This may seem like a no-brainer to many people but to the person who is technologically challenged this is something that they might not even be aware of. You can cut the cables in your church sanctuary or for that matter in your entire church facility by going wireless with a wireless video transmitter.
Recently we had a bulb go out in our old video projector. I looked online for a replacement bulb and was shocked that it was going to cost us hundreds of dollars.
That’s right! Over $400.00 for a light bulb!
That is when I started researching church projection systems for a small church. What I found out is that we could upgrade our projection system for a little over what I was going to have to pay for the light bulb for our old projector.
The only problem was today’s modern projectors did not have the connections that the old projectors had. We needed to upgrade the cables to HDMI. There was just one problem. The projector was over 50 feet from the computer, and you lose signal quality and strength when going over 50 feet with an HDMI cable.
The solution? Transmitting wireless video!
How To Transmit Wireless Video
It is indeed a simple solution. Today we have the technology on how to transmit wireless video if we have an HDMI wireless transmitter and receiver system. I didn’t know such a thing existed. I imagine that some of you didn’t either.
At less than $100.00 cost the benefits of doing it this way outweighed the cost immensely. We didn’t have to
- Buy long HDMI cables and pay someone to run them to the projector and hide them from being seen.
- Use the projection system alongside the live streaming system to provide video for the nursery, overflow, and multi-purpose room.
It has saved us a tremendous headache for little expense.
How To Connect To Your TV Or Projector Wirelessly
On Windows 8 you have an icon at the bottom right that connects you to wireless displays. On my Windows 10 laptop, I have to type in connect in the search bar at the bottom to find the connect wizard. You then tell it to connect to the wireless display listed and there you go!
You now have cut the cables and are transmitting wireless video from your PC to your projector or TV.