Differences between Nyrius wireless HDMI transmitter and receiver systems

Introduction of Nyrius wireless HDMI Transmitter and Receiver Kits

Nyrius is one of leaders of wireless transmission manufacturers. They have provided customers wireless audio&video transmitter and receivers for many years. The new Nyrius wireless HDMI transmitter and receiver system allows you simply unplug the cable from any source device and plug the transceiver instead of moving your laptop or PS3 kit. With it, you get away from the long HDMI cable formerly required running across the house to connect with the second TV. You could also place any source component, such as Blu-ray Disc player, farther away from the TV or home theater receiver, or even in the next room.  And these are just parts of all efforts Nyrius has made. In order to meet differentiated need in the modern wireless HD era Nyrius has manufactured different Wireless HDMI kits accordingly.

They have mobile models: Prime and Pro; and stationary models: Home and Home Plus(Home+). Most newly item released by Nyrius is Aries Matrix, which supports up to 4 HDMI devices and 2 component video devices simultaneously.  All these models share similar but not totally same features.

These devices look alike and you will find the explanation pages are in the same way.  How can we decide which one meet your own unique needs most?  In my way of getting the Nyrius Home+ wireless HDMI kit I found all the secrets are deeply buried in their manuals. These manuals, usually 30- 40 pages, tell all the unique characteristics of each model. I have gone through to make the table below, so you don’t even need other reviews to help you make the final decision.

Common Features Shared by Nyrius wireless HDMI Transmitter and Receiver Systems

They can transmit signals through walls or even floors as long as you are within transmitting range (through obstacles may diminish the broadcasting range).If you have a clear line of sight between the transmitter and receiver these HD wireless HDMI transmitter and receiver systems will guarantee a robust wireless connection to bring you the high quality video and audio playback.

All these models support full HD at 1080P resolution without sacrificing any video nor audio quality. Most of them are also compatible of 3D playback. The responsiveness is very impressive. Nyrius claims these gadgets are “zero lag” with its solution, and according to WHDI standard the latency is less than 1ms. After using My Home+ for a couple of times, I have not noticed any type of latency. Sometimes I completely forgot that I was watching over a streaming connection.

The transmitter and receivers pairing is rather easy. No software or complex configuration is needed. Nyrius wireless HDMI transmitter and receiver kits works just like the idea smart device we want to have: “Plug and Play.”

WHDI_Home_Image_2The receiver has only one standard HMDI output. If you want to have more wireless connections with multiple display devices, you could simply add more separated receiver to your system. Because WHDI allows Nyrius transmitter to send signals up to 8 individual devices. In fact, WHDI supports “Point To Point” and “Multi-point to Multi-point” connections we will have this kind of device in the near future.

Except for Prime all other Nyrius Aries HDMI kits come with IR extenders that allow you to control your source device with its remote from the TV’s location. And you can also use it to pair additional transmitters and rename them if necessary. The remote’s IR signal is transmitted by the receiver to the transmitter and then through the IR extender to the source device. When Nyrius designed their products they used industry standards for IR signals and therefore all IR units are compatible with the majority of source devices on the market.

Home VS Home Plus

Aries Home wireless HDMI Kit offers the ability to wirelessly transmit a HDMI signal up to 100 feet line of sight allowing you to wirelessly send movies, cable/satellite TV, or video games to a remote TV or display. IR extend function enables you to change the TV station, pause, play or stop a movie from another location.

The Aries Home+ was released in 2012 and offers all the same features as the NAVS500 with the added benefit of being able to expand this system with additional transmitters. It also adapts the latest HDMI 1.4a standard tech to support passive 3D video over HDMI.

I did work with my Home Plus to transmit the 1080P video signal from the first floor to the second, but I could only manage that in some correct placement. It seems like with a clear line of sight you can achieve the full 100′ as described, and beaming through floors and/or walls may decrease the range.

>-Click here to get Nyrius Pro transmitter and receiver kit/NPCS550 on Amazon.com

>-Click here to get Nyrius Prime transmitter and receiver kit/NPCS549 on Amazon.com

Prime VS Pro


Aries Pro and Prime are very similar products. Prime is designed to work in one room application such as a classroom or living room and would be used for sending a computer, cable box, DVR player or video game console to a TV located in the same room. So it has a relatively short transmitting range, literally 30 feet line of sight and has no IR extension function. The Aries Pro allows multiple transmitters to connect with one receiver. It has the longest range all these stuffs mentioned above: 160 feet line of sight. Like Home+, the signal can be transmitted by Pro from downstairs to upstairs. Both units perform perfectly when sending a signal across one room.

Pro is compatible with the Aries Home+.  You can easily add additional units to this system depending on your needs. Purchase any number of additional receivers to broadcast to more TVs.

