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Nyrius Aries NPCS549 Prime Wireless HDMI Transmitter & Receiver for HD 1080p 3D Video Streaming

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  • Wireless HDMI Transmitter
  • 1080p 3D Video

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Nyrius "Aries" NPCS549 Prime Wireless HDMI Transmitter & Receiver

Send your laptop screen to your HDTV to stream video, browse your favorite websites, and check your email in wireless high definition. Or, complete the setup of your home entertainment system by transmitting the signal of your digital cable box, satellite receiver, Blu-ray™/DVD player, Playstation® 3, Playstation® 4, Xbox 360®, Xbox One®, or other HDMI® compatible device in real-time with zero latency from 30 feet away. The luxury of hassle-free wireless streaming is fully realized at last - do away with all the messy cables so your mounted HDTV or projector setup looks as clean as what's on screen.



Nyrius Aries NPCS549
  • Wirelessly send high definition movies, TV shows, games & music from your PC, Blu-ray/DVD player, gaming console or other HDMI device to an HDTV or projector
  • Stream uncompressed, true 1080p video and surround sound audio in real-time with zero latency; 3D compatible
  • Powerful 30-foot digital signal eliminates the hassle of installing messy cables
  • Easy to install plug 'n play setup gets you connected fast; no software required
  • Compact flash drive design optimized for laptop use; powered by USB or wall adapter


Nyrius Aries NPCS549
Endless Entertainment at Your Fingertips

The ARIES™ Prime gives you complete control over what you want to watch by streaming from your PC to HDTV in razor sharp, uncompressed 1080p high definition with no reduction in picture quality. Now you can finally watch that collection of movies and TV shows already stored on your computer, along with content from services like YouTube®, Hulu®, Netflix®, or any other video streaming website to your widescreen HDTV.

Keep it Clean and Simple

Combine your daily online interactions with your home entertainment system for a convenient, comfortable and complete home browsing experience previously only dreamt about – all without having to deal with a mass of cables.


Good Things Don't Just Come to Those Who Wait

You're forced to wait for enough in life. The ARIES™ Prime's simple plug 'n play setup gets you watching fast. There's no software required – all you have to do is plug the transmitter and receiver directly into your device's HDMI® ports and you're immediately connected.

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A powerful 30-foot signal with no latency means you'll never be left wondering if what you're watching is in real time. Take your console and computer gaming experience to the next level by transmitting your PC, Xbox 360®, Xbox One®, PS3®, or PS4® signal wirelessly, confident that when you press a button the ARIES™ Prime will respond with audio and video that's completely in sync with the game.

Nyrius Aries NPCS549

  • Conveniently browse the Internet, shop online, stream media and play games from your laptop on your HDTV
  • Watch 1080p movies from your Blu-ray™ player wirelessly on your HDTV, with 3D compatibility
  • Share photos and video with family and friends without being forced to huddle around a tiny computer screen
  • Enhance presentations by sharing your screen in high-definition while using your laptop to follow your notes; perfect portability for work and play

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  • CINDY D.
  • 1/6/2015 9:57:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent product

Pros: Easy to use, no software required, decent speed for presentations.

Cons: Probably do not want to use this for gaming.

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4 out of 5 eggsBe sure you have no other option

Pros: I have always had a need for a device like this but could never see spending $170 to do what a $10 HDMI cable would accomplish. However now that I have this item I used it to play Crisis 3 (all ULTRA settings,1080p with MXAA X4), SimCity5 (ultra, 1080p), and some YouTube videos (1080p) from my desktop in direct sight of the transmitter 12ft away connected to a (40in LED TV). Considering what the Nyrius Aries NPCS549 is doing from a technical perspective I was very impressed but read on because there are tradeoff for the freedom of wireless HDMI.

I built my desktop just to play Crisis 3 on ultra at 60FPS so as you may imagine quality is important to me. With the Nyrius Aries NPCS549 I saw no frame tearing, no image stuttering and frankly had to sit three inches away from the screen (40in LED TV) to see any problems. What I did notice is that around the sight of the guns were grainy pixels which were obvious when the weapon was bobbing up and down. I also saw this grain around my on screen FPS monitor as the numbers changed. I did not see this grain around anything moving in the game environment. Overall I saw ALMOST NO DIFFERENCE versus a direct HDMI link. This is impressive considering the screen size and that Crysis 3 is the definition of a graphically demanding game.

