S-Video Extender over Cat 5
Extend an S-Video signal by up to 200 meters (650 feet) using Cat 5 cabling
Product ID: SVIDUTPEXT
The SVIDUTPEXT S-Video Extender over Cat 5 lets you extend an S-Video source signal up to 200 meters over Cat 5 cable, allowing you to configure your S-Video A/V setup as needed.
The S-Video over Cat 5 extender is comprised of two extender units that can be used interchangeably - one is installed near the video signal source, the other to be placed near the desired display, up to an impressive 200m away. With no software or power adapter requirements, installation and setup is quick and hassle-free. The included installation/mounting kit, and 20cm S-Video cable offer flexibility in the placement of the transmitter and receiver units.
Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
The StarTech.com Advantage
- Requires no software or power adapter, for a simple and hassle-free setup
- Cat5 extension design allows you to make use of existing Cat 5 or better wiring infrastructure
- The included wall mounting kit provides flexibility in the placement of the transmitter and receiver units
|Cabling||Cat 5 UTP or better|
|Max Distance||200 m / 660 ft|
|Maximum Analog Resolutions||480i/480p|
|Local Unit Connectors||1 - RJ-45 Female|
|1 - S-Video (4 pin, Mini-DIN) Male|
|Remote Unit Connectors||1 - RJ-45 Female|
|1 - S-Video (4 pin, Mini-DIN) Male|
|Product Height||2.2 cm [0.9 in]|
|Product Length||69 mm [2.7 in]|
|Product Width||25 mm [1 in]|
|Weight of Product||80 g [2.8 oz]|
|Package Height||10.9 cm [4.3 in]|
|Package Length||11.6 cm [4.6 in]|
|Package Width||39 mm [1.5 in]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||0.1 kg [0.2 lb]|
|What's in the Box|
|Included in Package||1 - S-Video over Cat5 Extender (local and remote)|
|1 - Instruction Manual|
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.
No, this device is designed to be a point-to-point solution using networking cabling only.
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.