>-Click here to get Nyrius Home transmitter and receiver kit on Amazon.com

>-Click here to get Nyrius Home+ transmitter and receiver kit on Amazon.com

Nyrius ARIES Matrix wireless HDMI transmitting System

One limitation for Pro and Home kits is that their transmitter unit only has only one HDMI input. In other words, you can only connect one source device for beaming. One connection is not enough for home or office with multiple HD devices. It means that switching between different source devices must be done in the inconvenient manual way. In order to overcome this, Nyrius has developed the ARIES Matrix with 4 HDMI input slots and 2 component ones. It will ultimately function as one easily-accessible switch center. The included remote enables you the flexibility to conveniently switch between all 6 inputs. Matrix has also a loop-through HDMI output. So you can arrange two separate HDTV environments – one wired connection located in your entertainment center and one wireless for HDTV in your bedroom. nyrius-wireless-hdmi-transmitter-receiver-matrix-for-hd-1080p

>-Click here to get Nyrius Matrix transmitter and receiver kit on Amazon.com

Tech Details for All Nyrius Wireless HDMI Transmitter and Receiver Devices

 PrimeProHomeHome plusMatrix
HDMI InterfaceNot found probably HDMI1.2Supports HDMI 1.3 Video Audio format and HDCP 1.2 with video encryptionSupports HDMI 1.3 Video Audio format and HDCP 1.2 with video encryption
Supports HDMI 1.4a Video Audio format and HDCP 2.0 with video encryption
Not found

*Supposed to be HDMI 1.4a Video Audio format and HDCP 2.0 with video encryption*
Transmission DistanceThe maximum video transmission range is 15 feet.
The minimum range is 6 feet; line of sight (LOS) scenarios
160ft Clear Line of Sight100ft (30m) Line of Sight ( LOS )100ft (30m) Line of Sight ( LOS )Regular Mode: 66 feet @ 1080p
(clear line of sight);
Extend Mode: 100 feet @ 1080i/720p
(clear line of sight)
Operating Frequencies

4.9~ 5.9GHz (Includes non-DFS and DFS
Frequency Bands)

5.15~ 5.25GHz, 5.725~ 5.85GHz5.1~ 5.9GHz (with DFS function)4.9GHz~ 5.9GHz (with DFS function)4.9~5.9 GHz
AntennaHigh Performance Internal AntennasPCB antennaOmni-directional internal antennas.Omni-directional internal antennas.High Performance Internal Antennas
Supporting link speedsNot foundUp to 2.5GBpsUp to 2.5GBpsUp to 2.5GBpsUp to 2.5GBps
RegulationsWHDI 1.0WHDI 1.0WHDI 1.0WHDI 1.0WHDI 1.0
Power Supplies100~ 240V AC in, 5V DC out Power Adapter5V1A (for Transmitter) 5V2A (for Receiver)AC 100~ 240V , 5V 3A DC Power AdaptorAC 100~ 240V , 5V 3A DC Power Adaptor5V DC or USB
IR FunctionExternal IR extender for receiver
External IR extender for Transmitter
Built-in Infrared Remote-control Receiver Module
External IR extender for Transmitter
Built-in Infrared Remote-control Receiver Module
External IR extender for Transmitter
Built-in Infrared Remote-control Receiver Module
Supported Video Resolutions1080p, 1080i, 720p, 720i, 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i1080p, 1080i, 720p, 720i, 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i1080p, 1080i, 720p, 720i, 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i1080p, 1080i, 720p, 720i, 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i1080p, 1080i, 720p, 720i, 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i
Supported Audio ResolutionsSupport AC3 and DTS. 2 channel PCMPCM , DTS , Dolby Digital 5.1 surround soundPCM , DTS , Dolby Digital 5.1 surround soundPCM , DTS , Dolby Digital 5.1 surround soundUncompressed 5.1 PCM, DTS, Dolby Digital Surround Sound
3D VideoRight green3 Right green3  Right green3 Right green3
Ports & InterfacesTransmitter: 1x HDMI in
Receiver: 1x HDMI out
Transmitter: 1x HDMI in
Receiver: 1x HDMI out
Transmitter: 1x HDMI in
Receiver: 1x HDMI out
Transmitter: 1x HDMI in
Receiver: 1x HDMI out
Transmitter: 4x HDMI in, 2x Component in, 1x HDMI out (loop-through) Receiver: 1x HDMI out

My Suggestion of Home+ system.

I am currently a fan of the Nyrius Home+ HD transmitter. It is especially nice to do away with wires from your home media center without worrying about a drop in picture quality. It seems pretty good for a signal without any drop of quality that had traveled across several walls. It is rather expensive for more than $200, but considered the wireless convenience Nyrius Home+ has provided. I think this would be regarded as a wise investment for entertainment.


