Best HDMI Extenders in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update September 29, 2020
Those who seek to extend the distance between an HD display and a digital sending device can benefit from an HDMI extender. With such a unit, you can watch content on a screen that's literally a football stadium away from the media source. On our list below, you will find the best HDMI extenders. ...Read more ...Read less
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CONS
OUR VERDICT
Max Range
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Extras
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PROS

The TX and RX units come equipped with LED indicators that display the devices' status. The versatile mounting brackets let you install them practically anywhere. The package supports Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master, and LPCM 2.1/5.1/7.1CH.

CONS

Both devices get pretty hot during prolonged use. 

OUR VERDICT

The AV Access 4KEX70-L supports 4K throughput and different surround system audio systems, receiving and transmitting ultra-high-definition visuals and matching them with deep, rich, and dynamic sound. Plus, both devices are pretty slim and the setup is easy to install.

detailed parameters
Max Range

70 metres (up to 40 metres for 4K@60Hz)

Max Resolution

3840 x 2160 (4K Ultra HD)

Interfaces

Transmitter: HDMI-in, IR in/out, CAT port (RJ-45)

Receiver: HDMI-out, IR in/out, CAT port (RJ-45)

Extras

Wall mounting option (mounting hardware included), 4 x IR cables and power adapter included 

Warranty

1 year

PROS

You can switch between point-to-point, one-point-to-many, and cascade connection modes. Both devices adopt sizable ventilation holes that are excellent at dissipating heat so that the unit does not overheat. Nevertheless, the unit comes equipped with an overheat protection switch.

CONS

The kit does not support Dolby Atmos. 

OUR VERDICT

The MYPIN PC000120 is the HDMI extender you should go with if you need to transmit a signal over a sizable distance. As long as you're working with a high-quality CAT6 cable, this unit can cover up to 120 metres. Plus, the unit also supports 36-bit deep colour, lip-sync, and multichannel audio formats.

detailed parameters
Max Range

120 metres

Max Resolution

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

Interfaces

Transmitter: HDMI in, CAT port (RJ-45)

Receiver: HDMI out, CAT port (RJ-45)

Extras

2 x power adapters included

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

Both devices can be powered from one power source, so even when there's only one AC socket available to you, the system will still work. The built-in automatic adjustment system will make sure the transmitted image appears smooth, sharp, and stable. 

CONS

The actual range is lower than advertised. 

OUR VERDICT

The PWAY PW-HT2020P will accommodate even the least tech-savvy customers. Setting aside its straightforward installation and use, with both devices measuring just ~ 14 x 11 x 6.5 centimetres and, together, weighing less than 400 grammes, you can transport them with relative ease.

detailed parameters
Max Range

50 metres

Max Resolution

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

Interfaces

Transmitter: HDMI in, CAT port (RJ-45)

Receiver: HDMI out, CAT port (RJ-45)

Extras

Power adapter included

Warranty

1 year

PROS

At ~7.1 x 6.5 x 2.5 centimetres, the unit takes up almost no space at all. With reduced size, its energy consumption has also been reduced, facilitating around-the-clock use. Using the supplied IR cables, you'll be able to control HDMI video sources from ~60 metres. 

CONS

Mounting these devices onto walls takes time and effort. 

OUR VERDICT

This unit from eSynic covers boardrooms, classrooms, conference rooms, video production, and more. Featuring 24K gold-plated HDMI connectors, the extender can withstand 24/7 use without losing the signal or losing image stability.  

detailed parameters
Max Range

60 metres

Max Resolution

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

Interfaces

Transmitter: HDMI in, IR out, CAT port (RJ-45)

Receiver: HDMI out, IR-in, CAT port (RJ-45)

Extras

Wall mounting option (mounting hardware included), 2 x IR cables and 2 x power adapters included

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The included hardware enables hassle-free installation without even consulting instructions or looking up specifics online. Since the extender supports EDID learning, you'll be able to work with most displays. 

