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HDMI Extender Over Single CAT5/CAT6

Product code: OSD-HDMI-Single-CAT5-6-Extender

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Features & Specifications

HDMI cables have become the choice for transmitting uncompressed digital data that ends up as movies and music on your tablet, laptop and big screens. HDMI drastically simplifies high-speed audio and video transmission; however, there are limits to how far you can run this digital cable before the signal does not work. The length varies—some say at 100 feet, others say less. That's where products like our HDMI Extender Over Single CAT5/CAT6 come in handy. This product lets you extend HDMI runs to almost 200 feet (196 to be exact) using less expensive Cat 5/6 Ethernet network cable (we actually recommend Cat5e which has the same bandwidth as the Cat6 but is less expensive).

How Does It Work?
The HDMI extender features a transmitter that is connected to the source by a shorter HDMI cable. The HDMI signal is processed, then output using a select length of single Cat5e network cable into the extender/receiver that converts the signal back to uncompressed HDMI. Then another short HDMI cable is connected to your monitor. HDMI extender systems over Cat5/Cat6 have been viewed as a safeguard against newer technologies just in case you need to update your connection. It tends to be easier to replace the transmitter and receiver of the system rather than having to pull the HDMI cable out of the wall.

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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

By Hugh from Akron OH on January 11, 2012
what do i connect the cat5 cable to my tv? Will this type of equipment work with DirecTV signal?
By Customer Service - Q&A on January 11, 2012

Answer:
Hugh,
This would be HDMI in- to the sender unit- cat5 out to the receiver unit and then HDMI out, so basically its extending the HDMI by using cat5 in the middle, and HDMI on both ends.
CL
By Customer Service - Q&A on January 13, 2012

Answer:
Hugh:

The system features a Transmitter connected to the Source component (DVD, Game unit, Satellite receiver or Audio/Video Reeiver) by an HDMI cable. The Transmitter has a Cat5/Cat6 output which connects to the input of the Receiver with the desired length of Cat5/Cat6 cable. The Receiver has a HDMI output which is connected to the HDMI input of the Monitor with an HDMI cable. You have should have no probem with your direct TV signal. Make sure you test the whole system using the actual lengths that you will need before you install in the wall .

TL/MA

By Tom from Calgary on July 19, 2012
Do you get a pair for this price or just one?
By Customer Service - Q&A on July 20, 2012

Answer:
Hi Tom:

These are sold as a matched pair. You will need a short HDMI cable from your source to the Transmitter/convertor. There the signal is imbedded in the CAT5e/Cat6 Cable over the desired length connected to the Receiver/convertor which is then converted back to HDMI. You will need another HDMI cable to connect to your Monitor or Receiver. These are currently out of stock with an eta end of August.

TL

Product Reviews

HDMI Extender Over Single CAT5/CAT6
$129.95
5 Stars based on 2 Review(s)
Golf Guy
Houston, TX
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Worked as Advertised
August 11, 2011
I installed 3 of these on flat panels in my house for a clean look with the Direct TV boxes in a cabinet. They are working great. I am not sure the length of the CAT 6 cables I used to connect them since they were pre-wired at the time of construction. The low voltage cable company wanted to charge me over $400.00 per hookup and these saved me a ton.

Anonymous
Undisclosed
5 Stars

Unbelievable. I ordered a ...
April 21, 2011
Unbelievable. I ordered a piece of hardware from these guys not knowing anything about the store other than it was highly rated by users on a couple different sites. Not only was their price the lowest for the highest quality component in my range, and not only was I assured about my purchase by their 30-day return policy, but they surprised me by telling me that it had already shipped THE VERY DAY I BOUGHT IT. That's right, using their free-shipping option for ground delivery, the unit was on my doorstep two days later. (Remember the days of "Allow six to eight weeks for delivery"? Long gone.) The entire interaction couldn't have been better.