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Transmit High Definition 3D HDMI Audio Video Signals and IR up to 125 feet over CAT6
Calrad Electronics 40-1090-3D-IR HDMI 3D IR Balun over Single CAT5e/6
Calrad Electronics 40-1090-3D-IR HDMI 3D IR Balun over Single CAT5e/6
Calrad Electronics 40-1090-3D-IR HDMI 3D IR Balun over Single CAT5e/6
Item# 78821
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  • Allows HDMI Audio/Video signals to be transmitted over single Cat5e or Cat6 cables
  • Extends 1080p resolution up to 100 feet over Cat5e cables (150 feet over Cat6)
  • Supports Full HD 1080p/60Hz and 3D (3D with Cat6 only)
  • Plasma friendly IR control system
  • HDCP Compliant and is a FCC and UL approved device

Essential Info

Calrads small and innovative HDMI Plus IR over single Cat 5e/6 cable solution is specifically designed to deliver pristine digital signals from all HDTV formats and signal sources from 480p to 1080p. This balun system is a perfect solution for replacing costly standard HDMI cables that are difficult to route thru walls and cabinets. One Cat 5e/6 wire using RJ45 terminations deliver digital & IR signals from the transmitter to the receiver. A small class 2 power supply may be required at the receiver side if power from the HDMI source is not sufficient. Please note that only Cat6 cable delivers 3D signals.

IR Control
The Calrad HDMI plus IR over single Cat 5e/6 cable is capable of transmitting IR signals over the UTP cables. This balun system is plasma friendly and can control the source from the display. This is accomplished by using a IR Receiver and attaching it at a location around your TV and connecting a IR Flashing Emitter attached to the source. Both the IR Receiver and Emitter are included.

Some distances may vary and are dependent on manufactures individual HDMI specifications. All products should be fully tested prior to committing to a Cat 5e/6 solution and sealing long runs of cables inside walls, possibly compromising your installation.

What's Included

  • 1x - HDMI Transmitter
  • 1x - HDMI Receiver
  • 1x - IR Receiver
  • 1x - IR Flashing Emitter
  • 2x - 5Vdc Power Supply
  • 1x - Owners Manual

  • Specifications

    ManufacturerCalrad Electronics
    Manufacturer Product No.40-1090-3D-IR
    HDTV Resolutions480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p (Max 10.2 Gbps, HDMI High Speed)
    Input TMDS Signal5Vpp, Input DDC 5Vpp
    Vertical Frequency Range50/60Hz
    HDMI In/Out Connectors19 pin Female Jack, 1 x RJ45 Shielded Jack each unit
    IRPlasma Friendly
    DC Power Supply5V, 2A - Switchmode regulated, 110-220 VAC
    Resolution and Cable Distance1080p - 125 feet (with CAT6 Cable)
    1080p - 100 feet
    1080i - 200 feet
    720p - 200 feet
    480p - 300 feet
    HousingBlack Metal Enclosure
    Dimensions3.9" L x 2.77" W x 1.1" H (For each unit)
    Weight300 grams each

    Important notes:
    Only defective exchanges for identical item within 30 days of purchase. No other returns allowed on this item. For defective returns after 30 days, please contact the manufacturer.
    Manufacturer contact information: Calrad Electronics, Tel: (323) 465-2131


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    Dave Gomez -- san fernando, California   5/28/2014
    I purchased this item to extend my Fios cable box to my TV in the kitchen had a little trouble trying to get it to come up but I think its because Ive never put an end on a cat5, I called their tech support and they were very helpful. It took them 5 minutes to figure our my problem and then I was up and running. Great item
    Matt N -- United States   3/15/2013
    We purchased this product for one of our corporate events that needed a HD 1080p signal to go to a 10k Christie projector over 70 feet away. Using a Cat6 cable, the product performed well with no banding, color issues, or drop-outs. The issues with this item and reason for the low rating came after the event. Small items like this are often held in place temporarily at events using industry standard 'Gaffers Tape', in our case, we predominantly use ProGaff, which is a low tack tape specifically designed not to leave residue or damage items. We use it on units from many other manufacturers Geffen, BlackBox, Cables-To-Go without issues. On this unit however, when the tape was removed after just a few hours at room temperature, it stripped the screen printing from the unit. The black underlying paint was fine, but the overlay screen print obviously is not coated with a sealant, and comes off. Why is this an issue? In the field when we're placing these units, it's important for the tech to be able to correctly identify the INPUT and OUTPUT module, and exactly what the unit is. Without clear labeling, this makes things hard and slows things down. I would speculate that if the paint separates so easily from Gaffer's tape, it will also be much more likely to erase over time with regular use. I also start to worry about other potential issues with build quality if small things like this have been overlooked. So that took one star off the review... why only two stars on the review? Before returning the item, I thought I'd give their technical support a call like many electronic products, they have a number in the box to call to encourage not returning the item without calling them first. I explained the issue to tech support and the person I spoke with told me I'll have to check with the owner and call you back I was requesting a replacement top cover for the unit and I would then clear-coat the top myself to avoid future issues. I received a call back from the tech a few minutes later and was told that this wasn't something they 'covered', at which point I explained that I was only calling them as a courtesy and to help them out by pointing out a potential issue. For me, sending this item back to the retailer it was only 10 days after purchasing is a very simple thing and I get a full refund. What the manufacturer then gets is a 'black mark' in the retailer's database nearly all retailers keep track of the number of sales vs the number of returns. I was simply trying to give Calrad the opportunity to fix this without bringing it to the attention of the retailer. The tech then tells me he'll call back again. A few minutes later I get the owner of the company calling me back. At first I think; wow, that's good that the owner bothered to get involved... but that quickly turned to disappointment as he was really not interested in hearing the concerns about the issue and was more intent in defending his company.


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