CONS

The signal sometimes drops out after some time of inactivity. 

OUR VERDICT

The Neoteck NTK037-V will prove suitable for most places that benefit from and/or utilise digital signage, including various public spaces, stadiums, malls, corporate buildings, transportation systems, museums, hotels, eateries, and more. The signal will remain stable even at ~60 metres.

detailed parameters
Max Range

60 metres

Max Resolution

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

Interfaces

Transmitter: HDMI in, HDMI out, IR out, CAT port (RJ-45)

Receiver: HDMI out, IR in, CAT port (RJ-45)

Extras

Wall mounting option (mounting hardware included), 2 x IR cables and power adapter included

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

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AV Access (4KEX70-L)

Supporting 4K Video

The AV Access 4KEX70-L is the one package on this list that supports Ultra HD throughput (3840 x 2160p, also known as 4K). Since that's the case, this product already towers above its competition peaking at Full HD. Even more than that, both devices ensure no signal loss or delay, receiving and transmitting uncompressed video.

On the audio front, the package matches its impressive visual performance, supporting Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master, and LPCM 2.1/5.1/7.1CH. In doing so, both the transmitter and the receiver can work with AV receivers, home cinema systems, different speakers, amplifiers, and more.

Adding to its advantages, the setup also supports bi-directional PoE, which means that you need but one power supply at the TX or RX (transmitter or receiver respectively) side for hassle-free installation. Likewise, the unit also enables bi-directional IR and RS232 signal transmission.

The one problem we have here is that both devices get pretty hot during prolonged use, so an occasional pause will be required. Barring that, the AV Access 4KEX70-L matches stunning Ultra HD video throughput with high-fidelity audio support, fitting workshops, classrooms, seminars, conference rooms, and gaming applications.

Review of AV Access (4KEX70-L) 4K UHD Bi-directional HDMI Extender (Over CAT5e/6/7)

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MYPIN (PC000120)

120 Metres of Transmission Range

The MYPIN PC000120 is an HDMI extender setup that converts an HDMI signal into standard TCP/IP, transmitting the signal via a CAT5e/6 cable or LAN. With this setup, you can transmit an HDMI signal source from DVD, PS3, HDMI display cards, and more, sending the signal towards HD projectors, DLP, LCD, and LED models, different screens, etc.

There's nothing impressive about this extender setup maxing out at Full HD (1920 x 1080p) but the support of 36-bit deep colour, lip-sync tools, and multichannel audio formats deserves some recognition, especially since the latter group includes Dolby Digital, Digital Plus, and 7.1 LPCM. But we're also not giving this unit a full credit here due to the lack of support for Dolby Atmos. On the upside, the unit supports point-to-point, one-point-to-many, and cascade connection modes.

But what steals the show here is the transmission range. Generally speaking, HDMI extenders usually cap at ~50 metres. This one, however, stretches 120 metres, which is pretty ridiculous. To top it all off, both the TX and the RX unit come armed with large ventilation holes, ensuring excellent heat dissipation and preventing the system from overheating. There's also an overheat protection switch, making the MYPIN PC000120 the extender to last.

Review of MYPIN (PC000120) 1080p Full HD HDMI Extender (Over CAT5/5e/6)

 

PWAY (PW-HT2020P)

Automatic Adjustment System

The PWAY PW-HT2020P is pretty simple. The unit supports Full HD (1920 x 1080p) transmission as well as 3D signal transmission. Besides that, the extender also ensures lossless audio transmission. You can use and sustain both devices from one power source, which will prove suitable in scenarios where only one socket is available. The people behind this product claim that the transmission range can reach 50 metres but, even assuming you use a high-quality CAT6 cable, chances are, the range will cap at ~45 metres, which is decent but a little disappointing nonetheless.

What's not disappointing is the integrated automatic adjustment system, making the image smooth, improving its clarity, and ensuring throughput stability. What's also not disappointing is the respectable cutouts on the sides (both TX and RX) aiding heat dissipation and making sure the unit does not overheat even during prolonged use.

