Tributaries HDMI Over Coax Extender Provides 300 Foot Range 
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Written by Dick Ward   
Friday, 22 January 2010

Carrying high definition video signals over an extended distance is no easy task, but the latest HDMI extender from Tributaries can take a 1080p signal with 8-bit color to over three hundred feet away.  The HXMINI5 extender is a two piece device utilizing a sender a receiver. 


It will take the signal from a single HDMI source and send it out one hundred yards to the receiver without any loss of quality or A/V reliability. Linking the sender and receiver requires five 75 ohm mini or standard coaxial cables terminated with 75 ohm BNC connectors.  The HXMINI5 uses active electronics, which means that you’ve got to get power to the 9V power supply as well.

If you’re sending higher quality video, you can expect a bit less length out of the HXMINI5.  While 1080p/8-bit can be sent over the full range of the device, stepping things up to 12-bit color limits you to around eighty yards.  Tributaries says that their extender will even carry a 1440p signal, but doesn’t state a range limit.

It’s compatible with Dolby Digital and DTS audio, and features like Deep Color and CEC multi-component control.  It’s even got a self calibrating amplification that adjusts to cable lengths and signal rates. The HXMINI5 is currently available at an MSRP of $500.







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