Bit-Path AV HDMI over Ethernet Extender Kit
    Product # 14158
    $79.99
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    Bit-Path AV HDMI over Ethernet Extender Kit

    Bit-Path AV HDMI Extender

    Monoprice Bit-Path AV™ is revolutionary new technology for transmitting HDMI® video over long distances. It features a proprietary IP-based network topology, which allows it to operate as a standalone system, transmitting the HDMI signal to distances up to 120 meters over a single Ethernet cable*. You can also plug it into your existing Ethernet local area network and use the existing network infrastructure to transmit the signal over any distance, without interfering with your LAN traffic. It supports the 1080p FHD resolution, 3D video, and multichannel, compressed and uncompressed audio. Best of all, it is a true Plug-n-Play solution, allowing installers and end-users alike to quickly and easily create an HDMI distribution system for home and business applications alike.

    Easy Installation
    Use Almost Anywhere
    Auto Scale Resolution
    Transmission Distance
    Easy Installation
    Use Almost Anywhere
    Auto Scale Resolution
    Transmission Distance


    Easy Installation: By using a proprietary IP-based network topology, the Bit-Path AV™ system can be up in running in a matter of minutes. Use it as a standalone extender, using a single Ethernet cable to distances up to 120 meters, or plug into an existing LAN and transmit the HDMI® signal over any distance.

    Use Almost Anywhere: As long as you have access to a power outlet, you can use this extender. Use a single Ethernet cable for standalone operation or plug into a router or Ethernet switch to use an existing network infrastructure. The slim transmitter and receiver modules can be wall mounted for easy access.

    Auto Scale Resolution: The system automatically adjusts the output resolution based on the signal source and transmission distance to ensure the highest quality picture possible.

    Transmission Distance: Using a single Ethernet cable* in standalone mode, you can transmit 1080p HDMI® signals to distances up to 120 meters. Alternatively, you can use an existing LAN to transmit the signal to any distance.




    Connections


    Standalone: Use a single Ethernet cable* between the transmitter and receiver to extend the HDMI® signal to distances up to 120 meters.

    Standalone Mode

    Existing Network: Plug the system into routers or network switches on an existing local area network to extend the HDMI® signal over any distance using existing network infrastructure.

    Network Mode

    HDMI® Splitter: By using an Ethernet switch** and multiple receivers, in either a standalone or existing network installation, you can split the HDMI signal to multiple destinations. Unlike other HDMI splitters, the system scales with your needs, from a simple 1x2 split using two receivers to an extensive, complex and unlimited split using multiple receivers. You can even use multiple receivers in conjunction with conventional splitters to further multiply the number of displays you can use.

    Splitter Mode



    Applications


    The Bit-Path AV™ HDMI® Extender is the perfect solution for extending and optionally splitting an HDMI signal to drive one or more displays at distances up to 120 meters in standalone configurations or any distance, using existing network infrastructure.

    Home Theater
    Home Theater
    TV Walls
    TV Walls
    Video Surveillance
    Video Surveillance
    Church/School
    Church/School
    Conference
    Conference
    Presentation
    Presentation


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    Bit-Path AV HDMI Extender
    Bit-Path AV HDMI Extender
    Bit-Path AV HDMI Extender

    Model 14158
    HDMI® Signal Compatible with HDCP v1.2
    Supported Resolutions 480i@60Hz, 480p@60Hz, 576i@50Hz, 576p@50Hz, 720p@50/60Hz, 1080i@50/60Hz, 1080p@50/60Hz
    Supported Network Cables Cat 5/5e/6, UTP or STP (Cat6 STP highly recommended)
    Standalone Transmission Distance Up to 120 meters with a 1080p signal over a single Cat6 STP cable
    Network Transmission Distance Unlimited using existing infrastructure**
    Maximum Signal Splits Unlimited in both standalone and existing network installations
    IR Repeater Support Supports single and dual band IR devices using 20 ~ 60 kHz frequencies
    Operating Temperature +32 ~ +140°F (0 ~ +60°C)
    Power Supply (each) 5 VDC, 1A
    Power Consumption 3.5 watts (Transmitter), 3 watts (Receiver)
    Dimensions (each) 5.1" x 3.3" x 0.9" (130 x 84 x 23 mm)
     


    * For best results, use Cat6 STP cabling.
    ** For best results, use Gigabit (1000Mbps) rated switches and cabling.



