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Gefen Gef-HDCATS-ELRPOLS/Gef-HDCATS-ELRPOLR

Jan 4, 2013 11:01 AM, By Patrick Barron


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Style of RS-232 Connector: DB9

MSRP: $1,399

HDBaseT: Yes

www.gefen.com

Maximum Distance:

· Cat-5: Works up to 250ft. at all resolutions tested

· Cat-6: Works up to 350ft. at all resolutions tested

· Blu-ray player: Cat-5 works at 1080p and 1080p 3D up to 250ft. Cat-6 works at 1080p and 1080p 3D up to 300ft.

The Gefen extender set was the most expensive unit tested. It used the HDBaseT chipset and exceeded the HDBaseT specification when using Cat-6 cable. It was neatly packaged, with easy-to-put-together with clear labels on the cases. It also had some advanced features that would be expected from a unit in this price range. It has Ethernet passthrough as well as bi-directional IR. This set features PoL (Power Over Line), which is a Gefen proprietary technology that provides 10W of 5V DC power to the receiver unit over the single Cat-5 signal cable, and allows the receiver unit to power additional Gefen devices. The transmitter unit uses a standard IEC C14 connector that accepts a typical power cord and does not need a proprietary power supply.

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