For example, you need to install a projector, the cord is going across the floor, the length of the HDMI cable may exceed 65 ft. If you have two available HDMI cables with a slightly shorter distance, the best solution is choosing a quality HDMI repeater compared with buying a new HD cable.
An HDMI extender will allow the user to extend video and audio beyond a typical HDMI cable without losing signal quality. That is the product we want to introduce today. It’s a small device that supports plug-and-play and is not expensive.
Although “HDMI booster” “HDMI extender” and “HDMI amplifier” are also mentioned in the introduction of many HDMI repeaters, the effect of signal amplifying is limited, so please note the supported lengths of HDMI cord stated in the HDMI repeater products description. In general, an HDMI repeater is suitable for signal transmission with a total distance of fewer than 100 ft.
If you want to buy an HDMI cable with a sufficient distance, we recommend selecting an HDMI 2.0 cable with the signal booster, which can achieve the purpose of amplifying the signal without the need for additional equipment. Because an ordinary HDMI cord will have a significant signal loss if the length over 50 ft. The disadvantage of an HDMI cable with the signal booster is that if something goes wrong, it means that the entire cord is scrapped.
More and more devices support 4K 60Hz HDR HDCP 2.2, so we only recommend HDMI 2.0 repeaters. It is compatible with old HDMI 1,4/ 1.3 devices, basically, it ensures that there is no compatibility issue for daily use.
We compared and listed reliable choices below, and will update regularly.
Cable Matters HDMI to HDMI Repeater (Female to Female HDMI 2.0 Signal Booster) with 4K 60Hz Resolution and HDR for Blu-ray Player, HDTV, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift VR Headset
- Support 4K 60Hz/30Hz, 1080P 60/50Hz, and below
- Support 3D video
- HDMI feature support for CEC, HDR, and HDCP 2.2 and 1.4
- Bandwidth up to 18Gbps
- Transmits [email protected] up to 60 feet
- Transmits [email protected] up to 100 feet
- Transmits [email protected] up to 135 feet
Q: Does the HDMI repeater have to have power connected to work to boost the signal?
A: It isn’t required, but if the power it can draw from the source device isn’t sufficient, plugging it in will give it a boost.