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    Bit-Path AV™ is a trademark of Monoprice Inc.

    HDMI®, the HDMI Logo, and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries.



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    I see this uses IP networks, but the instructions don't say anything about configuration. Should I assume the switch will also need DHCP? Can you use a segmented VLAN?
    A shopper on Jul 18, 2017
    I am using these HDMI extenders with a Monoprice 50ft Cat6 24AWG UTP ethernet cable. All of the connections are solid, a TV on one end, and the option for a computer to plug in at the other. When any computer is plugged in, PC or Mac, there is a noticeable (1-2 seconds or so) input lag when typing or dragging the mouse. Is this normal with this product? Is there any fix for this?
    A shopper on May 30, 2017
    Bit-Path AV HDMI over Ethernet Extender Kit
    Bit-Path AV HDMI over Ethernet Extender Kit
    Cat6 24AWG UTP Ethernet Network Patch Cable, 50ft Blue
    Cat6 24AWG UTP Ethernet Network Patch Cable, 50ft Blue
    BEST ANSWER: Monoprice suggested stp cables not utp. We've had no issues using this system. We run multiple screens at once.
    What switch should we purchase for this? We want 8 inputs and 30+ outputs. We want to build an HDMI matrix on a dedicated switch.
    Michael S on Nov 27, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: I dont think this is the product for you. As of right now, it can tx one signal to many rx. If you put many tx on a swtich, the rx wouldn't know what to pick up. Hopefully they will change this i
    n the future. I have a 4x4 matrix in front of this product, and wired point-to-point using this product for 2 of the outputs. Works like a charm, picks up the IR commands great. If you knew you wanted the same 5-6 TVs to always be on the same output, you could throw a switch in after the matrix hdmi output to broadcast that one signal multipoint.
    Would be great if it could select the TX signal it wanted to view, but as far as I know that's not possible.
    Will this work with CAT6a?
    A shopper on Dec 13, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Yes, Even better.
    The Cat6a doubles data transmission bandwidth, from 250 to 500 MHz; decreases the chance of crosstalk interference; and provides superior reliability and transmission speeds through greater lengths of cable. Unlike most Cat6 cables, Cat6a cables are also often shielded, making them ideal for industrial use where additional interference may be a concern.
    Is power needed at both ends or can power be sent down the Cat cable to power the transmitter end?
    A shopper on Jun 22, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Yeps AC adapter providing 5V is necessary at both ends. A PoE option would be welcome, but would likely add to the price.
    Does this product have provision to control HDMI source device via IR signal?
    Jose M on May 4, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: IR Repeater Support is included single and dual band IR devices using 20 ~ 60 kHz frequencies. Provided the IR transmitter is in range of the source.
    Is there any info (experience, recommendation) about max single cable length via cat5 and cat5e? Specs only shows cat6 max length. Needing 200ft. Thanks!
    Andreas H on Jun 11, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. The transmission distance would be the same for all ethernet cables used on this unit. Which the max will be 393.7 feet. We recommend Cat6 for the most reliable signal.
    Dost this pass through dolby digital signals? If so which versions
    Devin C on Dec 25, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Hello, thank you for your question. Yes this unit has the bandwidth capability to support Dolby Digital Signals. I hope this helps, and of course if you have any more questions feel free to contact us!
    How comes some products require two ethernet cables and this only requires one?
    Craig U on Nov 30, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Hello, due to technologies and chipsets, newer products will be able to support all the bandwidth necessary under one cable. I hope this helps, thank you!
    Does this product ship with the IR cables ?
    David F on Aug 12, 2017
    3.5 / 5.0
    41 Reviews
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    They Work - but only on their own network
    Bought 3 of these. They installed fine and ran right over my normal (gigabit) data network. Then I started getting problems. Lost wireless only in one location. Spent all day chasing down that problem.

    It turns out that these were flooding the network and saturating it. So much so that the wifi could not compete, but interestingly wired still worked (probably a latency issue...)

    With all of them plugged in WiFi choked and died. All of them unplugged, wifi worked great, no problems. Spent the day plugging and unplugging and testing. 100% sure that these are the problem. But they work well for extending the HDMI (and ridding me of the need for cable boxes) so I am going to buy a spool of CAT6 and rewire all of them onto a separate network with their own switch.

