVR/cords all in order!
Wireless Display for Travelers: Realize the full power of your existing phone, tablet or laptop
ScreenBeam Mini2 wireless display receiver gives you the power to wirelessly mirror anything from your phone or tablet onto your HDTV: video & audio, pictures, apps, presentations, and much more. Use ScreenBeam Mini2 to share virtually any local or online content. Beam movies, videos, music, games, applications, presentations, documents and more. Enjoy better quality with a dedicated wireless connection directly to your HDTV! You don’t need an existing Wi-Fi network or wireless router for ScreenBeam Mini2 to work.
We have had subscriptions to Netflix and Amazon Prime for a few years now, however, we always find ourselves watching the streaming content on our iPads. Now with the ScreenBeam Mini2, we can mirror our laptops and watch all the streaming on our big 50 inch TV. It took less than 10 minutes to set it all up and now we can see anything we want to stream in a much larger format.
I personally like the ability to each movies or shows together again as a family, as we have easily gotten into the habit of watching things by ourselves, plugged into the computer. It’s isolating and I am excited that we can start streaming family movies together again. In fact, I have a whole list of fun childhood movies that I can’t wait to introduce my children to this summer!
Both the MyWirelessTV 2 and ScreenBeam Mini2 are great ideas for Father’s Day gifts – coming up Sunday, June 17, 2106.
Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.