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    Monoprice Blackbird 4K Pro HDBaseT Extender Kit, IR, 70m with PoC, RS232, HDCP 2.2
    Product # 21609
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    Model 21609
    Transmitter Inputs 1x HDMI, 1x IR (3.5mm), 1x RS232
    Transmitter Outputs 1x HDBT (RJ45), 1x IR (3.5mm)
    Receiver Inputs 1x HDBT (RJ45), 1x IR (3.5mm), 1x RS232
    Receiver Outputs 1x HDMI, 1x IR (3.5mm)
    Transmission Standard HDBaseT
    Maximum Bandwidth 10.2 Gbps
    Maximum Resolution 4K@60Hz 4:2:0
    HDCP Version 2.2
    4K Transmission Distance 115 feet (35 meters)
    1080p Transmission Distance 230 feet (70 meters)
    Input Power 12 VDC, 1A
    AC Adapter Input Power 100 ~ 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
    Maximum Power Consumption 10 watts
    Operating Temperature +14 ~ +122°F (-10 ~ +50°C)
    Operating Humidity 0 ~ 90% RH, noncondensing
    Transmitter Dimensions 4.7" x 0.6" x 2.9" (120 x 16 x 74 mm)
    Receiver Dimensions 4.7" x 0.6" x 2.9" (120 x 16 x 74 mm)
    Transmitter Weight 8.5 oz. (240g)
    Receiver Weight 8.5 oz. (240g)
     

     
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    How many ethernet ports does this unit have? The pictures show only ONE per unit (Tx & Rx), but the diagram in the description shows THREE per unit (Tx & Rx), demonstrating simultaneous connections between each unit, as well as a Router, PC, Laptop, etc.
    Tulio Q on Apr 18, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Hi Tulio, We used a stock HDbaseT diagram shared with PID 21608 for the product description and will be updating it to prevent any additional confusion. PID 21608 is PID 21609 sister SKU that features the ethernet support as well as some additional extended range benefits. HDBaseT products can support 100BaseT Ethernet support on specified ports only.
    What is the latency? Is there noticable delay in the audio if the two moniotrs are within earshot of each other?
    Daniel H on Apr 18, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I tested these with a parallel HD-SDI singnal and extender into my switchers and saw no latency whatsoever.
    The specs say HDCP 2.2 and HDMI 1.4, but the 4k60 says you need hdmi 2.0 to support based on the HDMI version comparisons. Will this device support UHD bluray and devices like the Roku Premier which have hdmi 2.0 and hdcp 2.2 with 4K content?
    David E on May 8, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I use this with Roku Premier+ and a UHD Samsung TV and it passes the Roku's tests for HDCP 2.2 and HDR.
    The product photos show and the diagram are different - the photos show 1 ethernet port on the receiver and transmitter and the diagram shows 3 ethernet ports - which one is it?
    A shopper on Apr 18, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: This is the link to the user manual. It is to the left at the bottom of the diagram
    https://downloads.monoprice.com/files/manuals/21609_Manual_170120.pdf
    For my application, I am showing live camera video on TVs across the room, but the audio is coming thru a sound system with zero delay. Will this system provide video transmission 100ft away and still sync up with the audio?
    Robert L on Apr 18, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. Yes, the audio would sync up. However, it would be recommended to use a shielded ethernet cable to help prevent any interference. If running the ethernet cable through the walls, be sure to keep the ethernet cable as far away as possible from the power wires in the walls.

    Should you require additional assistance, please reach out to our technical support team with a detailed question via any of the methods available here:

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    Our knowledgeable Technical Support staff would be more than happy to assist. Thank you
    Anything coming out with HDBaseT 2.0?
    Philip K on Apr 18, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Yes! Thanks for asking. Please check out part numbers 21668 and 21669. And more coming later in 2017!
    Does this extender support HDR?
    Cary S on Apr 28, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. This unit will not support HDR.