Last but not necessarily least (although you can make that argument), both devices measure 14 x 10.8 x 6.4 centimetres and, together, weigh 380 grammes, enabling hassle-free relocation and pretty effortless storage as well. So, as long as you don't mind the middling transmission range, there's no reason for you to overpay for anything more expensive than this HDMI extender.

Review of PWAY (PW-HT2020P) 1080p FullHD HDMI Extender (CAT5E/6/7)

 

eSynic (zHE006)

24K Gold-Plated Connectors

This setup from eSynic is a little more rugged than most HDMI extenders. On the one hand, we can appreciate both units being less fragile than the competition, but we do not necessarily fancy the mounting brackets being as tiresome to install as they are. We do, however, fancy the 24K gold-plated HDMI connectors that will not start presenting signal loss issues down the road. You can use these connection interfaces on the TX and RX as much as you need - the unit will remain stable.

At ~7.1 x 6.5 x 2.5 centimetres, the devices' size has been minimised, making them much more space-saving than before. To add more, reducing the unit's size, they have also been able to reduce its energy consumption, which will be noticeable in 24/7 use applications. Now, despite the compact size, the entire unit also weighs almost 500 grammes, but that's an inevitable sacrifice when you make these devices more rugged and durable.

Finally, the unit offers IR extender Support. With this function, you can control HDMI video sources from a remote location using the provided IR cables. Using this approach, you can forward commands over a dedicated DDC channel, making the setup not just convenient but also secure.

Review of eSynic (zHE006) 1080p Full HD HDMI Extender (Over CAT6/7)

 

Neoteck NTK037-V

Supporting EDID Learning

The Neoteck NTK037-V looks a little more handsome than 9/10 HDMI extenders. But we do not award points based on aesthetics, not where these units are concerned anyway. We can, however, award points based on the provided hardware. In this case, all the hardware that you need to mount the TX and RX onto walls comes with the package and does not present installation challenges, so credit where credit is due. Where credit isn't due though is with the unit sometimes dropping out the signal with prolonged inactivity periods.

The good news is that the unit also comes with LED indicators, displaying the working status from a distance. The second piece of good news is that, not unlike its peers, this HDMI extender can utilise both devices from one power supply, so you won't be occupying multiple mains sockets.

Supporting EDID learning, the unit is compatible with most displays. Other than that, the unit incorporates an integrated IR function. Using the provided cables, you can control DVD players or different HDMI video sources from up to 60 metres.

So, from digital signage in commercial areas to conference rooms to schools to houses of worship, the Neoteck NTK037-V can accommodate them all, ensuring a stable lossless HDMI signal.

Review of Neoteck NTK037-V 1080P Full HD HDMI Extender (Over CAT6/7)

 

What Is an HDMI Extender?

To transmit a picture from DVD, Blu-ray, or any other player, you need to connect the said device to your TV set. To do so, you may use different kinds of cables, including composite ones for audio and video, or S-Video cables. However, they tend to transmit the signal in an analogue format. This may lead to a significant quality drop, so even if you have a high-end TV, you may not be able to enjoy a decent picture.

To avoid that, it is better to use an HDMI cable and HDMI extender. This unit consists of 2 devices (receiver and transmitter) that transfer the file in a digital format and save its initial quality. These devices offer various interfaces with a number of different ports. Some models are compatible with TVs only, but there are also extenders that can be connected to a couple of separate displays at once. Moreover, these devices can help you solve the problem with annoying wires lying on the floors. Such devices may be mounted onto walls with all the wires fixated on them, so they won’t be in your way.

Of course, this is what HDMI switches already do. The difference between these extenders and adapters is that extenders can put a considerable (at least 50 metres, sometimes more than 100) between the media source and the screen, enabling digital signage.

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Publish Date: 2020-09-29 09:19:47