Product ID: HDBOOST
This HDMI signal booster lets you increase the signal strength of your HDMI video source so you can connect an HDMI display up to 115 ft. (35 m) away, using standard HDMI cables. You can place the booster inline between two HDMI cables, up to 82 ft. in length at the video input, and up to 33 ft. in length at the video output.
With its small form factor, the HDMI booster is easy to hide, for a discreet installation. You don’t need an external power adapter to operate the signal booster, and it includes mounting hardware, so installing it is hassle-free. By extending your video signal using standard HDMI cables, the HDMI booster is a cost-effective alternative to more expensive HDMI extension systems that require the installation of CAT5 or CAT6 cabling infrastructure.
The HDMI booster features an equalization switch with ten different levels. The equalization switch lets you adjust the amplification of your HDMI signal based on the distance of your cables, so that you can ensure your HDMI signal will be perfect even at distances up to 115 ft. (35 m). The booster is perfect for boardrooms, offices or classrooms that may require varying distances depending on the room size.
When extending HDMI over long distances using standard video cabling, higher resolutions can become unavailable. Using the HDMI signal booster ensures that you’ll still be able to depend on high-definition resolutions up to 1080p at 60Hz.
The HDBOOST is backed by a 2-year StarTech.com warranty and free lifetime technical support.
|Warranty Information||Warranty||2 Years|
|Connector(s)||1 - Connector A||HDMI (19 pin)|
|1 - Connector B||HDMI (19 pin)|
|Environmental||Operating Temperature||0°C to 70°C (32°F to 158°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-10°C to 80°C (14°F to 176°F)|
|Humidity||5% to 90%|
|Indicators||1 - LED Indicators||power LED (blue)|
|video source LED (blue)|
|Packaging Information||Package Height||33 mm [1,3 in]|
|Package Length||14,4 cm [5,7 in]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||163 g [5,8 oz]|
|Package Width||17,3 cm [6,8 in]|
|Performance||Maximum Cable Length||35 m [114,8 ft]|
|Max Distance||35 m / 115 ft|
|Maximum Digital Resolutions||1920 x 1080 at 60Hz|
|Supported Resolutions||1920 x 1080, 1680 x 1050, 1600 x 900, 1440 x 900, 1360 x 768, 1280 x 800, 1280 x 768, 1280 × 720|
|Wide Screen Supported||Yes|
|Audio Specifications||7.1 surround Sound|
|Physical Characteristics||Weight of Product||74 g [2,6 oz]|
|Product Length||54,2 mm [2,1 in]|
|Product Width||42,2 mm [1,7 in]|
|Product Height||26,2 mm [1,0 in]|
|Power||Power Source||Not Included (not required for standard applications)|
|Input Voltage||100 - 240 AC|
|Output Voltage||5 DC|
|Output Current||1 A|
|Center Tip Polarity||Positive|
|Special Notes / Requirements||System and Cable Requirements||The HDMI cable connected to your video source must be longer or equal to the length of the cable connected to your display.|
|The maximum supported video source cable length is 82 ft. (25m).|
|The maximum supported display cable length is 33 ft. (10m).|
|What's in the Box||1 - Included in Package||HDMI signal booster|
|2 - Included in Package||mounting brackets|
|4 - Included in Package||mounting screws|
|1 - Included in Package||screwdriver|
Connect an HDMI®-enabled output device to a DVI-D display, or a DVI-D output device to an HDMI-capable display
Power your 5V DC devices from your computer through a USB port
This device is plug and play. It does not use any drivers, and does not require any setup tasks other than plugging in the source (for example, a computer) and the destination (for example, a monitor).
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.
Yes, this video extender works with set-top boxes, provided the set-top box meets the following requirements:
This device has an HDMI input port. If you have a video source that uses another video connection, there are options available to convert the video signal or connection. These options will be outlined below for each video source connection.
DVI to HDMI video converters: https://www.startech.com/Cables/Audio-Video/Video-Adapter/HDMI-Cable-Adapters/.
DVI to HDMI video cables: https://www.startech.com/Cables/Audio-Video/HDMI/HDMI-to-DVI/.
DisplayPort to HDMI passive converters: https://www.startech.com/AV/Displayport-Converters/DP-HDMI/?filter_CONVERTTYPE=Passive.
DisplayPort to HDMI active converters: https://www.startech.com/AV/Displayport-Converters/DP-HDMI/?filter_CONVERTTYPE=Active.
The converter that you require depends on the type of DisplayPort video source that you are using. For more information about converting DisplayPort video signals, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/DisplayPort_Converter_DP_Multi_Mode.
Check out our review guidelines.