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The Best HDMI Extenders

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J-Tech Digital HDMI Extender

Editor's Choice
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If you're searching for a digital HDMI extender, this is the one for you. This J-Tech model has everything you need, including its massive reach. This device supports up to 200 feet between your transmitter and receiver units.

This is also a versatile product, supporting a number of compressed digital audio formats, including Dolby Digital, Dolby TrueHD and DTS.

We also like the simple setup of the product. It really couldn't be any easier. This device uses one piece of cable to extend the HDMI signal at 1080p, and offers more flexibility for installation. It is equipped with HDMI connectors that will also support DVI equipment when using an HDMI to DVI converter.

One potential drawback to this extender is that use of a Cat 5 cable is not recommended, nor are signal converters and adapters. But overall, this is a solid choice for those in the market for an extender.

Key Features

  • Supports up to 200 feet between units
  • Works with Dolby Digital, Dolby TrueHD and DTS
  • Uses one cable to extend HDMI signal

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Gofanco HDMI 165-Foot Extender

Expanded Capability
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This Gofanco HDMI extender is a quality product for anyone wanting to display high-quality video for a gathering without bringing the source into the room. With 165 feet of cable, the extender is the perfect solution for off-site presentations or gatherings for epic movie nights.

The Gofanco is compatible with a wide variety of source devices, including PCs, game consoles, media players and Blu-ray players. It connects with any number of displays, including most monitors, Apple TV, Roku 4, Fire TV Cube and a variety of gaming devices.

We also like that it supports 3D video, up to 36-bit deep color, and EDID passthrough and EDID copy.

Key Features

  • Extends HDMI signals up to 165 feet
  • Supports up to 36-bit deep color
  • Comes with two power adapters

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Gofanco 426-foot HDMI Extender

Honorable Mention
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Most HDMI extenders have similar qualities in their ability to do the task at hand. But every so often, one product comes along to break the mold. This Gofanco extender is one, offering a phenomenal 426-foot capability without sacrificing the quality available with shorter extenders. Think of that. This extender runs the length of a football field, plus another 126 to boot.

It's hard to imagine needing anything longer when connecting your screen to a source when your friends come over for movie night.

We like the easy installation with the product, with no driver necessary. Its surface mountable metal housing allows for easy placement, and the sturdy metal enclosure provides durability and reduces noise interference.

Key Features

  • Offers HDMI extension up to 426 feet
  • Supports 480i/480p/1080p video resolutions
  • Works with IR remote control

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Cable Matters Wall Mount HDMI Extender

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The Cable Matters HDMI extender will connect devices in locations up to 300 feet apart with a single Cat 6 cable. But where this extender really makes a difference is with the surface mountable boxes. Brackets and screws are included.

Also included is a two-pack of HDMI cables, helping you find solutions to whatever technical needs you may encounter.

High-definition video is no problem with the Cable Matters box. It supports up to 1080p; and LCPM, DTS Digital, and Dolby Digital audio. No separate audio cable required, and it is compatible with HDCP compliant equipment.

Key Features

  • Works with a single Cat 6 cable
  • Connects devices up to 300 feet apart
  • Surface mountable boxes

Below are several common terms you might encounter while shopping for an extender.

Cat 5

Category 5 cable is a twisted pair cable commonly used for computer networks to carry signals for both audio and video.

Cat 6

Category 6 cable meets more stringent requirements than its predecessor, particularly when it comes to network noise. It also offers faster speeds in data transfer.

MHz

Megahertz is used to measure the transmission speed of electronic devices. The higher the number, the faster the speed.

HDMI

High-Definition Multimedia Interface is a method for transmitting video and/or audio data from a source to a display.

EDID

Extended Display Identification Data is the information provided by a monitor to the video source describing the monitor’s capabilities.

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