3. Supports standard Dolby Digital (including EX) and DTS (including ES and ES-Matrix) surround sound audio formats, as well as 2-channel PCM, but does not support Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD Master Audio.
4. Indicator LEDs provide operational status.
5. Internal Omni-Directional Antennas
6. A/V Connector: One Female 19-pin HDMI, Sender and Receiver.
7. USB Port provided for Firmware Update installation, as well as Keyboard or Mouse connectivity (for PCs).
8. Power Connector: One 5V DC input jack, Sender and Receiver.
9. Power Switch: One switch, Sender and Receiver.
10. Package Includes: Sender/Receiver units and stands, DC power adapters, (1) 6-ft HDMI cable, (1) IR extender cable, User's Manual.
Setting up Nyrius NAVS500
Also, if you want to extend your IR remote control signal, first connect the provided IR blaster cable to the IR input on the transmitter unit and place the blaster end of the cable in front the IR sensor on your source device.
After connecting everything, turn on both your source and display device, you should see the video signal come through. If not, try changing the power on sequence by turning on your source and display device first, then power on the Sender and Receiver units.
I was able to verify that I was indeed receiving both a 1080p video signal to my video display, as well as being able to receive Dolby, DTS, and PCM audio formats. However, I also found that soundtracks using Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD Master Audio were down-res'd to standard Dolby Digital and DTS before signal transmission.
Using the remote extender feature, you can point your remote control to the NAVS500 receiver unit and it will send the commands back wirelessly to the NAVS500 transmitter unit, to which the IR blaster cable is connected to, enabling control of your source device, such as playback functions on a Blu-ray Disc player, or channel changing functions on a cable/satellite box.
After working with the Nyrius NAVS500 with several components, I found that it was easy to set up and use. Not having to run an HDMI cable across the room meant that I could place one source component, such as a Blu-ray Disc player, farther away from the TV or home theater receiver, or even in the next room. The only real limitation is that you still have to plug the sender and receiver units into AC power. In addition, another limitation is that the Sender unit only has one HDMI input. In other words, you can only connect one source device to the transmitter unit.
However, another connection option that is very practical, is to connect all your sources to a home theater receiver and then connect the HDMI output of your home theater the Nyrius NAVS500 transmitter. This way you can use your home theater receiver as the central connection hub for all your sources and use just the one HDMI output connect to the NAVS500 transmitter to send those signals wirelessly to your TV or video projector using the NAVS500 system.
Although the Nyrius NAVS500 provides convenient wireless connectivity between a source device and a display or home theater receiver, it is rather expensive, with a suggested price of $399.99, and will not pass 3D or Dolby TrueHD/DTS-HD Master Audio signals. However, it was indicated that forthcoming firmware updates would add 3D and possibly Dolby TrueHD/DTS-HD Master Audio compatibility.