Peerless Itrio HD-Flow HDS100 Summary
With a price tag of $389 for one transmitter and one receiver, this isn't a low cost accessory. However, if the alternative is opening walls to run wiring, or if using the HD-Flow dramatically reduces the amount of labor, then it should prove to be a real bargain. In other cases, where running wire is rather easy, then the HD-Flow offers an alternative, that's probably still requires less labor.
The ability to reach into other rooms is a major feature of the HDS-100. In my line of work having this is a pleasure, but you'll have to decide if you have the need.
What impresses me is how well the HD-Flow is thought out. Four source switching, 2 HDMI inputs, component, and two stereo audios on top of the HDMI audio.
The really nice touch, though is the pass through (for lack of a better term) of your sources remote control. Take it into the room you are watching from, point it at the HD-Flow. Bingo. Using the fobs back in your room with the source, your player, or set top box responds as if you were in the room.
Without that feature, this product would have half the use, or less. But with the remote control ability, this becomes an extremely well thought out device.
It is unfortunate that we only had one receiver so could not play with the setup with 2 or 3 working to see if there are any issues. There were a few negatives. On the downside, the system is HDMI 1.3 not HDMI 1.4a, so no compatibility with Blu-ray 3D. For that matter, the system is rated 1080p 24/30/50/60, but not 120. So, for the most part 3D applications are out. From a practical side, I wouldn't expect this type of product to have such support yet.