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Commercial Series Active Standard HDMI Cable with Equalizer, 75ft Black
Safely distribute Standard HDMI® signals to extreme distances through the walls of residential class buildings using this Commercial Series Active Standard HDMI Cable with Equalizer from Monoprice!
This Standard HDMI Cable supports the following general features:
- Adjustable active signal regeneration
- 4.95Gbps data throughput
- CL2 fire safety rating
- 26AWG copper conductors
- Gold plated connectors
It supports the following HDMI features:
- 720p/1080i resolution at 60Hz
- Audio Return Channel
- Deep Color up to 16-bits per channel
- High Definition Audio, including SA-CD, DVD-Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio™, and Dolby TrueHD™
NOTE: The equalizer has a dial with which you can set the level of boost that is given to the signal. The amount of boost depends largely on the strength of the equipment. Equipment with stronger output signals should use settings in the 1-4 range, while weaker signals will need more boost, using settings in the 5-7 range.
TIP: It is a good idea to test cables and connections before installing them inside a wall. If there are any issues or problems, we can help you resolve them before you spend the time, effort, and expense of installing them inside the walls.
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.
x.v.Color is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
DTS is a registered trademark and the DTS logos, Symbol, DTS-HD and DTS-HD Master Audio are trademarks of DTS, Inc.
Dolby and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
|Features and Specifications|
|Connector Type||HDMI male to HDMI male|
|Number of Conductors||19|
|Built-in Equalizer||Yes, adjustable|
|HDMI Ethernet Channel||No|
|Supported Resolutions||480i to 1080i|
|Bandwidth||tested to 165 MHz per channel (495 MHz total)|
|Data Throughput||tested to 1.65 Gbps per channel (4.95 Gbps total)|
|Deep Color||10-bit, 12-bit, and 3x16-bit (48-bit RGB or YCbCr), x.v.Color|
|Supports DVD Audio||Yes|
|Supports Dolby TrueHD & DTS-HD Master Audio||Yes|
I have two cable TV DVRs (SA Explorer 8240HDC). I use their HDMI outputs for local viewing and send the RF output to the TV in the other room over coax. Looked at alternatives that would give wide screen HD from the remote DVRs. It was easy to eliminate the extremely expensive alternatives which user feedback says don't work. Found the Monoprice 7697 75ft 26AWG CL2 Standard Speed HDMI Cable w/ Built-in Equalizer for less than 10% of the price of the other alternative. (Need 75ft because TV was about 10ft from router.)
After reading RayHoli0's review of the cable I had some reservations and contacted Monoprice's Technical Support Chat. Below is the Chat dialog:
1) Does the 7697 come with instructions on proper installation and setting equalizer?
A) I'm sorry, i do not see any instructions for setting the eq dial on the equalizer. You would simply change the settings if the cable is not working properly.
2) You sell Ferrite Cores for 22AGW and 24AGW HDMI cables. Why no 26AGW Ferrite Core for 7697?
A) Unfortunately, we do not carry any 26AWG ferrite cores. For the most part, they seem to be unnecessary, since the majority of our 26AWG cables include equalizers. The equalizers will provide better signal correction than the ferrite cores will.
3) I read the feedback by RayHoli0 at www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10240&cs_id=1024006&p_id=7697&seq=1&format=4feedback . What caused his equipment to be damaged when he installed a 7697 cable?
A) Regarding that feedback, we were never able to determine what the customer did wrong. Although, professional HDMI technicials do warn not to plug or unplug your HDMI cables unless all your devices are turned off and unplugged from power.
4) At equalizer setting "0" is 7697 bi-directional?
A) This cable is not bidirectional
5) On the video at www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10240&cs_id=1024006&p_id=7697&seq=1&format=2 it shows for Signal Adjustment of 7697 that number 5,6,&7 are for low power signal and 1,2,3,&4 are for high power signal. This information should be added to the Equalizer product pages.
A) Thank you. I will go ahead and make sure that is requested now
5) RayHoli0 said that his cable came set on 3. Would it be safer to start at a different number?
A) That would be fine. Any setting on the cable should be fine as long as all your equipment is turned off and disconnected from power.
Comment) You should add the information about disconnecting from power to all the HDMI products.
Reply) Thank you. I will go ahead and make sure that is requested now.
I ordered one cable to test before getting the second. When the cable arrived I was still concerned about RayHoli0's disaster. Instead of hooking up to my tuner I first tried an old Samsung monitor that has an HDMI input. Turned off and unplugged the monitor and removed all input cables. Turned off and removed power from the DVR. Connected the HDMI cable then plugged in the monitor and DVR. No smoke just a beautiful picture! Unplugged monitor and DVR and unrolled and straightened the 75ft cable. Routed it to avoid trip hazzards. All my AV equipment is on a UPS battery backup, so I turned the UPS off and connected the HDMI cable. Powered on UPS, plugging in DVR and again no smoke just a beautiful picture on my Samsung HL-T5689S DLP TV!
The equalizer arrived set to 4. Tried different settings but I could not see any difference so I left it at 4. Comparing the HD pictures from the DVR connected over the 75ft cable to the DVR connected over a 6ft Monoprice HDMI cable, neither I nor my wife can see any difference.
PROS: Picture: Beautiful
Cost: Very reasonable
Customer: Very satisfied
CONS: Problems: None
PROS: Nice long cable
CONS: Very weak ends
This cable has an "in" side, and an "out" side.. I did install it properly.. THere is some kind of a gain setting on the cable. I did not touch it.. it was set to factory settings.. Which was 3 on a scale from 0-7
The 55 inch 3d Sony Bravia made a massive "pop!" as this HDMI cord WELDED itself to the tv... I had to pull it out with pliars.
I don't know what I'm going to do.... It looks like I've lost around $6,000+ worth of equipment... all because I wanted to run an HDMI 75 feet.
One last note... There were no instructions with this cable at all... There was absolutely no way I could have known to do things differently.
PROS: You'll get to test out your home owners insurance.
CONS: we were using this cable to extend DriecTV signal to TVs after we had the wire run and installed it did not work...but to MonoPrice's credit the gave me a full refund and we exchanged with the HDMI over Cat5e adaptors and that worked
PROS: Worked perfectly as soon as I hooked it up, picture looked great.
PROS: Found out after ordering that it was only 1080i and not "p". Order came fast and returned was just as fast and got money refunded.
CONS: Opened box and the 75 ft of cable was heavy and think, it was 10lbs when I shipped it back. I ended up just getting the monster 75 because I was short on time and I think Mono didn't have anything 75ft and 1080p. monster was 6lbs and thinner cable. .
PROS: Durable and it work faultlessly.
CONS: Cable-end (HDMI connector) can be a bit more flexible(softer) to make this perfect.
PROS: Price, including Equalizer and a little screwdriver to adjust it.
CONS: Didn't work with Xbox360
PROS: This 75' cable is great if you want to have all your equipment back in a Rack and nothing on the wall where your TV is! - Very Clean Setup!
CONS: We sometimes notice a persons mouth moving not quite in sync with their words. We think this is what the Built-in Equalizer is for. After trying several different positions on the equalizer it looks much better.