How to Transfer a Wireless TV Signal

by Alice Godfrey

A television signal can be transferred from one TV to another video display, providing that both have video inputs and outputs. A wireless transmission system can transfer the signal and is available from an electronics store or the TV accessories section of a department store. Audio/video cables found in most households, but which can be acquired from the same stores as the wireless transmission system, must be used as well.

Place the wireless video transmitter next to the television. Plug its power cord into an outlet. Insert one end of a video cable into the video output on the back panel of the TV (labeled "Composite" on some sets). Insert the other end of the video cable into the video input on the transmitter.

Repeat this procedure with an audio cable, only plugging the red and white plugs at one end into the red and white outputs on the TV and the red and white inputs on the transmitter.

Place the wireless video receiver next to a video display on which you want to watch the TV signal being transmitted wirelessly, for example, another TV. Plug the receiver's power cord into an outlet.

Insert one end of a video cable into the video input on the back panel of the video display device. Insert the other end of the video cable into the video output on the receiver.

Repeat this procedure with an audio cable, only plugging the red and white plugs at one end into the red and white outputs on the receiver and the red and white plugs on the other end into the red and white inputs on the video display device.

Turn on the TV to which the wireless video transmitter is connected. Turn on the video display device to which the wireless video receiver is connected. Press "Menu" on the remote that controls the video display device.

Navigate through the settings until you come to the "Video input" or similarly named menu. Select this menu. Highlight the video input to which the video cable is connected. Press the "Enter" or "OK" button, depending on the make of the remote. Press "Menu" to exit the settings so that you can watch the TV signal being transferred to the video display device.

Tip

  • check Be sure to choose the same channel on the transmitter and receiver, if there are choices as to which to use.

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About the Author

Alice Godfrey is a marketing analyst with more than 15 years of experience in her field. She holds a Ph.D. in social and personality psychology. Past positions include market research analyst at various advertising agencies and corporations. Her articles on a wide variety of issues relating to entertainment have appeared in numerous trade publications.