July 09, 2007
| by Arlen Schweiger
If you need some more flexibility in your home theater setup or are looking to add another HD component, Gefen’s HDMI CAT-5 MS Extreme extension system offers improved functionality to provide a greater span of HDTV delivery over a pair of category-5 cables.
With a 100-foot distnace increase over its HDMI CAT-5 Extreme, Gefen’s latest unit delivers HD resolutions (1080i to 300 feet; 1080p to 150 feet) and digital audio to the extended display or projector in HDMI format.
The real-time, long distance delivery of robust video and audio signals over economical category-5 cabling makes it ideally suited for digital upgrades, the company says. The HDMI CAT-5 MS Extreme has been designed to withstand CAT-5 cable skew variations and extra equipment noise, and offers plug-and-play HDMI extension with no signal losses or delays, according to Gefen.
The device operates through small sender and receiver units, both separately powered, and installs in minutes; it requires a simple connection of the sender to the source and the receiver to the remote display, linked together by two cables up to 300 feet, says Gefen.
MSRP on the product is $549. Go to www.gefen.com for further details.
Arlen writes about home technology installations and product news and reviews for electronichouse.com
and Electronic House magazine.