How Does Wireless TV Work: A Look at Displaced TV

The wireless version of a set-top box plugs into your router on one end, but there is no physical HDMI cable leading to a TV on the other. It just broadcasts a wireless signal to your TV —or any TV or screen anywhere in the house.

Wireless TVs have been a dream for many consumers, but they have yet to become a reality. That is until now. At CES, a completely wireless 55-inch TV called Displaced TV was unveiled. It doesn’t have any power cable or wires to connect to, making it easy to hang up on a window or any flat surface.

Displaced TV is a 55-inch 4K TV that weighs under 20 pounds and has its own hot-swappable batteries. It has four batteries inside that should give it about a day of use, and you can swap them out while the TV is still running. The TV has its own suction pump system that can attach to nearly any surface. It can also attach to other walls, as long as they’re flat.

The TV functions by streaming content from a concealed processing box that’s supposed to be about the size of a PC tower. Displaced TV is a platform that can run multiple TVs at the same time off of that same processor box. You could run six TVs or eventually up to maybe eight all with that same system. The original concept of the design was to have multiple TVs running off one processor box, and then it became wireless and battery-powered.

Displaced TV is different from other products on the market as it’s a self-contained ecosystem. It’s not that cheap, though. It’s $3,000 for one screen and the processor box or $9,000 if you want to get four screens and a processor box.

Displaced TV also supports hand tracking for gestures, taking the step further by not even having a remote at all. The makers of Displaced TV feel that this is good enough that it can work with just hand gestures. Though, many people might still prefer a remote.

In conclusion, Displaced TV is an unusual type of customer-oriented product that takes a significant step into the future. This technology could expand into other types of televisions, and it’s exciting to see what other types of technology will be thrown against the wall, quite literally, at CES in Las Vegas.


Can a TV be completely wireless?
The totally wireless TV doesn't have any ports, but it does come with a base unit you can plug your cable box, gaming system, or other devices into — anything you want to watch is then streamed wirelessly from that unit to the TV.
How does wireless television work?
One way signals can reach the TV without wires is by using existing wireless computer networks or Wi-Fi. Your computer sends the signal for downloaded movies or videos via high-frequency radio waves to the receiver attached to your TV.