However one big issue HDMI faces is distance.
Our Cat 5 Converters address this issue.
Use our Cat-5e extender to substituted a HDMI cable
to achieve long distance transmissions.
Extend up to 30 meters / 98 feet at 1080p at 60Hz
Extend up to 55 meters / 180 feet at 1080i at 60Hz
How it works
Your output device that has the HDMI connector ( Cable box, Satellite receiver, DVD player ) plugs into the INPUT of the HDMI Transmitter with a HDMI cable.
Then you plug 2 Cat 5e cables into the HDMI transmitter and run your cat 5e cables to the HDMI Receiver
Your HDM Receiver then hooks up via HDMI cable to your HDMI input on your HDTV display. Plug the AC adapter ( included ) into the Receiver.
Its that easy.Please note -
Two CAT-5* cables (not included) connect the sender and the receiver units to each other.
For distances over 100 feet, shielded CAT-5e or CAT 6 cables are recommended for optimal video quality.Features and Benefits
Extends high definition displays up to 180 feet (55 meters) from the source at 1080i
Extends high definition displays up to 98 feet (30 meters) from the source at 1080p
Built in equalizer if needed to adjust for cable
- Video bandwidth 2.25 Gbps (HDMI 1.3a)
- Deep Color Support: up to 12 bit
- HDMI compliant
- HDCP compliant
- Input TMDS signal: 1.2Volts (peak to peak)
- Input DDC Signal: 5 Volts (peak to peak)
- HDMI connector 19 Pin type female connector
- RJ- 45 connectors: 2 on TX and 2 on RX
-HDMI CAT-5 sender unit
-HDMI CAT-5 receiver unit
-One ac adapter
Great article from an expert if you still need help on this decision.
Here is a great article from an industry expert stating that running HDMI over 50 Yards recommended using HDMI over Cat 5
Electronic House Ask a PRO. Q. How Should I Connect a Video Distribution System Longer Than 50 Yards?
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3 Tips for Installing Cat 5/6 HDMI Systems
Advantages of using Cat 5e / Cat 6 Cables -
Cat 5/6 cables can be field-terminated, while HDMI cables cannot. Not only fairly easy not to mention the fact that Cat cables are easy to install and a lot less expenisve.
Lots of positive information has been written about using Cat 5e / Cat 6 to run your Audio and Video signals over. Despite the positive data, there have been issues. Here are some simple but important rules integrators should follow when installing any Cat 5 or 6 systems.
Always be aware of timing problems. This involves our old friends, inter and intra pair skew limitations. Cat 5e and Cat6 are twisted pairs and look the same. They are just as easy to pull, pinch, stretch, and distort during installation. In many cases, the damage comes easier than with HDMI cable. These distortions with the cable can cause server timing and ISI (Inter Symbol Interference) issues, which can cause sparkles or intermittent video. Be careful installing Cat 5e Cat 6. No Sharp Turns or right angle or 90 degree turns.
Use Cat 6 if you have the option to choose between the two. Studies have proven Cat 6 will offer almost twice the distance you would normally get with Cat 5e. Plus Cat 6 is built with an inner sheath that keeps each twisted pair separated and flexible meaning that if you do pull it the wrong way, each twisted pair inside can move easier.
Don't forget about the DDC serial channel
Although video integrity is important in any of these converters, tests have proven that over Cat 5e and Cat 6 the data on this channel can be easily lost due to rise time issues. That means a high probability of EDID and HDCP failure.