Cons: I enjoy playing SimCity 5 (single player) for the graphics even though the agent system and bugs are inexcusable. Here I saw a distinctive difference in the smoke effects, such as building fires and cloud movement. The difference was that these elements looks boxy and a bit grainy, like video streaming was on dial up in the 90s. The building and roads looked fine but I felt the boxy sky and smog distracted form the visual experience, which was disappointing.

This grain was also present in the 1080p videos I streamed from YouTube. However it was only present in the parts of the video that were moving. For example if a ball were rolling across a field, the field would look perfect but the edges of the ball would be grainy.

Other Thoughts: Overall I am highly impressed by the Nyrius Aries NPCS549. It is NOT as good as a direct HDMI link but considering the high bandwidth transmitted by a direct link I believe this firm has done a good job. My theory is that the device connected to the computer receives the graphical data from the computer, transmits it to the receiver which then stores the initial image. To reduce information transfer between the two (and thus overcome the huge bandwidth needed for HDMI transmission) the transmitter only sends what portion of the graphical information has changed to the receiver which then updates the initial image it is storing. This is an ingenious idea but I believe it is the reason that moving objects are grainy and when the screen changes drastically (like when going from desktop to metro in windows 8) everything looks grainy for a split second but then looks fine.

Additionally even when the desktop and screen are off the bright blue indicator lights on the Nyrius Aries NPCS549 remain on, which I did not like.

So should you buy this item?
If you have no other way to run a cable to your screen like when you want to do digital signage without any ugly cables, then yes.

If you are not too picky about 100% quality, then yes

Otherwise that $10 HDMI cable will perform better

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3 out of 5 eggsNot really 1080p?

Pros: Great solution if you want to connect you computer so that it outputs to the television or another monitor...or whatever. Setup was super easy. All I needed to do was plug the dongle into the HDMI port on my video card on my desktop and plug the main unit into the television or monitor. Once connected you simply need to turn on the compute and it, for me, automatically synced the two together and I was up and running. I tried this out using netflix on the computer to a non-smart tv so the I could watch a show or two. This worked perfectly for that. I can say that I was impressed for with this than my Chromecast dongle since what ever I display on my computer I can display on my television so that made watching Youtube videos actually easier.

So overall I was impressed with the ease of setting up and no jumping through hoops with drivers or software to deal with.

Also, I was impressed with the packaging. The unit came with a large variety of options for installing including power supplies (2) and mini-USB connections if you want to draw power from the computer. It also came with a 90 degree HDMI connector.

Cons: First thing I noticed that made me question the 1080p claim is when I connected my computer to the television, which has the same resolution as my computer screen, I noticed how blurry the screen was. It was obvious that the output was way under 1080p and I'm guessing it was outputting 760p. Also, there was a lot of lag. The lag wasn't super noticeable but I could tell it was there. It was like watching a movie where the voice doesn't quite match the lip movement.

The next item that bothered me about this thing is the quality of the mold used to create the enclosures. For the price they're asking for this I would expect this thing to look a lot nicer. It looks more like they took a standard enclosure mold and modified it "on the cheap" to work with this model.

Lastly, the thing runs really hot! I noticed when I went to move the unit connected to the television that it was hot to the touch. I own one of those infrared temperature devices and tested it on this after I'd watched a couple of youtube videos and it was running around 148 degrees F and after sitting for awhile it returned down to around 120 degrees at idle. This seems really hot to me and made me worry that it was going to melt or damage the furniture it was sitting on.

Other Thoughts: Overall I think there is a place for this device and some people will love this if they have need of it. I really don't see a lot of reasons I'd want one for the price. Much cheaper to buy a 25 foot HDMI cable if I want to connect a couple pieces of electronics together.

