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LG ANWL100 Wireless Digital Media Streamer Box wit Full HD 1080p Transmission

$19 @ All4Cellular (+ free ship) w/ Coupon Code "A4C5OFF"- http://www.all4cellular.com/product/lg-an-wl100-wireless-media-box.html

$23 @ Amazon (Prime eligible)- Linky: --Looks like Amazon ran out of them at this price, see merchant section for best possible price--

Description:
Set your TV free from connection clutter with LG's Wireless Media Kit. The kit sends an uncompressed, full HD 1080p signal to your TV from up to 50 feet away, even through walls and doors. Compatible with all 2010 LG HDTV models featuring NetCast.


Product Features
  • 1080p Wireless Transmitter
  • Wireless Receiver Included
  • 4 HDMI™ (3 back / 1 side)
  • 2 Component AV Input, PC Input, 3.5mm Audio Input
  • IR Blaster
These seem to be hackable / modable to work with non-LG sets:
https://plus.google.com/u/1/101948760925084043079/posts/btdqMZqCzEA

Note, you may find it slightly cheaper if you check the Amazon merchant list section,
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-li...003I6718M/
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Last Edited by DrivenByNothing July 22, 2013 at 09:09 AM
If your LG tv has a wireless port this would work with it. My model is not listed in the supported list, but has the wireless port and this thing worked. I have 47LW5700 from Costco.

See mod to make it work for most monitors and televisions with HDMI input, https://plus.google.com/u/1/101948760925084043079/posts/btdqMZqCzEA


In a nutshell...
Quote from Flat-Line View Post :
Add a power supply and splice it to the fat + and - wires (black and red), then it'll work on any hdmi input.
If you want to switch inputs via serial follow this guide on AVSforum:
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1314796/anybody-get-lg-an-wl100-to-work-on-non-lg-tvs#post_22539561
credit erihp on AVSforum.

contact user hightop32 if you would like a cable custom made for you.


LG's Support page with a link to the manual

Service manual (PDF):
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43051934/Manuals/LG%20AN-WL100%20Service%20Manual.pdf

Adding a standard DC jack:
https://slickdeals.net/f/5641508-LG-AN-WL100-1080p-Wireless-Video-Kit-Transmitter-Receiver-20?v=1&p=56063884#post56063884

A convenient aggregation of information on here and elsewhere (mostly about serial port communication):
http://csmatt.com/notes/?p=62

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### Mini FAQ
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Is this a good price?
Google Shopping says very much so. [google.com]

What does this do?
This will simply send a video and/or audio signal wirelessly from a transmitting devices to a receiver.

What inputs that the transmitting device have?
(aka - "Can I use this with a...?" Part I)
  • HDMI
  • Component AV Input
  • PC Input (VGA / RGB PC)
  • 3.5mm Audio Input
What output does the receiver have?
(aka - "Can I use this with a...?" Part II)
The receiver is limited to only a HDMI device.
This means that the television, monitor, or home entertainment receiver that you are trying to send a signal too needs to have a HDMI.


Can I use a laptop with this?
If your laptop has either a VGA [google.com] or HDMI connection, then yes. You can use the 3.5mm audio input to send an audio signal along with the VGA connection (HDMI does audio and video already).
If you run a Apple product with a display port, then you will need an adapter [google.com].


How does this work?
These devices creates a ad-hoc 5GHz wireless connection and send data over that connection.


What is the range?
The manufacture has specified 50 feet.


Can I use the switching feature if I modify this to work with non LG NetCast televisions?
Not 100% sure, but it doesn't sound like you can.

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Quote from netghoster View Post :
Is the connector pin(female) for the 20pin control cable? Is there anywhere I can find a picture of it? Googled the part number but no luck. I am thinking to order one so I don't need to cut the control cable.

Thanks,

just buy another kit Stick Out Tongue

Quote from snapcoyote View Post :
How is the picture quality for you guys? When I connected it to a pc monitor, the picture is not as sharp and the colors somewhat darker. Not sure how it looks on the tv since my 720p tv is not compatible.


UPDATE - Somebody on amazon reviews posted this which could explain what I'm seeing:
no that review is bunk. its not 20hz frame tripling. that would be very perceptible when gaming. i saw no evidence that was true.

as i mentioned earlier there are some service commands outlined in the service manual issued through the serial port that allows finer adjustment of picture. YMMV you are likely going to brick your unit if you mess around too much Smilie
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Quote from ricon1980 View Post :
I got it working with 12V 1A power supply.
if you could test range with this setup that would be good to know if it is the same vs 17-20V


oh also folks, remember to open your main transmitter units... there is a big metal shield inside... i took it out Big Grin
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Quote from hightop32 View Post :
wont work. the feature is intended to allow you to point at the screen send an IR command for your dvd player (example) and have the reciever side spit the command back to the base station which has IR blaster output to a flasher in the front of your dvd player. without the communications from the special cable to LG TVs (or reversing the comm protocol) this wont work.
I suppose that depends a lot on where LG has the IR decoder hardware and if it modulates the signal available to the an-wl100. I'd like to see if it is possible to utilize the dongle cable's IR passthrough wire (pin 18) to work with an IR receiver - but the question is how they did it.

