HDBaseT over CAT5 HDMI Receiver for ST424HDBT - 230ft (70m) - 1080p
Extend the HDMI signal from your ST424HDBT* Matrix switch over Cat5/Cat6 cable, with IR control
Product ID: STHDBTRX
- 230ft (70m) HDMI extension over Cat5/6 Cabling
- IR extender/receiver cables included
- Mounting brackets included
- Support for video resolution up to 1920x1200/1080p
This HDBaseT receiver works with the ST424HDBT HDMI matrix switch to extend an HDMI audio/video source up to 230ft (70m) over Cat5e/6 cabling. One STHDBTRX receiver unit is required for each individual remote display.
Together with the ST424HDBT, the CAT5 HDMI receiver works to create a digital signage solution that eliminates the expense and hassle of running multiple devices with an HDMI matrix switch and extender in one clutter-free system. Because the signal is extended using standard Cat5e/6 Ethernet cables with RJ45 connectors, you can use your existing cabling infrastructure, without the additional cost of special cabling or connectors.
For remote source operation, the HDMI receiver can also extend an Infrared signal from a remote control to operate either the display or the video source from either side or system, using the included IR extender and receiver cables.
The STHDBTRX is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
- Connect 4 different HDMI sources to 4 different displays, in different locations around a large building such as a shopping center, school, or hospital
- Choose which video sources are displayed and switch between sources at any time
- Place the displays in a convenient viewing area, while the HDMI source equipment is placed elsewhere in a separate, secured environment
The StarTech.com Advantage
- Cost-saving installation, with non-proprietary Cat5e/Cat6 cabling
- Eliminate clutter, and reduce failure points using an all-in-one HDMI switch, splitter, and extender, with mounting brackets included
- Hassle-free operation with Serial, Ethernet, or IR control
|Cabling||Cat 5 UTP or better|
|Chipset ID||Valens - VS010|
|Audio Specifications||7.1 Surround Sound|
|Max Distance||70 m / 230 ft|
|Maximum Digital Resolutions||1920x1200/1080p|
|Connector A||1 - RJ-45 Female|
|Connector B||1 - HDMI (19 pin) Female|
|1 - IrDA (Infrared, SIR/FIR) Female|
|LED Indicators||1 - Power|
|1 - Link|
|1 - Mode|
|1 - Link|
|1 - HDCP|
|Input Current||0.5 A|
|Input Voltage||100 ~ 240 AC|
|Output Current||2 A|
|Output Voltage||5 DC|
|Power Consumption (In Watts)||10|
|Power Source||AC Adapter Included|
|Humidity||5 to 90 % RH|
|Operating Temperature||-5 to 35°C (-41 to 95 °F)|
|Storage Temperature||-5 to 35°C (-41 to +95 °F)|
|Product Height||22 mm [0.9 in]|
|Product Length||110 mm [4.3 in]|
|Product Weight||215 g [7.6 oz]|
|Product Width||75 mm [3 in]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||558 g [19.7 oz]|
|What's in the Box|
|Included in Package||1 - HDMI Receiver unit|
|1 - Mounting brackets|
|1 - IR kit (transmitter/receiver)|
|1 - Universal Power Adapter (NA/UK/EU/AUS)|
|1 - Quick Install Guide|
Extend HDMI® up to 165ft (50m) over Cat5e/6 cabling with Power over Cable to Receiver
Extend HDMI® up to 230ft (70m) over a single CAT5e/6 cable with Power over Cable to Receiver
Deploy content for digital signage through a scalable distribution system with intuitive control that’s ideal for point-to-point or video wall applications
Extend an HDMI® video and audio over standard CAT5 cabling, with support for RS232 Serial and Infrared control
Switch between 4 HDMI® sources on one display or projector
Share a single HDMI® display or projector between three HDMI® video sources - with device priority and signal loss switching
Share an HDMI® display between multiple analog or digital video sources (e.g VGA, Component, S-Video, Composite, HDMI)
Share and switch four distinct HDMI® audio/video signals between four displays
Replace your lost or failed power adapter
Connect an HDMI®-enabled output device to a DVI-D display, or a DVI-D output device to an HDMI-capable display
Share and extend four HDMI video sources up to 230ft over Cat5, and switch between four remote displays
Frequently Asked Questions
Before You Buy
You should only use video converters and extenders if it is absolutely necessary to do so. In many cases, most video converters and extenders are not necessary if you purchase the correct cable.