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2 out of 5 eggsWireless Isn't Always Better

Pros: * The Nyrius Aries Prime Wireless HD is almost a misnomer for this device. There are a lot of wires (yes, all are necessary for a device of this nature to work, but there are other, better, much cleaner solutions), and the adjective “HD” in this sense solely means 1080p, not indicating crystal clear video quality. I cannot help but to think this product is nearly obsolete. *
- The Nyrius Aries Prime comes well packaged, including the necessary HDMI cable, two mini-USB cables for both the transmitter’s and receiver’s power. Also included as a boon is a right angle HDMI adapter. This allows the exceedingly large transmitter dongle to fit in the HDMI port without interfering and blocking adjacent ports on a laptop. Without this adapter, the dongle could block three ports easily, so thumbs up to Nyrius for at least offering a way around their oversized transmitter. The receiver also sports two keyhole mounts and a threaded single hole for wall mounting. The accessories include two screws and screw anchors for drywall mounting.
- Results may vary, but for me the Prime setup was essentially Plug-N-Play after an automatic Windows device driver installed. Most of the tweaking and fussing needs to be done in your GPU’s device settings. The only issue here for me was the TV connected to it displayed the PC screen off center. After tweaking the scaling option within Intel HD settings, the screen fit perfectly on the much larger 40” TV.
- Like any other connected video device, you can make the second display duplicated, extended or just a dedicated display. There’s as much flexibility with display options concerning the Prime as much as any video device connector.
- The Prime functions as it promises to function. It wirelessly transmits your PC screen with an HDMI port at 1080p. It’ll of course carry audio and video as HDMI does. I played a movie from the PC and watched it on the TV, and it held the video stream up to about fifteen feet before I didn’t even want to try any farther of a distance. The sound was consistent; the video on the other hand… (see Cons). That’s about the best thing I can say about its video transmission.
- The Prime will work with AMD or older Intel chips (see Cons for what I mean).

Cons: - The Prime is all about being able to connect two devices together wirelessly with HDMI audio/video transmission; sadly and much to my chagrin, it does the job poorly. While watching a movie, browsing the web, searching Newegg, or streaming YouTube there was constant video disruption. Before anyone can call foul about distance, I tried video transmission anywhere from three to twelve feet away, and the problem persisted. The display was full of snow static popping consistently all over the screen. Pixels randomly morphed into white and black blobs. Instead of watching a 1080p movie, I was transported back to the 60s, muddling with bunny-ear antenna on top of a box TV set. It is inexcusable for modern technology such as this to have a quality issue. If derelict manufacturing or componentry isn’t to blame, then interference with the radio frequency the Prime produces is at fault. In this modern age, it’d be atypical for multiple devices in one room not to be broadcasting multiple radio frequencies. If this is the issue, there’s no excuse for Nyrius to lack the foresight in order to prevent this problem. To the contrary, I have used Intel WiDi devices and the video quality with them is crystal clear, lacking any lag or disruption, and requiring two less cables and adapters. If you’re PC has a 3rd Gen CPU or beyond, you might as well go with the much cheaper, all-around-better, and cleaner solution of Intel WiDi. If not, I recommend a really long HDMI cable over a below-par wireless video signal.
- Using this device while gaming, web-browsing or movie-watching is completely out of the question for me. If you care at all about quality, I highly recommend finding another solution or product.
- I cannot help but mention the price of the Prime. When considering its many pitfalls, the price is nowhere near right.

Other Thoughts: - As I’ve already stated, there are much better solutions out there on the market than the Prime. The convenience the Prime offers isn’t worth its awful performance. I’d much rather be inconvenienced by running a super long HDMI cable straight to the desired projected screen than use the Prime.
* I won’t write a conclusion bashing the Prime once again when I’ve already covered all of its poor qualities. If you’ve read this far, you probably have realized that I am strongly recommending for you to find another solution, for one example: Intel WiDi. I find it hard to believe that Nyrius thought the Prime was ready for… prime time. Pun indeed intended.*
Thank you for reading, and I hope my review has helped you in any way!

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4 out of 5 eggsCan't see much of a need for this but....

Pros: It does work and can be easy to use. You need to understand the product, use it as it's intended and have realistic expectations. With that, you'll be very happy with this product if you have a need for wireless HDMI.

Works with any device that has an HDMI out and if you only want to pass video (no audio) you can run this through a VGA or DVI to HDMI adapter. That can be good for slide shows, surfing the web on the big screen or in business, showing powerpoint/briefings where no audio is needed.

Cons: "Plug and play" depends on the device you're hooking it up to. If you're connecting it to a laptop, you will most likely need to go into your video/audio settings to get it to work properly. While not difficult, not everyone will have the know-how to do this and they'll just assume it's not working properly.