    Should you require additional assistance, please reach out to our technical support team with a detailed question via any of the methods available here:

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    Our knowledgeable Technical Support staff would be more than happy to assist. Thank you
    Perhaps a silly question, but would a Cat 5e cable work in any form or fashion, even at a short distance? or is Cat6 the only option?
    Thomas O on Apr 18, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Hi Thomas, Cat5e will work in some instances, but we highly recommend the use of Cat6 to gain the maximum available performance. Cat6 supports 10-gigabit speeds while cat5e is only capable of gigabit speeds, the discrepancy in cable performance alone is 10x, which can affect the overall performance of the HDbaseT transmission. Cat5e may work in certain special applications, as long as there is an understanding that top level performance may suffer. Thank you for reaching out to us.
    Will this receiver (#21609) work with item #21875 (switcher) and #21816 (wall plate transmitter)?
    James B on Sep 1, 2017
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    BEST ANSWER: didn’t work for me. First, the transmitter unit didn’t power up the wall plate unit. Second, there appears to be handshaking issues as all I can get is a purple screen...
    Which IR receivers/extenders are compatible with this device? Tired of asking this same question.
    A shopper on Aug 14, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Just to add to this for someone's future use. My remote system utilizes a Global Cach iTach IP/IR converter. I was able to connect the iTach unit directly to the IR "in" on the Blackbird unit using a 3.5 mm mini patch cable. Make sure to use IR port 3 on the iTach unit (that port has a higher output that the Blackbird needs for the direct IR transmission). Connected an emitter to IR "out" of the Blackbird on the TV side and worked perfectly.
    Can I use Cat-6 Ethernet cable to send 4K video @ 60Hz to a distance of 50ft (15-16 meters)? Or only Cat-7 cable is reliable with 4K @ 60Hz?
    Khurram Z on Apr 18, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Hi Khurram, the PID 21609 performance features are designed to operate with Cat6 Ethernet cables. while Cat7 cables offer an improvement in performance over Cat6, we have designed this unit to operate with a cable type that is much more common. That said, PID 21609 is capable of supporting 4K@60hz 4:2:0 at 35m with used with an Ethernet Cat6 cable.
    Some of the blackbird units explicitly state they have EDID passthrough support in the description. Do all blackbird HDBaseT extenders have EDID passthrough?
    Shaheen G on Jul 11, 2017
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    Where can I see the user manual for this?
    New User U on Apr 18, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Hello, at the moment we do not have the manual available on our website. Feel free to email our technical support team at tech@monoprice.com for further assistance in regards to obtaining the documentation, thank you!
    Has anybody figured out where to download updates? I'm having trouble getting the IR to work from the transmitter to the receiver (works fine the other direction) so I'm wondering if I need to update.
    Nathan H on Feb 10, 2018
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    What IR controllers/sensors are compatible? Is there a product that would allow 2 more HDMI outputs in a similar fashion?
    A shopper on May 5, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Any ir sensor is compatible as long as it has a 3.5 mm jack to input and output from the units. There is another product with 3 hdmi ports that provides switching. Honestly, make sure you have a solid Cat6 cable run because these did not work on a Cat5e run for me.
    Does it have HDMI CEC or ARC support?
    A shopper on Apr 12, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: If you are looking for HDBase T with ARC support, please check out part number 21668.
    Thanks!
    Does the Poc allow powering a device such as a camera at the remote end as the HDBT specs indicate?
    New User U on May 23, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: No, this is not PoE.
    Does this unit work with an HDMI splitter?
    Chris C on Aug 9, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Yes; I have this deployed and working well with an HDMI splitter; Watching the same channel in two different roolms at oher ends of the house;
    Does Blackbird 4K Pro HDBaseT Extender Kit work through a network router? And bonus question, does it work over a powerline network adapter?
    Patrick P on Jun 14, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: HDBaseT will not work through a router or switch. Both a router and a switch require IP based packets. While HDBaseT does packetize, it uses T-packets which is a completely different protocol. For this reason I don't believe they will work over powerline. There are HDBaseT devices made specifically for powerline (imagine this device with an integrated powerline setup), but Monoprice doesn't carry them (at least not currently) and they are pretty expensive. Monoprice does have a device that would work through routers and powerline adapters because they do use proper IP packets, those are the Bit-Path AV products.
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    I bought an ultra 4K 75-inch TV but I'm not getting the ultra 4K picture quality will this transmit 4K quality to my 4K TV?
    A shopper on Nov 18, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Based on the specs and my personal experience, you should get 4k with the device and 4k programming. I'm no expert but two factors that may play into your situation would be a) what ethernet cable are you using? I elected to use Cat 6e and, b) how long is the cable run to your TV? My understanding is the better the Cat x of the ethernet cable, the longer you can run it up to certain limits. Also, you may check to make sure your HDMI cables are in good shape. Finally, make sure your 4k programming source has the correct settings selected. Good luck.
    Are the IR accessories included in this kit?
    A shopper on Jul 31, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: No, you must purchase separate IR emitter and no CAT cables come with it.
    Is this going to work using Ethernet over Power 1Gb Powerline Adapter?
    Radyk H on Jul 12, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I do not believe so as hdbaset isn't a ethernet protocol. You could try the item that said Hdmi over IP with that, but there will be some latency
    One reviewer said, "...Receiver unit gets quite hot, however.". Does anyone know if the Receiver is hot all the time (because it has constant power) or is it only hot when being used (when signal is passing through)?
    BO K on May 15, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I would NOT say it gets "quite hot". While the temperature aspect is subjective to touch, my experience so far has been that it definitely gets warm but not "hot". More of typical electronic warm even after multiple hours of being on and transmitting.
    When would it make sense to buy this model versus Product # 21609?
    New User U on Nov 30, 2017
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    BEST ANSWER: The pro model has an extra 20m of range and also supports rs-232 transmission over the same cable. If you do not need those two options then the base model would be fine.
    want to use the transmitter to connect to a projector with a hdbaseT input with cat6 cabling. Can you confirm this will function?
    John S on Sep 26, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Should work fine, as long as the projector can "ignore" the POC...
    I have two questions
    1) Are there any known issues with Roku 4 Family, Amazon Fire, or any cable STB? I've seen some that say they need EDID or something (I'm not well versed)
    2) Is it possible to chain the IR into an IR repeater (example #18533)
    A shopper on Jun 30, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: There should be no issue using a Roku, Amazon fire, AppleTV, etc. with this unit. It will support up to HDCP 2.2 and supports the supplied resolutions of those devices. As for the IR repeater, I do not see why the 18533's IR transmitter/receiver would not work.

