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    Blackbird HDMI Extender Over Cat6, 50m, EDID, Loop Out
    Product # 18784
    Range: 50m
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    Blackbird HDMI Extender Over Cat6, 50m, EDID, Loop Out

    The Blackbird™ HDMI® Extender allows you to transmit a 1080p video signal to distances up to 164 feet over a single Cat6 UTP cable. It features a 4.95Gbps bandwidth and includes an HDMI pass-through port, which allows for cascading. Display EDID information can be set to either the display connected to the receiver or the display connected to the pass-through port on the transmitter.

    It supports Deep Color up to 12-bits/channel and multichannel high-definition audio streams, such as DTS-HD Master Audio™ and Dolby TrueHD™. This extender also features a bidirectional IR transmitter and receiver, which allows you to control your source device from the remote location or your remote display from the source location.

    This Blackbird HDMI Extender is a great, cost effective solution for extending HDMI video signals.


    • Supports HDMI® video resolutions up to 1920 x 1080p @ 60Hz
    • 4.95 Gbps bandwidth
    • Can transmit signals to distances up to 164 feet (50m) over a single Cat6 UTP cable
    • EDID information can be obtained from the display connected to either the receiver or to the transmitter's pass-through port
    • Includes a bidirectional IR extender for control of source devices from the remote location or the remote display from the source location
    • Features a pass-through HDMI port on the transmitter for connecting a second display or another extender transmitter
    • Supports HDCP version 1.4

    Blackbird HDMI Extender Over Cat6

    Model 18784
    HDCP Version 1.4
    Video Bandwidth 4.95 Gbps
    Maximum Video Resolution 1920 x 1080p @ 50/60 Hz
    Transmission Medium Single Cat6 UTP cable
    Maximum Transmission Distance 164 feet (50 meters)
    Color Depth 10-bits or 12-bits / channel
    Color Space RGB 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:2:2
    Supported Audio Formats (Pass-Through) 2/5.1/7.1-channel LPCM, Dolby® Digital™, 5.1-channel DTS®,
    Dolby Digital Plus™, Dolby TrueHD™, DTS-HD Master Audio™,
    Dolby Atmos®
    IR Frequency Range 30 ~ 60 kHz
    Power Source 5 VDC, 1A AC power adapter
    AC Power Adapter Input Power 100 ~ 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
    Transmitter Power Consumption 1.5 watts
    Receiver Power Consumption 1.0 watts
    Operating Temperature +32 ~ +104°F (0 ~ +40°C)
    Storage Temperature -4 ~ +140°C (-20 ~ +60°C)
    Humidity 20 ~ 90% RH, non-condensing
    Dimensions (each) 3.5" x 2.2" x 0.7" (88 x 57 x 18 mm)
    Weight (each) 7.1 oz. (200g)
    Regulatory Compliance CE, FCC, UL

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    Blackbird™ 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.

    DTS® is a registered trademark and the DTS logos, Symbol, DTS-HD™, and DTS-HD Master Audio™ are trademarks of DTS, Inc.

    Dolby®, Dolby Atmos®, and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Dolby Digital™, Dolby Digital Plus™, and Dolby TrueHD™ are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.

    Blu-ray Disc™, Blu-ray™, and the logos are trademarks of the Blu-ray Disc Association.

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    This is a transmitter only, apparently. Is the receiver included, or do I need to find one elsewhere?
    Mitch M on Sep 11, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: The picture shows that one device is a transmitter and the other is a receiver.
    Does this allow for 2 displays, 1 from HDMI and 1 from the CAT6 to receiver at the same time? For example can I connect it to blu-ray and watch in living room & basement?
    William V on Aug 15, 2017
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    BEST ANSWER: yes, i'm an installer i do it all the time
    Any lag on the conversion?
    Joel H on Mar 16, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. There should be no lag on the conversion from HDMI to Cat6 then back over to HDMI. However, I would recommend using shielded Cat6 cable to help prevent possible signal interference in the run, which could possibly cause issues. I hope this helps.
    Can I use 2 sets of these with a 1x4 splitter? 3 TVs total, 2 running off extenders, 1 in same room run directly off splitter with HDMI cable. Set top box is only source needed.
    New User U on Dec 18, 2017
    Blackbird HDMI Extender Over Cat6, 50m, EDID, Loop Out
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    BEST ANSWER: I use the extender from my source to a splitter, then into two TVs. That seems to work well for me with no issues in the signal. But it seems like you are trying to go the other way. In that case, I am not sure? I would imagine that it should work, but you may lose some distance. You may not get the range from the extenders that they are estimated to send the signal. If your distance is shorter than their max range, I bet you will be ok. But if you're trying to go their maximum range you may run into some issues.
    I already have a cat5e run will I need to run a cat6?
    A shopper on Jul 18, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I'm using CAT6a but I also have a Product ID: 16048 that can transmit to 100 meters over CAT6. From what I understand the distances are shorter if you use cat5e. I'll bet the same holds true. You won't get 50 meters on a cat5e cable.
    Will this receiver work with the 8159 transmitter unit?
    Joseph W on May 29, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. This units receiver would not be compatible with the 8159 transmitter unit.

    Should you require assistance with your 8159 unit, please reach out to our technical support team with a detailed description of the issue via any of the methods available here:


    Our knowledgeable Technical Support staff would be more than happy to assist. Thank you
    can this be extended using a switch?
    New User U on Apr 11, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: No. There is no Ethernet protocol associated with this HDMI extender.
    What is the latency over 50m?
    A shopper on Nov 27, 2017
    Will I be able to send different information to the screen connected to this box? I already have 3 monitors and need to separate the info going to one of the three. Can this be achieved using this device?
    A shopper on Nov 1, 2017
    4.4 / 5.0
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    I love this so much I bought a second one.
    I am using two of these in my house and one that will go 100 meters at our dog club. They fulfill a need and do it very well.
    August 5, 2017
    8 months ago
    Work's great
    I have this connected with a 50-foot Cat6 cable to feed my outdoor TV. It works great and is much less expensive than other models out there. I'm very happy with it! I haven't tried the IR blasters yet, but I will soon.
    September 8, 2017
    5 months ago
    Replacement product
    Older unit used for an outdoor application quit working and easy to replace. Initially with interrupted sound (intermittent) but good picture quality. However, after about 30 minutes no further issues with sound loss. Pleased with price and function
    August 21, 2017
    5 months ago
    Intermittent connection
    I'm using this in conjunction with a mono price for out HDMI splitter depending on how you turn the order of components on sometimes it works great sometimes it doesn't work at all still trying to figure it out not just plug-and-play as I had hoped , when it does work the picture is good when it doesn't work the picture comes on intermittently goes off for a second or two sometime goes off for a second or two that's very frustrating
    May 7, 2017
    9 months ago


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