If you have several wireless devices around the transmitter, you will get interference and the range is drastically reduced. Line of sight is the key to getting the most out of this device. If it's not in direct line of sight with no interference, you won't get anywhere near the advertised 30ft range. In a "normal" environment however, there should be no issues.

No "legacy" support....meaning if you don't have an HDMI out on your device, you're out of luck. Would be FAR more useful if there was an audio adapter tied into the device (see other thoughts below).

Other Thoughts: I have 3 laptops in my household ranging from 6+yrs old to less than a year. While the transmitter that connects to your laptop comes with a USB power adapter, it would be great if there was an audio (SPDIF or headphone jack) adapter as well as a VGA/DVI to HDMI adapter. This would make the product much more useful for older laptops that don't have HDMI and take care of the issue of not being able to pass audio over VGA/DVI. Whie we're talking adapters, it would be nice if there was a min-HDMI adapter for phones and tablets.

There is potential in this device and it does meet a very niche market with a specific need. With work, I would recommend this product but as it stands I just couldn't justify it for the cost.

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4 out of 5 eggsGood but room for Improvment

Pros: Due to the wide range of reviews I wanted to take my time and test this device in multiple environments and multiple TV’s.
To start off, let’s look at what this package entails. You get 1 HDMI cable, 1 HDMI 90 degree adapter, two wall power supplies, 1 usb A to usb B power cable, and over course the transmitter and receiver.
The receiver is a well-built black box that has 1 HDMI out and a USB B power connection. Aesthetics of the receiver is nice. Blue LEDS that are not super bright, quick press info and power buttons. The info button displays the channel and some basic information on the TV of how your device is working. Note this info button is also on the transmitter as well. It can be somewhat useful to see this information but all in all I don’t see people using this info button very often.
Now I do have to admit that I was very sceptical of this device due to all the reviews I had seen for it online. But I kept and open mind when it came to testing this device.
Setup was very straight forward. Plug wall adapter into the receiver and supplied HDMI to TV. Then used the 90 degree adapter to with the transmitter and plugged the transmitter into my laptop. Used the USB A to USB B from a USB port on my laptop and powered on the transmitter.
I did have to do some slight trouble shooting, but nothing out of the ordinary. When the transmitter and receiver first paired, it was very smooth but the audio was not going to my TV. Messed around with the playback setting on my laptop for about 5min but nothing seemed to work. But I figured as much, I have experienced this type of issue before with just straight HDMI from laptop to TV. This audio problem is sometimes fixed with a quick restart of the computer. This is because the drivers and configurations sometimes do not push themselves all the way through. Why, well because it Microsoft and that’s way. But I digress, and a quick restart and boom everything started working.
Audio and video quality was great. I don’t have a smart TV but it was a 50in Element, and it looked and sounded great on it. Started playing some John Oliver and his Net neutrality video. After a few episodes of John Oliver, Futurerama, South Park, and some movies everything was working great. Full 1080p streaming 24bit Audio quality, I can’t really complain. Now all the tests that I did were from a range around 8-15ft with line of sight. In this range I did not experience any issues or problems.
Now they say you can use this for playing games, but I cant really see that. Most gamers are looking for amazing quality both in audio and video, speed, and absolutely no lag. I played some Minecraft on this device for a while and I didn’t really experience any issue until I jacked the settings to MAX. Then I started noticing some lag and speed issues. Which I did expert to happen. Low res would be the way to go when it comes to playing games on this device. But all in all I wasn’t bad for Minecraft.

Cons: Not really a whole lot of cons with this device. Yes there was some slight troubleshooting but that was to be expected. Though the one thing I really don’t like is the power supplies and cables. Now this is not Nyrius fault. Power cannot be supplied via a HDMI cable, as they are not designed for it. But never the less there is just too many cables for me to like. And quite frankly if they would have made the transmitter use the wall power supply I would have thrown it out the window, as what would the point of a wireless transmitter be if your tied to a wall outlet.

Other Thoughts: Over all this is a good device and I would rate this a High 3 to 4 eggs, since I feel like there is room for improvement.

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3 out of 5 eggsIf a normal cable simply won't work

Pros: Ease of use, you simply plug it in to the tv, plug it into your HDMI device (I used my laptop) and it connects, all by itself.

