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Testing the Sony UWP-V6 Wireless System

August 18, 2008

Last week I got to help test the Sony UWP-V6 wireless system. Aimed to compete directly against the Sennheiser EW-100 (and the UWP-V1 would be competing against the EW-112 for $50 less), this is a pretty solid system.

The Sony definitely has some features that Come in handy. The antennas are rigid and pivot, so you can direct them easily without having to move the whole receiver pack. The controls are located on the face of the unit, so you don’t have to pop it open to push anything, however this could result in accidental pushing.

The Sony and the Sennheiser are very comparable when it comes to range, and if anything I’d give the edge to the Sony. However, up close Guy’s iPhone caused a little signal interference. We have communicated this to Sony and once our video is sent off I’m sure they’ll make the necissary adjustments.

The biggest suprise was that both systems’ plug-on transmitters worked great at a distance of about 200’+. Even Guy was suprised by this.

Both systems are solid wireless solutions, and for the price point, you can’t go wrong either way. We’re working on finishing up the videos from our test shoot with it, and upon completion I’ll be posting the video here. Until then, if you want to know more, simply visit The DVeStore