    Feel free to reach out to our technical support team should you have any questions here:

    www.monoprice.com/help?pn=contact
    Does Blackbird 4K Pro HDBaseT Extender Kit support 5.1 surround sound?
    Patrick P on Jun 14, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. Yes, this Blackbird 4K Pro HDBaseT Extender Kit will support 5.1 surround sound just fine.
    What is the warranty on this product?
    A shopper on Jun 8, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. This unit will have a 1 year warranty.

    Feel free to reach out to our technical support team should you have any questions or require additional assistance here:

    www.monoprice.com/help?pn=contact
    Will this work with other resolutions as well such as 1080i and 720p?
    Scott F on Apr 21, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. Yes, this unit would support other resolutions such as 1080i and 720p.

    Should you require additional assistance, please reach out to our technical support team with a detailed question via any of the methods available here:

    www.monoprice.com/help?pn=contact

    Our knowledgeable Technical Support staff would be more than happy to assist. Thank you
    Where can I find the IR devices shown in the diagram?
    Robert C on Jun 21, 2018
    4.4 / 5.0
    19 Reviews
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    Now blacklisted by Comcast and Cox
    Have used dozens of these for some of our low cost installation clients. Comcast HDMI cable boxes in Minneapolis and Cox HDMI cable boxes in Las Vegas have rejected these as not acceptable HDCP in the last couple months.

