If you need to extend the signal of your HDMI cabling, you can do so cheaply and effectively by using the HDMI Over Single Coax Bi-Directional IR Active Extender.  And yes, this product allows the signal to be extended over coaxial cable, which is also very affordable.

HDMI Over Single Coax Bi-Directional IR Active Extender

Before you get too excited though, make sure this IR active extender functions with the coaxial cable you are planning on using.  Here are the specs for the coaxial cabling:

  • Extends HDMI 1080p up to 328 feet (100 meters) over a single dual and quad-shielded RG-6 coaxial cable
  • Extends HDMI 1080p up to 164 feet (50 meters) over a single RG-59 coaxial cable
  • Works with all HDMI and HDCP-compliant devices

In addition to ensuring it works with your planned choice of coaxial cable, this HDMI extender also does the following:

  • Supports only 720p and 1080p HDMI resolutions
  • Automatically adjusts feedback, equalization, and amplification
  • Transfers bi-directional IR control signals – RX and TX in 38 KHz mode
  • Includes electro-static discharge protection
  • Mounting ears are included
  • 5” wide x 1” height x 5” deep
  •  2 5V direct-current power supply

How to Use the HDMI Over Single Coax Bi-Directional IR Active Extender

Much like all HDMI signal extenders, this product is very simple to get set up and going.  Here’s what you’ll do:

  • Bring the product to the desired physical location, and make sure you do not plug in the power supply first
  • Plug in all cabling first – the HDMI cable and the coaxial cable
  • Make sure all cabling is plugged into the appropriate devices
  • Plug the power supply into the wall
  • Connect the power supply to the extender
  • Check LED indicators to ensure power is being received and that a signal is being transmitted
  • Check the device on the other end of the coaxial cable to ensure successful signal transmission

That’s really all you have to do!  Technology is wonderful isn’t it?  Now, all you have to rely on for your HDMI video and audio needs is a single, cost-effective coaxial cable.

MilesTek’s new HDMI Audio Extractor Converter is quite a unique piece of AV distribution equipment. This extractor converter has a HDMI video output and also allows you to connect the audio to external speakers or surround sound systems.  Similar products only output video, so this one is quite a treat.  Hey, let’s just face it – having one less device saves that much more space and confusion, so why not consider getting a device that lets you output both 1080p resolution HDMI video to display as well as audio signals to your speakers?

All right, let’s stop talking about how this product can help you and start discussing how to hook it up.

HDMI Audio Extractor Converter

  • Keep the power off – When it comes to cabling, always make sure you have the power off to start.  In most cases, if you connect and disconnect cables while the power is on for any device, you probably won’t cause any damage.  But, if you keep the power off, you are 100% sure you won’t damage any of the cables while connecting or disconnecting.  Leave it off so you don’t find yourself having to purchase replacement cables and devices.
  • Make sure you have the right HDMI cables – If you’re the minimalist type and have that ancient cable from several years ago, make sure you have a high-speed HDMI cable.  Also, keep in mind you’ll need 2 cables – one for input, and one for output.
  • Check that you have the right audio cables – you can output SPDIF (Sony/Phillips Digital Interconnect Format) using toslink fiber optic audio cables or digital audio coaxial RCA cables, or output analog using  3.5 mm stereo cables.
  • Connect all cabling – Depending on your setup, connect the HDMI cables and the audio cables.
  • Connect the power cable – Now that all the other cabling is connected, connect the power.  If you noticed you made a mistake with your other cabling, make sure to disconnect the power cable first.
  • Find the right input channels – Okay – you’ve done all the hard labor.  Now it’s time to find the right input channels on the various devices you’ve connected.  We’d love to help you more here, but all of that information is device-specific, so this part is up to you!

Enjoy Your New HDMI Audio Extractor Converter Setup

Don’t forget this part.  Sometimes, working with electronics is nothing short of extreme frustration.  Once you’re all set up though, enjoy your new 1080p resolution HDMI video on your own display and stereo output on your own speakers.

PC RJ45 to HDMI/VGA Over LAN Extender ConverterHow many different output connections does your personal computer or laptop have?  Yours might be a little older, and perhaps it does not have the most modern connections available.  Even if it does, sometimes it seems like you’re preparing for an expedition into the unknown because of all the different equipment and cabling you have to take along for your presentation.

MilesTek’s newest HDMI/VGA converter helps you solve that problem.  It simply connects to your PC’s Ethernet port using a standard CAT5E/CAT6 cable.  Here are some additional benefits this product offers:

  • Connect from distances up 328 feet/100 meters away
  • Outputs for both HDMI & VGA display
  • Peripheral support – 2 USB ports for PC devices such as a keyboard and mouse
  • Multiple remote users connected to the same network can access a single displa
  • Easy-to-install software driver included
  • Supports HD 1080p (1920×1080) resolution

With the PC RJ45 to HDMI/VGA Over LAN Extender Converter, you do not need to know what type of output you are going to need as it provides outputs for either HDMI or VGA for display.  It also offers the flexibility of displaying both VGA and HDMI, but you will need to purchase separate converters if you want to display both at the same time.

How to Connect & Use the PC RJ45 to HDMI/VGA Over LAN Extender Converter

One of the primary benefits of this product is the great ease with which you can install it.  Here are the simple steps to follow:

  •  Make sure you have the device on the display end of the network
  •  Install the included software driver on the PC you would like to act as the remote display
  • Connect the display PC directly to the converter
  • Connect one end of a CAT5E/CAT6 Ethernet cable to your network
  • Connect the other end to the PC where you would like to view the display

That’s it – it really is that easy, as most of the work lies in how your network is already set up.  In most cases, all you have to do is install the driver and connect the Ethernet cable, which is a very simple process to follow.

PC RJ45 HDMI VGA Over LAN Extender Converter setup

Now, you can allow any number of users across your network to access the remote display on your PC regardless of the output. The possibilities are endless!

When you first read this article title, you might be tempted to think, “It doesn’t take a technical mastermind to do this.”  And in most cases, you’re right.  But many times, technology comes up with its own quirks that make the simplest of processes completely infuriating.  In the ideal world, you simply purchase an HDMI cable, connect it to the PC and TV, and then you’re good to go.  But, in case you run into those irritating and unexpected quirks, here is a more detailed process to follow:

  • Make sure your PC has an HDMI port. Check to make sure your TV has at least one too.  Just about all televisions, since they are HD, and PCs manufactured within the last several years have HDMI ports, so this step shouldn’t be a large obstacle for you.
  • HDMI cablesBuy an HDMI cable. MilesTek offers HDMI cables in various lengths that are backwards compatible to older HDMI versions, and support up to 4K x 2K and 1080p Video Resolutions.
  • Plug the cable in to the TV and laptop. Once you have the HDMI cable properly plugged into the PC or laptop, switch to the correct input channel.  In some cases, your laptop will automatically set the process up and you’ll see a picture right away.  In most cases, however, the screen will be blank.  Don’t worry about that yet.
  • Configure your PC. Most of the time, Windows ignores the HDMI port when you plug something in.  Given that we’re in the age of plug’n’play, this seems a little weird, but it’s the way things work.  To resolve this issue, go to the control panel and choose “adjust screen resolution.”

You will note two different displays, one which appears to be disabled.  Click on the disabled monitor, and appropriately allow the PC to send and receive a signal on the HDMI cable.  You should now see the same thing on your computer display and HDTV.pc to hdmi tv

Whew – well maybe that wasn’t so bad after all.  But, at least now you know the process a little better so you can handle any unexpected quirks.  Now it’s time for the really hard part – deciding what to watch!