This is an audio streamer. Includes a USB transmitter dongle that you attach to your computer and a receiver that you plug into a stereo or powered speakers and an AC outlet. It streams music from your computer(iTunes, Pandora, etc.)to your stereo or powered speakers. Works much better than Bluetooth.
Amazon has this item for the same price from a third party seller without free shipping.
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posted: Jun. 30, 2013 @ 11:13a
Does it work well? Is this the best deal on one of these (a name brand)?
posted: Jun. 30, 2013 @ 12:47p
Slickone said: Does it work well? Is this the best deal on one of these (a name brand)?
I've been very satisfied this unit.
If you want to go with Bluetooth there is a cheaper alternative. You would need to have a computer with Bluetooth(or buy a separate Bluetooth USB dongle)or else use a phone or tablet with Bluetooth.
The cheapest Bluetooth receiver is the Belkin Bluetooth Music receiver, $23.99 @ Amazon. This is what I tried first, although it was more expensive when I bought it. I didn't like this unit because it was prone to dropouts and interference.
I see that Belkin now makes a more expensive version, which they call the Belkin HD Bluetooth Music Receiver. This unit is $59.99 on Amazon. I have no experience with this unit but it has decent reviews.
Another Bluetooth option is the Logitech Wireless Speaker Adapter for Bluetooth for $39.99 @ Amazon. This seems to be the most popular unit on Amazon and has good reviews.
Bluetooth has disadvantages of limited range and interference problems. The HP unit seems to have better range and broadcasts on three bands 2.4, 5.2, and 5.8 so it is less subject to interference.
There are other non-Bluetooth options but they are much more expensive than the HP unit.
Good luck with your choice. I suppose from either Amazon or HP you could always try and return.
Far-reaching 100ft (30m) span: You have to check this out. HP Wireless Audio streams your entertainment up to an incredible 100ft (30m). And before you askó we don't mean 100ft (30m) in just a straight line. This mind-blowing range transmits through walls and ceilings, around corners and even through windows (think party on your patio). So how far is 100ft (30m) in your home? A long way, right? Now, just imagine your music, movies, games or podcasts coming to life anywhere you want them.
posted: Jun. 30, 2013 @ 1:44p
love4money said: What kind of range can I expect?
HP claims 30 meters(98 ft.)I very much doubt this is likely. All I can tell you is that I am getting 15 feet and I have the receiver behind a wooden cabinet door.
posted: Jun. 30, 2013 @ 2:30p
Here is a $10 off $50 so it bring it down to $39.99 "SV3819"
posted: Jun. 30, 2013 @ 5:00p
wonder if this could stream 5.1 surround
posted: Jul. 3, 2013 @ 11:06p
I was going to get this but some Amazon reviews say the range when streaming is very short. A pcmag review mentions bad range too.
If the range turns out to be really bad, will HP pay shipping back to them?
posted: Jul. 16, 2013 @ 10:31p
I just noticed it's on sale again for $49.99 if you're interested. I purchased it during the last sale and highly recommend it if you just want to stream stereo music from your computer to an external DAC as the sound quality is very good. The sound from the analog output is mediocre. It needs to be broken in as it sounds shrilly out of box. My range is approx 23 ft and has a strong signal.
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