The following table lists the maximum length of cable for common video standards.
|Video standard||Maximum length|
|DisplayPort||50 ft. (15.2m)|
|HDMI||50 ft. (15.2m)|
|DVI||50 ft. (15.2m)|
|VGA||200 ft. (71m)|
Note: StarTech.com offers cables longer than what is listed above, including active cables, which typically include built-in active signal boosters that allow for longer cables. Active cables are specifically designed to exceed the suggested maximum lengths and are tested at the listed specifications (for example, the maximum listed resolution).
Video adapters passively adapt a cable from one connector type to another. Video adapters do not change the signal type, or change the video standard.
Examples of common applications for adapters include the following:
DVI-I to VGA
RCA to BNC
Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort
Couplers (female to female, or male to male)
Note: You can use a coupler to extend a cable for a short distance. However, each coupler that you use can introduce signal loss, which degrades the signal quality.
Video converters actively process and change the signal type from one video standard and convert it to another standard. They are typically used to convert digital to analog and vice versa, but can be used to convert a digital signal to another digital video standard (for example, HDMI to DisplayPort).
Video converters work over short distances from the source to the destination: up to 15 feet or 3 meters.
Video extenders convert an input signal to a higher voltage for transmission over longer distances and then convert the input signal back to the original video standard. The input and the output signal will match on a video extender, as the same video standard is maintained end-to-end. If a cable is extended with adapters or converters, the signal quality degrades.
Note: For more information on using a video adapter or converter with a video extender, see the following FAQ: http://www.startech.com/faq/video_signal_converters_convert_then_extend.
If you need to use a video extender with a video adapter or converter, you should position the adapter or converter as close to the video source as possible. For example, if you need to take a VGA signal from a computer and send it 200 feet to an HDMI® projector, you should convert the signal from VGA to HDMI and use an HDMI extender.
Note: For more information on when to use cables or extenders, see the following FAQ: http://www.startech.com/faq/video_signal_converters_when_to_convert.
Yes, this video extender works with set-top boxes, provided the set-top box meets the following requirements:
- The set-top box must be High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) compliant.
- The set-top box must support devices being connected between the video source and display. If the set-top box requires a direct cable connection between the video source and display, it won't work with this video extender.
No, this device is designed to be a point-to-point solution using networking cabling only.
This device outputs HDMI video signals. If you have a display or video destination that uses another type of video connection, there are ways that you can convert the video signal or connection. These options are outlined below and organized by the target connection.
When you consider whether to convert an HDMI video signal to another connection type, it is important to know if the media that is being converted from the HDMI video connection is protected by High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). If the media is protected by HDCP, you cannot convert to analog video connections because they do not support HDCP. You may experience this issue when you use devices like Blu-ray players, DVD players, and certain gaming consoles.
|VGA||HDMI to VGA: https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/?filter_AVINPUT=HDMI&filter_AVOUTPUT=VGA.|
|DisplayPort||HDMI to DisplayPort: https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/?filter_AVINPUT=HDMI&filter_AVOUTPUT=DisplayPort.|
There are a few things you'll want to take care of before you deploy your new video extender in your setup.
It’s important to make sure you have everything you will need ahead of time. These items are listed below.
- Video source
- Video cables
- (Optional) Ethernet or fiber cables
- (Optional) Power adapter(s)
It’s also important to test everything in a simplified setup ahead of time to make sure everything works and that you understand how it works.
In order to set up your video extender, complete the following:
- Position your video transmitter near your video source.
- Connect the video output from your video source to the video transmitter.
