How to do if your HDMI Cable is too short?

日期: 2020-05-11
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We use HDMI device every day, such as DVD, TV, STB, Projector, Laptop, Computer, etc. Sometimes, we find that the HDMI cable is too short to connect these HDMI devices.  And if you google the HDMI Cable or buy one piece at Amazon, you will find these cables are 2m or 3m length. The main products on the market is short cable. Only few manufacturers provide long HDMI Cable. But how to do when we need long HDMI cable in some scenarios? Keep reading, and we will take you through the article to get the answer. 

 

The answer is positive. Actually, there are 4 popular solutions:

  1.Use an active copper HDMI cable. There is a chip built in the cable to extend the 4K HDMI signal to 10~20m, and the longest length can reach 23m on the market. But the shortage of the copper HDMI is too heavy and unstable for a long diatance.

How to do if your HDMI Cable is too short?

  2. Apply a HDMI 2.0 4K Repeater. This repeater is to connect two copper HDMI cables, and extend the HDMI cable to 10m or 20m, but there's a limit to the length

How to do if your HDMI Cable is too short?

  3. Use HDBaseT HDMI Extender. Such an extender needs CAT /CAT 6 cables to connect instead of HDMI cables. It is a good solution to solve the problem as well. One drawback here is that it can only be extended to 30m or 70m. The other one is that you have to find a best quality CAT5 or CAT6 cable, otherwise the signal will be lost easily. And you have to take 2pc power adaptor on both ends, which will cause inconvenience for some situations

How to do if your HDMI Cable is too short?

  4. Use a HDMI fiber optical extender. It can send 4K@60Hz signal to 10m to 300m, even longer than this,  in a stable state. This Fiber optical extender also needs 2 power adaptor on both ends to give power to this device. However, The worst thing is that this fiber optical extender is very expensive on the market, which cannot be accepted by common consumers

How to do if your HDMI Cable is too short?


HDMI AOC Solution

 

A recommendation to solve issues that HDMI cables is too short could be using HDMI AOC. HDMI Active Optical Cable (AOC) is also a type of HDMI cable. It follows the HDMI standards and has the same requirements on the signal transmission system. 

How to do if your HDMI Cable is too short?

An example that has recently received high praise for its reliability is Smartavlink HDMI AOC cables. With its advanced optical engine, this new type of HDMI cables can provide full 4K and 8K HDMI signal integrity without signal loss, delivering crystal clear digital images instantly. Up to 100m Maximum Length, and no need external power supply, plug & play, it sees its application in TV broadcast station, conference room video equipment, airplane on/board video system, security systems, home theater, and much more. 

How to do if your HDMI Cable is too short?


Conclusion

 

Smartavlink started with HDMI AOC development over seven years. We have a rich experience in designing HDMI AOC. Smartavlink HDMI AOC is among the most competitive long reach HDMI interconnection solution on the market. With wide range of products, we provide OEM/ODM solution worldwide, such as USB AOC, DP AOC, DVI AOC, USB Type C AOC etc.

 

If you are interested in finding out more about how to solve issues that HDMI cables are too short, Smartavlink will be happy to assist you.








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