U-Verse Cable Boxes Are Going Wireless

Posted Wed Oct 26, 2011 at 11:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

Using a wireless receiver, you can get your TV anywhere in Wi-Fi range.

Boy AT&T is looking good as a cable option right about now. They're the first cable provider to give you the option of going wireless with your TV, eliminating the need to place your set near a cable box. Or, of course, getting rid of those wires that you've got going through your living room to have the TV on the preferred wall.

The way it works sounds simple enough. First, you pair the wireless transmitter with your residential gateway - every home with AT&T internet has one - and then plug the receiver in to your TV. You'll need power for both the TV and receiver, as well as an HDMI cord running from the receiver to your set, but the wireless solution should free you up quite a bit in terms of placement.

AT&T says that you're still going to be able to get HD quality, use your DVR, access your movie library and everything else you can do from your set-top box. The wireless receiver will require a $49 setup fee and a charge of $7 a month after that.

Source: Engadget

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Tags: Wireless HDMI, AT&T U-Verse (all tags)