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Gefen Delivers HDMI Over Legacy Cables

Gefen has released the HDMI over RGB Extender, which allows HD video and audio in the expanded HDMI v1.3 format to travel over legacy RGBHV cable. Effective at distances up to 330 feet, it permits displays and projectors to be placed in optimum locations, while the AV source is located in a secure, rack-mounted enclosure.

Gefen has released the HDMI over RGB Extender, which allows HD video and audio in the expanded HDMI v1.3 format to travel over legacy RGBHV cable. Effective at distances up to 330 feet, it permits displays and projectors to be placed in optimum locations, while the AV source is located in a secure, rack-mounted enclosure.

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The company sees the new HDMI over RGB Extender as an ideal solution for AV integrators who want to upgrade the AV source and HDTV display or projector without removing the existing cable infrastructure used to deliver Component or Composite video.

HD video at 1080p is delivered over RGBHV cable along with 7.1 digital surround sound audio. All expanded HDMI v1.3 features are supported, including deep color, lip sync, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS Master Audio formats, says the company.

HDMI, HDCXP, and CEC pass-through compliance make the HDMI over RGB Extender a reliable performer for those upgrading to full digital connectivity, even while using a legacy cable infrastructure.

The HDMI over RGB Extender uses sender and receiver units that connect to the source and the extended display using a standard HDMI cable. Linking the sender to the receiver are 5BNC coaxial cables located at the remote location. An optional IR back channel allows the source to be controlled from the extended destination.

Gefen's HDMI over RGB Extender works with all HDMI sources and displays, the company says, including Blu-ray players, set-top boxes, and gaming consoles.



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