HDMI 'Extreme' Extender Uses Cat 5 Cables

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Gefen’s new HDMI CAT-5 MS Extreme enables users to put up to 300 feet between a high definition video source and its display, using industry-standard category 5 network cabling. It costs $549 and is now available for pre-order.

The HDMI CAT-5 MS Extreme consists of a sender unit and receiver unit; both plug in together using two cat-5 cables. The sender then plugs into a High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)-equipped source, such as an Apple TV, set-top box or other device, and the receiver plugs into an HDTV. The system is fully compliant with High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

The system is capable of sending a 1080i signal up to 300 feet, according to Gefen, or it can send a 1080p signal up to 150 feet. It also sends digital audio to the extended display or projector, without any signal loss or delay.

This story, "HDMI 'Extreme' Extender Uses Cat 5 Cables" was originally published by Macworld.

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