On some of their devices, such as the LG cable box to an LG tv, it shows a rs-232 -> rs-232 control cable with a 3.5mm wire splitting off from one end to plug into the IR input on the cable box, in a manner similar to the cable arrangement posted to avsforums.

It makes me wonder if perhaps that IR passthrough is providing a raw signal. If it was, might it be possible to wire up an IR receiver/sensor (such as the TSOP38238) to the cut cable and control the box using a harmony remote (w/LG TV Input codes), and make use of the IR blasters.
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Last edited by Sumptus December 12, 2012 at 04:53 AM.
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I spliced in a 18v 1.2amp power supply and it worked great... Not sure on range yet with this config
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Quote from davids012000 View Post :
Anybody try doing this using Component?
I have my Dish VIP722 hooked to my main TV via HDMI and the component hooked to this wireless streamer. I also used a Dell power brick rated at 19.5V. Receiver unit is in bedroom connects to a 720P Insignia plasma. I installed an inline power switch on the receiver as I plan to hide all the wires behind the wall mounted TV and it won't be in constant use.
So far works wells as my bedroom is besides the living room and the Dish remote is UHF so we can controll the Dish receiver from the bed. I did notice if I turn my bedroom TV off and back on the screen color goes green? It's resolved by cycling the power on the receiver unit though.
Quick and easy hack and at $20 sooooo worth it Smilie
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I spliced in a 12v 3.3a Lite-On power supply. I got great video but no audio, some slight buzzing and the occasional pop. Anybody have issues with not getting audio? Is it due to the low voltage?
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I have opened the receiver and found there is a place that might was designed for the power jacket. Any one can confirm this? If so we can solder the power directly to the board which is much nicer and keep the original cable in one piece.

thanks!
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Quote from hightop32 View Post :
if you could test range with this setup that would be good to know if it is the same vs 17-20V


oh also folks, remember to open your main transmitter units... there is a big metal shield inside... i took it out Big Grin
Is the metal shield in transmitter also. I see one metal shield in the receiver also.
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Quote from swjpremkumar View Post :
Is the metal shield in transmitter also. I see one metal shield in the receiver also.

probably. i did take it apart but did not remove anything since it is basically sandwiched together and i did not have something to act as a buffer.

btw i did say the shield is in the transmitter Smilie

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It makes me wonder if perhaps that IR passthrough is providing a raw signal. If it was, might it be possible to wire up an IR receiver/sensor (such as the TSOP38238) to the cut cable and control the box using a harmony remote (w/LG TV Input codes), and make use of the IR blasters.
had the same ideas, but again instead of tinkering to try to determine this and just how it works (which would be VERY useful for others who dont want to go this route), im going to stick to serial control. and control the serial commands via discrete IR codes and a micro.
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Quote from Mr_Skull View Post :
I did notice if I turn my bedroom TV off and back on the screen color goes green? It's resolved by cycling the power on the receiver unit though.
Quick and easy hack and at $20 sooooo worth it Smilie
there are some very detailed test cases in the avs forum thread one user performed to determine all paths to the 'green screen effect' here: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1314796...t_22567576

a bit hard to follow if you arent a logical thinker, otherwise it appears to cover all possible cases and paths to power cycling of devices and display.
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Quote from johnnie502 View Post :
I have opened the receiver and found there is a place that might was designed for the power jacket. Any one can confirm this? If so we can solder the power directly to the board which is much nicer and keep the original cable in one piece.

thanks!
you'll have to check for continuity between the pin on that supposed power jack and the power pin on the 20-pin connector. Or look for the traces on the board if they are on outside layers. I can do it myself, but mine hasn't arrived yet.
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Quote from RabD View Post :
It makes me wonder if perhaps that IR passthrough is providing a raw signal. If it was, might it be possible to wire up an IR receiver/sensor (such as the TSOP38238) to the cut cable and control the box using a harmony remote (w/LG TV Input codes), and make use of the IR blasters.
that would be very interesting. Perhaps someone with a 2010 LG tv can hook up this wireless dongle and tap into the signal lines with an oscilloscope, and confirm what's being sent.
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When I opened the transmitter to take out the aforementioned metal shielding I noticed that there seem to be antenna connectors - if anyone is having problems with range, it might not be a bad idea to try to utilize those. There's also an internal USB port - anyone have any idea what it might be useful for?

Also opened the receiver and saw the large metal piece in there, but it seems more for heat dissipation than shielding in the case of the receiver. The transmitter's shield had some thermal tape as well, but it didn't seem like it was much of a benefit.
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Last edited by mZimm December 12, 2012 at 03:08 PM.
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Quote from Sweetnesz View Post :
for those of you who are slow like me i final figured it out. if your looking for the female piece the guy used in the G+ video. if you look close it comes with the universal power supply he suggested from amazon. all you would have to get it the breadboard jumper wires and they slide into the holes on the female adapter. hint: look very close at the picture of the universal power supply where he shows the unit. at the very right the last adapter piece is the one you need. hope this helps.

I bought a breadboard jumper wire kit from RadioShack, but they don't seem to work at all. Could you post a link to the ones that will work ?
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just scored one off the bay for $17, free shipping

hey, for $17 i have a decent toy for my lgtvs
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