Neet® - HDMI Extender over Cat5 / Cat5e / Cat6 / RJ45 network cable - BALUN - 480p (60m) / 1080p Full HD (30m) - £34.95 @ Amazon Sold by Neet Cables
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Neet® - HDMI Extender over Cat5 / Cat5e / Cat6 / RJ45 network cable - BALUN - 480p (60m) / 1080p Full HD (30m) - £34.95 @ Amazon Sold by Neet Cables

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Found 7th Sep 2011
Great for running HDMI into different room from source - cheaper and better quality than a long HDMI cable.

Technical Details

Extends HDMI signal range up to 60m (480p / 1080i) or 30m (1080p Full HD) using flexible Cat5e or Cat6 network cable to substitute HDMI cable to achieve long distance transmission ** NOTE ** : SHIELDED Cat5e or Cat6 cable is highly recommended for best results.
Simple plug & play operation with auto-adjustment of feedback, equalization and signal amplification... Ultra compact size for ease of in-line installation
Transmission range using Cat6 Cable : 30m for 1080p (and 720p) ... *** PLEASE NOTE : SHIELDED CAT5e or CAT6 Cables are highly recommended )
Transmition range using Cat5e/6 Cable: 60m for 480p (and interlaced resolutions eg: 1080i (Sky HD)) ... Also compatible with Sky HD 3D ... *** PLEASE NOTE : SHIELDED CAT5e or CAT6 Cables are highly recommended )
HDMI certified / ATC tested / RoHS compliant / FCC and CE approved - HDCP Compliant - IEEE-568B Standard - Size: 45x 25x 81mm - 5V DC adapter (for receiver) included (UK Spec) *** Specialist NEET customer support and LIFETIME WARRANTY ***

14 Comments

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10x 5* and 1x 3* reviews on Amazon, so picture quality can't be too bad.

can i use this with av home plugs?

parad1gm

can i use this with av home plugs?



A very interesting question !

Original Poster

I've seen this at a friends house with 40m of cheap cat5e cable which displayed Sky HD (720p/ 1080i) perfectly and BluRay from a 1080p source which seemed to be perfect also (though not rated for that)

He said he had an issue with audio / video synching when first set up but after uplugging and plugging back in has been fine ever since.

I've ordered to be used with a 30m run - will report back when installed!

Original Poster

FF99

A very interesting question !


I'm guessing no - as Homeplugs I've seen only carry 100mbps (the quoted 200mb is split between each way) which might be pushing it a bit for the HDMI signal.

The HDMI bandwith is somewhere around 4Gbps which is hard enough to squeeze down a Cat5e / Cat6 cable, never mind a homeplug. Would be interesting to test it though - as I'm only guessing

jackbauer77

I'm guessing no - as Homeplugs I've seen only carry 100mbps (the quoted … I'm guessing no - as Homeplugs I've seen only carry 100mbps (the quoted 200mb is split between each way) which might be pushing it a bit for the HDMI signal.The HDMI bandwith is somewhere around 4Gbps which is hard enough to squeeze down a Cat5e / Cat6 cable, never mind a homeplug. Would be interesting to test it though - as I'm only guessing



There are Gig homeplugs but they are a little more expensive, maybe still not fast enough. Would be interesting to see if they would work with homeplugs though.

binned-it

There are Gig homeplugs but they are a little more expensive, maybe still … There are Gig homeplugs but they are a little more expensive, maybe still not fast enough. Would be interesting to see if they would work with homeplugs though.



No it won't work through Homeplugs as isn't transmitting via Ethernet (it's just using the same cable type). It won't even work via a switch/hub/router etc. there must be a pair of Cat5+ cables linking the two units directly.

jezcooke

No it won't work through Homeplugs as isn't transmitting via Ethernet … No it won't work through Homeplugs as isn't transmitting via Ethernet (it's just using the same cable type). It won't even work via a switch/hub/router etc. there must be a pair of Cat5+ cables linking the two units directly.



How do you know they aren't using standard TCP/IP protocols?

Spod

How do you know they aren't using standard TCP/IP protocols?



These are definitely NOT using TCP/IP. There are only a small number of products on the market that transmit HDMI over IP and this isn't one of them.

For a start, note that they are using 2 network cables. This is not required with a TCP/IP solution which uses gigabit ethernet to provide sufficient bandwidth. You can get single CAT 5 HDMI solutions which don't use TCP/IP either, but no TCP/IP solution uses multiple cables.

Secondly they are baluns, as mentioned in the description. A balun is essentially a way of connecting cables. It won't do anything clever like encoding video, transmitting over the network and then decoding the far end.

I haven't used these particular ones, but with others I've had mixed experiences. When they work they are great. Best if you are using a cable with no breaks. I've never managed to get them working through a patch panel, except for VERY short runs of a metre or two.

I brought one from Amazon1&1/2 years its hasn't failed on me. I can give it 5*, I have currently got SKY HD box in the Living room connected to a NEET hdmi splitter then straight into a Balum. which is patched into a Cat6 port on the wall, which terminates under the stairs cupboard re-patched into the Kitchen Cat6 port. The run is around 30meter guessing since the Cat6 goes around the walls crossing 5 patched cables.

The splitter on the other died on me 15month old, I contacted NEET who send out a replacement next day without needing me to send in the faulty one first. NEET is definitely a company that looks after their customers.

I am looking to get a second so that I can send another signal upstairs.

These look the same (or very similar) to the ones that I have.. Got them from Kenable, very good company to deal with, for just over £20

kenable.co.uk/pro…764

They need 2 dedicated cat5/5e/6 cables you cannot connect them through a network switch, hub or any other IP device.

I run 5 of these sending sky HD around the house.

Use Cat 6 cables for best results and longer cable rns. My max run is about 25m and everything works fine.

The only thing I have problems with are the cheap HDMI splitters I am using.

bertbert

These are definitely NOT using TCP/IP. There are only a small number of … These are definitely NOT using TCP/IP. There are only a small number of products on the market that transmit HDMI over IP and this isn't one of them.For a start, note that they are using 2 network cables. This is not required with a TCP/IP solution which uses gigabit ethernet to provide sufficient bandwidth. You can get single CAT 5 HDMI solutions which don't use TCP/IP either, but no TCP/IP solution uses multiple cables.Secondly they are baluns, as mentioned in the description. A balun is essentially a way of connecting cables. It won't do anything clever like encoding video, transmitting over the network and then decoding the far end.I haven't used these particular ones, but with others I've had mixed experiences. When they work they are great. Best if you are using a cable with no breaks. I've never managed to get them working through a patch panel, except for VERY short runs of a metre or two.



That's interesting, but it should be possible to use TCP/IP over multiple cables (although obviously not a requirement).

Our 4-port Linux server at work uses a bonded ethernet link to get close to 4Gbit throughput onto a switch, and standard TCP/IP runs over that link, so I know it's possible to use TCP/IP across multiple cables.

The server uses an ethernet bonding interface and I seem to recall that the switch needs to handle the link aggregation. So there would have to be some switch functionality built into a 2-cable solution, but that's not impossible.

That's not to say that TCP/IP is being used here, just that the use of 2 cables would not automatically rule out its use if a manufacturer wished to double up on gigabit ethernet bandwidth.

could someone tell me, is this 34.95 for one or do you get both for £35, just obviously you need one at each side of the cat6/cat5 calbe for it to work!!

might be tempted to give this a go
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