    Fantastic product, but the HDCP blacklist prevents some users from using them.
    November 29, 2017
    Purchased
    8 months ago
    VERY pleased so far
    I own an Audio/Video Production company and I have been using different HDMI over Cat 5 & 6 for years. This particular unit it really good so far. I have only used them for 4 events (I do IMAG as well as production recording) and they have been rock solid up to lengths of 200' using 1080i. My switchers sees the signal (I am using a Blackmagic ATEM Production Studio 4K) and while other extenders have required me to use EDID emulators to work, these do not, they work right out of the box. I have used these with cameras as well as Macbook Pro and Lenovo laptops with success. I LOVE that power is only required on one end and that it can be either end.
    They do get hot, but have worked for up to 10 hrs without one dropout.
    I have their longevity is good, they are SOLIDLY built, so I expect they will.
    Really happy so far.
    May 23, 2017
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Perfect for my needs
    I'm using this extender to send Comcast cable through a splitter to an outdoor tv. Setup was a breeze - took all of 2 minutes. Love the fact that it sends power to the receiver so it minimizes cords.

    3.5mm audio out is only extra feature I would like to have seen.
    April 27, 2017
    Blackbird 4k Pro Extender Kit
    This device does exactly as described without a hitch. I bought it in order to relocate my A/V equipment to a closet and provide signal to a wall mounted TV as part of a home remodel. I had the contractor run CAT 6A in the walls and under the house. I mounted the TV, hooked up the cables, and everything worked perfectly. The price was very reasonable and the specs were comparable, if not better, than many others at higher prices.
    May 28, 2017
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Set up and installed perfectly the first time
    This is a nice professional product. It is working great. Wish they would further miniaturize it so that it would fit in a wall socket form factor. Picture looks great.
    October 23, 2017
    Purchased
    8 months ago
    Excellent solution for a difficult situation
    I had a HMDI cable that was about 75 ft long go bad (5 years after installing it) to a TV located in a remote location. Running a new HDMI cable, while possible, would have been labor intensive, very difficult and expensive (redoing sheetrock, etc). Fortunately, I also had in place a Cat 6 network cable to the same location between the TV and the media equipment closet that I used for IP control of the TV and the smart TV functions of the TV. I was able to use the Blackbird extender and the existing Cat 6 network cable to serve in place of the bad HDMI cable. It seems to be working flawlessly. On the media equipment closet side of things I have the Black connected to a 4 x 1 Monoprice HDMI switch. By using the network cable for the video transmission I was no longer able to do IP control of the TV (wish I ran two network cables when doing the original install). The Blackbird has a function for IR control/transmission. I was able to change my iRule remote for the TV functions from IP to IR control. I then connected the IR out of my Global Cache iTach IP/IR converter directly to the IR "in" on the Blackbird unit using a 3.5 mm mini patch cable. If doing this, use IR port 3 on the iTach unit (that port has a higher output that the Blackbird needs for the direct IR transmission). Connected an emitter to IR "out" of the Blackbird on the TV side and worked perfectly.
    March 3, 2018
    Purchased
    3 months ago
    Is as described.
    Plug and play it worked right out of the box! The IR kit dualband works with it perfectly. (No IR is included)
    November 8, 2017
    Purchased
    7 months ago
    Awesome picture
    I purchased this unit to connect a newly installed patio tv to my equipment cabinet at the opposite end of the house. This thing powered right up and sends very sharp and clear full HD over a distance of around 100 ft. over the CAT6. Thanks Monoprice.
    March 20, 2018
    Purchased
    3 months ago
    They just work
    I plugged them in and instant picture- there isn't much to it.
    I had some issues with the IR but I finally found the right IR target dual band
    August 8, 2017
    Purchased
    10 months ago
    Two thumbs up
    So far so good. Plug and play usability. No handshake issues
    December 12, 2017
    Purchased
    6 months ago

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