In all tests performed, there was no observable loss in quality in either audio or video streams. In fact, the most limiting factor was the range of my Xbox 360’s wireless controller as I attempted to play GTA IV from the other side of the house. Incidentally, Aavara also produces a rather more expensive IP version, the PB5000 if Ethernet is your cable of choice.
Not cheap, but neither are the alternatives
The Aavara PCE122 is certainly a great device for those needing to distribute HD signals across long distances, but it's quite an investment to simply get away from a noisy Xbox. Public venue owners though, would be wise to consider this option over the cost of rewiring. ®
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Aavara PCE122 HDMI extender
Are they managing to strip off the DRM?
Otherwise how do they get multiple outputs?
not old fashined but still overpriced
Coaxial is not old fashioned, it's actually much better choice for sending digital signals over distance than twisted pair, you can learn more here http://www.bluejeanscable.com/articles/whats-the-matter-with-hdmi.htm .
However, Cat5/6 cables even though they are still twisted pair, offer longer runs that HDMI maximum 15m (~ 50ft ; where author got 50m from is anyone's guess) and suitable HDMI over Cet5/6 converters are available much, much more cheaply, as Duncan Macdonald noted above. Actually, you guys could test one just for comparison.
£500 and can't use structured cabling?
Overpriced and old fashioned.
Overpriced for most users
For users that need less than 50 metres there is a much cheaper alternative. For less than £50 a HDMI over cat 6 ethernet cable extender is available from kenable see
I'm sorry, but....
This is a device which receives bits on one end and transmits them again at the other. Wouldn't it make sense for a review to tell us about bit error rates at various signalling rates and cable lengths?