multiple tv displayOne Blu-ray disc player to three projectors in separate classrooms. One high-def recorder to five screens scattered across an auditorium. Three digital cable boxes carrying each big game to 100 high-def TVs.

Our HDMI-over-LAN/Ethernet IR extender kits open up seemingly endless opportunities to more effectively distribute HD digital content. How could your AV setup benefit? Which AV needs can it solve?

A better classroom or industrial training environment? A more high-tech, uniform office environment? A more dynamic and effective convention display? A more vivid entertainment experience at a nightclub or concert venue? At church? At a sports bar?

The HDMI extender kits make it all possible by giving you the ability to simultaneously transmit a HDMI 1.3 signal to multiple HDMI displays (up to 200, in fact) — without losing even an ounce of that sparkling audio and video quality HDMI is famous for providing. Furthermore, usage of a CAT5E cable or CAT6 cable keeps costs significantly lower than usage of HDMI cables of the same length — if there’s even an HDMI cable that can give you the length you need (even the best HDMI cables themselves are limited to just a couple hundred feet).

HD digital content can be extended up to 1,300 feet away on a LAN by cascading managed Ethernet switches up to three levels. These extenders operate on an HDMI-over-IP system, not an HDMI balun. This allows you basically to build your own AV Ethernet network. Receivers will find the transmitter automatically. The extenders even include an IR signal, for easier remote capabilities.

In other words, unmatched HDMI flexibility currently costs just $410. The sets also include a transmitter, one receiver (you’ll need to purchase additional receivers for additional displays) and an AC power adapter, plus one complimentary high-end HDMI cable to get your started.

Contact us to learn more about how each of our HDMI extenders can improve your AV capabilities for less. Or go ahead and take a look at our complete catalog of AV distributors to find a solution for your audio/visual needs.

The bulk of the HDMI extender devices we look at here on the MilesTek blog utilize high-quality, but inexpensive Ethernet cables to give users an enormous amount of welcome flexibility in their AV set-ups. But we also provide HDMI extenders that run over wireless connections and (as we’ll discuss here) coaxial cables as well.

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The extenders can run sparkling-quality 1080p resolution signals up to 400 feet (120 meters), without losing quality, over a RG6 dual or quad shield cable. They can even extend SD-SDI signals up to 1,000 feet (300 meters). But perhaps most significantly, they are also compatible with RG6 and SDI applications.

By utilizing existing runs of RG6 or SDI coaxial cable, the extenders eliminate the need to install new runs of cable. This both lowers costs and simplifies installation (especially if your existing coax runs are difficult to reach or would require minor construction to replace). And the extender’s application compatibility allows it to connect directly from your source device (say, your DVD player, laptop, or cable/satellite box) to your display device (high-def TV, projector or computer monitor).

Taking this technology one step further, we also designed it to allow signals from two input sources to transmit to one remote display for improved functionality. Plus, a cascade port is located on both transmitter and receiver, making it possible to expand signals to multiple remote receivers.

Important technical notes:

– The coax ends need to be terminated with BNC connectors. Do not use an F-to-BNC connector adapter.

–  As we mentioned above (it’s worth reiterating, for reasons that you’ll see below), the extender should not be used in conjunction with connector adapters, AV receivers/signal processors, switches or splitters between the source and display device. Instead, we designed this extender specifically to work directly between the original source device and the display (the extender will basically burn out in just a couple days or weeks if you do, leaving you without any picture at all).

75-ohm broadband coax cable must be used.

– The handy starter kit package includes a transmitter, a receiver and a remote control for switching between inputs.

HDMI Over Lan/Ethernet IR Extender KitThe core benefit of our HDMI extenders is, of course, their unmatched ability to take HDMI cables that are very limited in length and run them over long distances at a fraction of the cost of an equivalent HDMI cable.

While HDMI cables can deliver high-definition audio and video in truly stunning quality, unfortunately, cable costs increase almost exponentially the longer you go. And there is actually a limit to how far HDMI cables can run before they begin to sacrifice the high-level of quality they’re known for providing (we refuse to sell anything less than premium quality, so the longest HDMI cable we sell is 100-feet).

So what’s your distance?

Our catalog is simply bursting with HDMI extension options — each designed by our engineers right here at our Denton, Texas headquarters. Each length-range has solutions available in a variety of forms, including balun extender sets, wall plate extender sets, IR-dual extender sets, and IR-dual 3D wall plate extender sets.

What will work best for you, however, depends on the length you need. Let’s take a look:

100 feet or less

For shorter HDMI extension needs (okay fine — relatively shorter needs) up to 100 feet, you’ll like want a passive extender with a CAT6 ethernet cable (required for passive extenders). These models don’t require a power adapter, further keeping costs low.

100 to 200 feet

For middle distance HDMI extension needs, you’ll likely need an active extender, which come with power adapters.

200 feet or longer

For those with long-distance HDMI extension needs greater than 200 feet (we admire you for thinking big), you’ll need a robust active extender with higher bandwidth and one that’s powered on each end.

Make sense? Contact with any questions, or just explore our full catalog of HDMI extenders to find the A/V distribution solutions for your needs.