    PROS: They work

    CONS: They trash your network bandwidth.
    June 28, 2016
    Super laggy
    Great product if you just want picture. However, the audio is super laggy, and has a lot of latency. In the setup, I have this between a receiver and a TV. The audio does not match up with the video. I even have a receiver with features to correct lip-sync, but it cannot be solved by this since it is on the output of the receiver. The latency over the network if you run this through a switch is even worse. Really displeased with the latency because it does not solve the problem.

    PROS: Affordable
    IR
    1080p

    CONS: Bad for home theater installs
    Awful latency
    July 9, 2016
    Works great with most sources
    I got this device so I could play the exact same A/V content in the kitchen as is being played on my main TV in the living room, and it (mostly) works very well at doing that. Yes, there's the latency that others have complained about, but that's not an issue for me. And I never tried to connect it to my LAN I have an independent line of Cat 6 STP that I had run specifically for this purpose. It works very well when transmitting content from my FiOS DVR, Oppo Blu-ray player, Amazon Fire TV (gen2), or Apple TV (gen 3). However, the audio from my Windows 7 Media Center PC plays in the kitchen only as an annoying buzz (the video transmits fine). This PC has an AMD Radeon HD5670 graphics card (configured to output 1080p 60Hz) and both the audio and video work fine in the living room (all source devices connect to a Yamaha AVR, which has two HDMI outputs: one connected to the living room TV and the other to the Bit-Path AV transmitter). If I replace the Bit-Path AV with my older (three times the price) Gefen GTV-HDBT-POL, all devices (including the Media Center PC) transmit bot audio and video to the kitchen just fine. (The Gefen also has no latency issues or, at least, they're so short as to be insignificant.)

    PROS: low cost easy setup video looks great HDMI splitter feature will be a plus when the receiver modules become available separately

    CONS: latency will not pass audio from a Windows Media Center PC
    January 24, 2016
    Did not make 1080p@60 did not transfer uncompressed multi-channel audio
    I got them to work at 1080p@29hz. But maybe even more important to me, is that the description say that they are supposed to transfer uncompressed audio. They did not. They cut the audio signal to 2CH.
    A similar product was able to get a picture at 1080p@60hz.

    PROS: might work for some people at shorter distances and be able to multiply TV sets

    CONS: Weak signal boosting strength, or maybe bad EDID
    Not Uncompressed multi-channel Audio!
    December 30, 2015
    Good product but needs some tweaks
    I like how these work, but it could do with some configuration tweaks. It floods my entire network with multicast packets, causing the wireless portion of my network to bog down due to all the packet flooding. Why not allow it to be configured to communicate solely with the IP address you give the RX unit, thereby not flooding the network with unnecessary data? If you type in the TX/RX IP address, you access a configuration page of sorts, but the only options are to upgrade the firmware/encoder firmware (TX) and upgrade the firmware (RX). There's no support information on this page for firmware upgrades of any kind, should they exist. Do they? Is there a newer version that potentially has more ability to be user-configured? If not, there definitely should be.

    Overall, the product meets my needs. It gets bogged down at times, but recovers well. I just wish I would've seen that there was a TX version with the HDMI loop out before I ordered this one. Would've saved me the added complication of using an HDMI splitter.

    PROS: Easy setup, works pretty solid

    CONS: Sometimes takes longer to make initial connection, bogs down network with packet flooding, lack of configuration options
    January 10, 2016
    Good sync, but limited features
    We bought two sets for a school site of ours. We plugged in one sender and two receivers into a gigabit 5 port switch. It split the signal quite nicely. The audio and picture synced up well. It would be nice to be able to use the second sender so we can switch between sources. Right now the product is limited to one sender per subnet/VLAN.

    PROS: - HDMI over IP-based Ethernet
    - Long distance
    - Splitter
    - Good sync

    CONS: - One sender per subnet/VLAN
    - No controls
    March 7, 2016
    Works well, some unanswered questions
    Picked this up because I wanted to transmit HDMI to a remote location over an existing network/fiber. I did have some questions that were unanswered by the manual and support didn't know either. Mainly, what the bandwidth requirement is. The devices no not have IP addresses and do a broadcast across the entire network. I wouldn't recommend putting this on a WAN, but I did a VLAN and put it on that without issue. My setup has the receiver a few miles away over our existing network. You can have multiple receivers on the same LAN, however monoprice isn't selling them separately as of yet. You can also only have one transmitter per LAN (or VLAN) since it broadcasts across the entire network.



