Gefen Offers New HDTV Extender Cable

May 10, 2004 12:00 PM, Editors


Education Guide

Mix is gearing up to present its longstanding annual Audio Education Guide in its November 2014 issue. Want to have your school listed in the directory, or do you need to update your current directory listing? Add an image, program description, or a logo to your listing! Get your school in the Mix Education Guide 2014.

A new method of high definition video extension from Gefen transmits audio and video data up to 150-feet over CAT-5 cable. Never before could CAT-5 cables carry the large amounts of data required for HD clarity and precision, but new chip technologies combined with skillful engineering has created a method of packaging data that can be transmitted successfully using industry-standard CAT-5E cables.

Multiple resolutions up to 1080i and multichannel digital audio are effective at distances up to 150 feet, making the HDTV Extender an economical alternative to fiber optics or copper cables for medium-length installations, ideal when upgrading audio/video systems from analog to digital.

The HDTV Extender is available in two models that work with HD's two most popular interfaces: DVI (digital visual interface) and HDMI (high definition multimedia interface). DVI, often the preferred format for professional a/v applications, transmits high-resolution uncompressed digital video data from source to display. HDMI, geared towards the consumer market, transmits high-resolution uncompressed digital video and multichannel digital audio from source to display. When used with computer-based systems, DDC control signals are sent in addition to HDTV video on their own dedicated CAT-5 cable.

The HDTV Extender is HDCP-compliant, retails for $499 and is available to order at Shipping should begin within six to eight weeks. The HDTV Extender comes with its own sender and receiver units, both powered by a single 5-volt external supply and connection cables.

For more information about this product and Gefen, go to their Website at

Acceptable Use Policy
blog comments powered by Disqus

Mix Books

Modern Recording and Mixing

This 2-DVD set will show you how the best in the music industry set up a studio to make world-class records. Regardless of what gear you are using, the information you'll find here will allow you to take advantage of decades of expert knowledge. Order now $39.95

Mastering Cubase 4

Electronic Musician magazine and Thomson Course Technology PTR have joined forces again to create the second volume in their Personal Studio Series, Mastering Steinberg's Cubase(tm). Edited and produced by the staff of Electronic Musician, this special issue is not only a must-read for users of Cubase(tm) software, but it also delivers essential information for anyone recording/producing music in a personal-studio. Order now $12.95



Delivered straight to your inbox every other week, MixLine takes you straight into the studio, with new product announcements, industry news, upcoming events, recent recording/post projects and much more. Click here to read the latest edition; sign up here.

MixLine Live

Delivered straight to your inbox every other week, MixLine Live takes you on the road with today's hottest tours, new sound reinforcement professional products, recent installs, industry news and much more. Click here to read the latest edition; sign up here.

[an error occurred while processing this directive]

The Wire, a virtual press conference offering postings of the latest gear and music news, direct from the source. Visit the The Wire for the latest press postings.