- (Optional) Connect the power adapter to the video transmitter.
Note: Not all video extenders require external power, or require external power on both ends. Refer to the manual for more information.
- Position your video receiver near your display.
- Connect the video output from your video receiver to your display.
- (Optional) Connect the power adapter to the video receiver.
- If using a wired video extender, connect your network cabling between the video transmitter and the video receiver.
- (Optional) If you are extending anything else supported by your video extender connect those devices to the transmitter and receiver.
- (Optional) If you are using a wireless extender, there may be a sync button you need to press to pair the transmitter and receiver.
Now that you have set up your video extender, you can check that everything is working. You should be able to see your video source's output on the display connected to the video receiver.
If at this point you have further questions regarding a Startech.com video extender, contact our technical support team for further assistance.
To get the highest quality signal from your source to your display when you use an HDMI extender, do the following:
Make sure that the HDMI versions of the source, extender, and destination are compatible. For example, if you require 3D support, make sure that all of the devices can support 3D over HDMI.
Use the least amount of adapters, splitters, or converters as possible. Each device that you use in your setup creates additional points of potential failure and creates more steps for an HDCP key to hop through, which may cause issues with older displays. For more information on HDCP, refer to the following FAQ: http://www.startech.com/faq/video_signal_converters_HDCP.
Use an HDMI extender that exceeds the requirements of the setup. For example, if you need to extend the signal 200 feet, it is best to use an extender capable of more than 200 feet.
Make sure that all of the CAT 5/6 runs are as straight as possible, with the least amount of coiling.
Make sure that all of the patches, wall jacks, and cables use the highest possible CAT specification, (for example, CAT 6), and were tested to conform to the standard.
Use patches, wall jacks, and cables with the same pin configuration. For more information on T568A versus T568B wiring, refer to the following FAQ: http://www.startech.com/faq/network_cables_a_vs_b_pinout.
Keep the cabling away from sources of high noise.
Make sure that you use adequate electrical grounding in your setup.
When you troubleshoot issues with a video extender, there are some quick tests that you can complete to rule out potential problems. You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue:
Video and Ethernet cables
Video source (such as a DVD player or computer)
Video destination (such as a monitor or projector)
Note: When you are testing setup components, you should avoid using video adapters. For example, if you are converting a VGA source to HDMI for use with an HDMI extender, you should use an HDMI source when you test the components.
To test your setup components, try the following:
Use the cable, video extender, video source, and video destination in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.
Use a different cable, video extender, video source, and video destination in your setup to see if the problem persists. Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in another setup.
When you test your cables, it is recommended that you do the following:
Test each cable individually.
Use short cables when you are testing.
When you test the video source and video destination, it is recommended that you do the following:
Remove the video extender from your setup and test to make sure that the video source and video destination work together without the video extender.
Test to make sure that the video source and video destination work together at the resolution that you want to use.
Note: In order for your setup to work properly, the video source, extender, and destination all need to support the resolution that you are using.
This device supports up to 4Kx2K resolutions @30 Hz with a color depth of 8 bits. If you are running a 4K resolution at a refresh rate higher than 30 Hz or a color depth higher than 8 bits, your display will appear blank.
To resolve this issue, you need to lower the resolution, refresh rate, or color depth, by completing any of the following:
- Connect a display to OUT 1 that is only capable of 4K at 30 Hz with a color depth no higher than 8 bits.
- Connect the least capable display to OUT 1.
- Connect an additional display to your video source (for example, a video card in a computer) and use this display to reconfigure the display connected to OUT 1 to run at 30 Hz and 8 bits color depth (or lower).
Compliance and Safety
- If product has an exposed circuit board, do not touch the product under power.
- If Class 1 Laser Product. Laser radiation is present when the system is open.
- Wiring terminations should not be made with the product and/or electric lines under power.
- Product installation and/or mounting should be completed by a certified professional as per the local safety and building code guidelines.
- Cables (including power and charging cables) should be placed and routed to avoid creating electric, tripping or safety hazards.
* Product appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.