    I tried a local point to point and that worked without issue. The receiver has an on-screen status display which is useful. I haven't tried the IR functionality yet or with multiple receivers. I also haven't had a chance to test how much of a delay is present.



    In short, if you need to get HDMI to a remote/secondary location, this is a very cost effective choice.

    PROS: Plug an Play, works well point to point, and over existing network, on screen connection status.

    CONS: Manual doesn't give info about bandwidth requirements, additional receivers not available (yet).
    December 2, 2015
    Point to Point or VLANs Beware Multicast over Shared Networks
    I'm quite pleased with this device, it does exactly what I wanted. I run the output from my Fire TV box to a 4x1 HDMI splitter. Once output goes to a local projector, one goes into the BitPath sending unit. From there it does a point to point connection over Cat6 to the receiver about 120' away in another room. 1080p signals work great and the audio/video syncs up without issue.

    I suspect this is using IP Multicast protocol, so that means you wont want to run it through your home router or shared switch. For most people, if you have to run this through a switch, it'd be best to buy a dedicated min-switch as cheap as they are. Still, better to use a dedicated ethernet (CAT6) run if at all possible. Most people wont have managed switches with VLAN support in their homes, but if you do, this should work as well since you should be able to segregate traffic among physical ports, but I have not tried this myself.

    In summary, though I get my FireTV output to my secondary screen with good clarity, in 1080p, with good sound so I'm happy with it. I suspect as long as you go into it with the fore kowledge that it doesn't play well home networking, you should be happy as well!

    PROS: Quick, easy setup, plug it in and play, no fiddly configuration required as long as you're going point to point or over dedicated switch fabric.

    CONS: Product page should be more up-front about the networking limitations so people don't bring this home, plug it in to their home LAN, and spend hours wondering why their network slows to a crawl.
    September 21, 2016
    Bit-Path AV™ HDMI® over Ethernet Extender Kit
    It did work as intended, very easy plug and play for a direct connection. However, I had to return the unit because of the 1/4-1/2 sec signal delay. I needed to remotely monitor a live camera feed of an orchestra conductor. The delay was too much to keep the off stage performers in time. Ultimately, rented a more pro HDMI through SDI extender. The latency was negligible with SDI. If you don't care about a 1/2 sec delay, then the Bit-Path kit would be fine.

    PROS: worked easily.
    The Monoprice customer support was fantastic.

    CONS: too much latency for my application
    December 3, 2015
    Great for PPT and laptop screen display. Good for Backyard Movie Night.
    I have installed these in conference rooms to link table mounted HDMI ports to the big screen TVs on the wall. Works great for getting laptop screen display to the TVs. In these cases, I don't really need to do audio over these devices, but it does work. I have set them up through a gigabit switch. I found that it is best to dedicate the switch to the Bit-Path devices (no normal network traffic). I also built different VLANs for the pairing of devices to isolate the traffic. There are no routes between VLANs. In the main conference room I have 1 transmitter and 4 receivers (main wall and 3 smaller TVs mounted under glass in the conference table). The VLAN setup works really well for this.

    Originally, I just connected these to infrastructure switches but they completely saturated the network (with only one pair). The traffic was being sent everywhere, including the wifi network which wasn't able to keep up. So I first moved to setting up dedicated VLANs for those ports which worked fine (needed some QoS tuning to remove lag). As I added new conference rooms I just moved everything to a dedicated switch and VLANs to maintain isolation between pairings of devices. As there is no other traffic on the switch there is no need to mess with QoS settings, which simplifies things.

    I also have a set of these at home. I use it for backyard movie night. I run the cable from my HDMI out on the amp to the projector in the backyard. This is point to point (no infrastructure). The run in about 200ft. Works really well over Cat6 STP even at 1080P. However, at that length with Cat5e+1080P was "questionable" (lots of drop out). Dropping to 720P was ok which is fine for outdoor projection. Cat6 STP was definitely the way to go. So watch your cables, especially over long distances and high resolutions.

    PROS: Point to point is easy. Do this if you can.
    Dedicate VLANs on switches. If you don't know how, dedicate switches to a device group, or go point-to-point.

    CONS: Working with infrastructure networks requires knowledge of switches and VLANs.
    September 7, 2016

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