If you have cat 5 around in your home and are looking to distribute AV around them home then this HDMI to CAT-5 converter looks good for you (via eHomeupgrade)

Recognizing the high number of homes pre-wired with category cabling, Honeywell introduces a new HDMI to CAT-5 converter that lets A/V installers transmit HDMI audio and video source material over long distances using economical CAT-5e or CAT-6 cables.

The converter system consists of a power supply, transmitter unit and a receiver unit each built into single gang Decora style wall plates. At the source end, the high-speed transmitter transcodes HDMI signals over two CAT-5/6 cables. A 1080p signal will travel up to 125 feet on a pair of CAT-5e cables or a maximum of 200 feet on a pair of CAT-6 cables. At the display end, the externally powered receiver unit transcodes signals back to HDMI. Built-in CURxE Light Technology automatically corrects the signal for any corrupted EDID or HDCP data resulting from capacitive loading problems, plus verifies Hot Plug Detect, 5V, EDID and HDCP compliance assuring the highest quality performance.

Nuisance problems associated with poorly designed HDMI extenders and repeaters are virtually eliminated with the unique and practical design of the converter. It accommodates HDMI, HDTV 480p, 720p, 1080i and 1080p. In addition, it is fully compatible with DVI, while also supporting VGA, SVGA, XGA, SXGA and UXGA computer resolutions.

Ideal for home theater classrooms and boardrooms, the converter supports most devices with HDMI outputs, including cable, satellite and OTA receivers, high- definition TiVo®, Xbox360® and PS3®, Apple TV®, PC video cards and HD-DVD® and Blu-Ray® players.

HDMI to CAT-5 Converters are available through Honeywell dealers starting mid-December. Pricing is not available.

About Honeywell International
Honeywell International (NYSE: HON) is a $34 billion diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, Chicago and Pacific Stock Exchanges. It is one of the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average and is also a component of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. For additional information, please visit www.honeywell.com.


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