I don’t have all these products I only have the Home plus model and experienced the Pro at a local mall before my purchase. All opinions in this post are built on my own individual experience. I am not sure whether you will get the same excellent result as I have or not. Because unlike the simple Bluetooth audio receiver, video system is more complicated and has diverse arrangements. Mine is composed of Optoma HD25/Samsung UN60F8000+ Denon AVR-X2000+PS3/ASUS M51AC-US004S/OPPO BDP-103D. They cooperate with each well and have no compatible issues. May this post will help you choose the right wireless HDMI as you need. If you find any mistake please don’t hesitate to post a comment to rectify it.

Displayer Source Device AV Receiver Wireless Transmitter
Optoma HD25 PS3 Denon AVR-X2000 Nyrius Home+
Samsung UN75F8000 ASUS M51AC-US004S
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  • lorne kinnee August 16, 2014 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    We are in a condo with a concrete floor betweenthe basement and the main floor. If we put the pro in the basement would it work to the main floor where there are two TV,s? We would probably need another HDMI receiver
    . How much is the second one?
    Thanks Lorne kinnee

    • Paul E Parker August 24, 2014 at 3:22 pm - Reply

      The Nyrius Aries Pro Wireless HDMI kit works fine going through 2 bricks wall in my house. I really did a test between floors and the result was promising as I emphasized. But a multilayer condo often has thicker concrete layers than that in house. You must put that into consideration.

      Nyrius does not provide a separate Nyrius Aries Pro receiver. You either buy 2 kits or switch to other product like Atlona LinkCast Wireless HD Audio/Video Station. This set is more affordable and with available single receiver to extend your wireless video system.

  • Paul September 14, 2014 at 2:51 am - Reply


    In a classroom situation for teaching videography, I’d like multiple cameras to send their HDML output to a receiver and then switch between the outputs to display on the TV and/or a projector. It sounds like I’d need something like the Matrix as the receiver? Paired with Pro’s or Primes as transmitters connected to the camera’s HDMI outputs? Did I understand that correctly?



    • Paul E Parker September 14, 2014 at 12:18 pm - Reply

      Hi Paul
      Multiple HMDI outputs to one receiver that is exact what Nyrius ARIES Matrix wireless HDMI transmitting System is made for. But you need one matrix and several Nyrius pro or Pro+ to reach your goal.
      Or you can do it with the model I suggested in the comment above. It can work with multiple transmitters.

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  • Maurice September 19, 2014 at 12:58 am - Reply

    What setup would you advise for transmitting from a cable box (or the receiver that all components are fed through) to an outside tv that is about 40′ away and -almost- direct line of sight through the window and maybe 1-2″ or brick facade? Confounding the decision for me is that I would like to alternatively hook the receiver to a small kitchen tv that would be about 20′ away with direct line of sight…

    • portablehifi September 25, 2014 at 11:41 am - Reply

      Your question is about how to transmit video signal to 2 additional TV beside the main one. That mission is simple for a Nyrius Pro, which can easily add additional units to the system depending on your needs. Just get two more receivers to broadcast to more TVs

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  • ken November 10, 2014 at 10:19 pm - Reply

    Thanks for an interesting and informative article. In the end I am left deciding which unit is better to get the Home + or the Pro. They are exactly the same price. I would be using it for home theatre but also want the best flexibility looking forward. ie more than one receiver and going to 3D

    Are they essentially the same with Pro being smaller?


  • Leo January 21, 2015 at 3:36 am - Reply

    Hi. For over two years I have been a happy owner of Nyrius Pro system. It does a great job of transmitting a signal from the cable box to HDTV. Having a wireless connected TV is super convenient. Now I would like to connect wirelessly yet another HDTV in the dining room to the same cable box. I can not find Nyrius Pro receiver sold separately from transmitter and I would hate to pay for the set again. Please advise.

    • portablehifi January 21, 2015 at 1:45 pm - Reply

      You are not the first one that requires more receiver. But I am sorry to inform you the company just has sets available but not a separated receiver.

      • Leo January 22, 2015 at 1:11 am - Reply

        Thank you for the answer. If I purchase a new set, do you think a new receiver will pick up a signal from my old transmitter? What if I get my hands on Aries Home+ receiver? Will it work?

  • adam February 5, 2015 at 2:32 am - Reply

    I am looking at buy some products and distributing them in Australia could you forward a product brochure and price list thanks adam

  • Jon October 28, 2015 at 1:02 am - Reply

    There is a new Nyrius WS54 product that supports sending to multiple receivers. I can’t find much about it, and it’s marked “NEW”. I just ordered it and will see how it goes.

    • portablehifi November 1, 2015 at 7:29 am - Reply

      Thank you! please update your experience after device arrival.

  • LC December 7, 2015 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    I have just purchased a NPCS549, took a bit to pair the units. But it can only display 480i. Any suggestion?

  • Charles Parkins July 17, 2016 at 7:36 pm - Reply

    Thanks for excellent article. Have you seen or reviewed the Nyrius 3D WS54 and if so, where? If not, How would you rank it with the others in this article? It seems to incorporate the desirable features of the other models at a lower price and was probably released after this article was written.

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