HDMI Signal Booster - HDMI Extender - 4K 60Hz

Use this repeater to amplify your 4K HDMI signal and extend it 30 ft. using a standard HDMI cable

Product ID: HDBOOST4K

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  • Astonishing picture quality with support for 4K (60Hz) at up to 30 ft. (10 m) away from your video source
  • Backward compatible with 1080p resolutions at up to 115 ft. (35 m) away from your video source
  • Discreet installation with no external power adapter required
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This 4K HDMI® signal booster lets you increase the signal strength of your HDMI video source so it can travel greater distances using standard HDMI cables. You can achieve resolutions up to 4K at 60Hz at distances of up to 30 ft. (10 m), and depending on your desired resolution, the booster supports distances up to 115 ft. (35 m) away at 1080p 60Hz resolution.

To install the booster, place it between two HDMI cables. Reference the table below for supported resolutions and cable lengths.

Cable length
from source
Cable length
to display
Total cable length Maximum
resolution
50 ft. (15 m) 65 ft. (20 m) 115 ft. (35 m) 1080p (60 Hz) - 1920x1080
32 ft. (10 m) 50 ft. (15 m) 82 ft. (25 m) 4K (30 Hz) - 3840x2160
15 ft. (5 m) 15 ft. (5 m) 30 ft. (10 m) 4K (60 Hz) - 3840x2160

Maintains Ultra HD 4K video signals at 60Hz

When you’re extending HDMI over distances using standard video cabling, higher resolutions from your HDMI 2.0 devices can become unavailable after a few feet. Using this HDMI signal booster ensures that HDMI 2.0 resolutions up to UHD 4K at 60Hz are available even at distances up to 30 ft. (10 m).

You can achieve even longer distances at lower resolutions -- up to 4K at 30Hz, at up to 82 ft. (25 m), and 1080p at 60Hz at up to 115 ft. (35 m).

Easy and discreet installation

With its small form factor design and no external power adapter, the HDMI booster is easy to hide, for a discreet installation. By extending your video signal using standard HDMI cables, the 4K booster is a cost-effective alternative to more expensive extension systems that require the installation of a CAT5 or CAT6 cabling infrastructure.

Supports a variety of distances

The booster makes it easy to adjust your HDMI signal strength based on the distance of your cables, with equalization adjustment buttons. This means that you can adjust the amplification of your HDMI signal, to ensure your signal will be flawless.

Support for a variety of extension distances makes the booster perfect for multi-device deployment across large institutions, such as boardrooms in corporate offices, classrooms in schools, or waiting rooms in hospitals, as these applications may require varied distances in different rooms.

Note: To achieve resolutions up to 4K60, your video source, display and cabling must support HDMI 2.0.

The HDBOOST4K is TAA compliant and backed by a 2-year StarTech.com warranty with free lifetime technical support.

Applications

  • Avoid the time and expense of running network cabling to extend video signals, using this booster with standard HDMI cables
  • Boost the signal strength of your HDMI video signals for classroom, office or boardroom displays

Partner Numbers

  • Exertis 0010147504
  • Ingram Micro UK V933942
  • CMS Distribution V243763
  • UPC 065030866422

Specifications

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 35°C (32°F to 95°F)
Storage Temperature -5°C to 40°C (23°F to 104°F)
Humidity 20°C to 80°C (68°F to 176°F)
Hardware AV Input HDMI
AV Output HDMI
Cabling HDMI
Audio Yes
Rack-Mountable No
Daisy-Chain No
Indicators 1 - LED Indicators Power LED
Packaging Information Package Height 46 mm [1.8 in]
Package Length 15.7 cm [6.2 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight 170 g [6.0 oz]
Package Width 10.1 cm [4.0 in]
Performance Maximum Cable Length 35 m [114.8 ft]
Max Distance 35 m / 115 ft
Maximum Digital Resolutions At 10 m
Up to 4K at 60Hz

At 25 m
Up to 4K at 30Hz

At 35 m
Up to 1080p
Supported Resolutions 3840x2160 (4K), 2560x1600, 1920x1200, 1920x1080 (1080p), 1280x720 (720p)
Wide Screen Supported Yes
Physical Characteristics Product Length 56 mm [2.2 in]
Product Width 46 mm [1.8 in]
Product Height 15 mm [0.6 in]
Weight of Product 150 g [5.3 oz]
Power Power Source USB-Powered
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package HDMI signal booster
5 ft [1.5 m] USB power cable

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Frequently Asked Questions

Installation

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.

Troubleshooting

  1. The power adapter may not be connected at the correct unit or may not be connected at all.  Please check your product manual to see where your power adapter has to be positioned.
  2. An adapter to another video signal may be connected to the Transmitter or Receiver unit.  Please avoid any converters for the initial setup.
  3. The Cat 5 or 6 cable coming from the transmitter or receiver unit may be connected to a network switch.  Some of our video extenders will work in this configuration, but others will not. Please check your product manual to see if your model can be used connected to an IP network. For the initial setup, avoid connecting the Cat 5 or 6 cables to any network switch, hub, or router.
  4. The category of Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) cables may not meet StarTech.com’s requirements. Ensure at least Cat 5, 5e, or six cables are used, and they have eight wires. Some Cat 5 cables only have four wires. If using Cat 6 cables, be aware they have more twists per foot, so you may have to use shorter cable lengths if using Cat 6 cabling between your video extenders.
  5. Bundling up the UTP cabling connected to the extenders can cause crosstalk, which will prevent the video signal from showing on the display.  Unwrapping the cable should resolve this issue.
  1. Please check to see if your model has an adjustable Gain dial on the remote unit.
  2. If it does, use it to adjust the color until it is acceptable.
  3. Replace the VGA cable with a higher quality cable like StarTech.com’s MXT101MMHQ.

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 extender

  • 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.

Before You Buy

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.

HDMI 2.0 offers some new features that were not available with the HDMI 1.4 standard, including the following:

  • 4K resolution (4096x2160) at 60 Hz
  • 21:9 aspect ratio support
  • Four audio streams
  • High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) version 2.2

Although HDMI 2.0 is backwards compatible with older HDMI standards, newer HDMI devices need to support HDCP 2.2 in order to display new content. If you use an HDMI device that only supports HDCP 2.0, an error will be displayed when you try to display content that has HDCP 2.2.

Compliance and safety

Compliance letters

  • RoHS
    • Language: English
  • WEEE
    • Language: English

Safety Measures

  • 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.

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