Comparing different HDMI Extender Solutions

HDMI is one of the most commonly used connectors on devices these days. All the hi-definition multimedia devices like video gaming consoles, play stations, X-box, blue ray players, DVD players, and AV HD camcorders come with HDMI interface. There are numerous applications that call for long Range HDMI signal extensions. If you are looking for signal transmission to longer distances you will need Cat5 HDMI Extender solutions to extend a HDMI signal several hundred feet. The kit included a transmitter and receiver unit and the cable used between these units is standard Cat5e/6 cable.

Option 1

If you are looking to extend HDMI video Signal up to 150 ft you can used a standard HDMI extender that extends over a standard Cat5e/6 cable. KVMSwitchTech offers Part # HDMI-1CATHD that also has a HDMI output on the transmitter unit to connect a local HDMI monitor if needed. It is recommended you use a solid Cat6 cable for optimal video quality.

Option 2

If you are looking to extend an HDMI signal up to 330ft you will need an HDBaseT HDMI Extender for long distance HDMI signal transmission. With the HDBaseT solution you can use a standard extender that supports 3D and video resolutions up to 1080P. If the application calls for POE (Power over Ethernet) you can use a unit that supports POE. If you need bi-directional IR and RS232 there is a different unit that can be used. Depending on needed features and functionality you can choose from a wide range of different options available at KVMSwitchTech.

Option 3

If you need to extend a HDMI signal up to 1000 ft the only option is to use a Fiber Optic HDMI Extender.

KVMSwitchTech's HDMI Fiber Optic Extender up to 1000ft image

HDMI Fiber Optic Extender up to 1000ft

KVMSwitchTech’s HDMIFOEXT-1000, HDMI Fiber Optic Extender allows signal transmission based on HDMI standard by optical transmission technology. Some of the key features are High speed and long  distance transmission using 1 channel SC type multi-mode optical fiber cable, video resolution support up to HDTV/1080P, PC/WUXGA (1920 x 1200).

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