Picture clarity. The device does indeed transmit a full 1080p signal in all it's crystal clear glory.

Sound quality: With the receiver in front of my tv there were no sound issues.

It includes everything you should need. If you need to mount it to the ceiling however you'll need to buy a mount to do so, which is totally reasonable.

Cons: Spotty video feed. Yes it transmits 1080p picture, but it's intermittent at best. With the receiver behind my tv the sound crackled and the video had "jumping pixels", for lack of a better way to describe that.

With the receiver in front of my tv and direct line of sight, roughly 8ft away, to the transceiver, the sound was good but the video would still drop periodically. It came back quickly, but it was far from a flawless experience. I certainly wouldn't be able to enjoy a movie like that.

I watched a couple episodes of Star Trek, every 10 seconds or so the video dropped out to a black screen. It came back in less than a second and the audio "hiccuped" but recovered without lost dialogue. It was distracting but not un-bearable. As I said, if you honestly have no other option this WILL work, and without painful setup and troubleshooting, it just won't be a very enjoyable experience.

Other Thoughts: If the room you're trying to set up absolutely will not work with an HDMI cable, (I cannot even imagine such a situation), then this will get the job done. You may have to play with positioning and turn off other electronics in the area, but it will transmit the feed.

Short of that, I would not recommend this. Perhaps it would be fine for a business presentation where video fidelity isn't very important, but for a media center it just isn't good enough. IT seems like they're on the right track, but still have bugs to work out.

I hope to see a finished product soon.

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4 out of 5 eggsWireless HDMI

Pros: For me, it worked right out of the box. No software install needed and I didn't even have to "sync" the modules. Just plugged both sides in and turned on the TV and it was there. It worked with my laptop in every corner of the house. From upstairs in one corner to a TV downstairs. The video got a little grainy and choppy when it was at it's furthest distance (about 40 ft, through the floor). From within the same room, it was clear at about 20-30 ft away). Picture was clear, no stutter or clarity loss.

Cons: PC and TV modules both got pretty warm. The PC module gets ultra hot. Not really a major con, but it's definitely something that could cause problems with the lifespan of the device. Also, you have to connect it to the HDMI and USB of your laptop, and it sticks out enough that you really have to be careful how you set down your laptop or move it around.

Other Thoughts: This is a cool little device for anyone who REALLY hates having to leave a laptop near the TV. If you don't need the laptop right on your lap, a single HDMI cable will save you the cost of this device. Might come in handy for presentations as well. Or if you have a stationary PC and don't want to move it, you could probably transmit to a TV if it is in range. For me, it's not really practical. That's the main reason for deducting one egg.

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1 out of 5 eggsAbsolute Junk

Pros: small so it will not take up too much room in the trash.

Pretty Blinking Blue light on the receiver?

Cons: Advertised as Plug & Play. This was not my experience.

I never got the receiver to communicate with and of my TVs using know good HDMI cables.

Tech support was as useless as the product. That's a frustrating hour of my life i'll never get back.

All tech support told me to do was just what the online manual says. This might be valuable for illiterate users, but worthless as far as getting any problem solved.

I wasted several hours of my life trying to make this work, and I am a computer geek who does not give up easily, but this beat me.

Other Thoughts: This device is supposed to let you stream a high quality video signal from a device, such as a computer, to your TV.

Maybe this was an interesting concept that just does not work. Even if it worked it is only advertised as being useable if you have direct sight less than 30 feet.

The receiver (that connects to an HDMI port on your TV) never was able to send a signal that any of my 3 TVs saw. My oldest TV is 2 years old and my HDMI cables are good, so I'm pretty sure the device was faulty.

Extremely poor quality and customer service. This was not an inexpensive item, so it would have been nice if their quality control could have caught this dud.

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  • Roland P.
  • 3/24/2014 9:56:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGlitchy at best

Pros: compact

Cons: everything else.

Other Thoughts: I first gave this product a shot because we currently use a "Nyrius ARIES Home" with no issues. the "Home" edition takes the video from out DVD player and sends it to a nearby TV roughly 30 feet away... so if that is what you need then i would recommend buying the "home" edition.

it is quite evident that the Nyrius Aries Prime still needs work.

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