HDMI Extender also referred to as CAT5 HDMI Extender, is designed to transmit HDMI video signals up to 330ft away from the HDMI video source over Cat5/Cat5e/CAT6 cable. HDMI extender kit consists of a transmitter and a receiver unit. The transmitter unit connects to the HDMI source and the receiver unit connects to the HDMI TV or LCD. The demand for CAT5 HDMI extension units has been steadily increasing as most of the hi-definition multimedia devices like video gaming consoles, play stations, X-box, blue ray disc players, DVD players, and audio/video HD camcorders come with HDMI interface. This unit supports up to 1080P video resolution. We offer HDMI video extender units that extend HDMI video signal over a single or two Cat5/Cat5e/Cat6 cables. HDMI is a compact audio and video interface used for transmitting high definition HD data and signals. These HDMI over Cat5 video extenders are HDCP, EDID, and CEC compliant.
We have recently released a new hdmi extender unit with 3D support (Video resolution up to 4Kx2K) which is four times higher than standard 1080P. This unit has unique features HDCP authentication, CEC and 3D pass through, Dolby TrueHD & DTS Master Audio support, and LED link activity indicator. Cat5 HDMI Extender units are used in home theater, digital signage, government, movie theaters, malls, trade shows, airports, and hospital applications. These hdmi extenders can be used in conjunction with HDMI Splitter and HDMI Matrix Switch for complex applications. We also offer Cat5 HDMI Splitter Extender, Wireless HDMI Extender, and Fiber optic HDMI Extender units. HDMI over CAT5 extender with built in splitter is perfect for applications where the same HDMI source needs to be displayed on multiple HDMI monitors or TVs.
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Important HDMI Extender Facts
What is HDMI Extender?
HDMI Extender enables users to transmit high-definition video and audio from HD source to HDMI displays over Cat5e/6/7 cables. You can also use standard HDMI cables for extensions up to 50 ft. HDMI over Cat5 extenders with HDBaseT support 3D, 4Kx2K, audio and Infra Red over a single low cost Cat(x) cable up to 330ft.
HDMI Extension cable Advantages and Limitations
HDMI cables transmit digital video, audio and advanced data over a single cable. HDMI cables transmits video and audio in pure digital form. In spite of these advantages HDMI cables come up short in certain situations. There can be signal degradation and significant cost issues for runs over 50ft. That is where a HDMI over Cat5 with HDBaseT extender should be used.
What is HDMI Extender over Cat(x) Cable
HDMI Extender over Cat(x) cable includes a transmitter and receiver. The transmitter unit connects to the HD video source and the receiver connects to the HDMI display. The signal transmission is done over the Cat(x) cable. Some extenders come with a local HDMI port on the transmitter unit to connect a local HDMI Monitor.
Why do I need a HDMI Extender over Cat(x) cable
HDMI over Cat5 extenders are ideal for long range HDMI signal transmission (Especially over 50ft). Like many other video, data and audio cables there are known signal degradation issues with HDMI cables for extensions over 50ft. Also, it becomes extremely expensive and difficult to run long and bulky HDMI cables through conduits. HDMI Extender over Cat(x) cable with HDBaseT supports full HD video resolution and no signal degradation.
Advantages of using a powered HDMI Extender over Cat(x) cable
There is a wide range of HDMI extension products and solutions. The most reliable are units that support high-bandwidth and are powered on both sides (Transmitter and Receiver). Powered HDMI extenders help to ensure the signal strength at distances up to 330ft.
HDMI Extenders over CAT5e/CAT6 Cables